WHY (DOES THIS MEDIATOR GUARANTEE THE PRESENCE OF GOD)?
Why does Jesus guarantee our blessing?
WHAT LIGHT DOES THIS SHED ON YOUR EFFORTS FOR BLESSING?
What can you do to warrant God’s blessing?
WHAT BRINGS LIFE AND BLESSING TO YOUR DEAD WORKS? (REFER BACK TO VS 13, 14)
WHAT REQUIREMENT MUST YOU AND I MEET TO ENJOY THIS GUARANTEED BLESSING?
(we answer His call)
2. IS YOUR NAME IN HIS WILL?
A New York writer, wanting to will his body to science, selected Harvard as the recipient – because…I quote…“my parents wanted me to go there & this is the only way I could get in!”
A wealthy French Industrialist(capitaine Furrer) being disturbed by the impatience & greed of his heirs adopted a blood-sucking leech & bequeathed his fortune to it!
For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. Hebrews 9:16-17
ARE YOU NAMED IN THIS WILL?
Holographic Will(from law.com a dictionary of terms) - a will entirely handwritten, dated and signed by the testator (the person making the will), but not signed by required witnesses. Under those conditions it is valid in about half the states despite the lack of witnesses. A letter which has all the elements of a will can be a holographic will, as can a will scratched in the dust of an automobile hood of a person dying while lost in the desert.
Here Jesus writes a holographic will for us, not in the dust, but with his own blood!
Jesus writes in bold crimson letters across our lives…Forgiven!
WHAT MUST BE INVOLVED FOR A WILL TO BE EMPOWERED?
There is only one way for a will to be in effect-the one who made the will must die.
There is only one way for you to know the power of this will…you must die to your own will. Do you want to be named in this will, this will that promises you the blessing of God for all eternity? Then die to your will at the cross, grab hold of the feet of our crucified Savior, and let His blood be sprinkled upon you.
This will is in effect now…the testator has died…You can live in His will even today! Even better, His will can become your will! You can work to leave this will with others…
3. ARE YOU LIVING IN THE POWER OF HIS BLOOD?