Sep 17

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The general pattern of our law today follows the same as the case of Jesus Christ. He lived, he died, and here is where the case of Jesus is so drastically different; he lived again and his モlast will and testamentヤ was put into force, it became law and unchangeable law!
Here we will follow the word of Hebrews, as the writer put it: モAnd for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.ヤ (Heb. 9:15). Before continuing, it is necessary, that we ask, モfor what cause?ヤ You see, Jesus had a greater モcauseヤ than anyone else in all times; モthat by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament.ヤ Without the blood of Jesus, without his death, the sins committed from Adam and Eve, though the writer is not addressing these sins here, as he wrote: モtransgressions that were under the first testament,ヤ Adam and Eve were not under the モfirst testament,ヤ but before it! Nevertheless, the point the writer is makingヤ is that モthe transgressions that were under the first testamentヤ were forgiven by means of the blood of Jesus, just as well as the sin committed during the second testament, the last will and testament of Jesus, may be forgiven by the same blood!
Now, let us return to the text, as it reads: モFor where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator livethヤ (Heb. 9:17-18). Now our writer returns to the normal state of affairs, a man lives and writes a モlast will and testament,ヤ then he dies, the will is read and only then, is it put into force. Many people desire, for some reason of their own, to have the terms of the モlast will and testamentヤ to be enforced before becomes law! It is true, that the person who makes a will, is totally free, to have some of the terms enforced before he dies, as it all belongs to him! He is free to do with it, the things that belong to him, as he pleases! He can give out that which is his at anytime but once he dies, the terms of the will are then law and cannot be changed!
As Jesus when introducing the Lordメs Supper, モFor this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sinsヤ (Matt. 26:28). The New Testament was sealed with the blood as it runs through it from beginning to the end! It covers all those who are baptized into it. Paul wrote: モFor as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christヤ (Gal. 3:27). Some people, denominational people, question the necessity of baptism in order to be saved, while Paul teaches that it is in baptism that we モput on Christ,ヤ that we have our sins forgiven (Acts 22:16) when Paul was told: モAnd now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.ヤ It is in baptism that our sins are washed away and in so doing, we are モcalling on the name of the Lord.ヤ
Oh yes, this is part of the モlast will and testamentヤ of Jesus the Christ, the Son of God! It was not enforced before his death but after his death and no man, nor group of men have the power, the right, to change even one word of it, not now, not ever!
So, you desire to be saved! The blood of Jesus is within the his モlast will and testamentヤ just as his teaching is! Hear John once more just here: モWhosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Sonヤ (2 John 9). One last verse in conclusion: モAnd hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in himヤ (1John 2:3-4).

–Frank R. Williams

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