Thursday, January 22, 2015

Finally Proof

For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead; since it has no power at all while the testator lives. - Hebrews 9:16-17

In  this chapter I was struck by these words. Everyone should have the ability to agree with the definition of a testament. Put simply, it is proof that something exists. In  order to put the proof into play someone needs to die. It was not till I read these words did I even understand why the Bible was split up into the Old and New Testaments. Ya, kind of naive, but sometimes when you grow up with something you do not really think about it. 

In order to proove God's goodness to the universe, Christ became the ultimate testator. As an example God commanded that the blood of goats and calves be sprinkled until the ultimate sacrifice could be made for the new testament. Once Jesus came to the earth and gave His life all those sacrifices made with goats and calves, became unnecessary. It should have clicked in the people's minds. 

Christ's death has so much power that I think we underestimate what it can do. For one it tells Satan that he was completely wrong and that he can no longer deceive. It puts out there in the open the motives of God and Satan. Secondly, it provides a way out of sin for the sinner. What Christ's death means is that He can now purify my being. He can stand before God and tell Him that He  has already died in my place and now have the ability to return Home. 

No more can the devil tell me that I am worthless and without hope. No more can he try to convince me that God is not love. The proof is out there on the table for the world and the universe to see. No questions, no wondering, no doubt. Not even the unbeliever will be able to doubt the character of God. When all is said and done there will be a clear definition for what has transpired. The war has been won.

Each individual battle that we face with the devil can be conquered. There can be an end to the lies he tells us. God, like a father wishing to protect His wandering children, invites us continually. He wants the opportunity to take you in His arms, put out a hand to the devil, and say "He/She is mine. You cannot lie to them anymore! You great deceiver!" He wants you to finally rest and let His presence soothe your soul. He is my strength. He is my LIGHT. He allows me to face the battles of life with confidence. 

I am struck by His fine word.

Here is a song that goes perfectly by Rend Collective:

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