A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his estate and provides for the transfer of his property at death.
Requirements for creation
Who can inherit if there is no will? For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. (Galatians 3:24) Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)
Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. (Galatians 3:25)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. Rise up, O Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in His kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.
Psalm 113:3, Genesis 1:1, Psalm 94:2, Romans 11:22
This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son.
I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. From the west, men will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory. For He will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD drives along.
Matthew 8:11, Isaiah 59:19
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. This is what the ancients were commended for. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. (as did God’s faithful servant, Moses yet did not Moses and Elijah stand transfigured with Jesus before three witnesses on the earth? Where they heard the Voice of the Lord saying, “This is my Beloved Son obey Him.“) And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
Hebrews 10:36, Hebrews 11:2, Hebrews 11:13
Remember My faithful servant, Moses–
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later.
Hebrews 11:25, Hebrews 3:5
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
For this is what the LORD says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees.”
Philippians 1:6, Isaiah 66:12
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
2 Samuel 22:35
With Him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
2 Chronicles 32:8
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. ” They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you.
1 Samuel 12:45, Micah 7:17
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, through faith they conquered kingdoms, did what God approved, and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, and escaped death. They found strength when they were weak. They were powerful in battle and defeated other armies. Women received their loved ones back from the dead. Other believers were brutally tortured but refused to be released so that they might gain eternal life. Some were made fun of and whipped, and some were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated–Persons of whom the world was not worthy; and they were as wanderers in desert places and in mountains and in caves and caverns of The Earth.
All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.
Instead, they were longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. To the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect. Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.
Hebrews 11:16, Hebrews 12:23, Revelation 6:11
These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.
And to the assembly of God’s firstborn children (whose names are written in heaven). You have come to a judge (the God of all people) and to the spirits of people who have God’s approval and have gained eternal life.
…and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.”
And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God Himself is judge. Selah
Hebrews 12:23, Revelation 15:3, Psalm 50:6