Some pieces of the puzzle just fell into place for me this morning, and I didn’t know they were missing! I had a light bulb moment!
When someone dies with a will, their valuables are distributed as they proclaimed in the legal document. The will is no good until they die. The beneficiaries, likely family and others close to the deceased, receive those valuables. Individuals at odds with the person probably won’t make it into a will.
Here are my observations:
Because we love Jesus, we have our names written in the Lambs Book of Life; if you didn’t accept Jesus as your Savior, why would you think he would include you in his will? That’s why everyone doesn’t go to Heaven.
Jesus wrote the will, and upon his death, we received eternal life with him.
He was able to give eternal life to us because he is God and has that authority. However, it wasn’t until he died that we received our inheritance. Hence the reason for a blood sacrifice; someone must die to activate the will.
Since he came back to life, he is now the attorney who is mediating the will.
This whole thing makes so much more sense to me now. I must go back and read everything in this new light of understanding. It makes me wonder where I’ve been this whole time.
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 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 9:15-17