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.
Hebrews 9:15-17 (KJV)
The New Testament, as translated in English, is a unique term. In the Czech language, it is translated as the New Law (Nový Zákon). In other cases, it is understood as the New Covenant. From these verses in the Book of Hebrews the understanding is a will, a person’s last will and testament. This ought to increase our fascination and deep interest to know what Christ in His death left for each one of us in His sacred will and to forcefully contend for it. Make sure that no other mediator cheats us out of what is rightfully and legally ours. Through prayers we forcefully contend and lay hold of our inheritance as the benefactors of His immeasurably wealthy will.