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Monday, November 29, 2010

God’s Testament By Art Mokarow

Did you know God wrote His “Testament” or “Will” like any head of a family or any property owner?  When an owner of any assets or estate dies he bequeaths his assets or estate to certain individuals, organizations or members of his family.
God has been building a family or a family kingdom.  This Kingdom, God’s family, was to inherit from God’s Will.  Those heirs must become like His Son, Jesus, who has already inherited everything His Father owns (Hebrews 1:1-2).
Christ is the spitting image of His Father but is also in the exact image or character of God.  When you become like Christ or have “ChristIn You(Colossians 1:27) as God’s sons, you, also, inherit from The Father and His Son (Galatians 4:1-6).
Jude’s Warning
Jude was Christ’s second brother after James (The Just).  When James was murdered by some of The Sanhedrin, Jude became the living firstborn left in the family.  Then he was responsible as the overseer or bishop of his family to carry on the seed of King David.
As “the episcopate(which in Greek means “bishop”), Jude carried out the work of Jesus and James in the church from Jerusalem.
Jude was written as the last epistle before The Book of Revelation.  This is where Christ warned His seven churches to return to the Biblical truth as taught by Him when He was on the earth as a human.
Jude, as the elder brother on earth warned the Christians to return to the faith once delivered to the saints.  Read what Jude 1-3 states, “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ and called: Mercy unto you and peace and love, be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.”
The Book of Revelation reveals exactly the same.  The Christians, God’s Church, were departing from the true faith delivered by Christ when He was on the earth.  Each of the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 dramatically believed differing doctrines, which Jesus did not approve.  By the late first century, The Christian community differed widely in their beliefs, but all were Christ’s churches and He was reprimanding them.  These were the true churches of God.
Now Jude declares the churches should return to the true faith that only The Saints knew.  You are now ready to biblically prove what that faith was which was only delivered to the saints of God.
God’s Covenants
The Old Testament had a will” and The New Testament also had a “will.”  God changes His “will” just as anyone whose estate expands or as more members joined the family might do.  So, you find there is only one testament” or “will” of God.  However, there are many covenants or contract changes.
As is known, a will” covers what one chooses to do with their assets.  Generally, the written “will” of a person is a document which distributes what one owns when they can no longer use their assets after they die.
In this case, since Jesus, was given all of what The Father owns, He, as the owner now has a right to distribute the assets according to God’s “will” or “testimony(Hebrews 1:1-2).  In John 5:22, Christ said all judgment has been given to Him by God.  Jesus is the executor or mediator of God’s “will(Hebrews 7:22 and Hebrews 8:6).
As with most “wills,” one must die, before the assets can be given to the heirs.  When one dies it proves one’s love to bestow gifts upon those they love.  That is why Jesus had to die for your sins.  That proved Christ was a faithful witness of God’s “will” or “testament(John 15:13).  Christ is the faithful witness of God’s “will(Revelation 1:5).
Covenants are different than the “testament” or “will” of God.  When one leaves a “will” they change the conditions or covenants in the “will” depending upon the behavior of their future heirs.  As long as they are as children they need tutors and teachers.  God changes His covenants of conditions based upon the spiritual growth of the children (Galatians 4:1-7).  The “will” or what the owner has to give and what must be done does not change.  The “testament” remains the same. 
In The Torah or what is known as The Law, there are five different contract changes.  God had one with Adam and Eve with “the two trees.”  Noah also had a covenant after the flood and The Abrahamic Covenant actually had two parts to it.  The fourth covenant was with Israel and was called The Old Covenant.  Finally, the fifth covenant or final conditional change is through Christ, as The Melchizedek Covenant.  This is so God’s Laws can be written in your heart and mind.  This condition requires you to become just like Jesus.
In The Torah, there are many, many changes that God made in the conditions.  God, throughout The Bible, continually changed the conditions according to the needs of His heirs.
The “will” or “testament” of God never changes.  God changes His conditions or covenants with humanity to make sure or certain that everyone becomes an heir to His riches in Christ.  What is that one testament?
To The Saints
Paul states, only the saints (Holy ones) know The Mystery of God’s Testament.  Why is this?  As with any “will,” witnesses are required to prove the “testament’sauthenticity.
Are you, as a Christian, aware of the wonderful gift God has given you?  During your earthly existence, Christians are to prove the truth of God’s very “will.”  Wow!  This should put a fire under you to live a faithful Christian life.  Only Christians have the truth revealed to them.  All others must wait for the reading of the “will” when Christ makes all things known at The White Throne Judgment (Matthew 10:26).
Read Ephesians 1:1-14 thoroughly.  It is God’s “testament” as written in The Bible, God’s Word.  The Bible is a legal document to be made known in God’s court on The Day of Judgment.
What does God’s “testament” require of its heirs?  Christians wonder what God expects Christians to become.  Read the “will.”
Paul states this epistle is written only to the saints (Holy Ones) because God only reveals His “will” to His witnesses of His “testament(Ephesians 1:1 and 9).
That in the dispensation of the fulness [completion] of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in Him(Ephesians 1:10).
This is exactly what Paul said was God’s purpose in the resurrection. (I Corinthians 15:22-23).  God’s “will” is to save everyone in God’s order at the completion of His plan or “will.”  This is a great and wonderful God.
God’s “testament” is to save everyone by Jesus Christ, The Mediator of God’s “will.”  To inherit from God’s “will,” Christians must become Holy and without blame (unspotted) before Him in love.
There it is, God’s love in your heart, God makes you Holy and perfect like Him and His Son, Jesus (I John 4:16) by putting His love (agapé) in your heart.
What a testament from God, The Father.  His love is beyond capacity.  What a loving Father.  You have read His “will” and now you know for certain you will inherit Life Eternal.
The Dispensation
God reveals what and when this Testament of God is distributed to His heirs.
That in the dispensation of the fulness [completion] of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in Him(Ephesians 1:10).
When do the heirs receive God’s riches?  They will receive riches when everyone is Holy and unblemished.  What are God’s riches or blessing?  They are the pearls of great price that exist when everyone, finally, gives all they have (Romans 12:1).  What does God bequeath from His “will?”
Generally, a dispensation merely means to distribute.  But in Greek, its meaning has greater ramifications.
In Greek, dispensation refers to one’s estate or household.  The complete meaning goes beyond dispensing but actually carries the definition of God’s entire household or estate.
Christ who has inherited all of God’s riches now disperses all those treasures in Christ from God’s House that He has inherited (Hebrews 1:1).
Besides the gift of Salvation each Christian receives his or her own reward which is determined by how faithful you have been as servants in God’s House.  This determines if you are to receive the inheritance or reward, which is yours eternally.
God’s “testament” because of His loving grace bequeaths Eternal Life.
Praise God and Jesus who has God’s love (agapé) for all of you!