I started a counseling course today for some folk. We spoke over Skype at length about five various issues. Three of them are:
This is extremely vital to have in place. Whether you marry with an Ante Nuptial Contract, or in Community of Property or in Community of Property with an Accrual System, it is important to have a Will in place. A Will needs to include various points, but must start with something like, “I revoke, cancel and annul all previous Wills, Codicils and other acts of a testamentary nature heretofore made or executed by me and declared this to be my Last Will and Testament.” This means that once the “Last Will” is signed, dated and witnessed, all previous ones are obsolete and irrelevant!
This essentially means that in the event of being unable or incapable of making decisions, in the event of there being no reasonable prospect of recovery from physical illness, etc., I request to be allowed to die without being attached to any artificial apparatus and rather given medication for pain and anxiety even if this hastens my demise.
Medical Examination and Blood Tests
This will assist people, particularly when marrying, to be prepared should there be some underlying and unknown illness or disease to date unknown.
Working backwards, it is important to know your health status to enable you to take the necessary care of yourself, such as blood pressure tablets should your heart rate be too high. (Point 3)
Then, because of the glorious “Promise” of heaven, why would any true believer want to stay out of heaven for as long as possible? (Point 2)
To prevent your estate and assets being misplaced and incorrectly distributed (not as you would like it to be done), Wills are important. (Point 1)
A will can be changed, revoked, cancelled or annulled by anyone having any assets. But there is another will, another testament that is so final it cannot be changed, revoked, cancelled or annulled, even by the one who wrote it!
Read through Hebrews 8, 9, & 10 and see the New Covenant, the final Testament that God the Father wrote in the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and applied by God the Holy Spirit. The gist is:
Heb 9:11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
And, with joy, we read:
Heb 1:8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.”
That “Will or Testament” of God is final and eternal! What a joy that no one can come when we sleep or as we die and change God’s Last Testament that favours all believers and guarantees our eternal place in heaven!
Thank You, Father, for the glorious comfort of knowing that our final destiny with you is secure. Amen.