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Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Testator Bible study on Testator Bible verses. This Testator Bible study on the Testator Bible quotes looks at the Testator Bible message and asks what is the Testator Bible meaning, who do the Testator Bible verses refer to, why is the Testator Bible message important, what is the Testator Bible message and how does this Testator Bible message affect your Christian walk. Many have read the Testator Bible verses but do not know what the Testator Bible message is and how important this Testator Bible message is to them, in particular when it comes to prayer. Let us seek and find the truth within the Bible of the Testator Bible verses with Testator Bible message together in this Testator Bible study, shall we?


 TESTATOR
 

Welcome to this study of the term “testator”. Within this study, we will look into finding out answers to these questions; what is a testator, and why is it important to know what this term means? 

Before understanding what a testator is, first let’s look at the word “testament”. See the similarity? Testator – Testament 

A testator is a person who leaves a will or testament in force at his/her death. 

And what is a testament? Here are two definitions. 

TEST'AMENT, n. [L. testamentum, from testor, to make a will.] 

1. A solemn authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to the disposal of his estate and effects after his death. This is otherwise called a will. A testament, to be valid, must be made when the testator is of sound mind, and it must be subscribed, witnessed and published in such manner as the law prescribes. A man in certain cases may make a valid will by words only, and such will is called nuncupative. 

2. The name of each general division of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures; as the Old Testament; the New Testament. The name is equivalent to covenant, and in our use of it, we apply it to the books which contain the old and new dispensations; that of Moses, and that of Jesus Christ.  

To put this simply, a “testator” is a person who leaves a “testament” of his wishes (his will) to be carried out upon his death.

 Hebrews 9:17
For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

So let’s go back to the beginning … No, the real beginning, which ironically, we read about this in the LAST book of the Bible. 

In Revelation 13:8, Jesus is called “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”. That is not to say that He was actually slain at the beginning of the world, but rather, from the foundation of the world it was known that He would be a sacrifice for our salvation. Sin entered the world soon after it was created and the everlasting life that was intended for us from the beginning, was turned to ruin when man’s free will chose sin instead of obedience in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve.

As you may know, as long as a testator is alive, he may change his will and testament. Whatever a testator wishes to grant, or not grant to his heirs, can be changed at any time as long as he lives … And our God is infinite!  He LIVES forever!  Sooo, He can add, subtract, revoke, adjust, or improve (for our sakes) His will at any time He chooses. 

Simpler ... 

Eternal life was an inherent privilege that God granted man when he was created, but when man (Adam and Eve) sinned, that was kind of a deal breaker, and God changed the way we receive our inheritance. Now, in order to inherit eternal life (which, remember, in order for something to be inherited, the testator must die) atonement must be made for sin. That’s fair. And our Father is not only fair, but generous! 

In the beginning ages, God presented His chosen people with the Old Testament, in which sacrifices were used for atoning for sin. The blood of sacrifices stood in place of the blood of a testator, which, as we learned earlier, Jesus, from the foundation of the world was to become our salvation. 

You may wonder, why an Old and a New Testament? Why didn’t God just implement the New Testament from the beginning? Friend, in His infinite wisdom, God knows best, and like so many mysteries of God, we haven't the capacity to understand these Spiritual things fully, but if we could only fathom sacrificing a perfect and precious son for the sins of others, we may get a tiny glimpse of why God chose to give people a chance with the Old Testament first. In addition, the Old Testament also was a shadow (pattern) of heavenly things.   

Hebrews 9:22-23 
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Also, see our study of Feast Shadows to learn more about Holy Feasts in the Bible that were shadows of things to come.

This excerpt from our Grace study also explains beautifully why God gave us a New Testament:

It is very simple ... Because God loves us so very much and mankind had done so much bad, that all the sacrificing in the world would not cleanse away the sin. See, long ago, sacrifices were needed to cleanse away the sins that mankind had committed against God. But now ... Jesus is the eternal Sacrifice. Believing in Jesus, cleanses away OUR past sins. God loved us so much, that even knowing the only sacrifice that would suffice, was His own Son ... He decided to do it anyway as to save His children.

And the Apostle Paul explains in detail:

 Hebrews, Chapter 9
Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.


In simple terms, since Jesus is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (our Testator and Savior), all the atonements made in the Old Testament were a representation and would only become effectual by the blood of Jesus.
 

 Jeremiah 31:31-34
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 


Jesus gave His life to cleanse us of our sins, that is why it is said we are washed in His blood. All we have to do is believe
...
 

Romans 10:9
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Knowing that Christ died for our sins, it's important that we avoid it at all costs and when we do find ourselves tempted and in need of forgiveness for sin, that we are sorry and try and do all we can to live more like Jesus.


 

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