Thursday, November 29, 2012

where there is a will, there is a way depending on whose will and what way‏

Hebrews 9:16-17

16 Where a will exists, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17 For a will is valid only when people die, since it is never in force while the one who made it is living.

If you leave me your house in your will, I do not take over as its rightful owner until you die. If you are not dead, it is not mine.

In order for me to inherit that which is God’s, He has to die. If my desire is to have that which only God can give me, I have to wait for Him to die to receive it. If I am in His will, I am waiting upon Him.

The Good News of God is that Jesus Christ died.

Hebrews 9:26b-28

26b …But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself.27 And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment—28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.

Because He died, we can live. It was in His will. Upon His death, the transfer was made by its Executor. You now have what was His if by faith you are seeking what is His.

As long as the aim is merely to get yours, yours is all you will get.
You are living only to accrue that which you will one day be forced to leave to someone else.

When you die, your earthly treasures will be distributed to earthly inhabitants.
When you die, your eternal reward will either be a room prepared by Christ or one prepared for the Devil and his angels.

Are you in God’s will?
Have you inherited that which is given by Christ’s death?
It is only gained by grace through faith.

Are you in God’s will?
Are you living in a way that demonstrates you actively desire to know, love, and obey Jesus today?
Not yesterday.
But today.

Do you have faith in God today?
Would you day today look any different if you did not have faith?
How so?

1 comment:

  1. i never thought about the fact that, when scripture talks about our inheritance, that inheritance can only be tranferred through someone's death. that's a really interesting thought, and a great reminder to PAY ATTENTION to what scripture is saying and not just gloss over the words because they're familiar.