“This makes Jesus the guarantor
of a better covenant.”
One bad trick some companies pull to wiggle out of their warranty is called “Corporate Restructuring”. Let’s just say you bought a car from company ‘X’, and one year later they restructured as company ‘Z’. Your lifetime warranty just ended with the life of company ‘X’ because a warranty is only as good as who represents it. They must also possess the ability and willingness to fulfill their promise.
I don’t know about you, but I need a heap of warranty spiritually. Give me about ten seconds and I’m going to have to call up the Holy Spirit for some parts and service. I’ll need love, joy, peace, and patience to get through the day (Read Galatians 5:22ff). My strength can’t sustain those with life and people, but God can. It’s all in the warranty.
Now almost every warranty I know has a little tag word with it: Limited. If you buy a “Limited Warranty”, you need to ask what it’s limited to. Usually that means abuse and neglect of the product will void the warranty.
I don’t see God saying my warranty and guarantee of salvation on earth and in heaven is “Limited”. I feel like I’m sometimes abusive and neglectful to God when I don’t listen to the Holy Spirit and obey every time I know I should. But that doesn’t void my salvation because the warranty is based on his strength, not mine. My side of the deal is faith, God’s side is to save, heal, adopt, and restore.
Read the warranty: Hebrews 7:23-25, “The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”
By Aaron F. Jeffers