As I just recently lost an uncle, God has given me a great biblical lesson in the tragic planning of his funeral. Through being the beneficiary of my uncle’s life insurance (which we receive ironically only upon the death of another; note scripture above points out) God has used this heartbreak as teaching tool. It was my uncles wishes that I prepare him a Christian wake and funeral, and that I receive a portion of his inheritance. With all of this God down poured so much enlightenment on this subject.
Now, I am not at all concerned about what I will receive from my uncle, for memories and love in a personal relationship with my uncle was enough; however, I do know that my uncle worked hard and was a dedicated loving soul, and it is his wishes that many loved ones receive what he accomplished during his life here walking this earth. So, I wish to see to it that all his wishes be granted. He has now inherited all the promises of God- his promise of eternity with Christ, his beautiful mansion prepared by Jesus and the very inheritance that all the gospel and New Testament stands for.
As I am also seeing so many diabolical doctrines going around, so many trying to live out of the Old Testament and not realizing they are desiring the OLD over the NEW. WE are never to desire the OLD and we cannot mix law and grace, never can it be done. One must come to the KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST and the ABSOLUTE FULLFILLMENT OF THE LAW! There is NOT one Rock left unturned, NOPE, NOT ONE!
The Will of Christ is the New Testament. His will is identified as the “second,” in that “He takes away the first, that he may establish the second” Heb. 10:9. Many have not learned that the first covenant was replaced by the will of Christ. Even some of our own brothers and sisters in Christ teach that there is a continuous covenant from Abraham through today. A careful examination of the Scriptures will not allow such.
The Hebrew writer gives us the basis for a study of the Will of Christ when he said, “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 lives” Heb. 9:16-17.
The word “testament” in this passage carries basically the same idea as covenant, will, law and is often used interchangeably. Thus, the New Testament is the last will and testament of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit revealed, “Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” -Heb. 10:9-10
It is evident that the Will of Christ is the will of God — the will Christ came to earth to do. This will involve taking “away the first.” The “first” was the first covenant or the law of Moses. The apostle Paul identified the first covenant as “our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith” -Gal. 3:24. Paul further affirms that, “after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster” -Gal. 3:25. These passages affirm that the law was the schoolmaster and since faith, which is the gospel has come -Gal. 1:23; 2:2), we are no longer under the law of Moses. It is as the Hebrew writer penned, “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second” -Heb. 8:7 The first covenant gave way to the will of Christ. “In that he says, A new covenant, he has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxes old is ready to vanish away” -Heb. 8:13
Christ is the fulfillment of the Whole Old Testament- it was testament to what He was going to provide for all that choose to believe and to take Him at His word, because as He said, “My Word shall not pass a way”
Jesus had to die for us to receive the full inheritance of God! He was this inheritance! He is this inheritance now in this life and for eternity to those that believe, to those that have faith in the things hoped for and the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists. -Heb 11:1