THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JESUS CHRIST

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JESUS CHRIST

John 14:16-18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Have you ever been to the reading of a will? You have surely seen a portrayal of a last will and testament being read in a movie. It is not the sort of thing we look forward to, somebody close to us has probably died, and there we are at the uncomfortable, awkward event of splitting up the inheritance. Actually, if the person was poor the event is rather meaningless, there would be nothing to inherit. But if that person was wealthy, now that is a different story, suddenly everyone is interested, even people who have been invisible for years suddenly show up. This scripture describes the last will and testament of Jesus Christ. He was leaving His inheritance to His disciples. What did He have to leave behind? He may have not been rich according to worldly standards, but He had a heavenly inheritance to leave behind. Jonathan Edwards spoke powerfully about this event. Listen to what he had to say.

“These words are a part of a most affectionate and affecting discourse that Christ had with his disciples, the same evening in which he was betrayed, knowing that he was to be crucified the next day. Christ began his discourse, after he had partook of the Passover with them, after he had instituted and administered the sacrament of the supper, and after Judas was gone out, and none were left but his true and faithful disciples; whom he now addresses as his dear children. This was the last discourse that ever Christ had with them before his death. As it was his parting discourse, and as it were his dying discourse, so it is on many accounts the most remarkable of all the discourses of Christ, which we have recorded in our Bibles.”

Not everyone recognized the kind of wealth Jesus possessed. Most were more concerned with earthly possessions, they had little use for the kind of riches Jesus left behind. For those who had ears to hear, this would turn out to be the most incredible day of their lives. Jesus was leaving, but He wasn’t leaving them as orphans, He was leaving behind the Promise of the Father, or in other words, the baptism in the Holy Spirit. This experience would become the game changer for the disciples. From this day forward they would step into a new life characterized by the power and authority of God. They would lay hands on the sick and they would recover. They would speak in new heavenly tongues. In other words, they would carry on the work of Jesus Christ. Today, the inheritance is still available. Who can receive it? Those that recognize the difference between the world’s inheritance and that which belongs to the kingdom of God.

4 Replies to “THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JESUS CHRIST”

  1. Our Lord left us his best, iIt is the best gift for us we could ever hope for, it leads us into all truth workds in our lives teaches us gives us fruit as we allow it to work, comforts us gives us strenth we make intercession in this gift so much more because our lord left this for us, we now have the boldness to speak truth in love, to love others to understand more the things God wants, we are no longer abstract in our minds but firm as we are lead by the Holy Spirit. and as we yeild to its leading Jesus left us the best!

  2. ps. if we have excepted christ as our lord and savior, we can ask for the Holy Spirit to indwell us we ask the lord and he will babtise us with fire his fire that only he can give it comes from him a gift to his Children and he wants his kids to have it its out of his love for us!

  3. Once we become children of God we can ask him for natural and spiritual gifts in his sons name! Wow my fellow saints isn’t that such an awesome privilege! We no longer live under the curse of this world but under the blood covenant of Christ! Jesus Rules my fellow citizens of the Kingdom of the most high God!

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