The Last Will and Testament of God, called “The New Testament”. Our foundation and starting point.
The New Testament is a Will and Testament. Like with any Will, for it to be in force, there must be a death before the heirs recieve the families treasures. That after the death, the goods are dispersed.
That death took place with Jesus Christ at the cross. He took not just our bad doings people call sins to the cross, but our whole old nature. Scripture says “on Him was laid the inequity of us all, and by His stripes and death we are healed. It was at the cross that all the judgment to every human being to ever live was laid on that man. You see the judgment due each person, because sin is a self imposed sentence. When someone rejects God, they don’t get the next best thing but the opposite, so they are self condemned. “18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God”. The arms of Christ at the cross are wide open to everyone.
This is why as believers we are to associate once with that death and ours through Baptism where you take a vow to be buried with Him, to be raised in newness of life. He died once so that we wouldn’t have to and to never approach Him again and talk about sin, because sin in Gods eyes is unbelief.
Just like a faucet the has been hooked to a new water source the pipes have to be cleaned, but when the new source of water flows all residual dirt gets washed away. Multiple confessions don’t do that, the cross does and the continual work of the Holy Spirit does.
Hebrews say “how much more the blood of Christ through the eternal spirit purge your conscience from dead works (sin focused thinking) to serve the living God”. All conversation of sin becomes a denial of the cross for mature believers. You become what you focus on, so we focus not on the cross like many religions who worship that Jesus. They do not know the resurrected, risen savior. That is the one saving act for all humanity where we who put our faith in Him, the life that He gave us is who He is now and who He was before “He became flesh and dwelled among us”. Any other such saving or Savior rejects the Savior of the cross.
And however thankful we are for that moment, we are called to move forward, to mature in the faith, to learn of what we have been given as a result of that death, then to impliment it and own it. In this way we are the children of God.
If we are waiting for another Jesus to help us or save us (savior), we reject our inheritance. You see there is no mention of a third covenant or another death for you to receive your reward but the one we get by faith. For this reason it says in Hebrews 11. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
For this reason scripture says that “we are joint heir’s of the things that are in Christ Jesus. That “in Him dwells the fullness of the God Head Body, and you are complete (have the whole package) in Him”. And “10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His [c]own, and His [d]own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1)
This power we have been given is called Gods Holy Spirit.
2 Peter says that “2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the [c]corruption that is in the world”
This is really quite amazing given the fact that right now the world looks like it’s going to Hell in a hand basket. But Gods building project is going on quite well and “the gates of Hell will not prevail”. You see creation serves the creator just fine. It all pans out in the end. For now trade your fear for faith, God is in control.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.