Who is the Testator?
The Testator of promises is, as you would say, Jehovah God. The Father. Jesus the Son of God is NOT the Testator.
To be a Testator one MUST OWN WHAT HE HAS PROMISED AND ABLE TO SUPPLY WHAT IS HIS WILL.
Only God the Father can do this.
Only God the Father could revoke His own Words of cursing upon Adam and his sons. He created His covenant Word in Genesis 9: 5-6 to make the work of the cross viable.
We know that God is the Testator and that God cannot die. i.e. shed His Blood. Yet scripture declares that God did shed His blood. Acts 20:28.
Now if God could shed His blood, and in doing so, is saying that He has died, then He as TESTATOR can fulfil all that He promises to all who would have faith in Him.
But we know God cannot die. i.e. The Father.
Believers see the cross and Jesus on it shedding his blood when he died. They do not tend to UNDERSTAND just what the TERM 'Jesus THE LAMB OF GOD' means.
Jesus was God's Lamb.
In the Old Testament God called for men of faith to shed blood.
This was symbolical of THEM GIVING THEIR LIVES, shedding their blood so to speak. Men did this as a token of their giving themselves in the knowledge that God would forgive their sins.
The sacrifice and what was done with the blood indicating what the sacrifice was for. In other words what spiritual work was accomplished ACCORDING TO WHAT GOD SAID.
When Jesus God's Son, died on the cross, giving up his physical body to death, (he as the Son of Man who had been conceived by God the Father, into the womb of Mary), his blood had been supplied by the same way any person who has been born. i.e. from their father.
Jesus was GODS LAMB, he died IN GOD'S PLACE, for God our Father!
God in His great faithfulness to
fulfil His own Words of Promise
supplied HIS OWN SACRIFICE, HIS OWN BURNT OFFERING - HIS SON, TO GIVE WHAT HE
HAD PROMISED in covenant to all mankind.
The principle had been laid in the already established sacrificial system by God, that when God saw a man shed the blood of animals he saw THE MAN AS SHEDDING HIS BLOOD, the animal dying in his place, accomplishing WHAT GOD asked for, of men.
The man giving of himself in faith to God.
To receive what God in that
The basis of this is in God's Criteria of the Blood which He established in Genesis 9:5-6, after the flood. (See Criteria of The Blood for more information.)
God so loved the world that HE
GAVE HIS SON to be HIS LAMB.
Emphatic HIS LAMB. John 1:29, Gal. 3:22.
God by His Spirit was in Jesus as the Son of Man to reconcile the world to Himself – making a new way for mankind to come to Himself.
This is why the Holy Ones were released from Paradise and entered heaven where no one had ever gone. John 3:13. The blood that was shed is to be seen AS GODS BLOOD, for Jesus (His Son) was HIS LAMB. Who in dying, in obedience to His God and Father's Will, opened up the New Way, allowing what God as Testator had Promised to be released to those who had waited so long for it.
Heb. 9: 15-16 & 24, Matt. 27: 51-53, Heb. 11: 11-16 & 11: 39-40.
God the Father is the Testator and is the One who sets ALL the rules.
As Sons of God we are CO-HEIRS WITH CHRIST, together we shall inherit WHAT GOD HIS FATHER HAS ORDAINED FOR THOSE WHO DO HIS WILL AS JESUS DID. Romans 8:17.