Friday, April 18, 2014

"God is dead": Now for the reading of the last will and testament

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. (Matthew 27:50)
In the case of a will or testament, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a will is in force only when someone has died. It never takes effect while the one who made it is living. This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. When Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. He said:
This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep. (Exodus 24:8) 
(Hebrews 9:16-20)
We remember that Jesus, in the night he was betrayed,
took the cup, gave thanks, and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matthew 26:27-28)

The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. He says,
"This is the covenant I will make with them after that time," says the Lord. "I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." (Jeremiah 31:33)
Then he adds,
Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more. (Jeremiah 31:34)
 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin. (Hebrews 10:15-18)
You are no longer merely a servant, but a son. And if a son, then also an heir of God through Christ. (Galatians 4:7)
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
 And in the Day to come:
Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." (Matthew 25:34)


Martin LaBar said...

Good title, well expounded.

Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF