1. A TESTAMENT is a legally binding AGREEMENT between two parties, and “… where a TESTAMENT is, there must also of necessity be the DEATH OF THE TESTATOR. For TESTAMENT is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is OF NO STRENGTH AT ALL WHILE THE TESTATOR LIVETH” [Hebrews 9:16-17] The blood of bulls and rams did not fulfil the conditions of the AGREEMENT God made with Israel, “For the LAW HAVING A SHADOW of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES which they offered year by year continually MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT” [Hebrews 10:1]   TITHES and OFFERINGS neither made the people who gave or the Priests who received PERFECT, because the TESTATOR was not yet come. The NEW TESTAMENT was brokered and sealed by the BLOOD of the TESTATOR, when Jesus Christ gave up His LIFE on the Cross.  The NEW COVENANT necessitated a new PRIESTHOOD,  equipped with better things to offer than TITHES and OFFERINGS, by Him and of Him “Who also hath made us ABLE MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT; not of the letter, but OF THE SPIRIT: for the letter killeth, but the SPIRIT GIVETH LIFE” [2 Corinthians 3:6] 

2. PRIESTS under the LAW received sundry “THINGS” from men to offer before God, MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT receive from God to SERVE, as it is written: “And HE GAVE some, APOSTLES; and some, PROPHETS; and some, EVANGELISTS; and some, PASTORS and TEACHERS; For the PERFECTION OF THE SAINTS, for the WORK OF THE MINISTRY, for the EDIFYING OF THE BODY of Christ:” [Ephesians 4:11-12] God gave us Himself, not titles; the WORD made FLESH is God working in us to MINISTER His LIFE to those who come to God through Jesus Christ, “For it is God which WORKETH IN YOU both TO WILL and TO DO of his good pleasure” [Philippians 2:13] We are MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, not LEVITES, and the ONE who works in us demands that we quit “SERVING TABLES”, as it is written: “…, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and SERVE TABLES. … But we will give ourselves continually to PRAYER, and to the MINISTRY OF THE WORD” [Acts 6:2-4] The APOSTLES refused to manipulate the TRUTH to make themselves millionaires and dropped the Church purse, to please Him who made us able MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of DISHONESTY, not walking in CRAFTINESS, nor HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY; but by MANIFESTATION OF THE TRUTH commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God” [2 Corinthians 4:1-2]

3. We are MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT ordained by God, not men, to bring SINNERS to the “… NEW and LIVING WAY, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, HIS FLESH;” [Hebrews 10:20] The “NEW and LIVING WAY” is the MYSTERY of God manifest in Jesus Christ, “And without controversy great is the MYSTERY of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” [1Timothy 3:16] The MYSTERY is revealed in the GOOD NEWS of God made FLESH in Jesus Christ; His BLOOD was shed for the remission of SIN and His FLESH hung on the Cross to REDEEM and RECONCILE us to Himself. The GOSPEL is SIMPLE and complete, and must not be embellished and corrupted with gimmicks, philosophy and traditions of men, “… as the SERPENT BEGUILED EVE through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST” [2 Corinthians 11:3] As STEWARDS of the' NEW TESTAMENT, we are commissioned to dispense GRACE to set SINNERS free from shackles of the LAW, which has no power to SAVE, let us therefore “… avoid FOOLISH QUESTIONS, and GENEALOGIES, and CONTENTIONS, and STRIVINGS ABOUT THE LAW; for they are UNPROFITABLE and VAIN” [Titus 3:9] In doing so, let us SPEAK and LIVE by example, not as HYPOCRITES “SPEAKING LIES IN HYPOCRISY; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” [1 Timothy 4:2]

4. We are MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, called “In HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE, which God, that cannot lie, PROMISED BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN” [Titus 1:2] The PROMISE is to us and every SOUL that shall come to God through Jesus Christ “Let us therefore fear, lest, a PROMISE being left us of entering into his rest, any of YOU SHOULD SEEM TO COME SHORT OF IT” [Hebrews 4:1] It is required of us as STEWARDS to regularly examine ourselves in the mirror of TRUTH and where necessary submit to be CHASTENED and PRUNED by the WORD of God, “For whom the Lord loveth he CHASTENETH, and SCOURGETH EVERY SON whom he receiveth” [Hebrews 12:6] Let us SPEAK the TRUTH in LOVE, always in readiness to REBUKE SIN without respect of persons, as it is written: “THEM THAT SIN REBUKE before all, that others also may fear” [1 Timothy 5:20] I speak to MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT and am one, let us be VIGILANT: warning all men of the imminent appearance of Jesus Christ, “For the time is come that JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” [1 Peter 4:17] It is time to awake out of slumber and prepare to meet our Lord and MASTER, but the STEWARD “… which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes” [Luke 12:47]
5. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, amen

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