It is commonly taught that the law of God is no
longer meant for us today. It is said to be an
old and outdated law that has no application in the
modern world. Due to this type of teaching,
many students of the scripture never even bother to
study the Mosaic law. Perhaps if we did, we
would not be so against it. The truth is, when
properly understood, the law of God is perfectly
applicable for today. In fact, this law
affects everyone in the world today. This
article will take a look at law in general, and the
law of God specifically. Once you understand
the nature of law and how it works you might see the
benefit to practicing the law of God.
Law in General:
Simply put, law is the set of rules that govern a
body of people. Bouvier's Law Dictionary puts
it this way, "Law signifies a rule of action;
and this term is applied indiscriminately to all
kinds of action; whether animate or inanimate,
rational or irrational." Law, in its
basic sense, is a contract that sets forth rules of
action. It is a contract in that both parties
agreed to the set of rules. It might seem odd
to view law as a contract, but consider this
example. For a contract to be a contract there
has to be four distinct elements; 1) an offer, 2)
with acceptance, 3) over time, 4) with
consideration. When two people shake hands to
sell an item, we have a contract. The offer is
made and the other party accepts the terms.
There is a time limit for payment to be made and the
item given, and the consideration is the item and
payment. This is a basic contract. Law,
from the lowest to the highest form, is also a
Consider the laws of the road. When we signed
up to get our drivers license we agreed to this
contract. The State made an offer and we
accepted this offer by signing our driver's license.
The time limit is generally five years for the
license to expire and the consideration is the DMV
fees we pay. Another example would be laws of
our State. We signed up for these laws when we
became citizens, although, for most of us our
parents made this choice for us. However, we
did agree to the terms the minute we acted on this
contract as an adult. The State made an offer
and we accepted the terms and became citizens.
The time limit is our own lifetime and the
consideration are the taxes we pay. The same
is true for the laws on a national level as well.
As you can see, all laws are contracts, including
the law of God.
Law of God:
God's law is no different than other forms of law.
In fact, God's law is the original and highest form
of law. All other laws originate from this
law, and just like we agreed to the terms of other
laws, so to we agreed to the terms of God's law.
You might be wondering, when did I agree to God's
law? After all, no one alive today was around
when God's law originated. How could any of us
have agreed to it's terms? It is no different
than other forms of law. Our ancestors agreed
for us, and we accepted the terms when we acted on
them as an adult. Here is an example; The
Constitution of the United States was signed on
September 17, 1787. I was not personally there
and did not sign the document, however, this law
still applies to me today. The term in law is,
"It inures to the heirs and assigns forever."
This concept applies to all laws that have a time
limit longer than the life of a human being.
The Constitution of the United States is one such
law. My ancestors signed and agreed to this
law. It inured to the heirs and assigns
forever (grandparents, parents, and myself). I
was born into this law at my birth and I agreed to
this law the minute I acted such as an adult.
I could have expatriated by my own choice, but I
chose not to. I am now bound to this
The law of God is no different. God made the
offer on Mount Sinai to Moses. Moses accepted
the offer on behalf of all Israelites (Ex. 19:8).
The time is forever (Ex. 19:9) and the consideration
is obedience to God's law as our part and the
numerous blessings and curses as God's part (Lev.
26:2-13, Deut. 28:1-14, Lev. 26:14-39, Deut.
28:15-45). All those who are part of the
Commonwealth of Israel are bound to this contract.
Many have expatriated, or have been "graffed
out", while others have become citizens and
have been "graffed in" (Rom. 11:17-25).
Those who are Israelite by blood are born citizens
of the Commonwealth of Israel. If they are
among those who believe not in the Messiah of
Israel, they are expatriated (excommunicated) and
"graffed out." Those who are not
Israelite by blood can become citizens, if they
believe in the Messiah of Israel. Those who do
believe in the Messiah of Israel can be "graffed
in" to the Commonwealth of Israel (Eph.
As you can see, all laws work the same and come from
God's law. It is our choice as to whether or
not we practice this law. We can choose,
"this day whom [we] will serve; whether the gods
which [our] fathers served that were on the other
side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in
whose land [we] dwell: but as for me and my house,
we will serve the LORD" (Josh. 24:15).
When we put our faith in the Messiah of Israel we
are making a choice. We are choosing to become
part of the, "commonwealth of Israel" (Eph.
2:12). The word for commonwealth is the Greek
word politeia, which means,
"citizenship; concretely a community: -
commonwealth" (Strong's Concordance - G4174).
When we put our faith in the Messiah we are becoming
citizens of the commonwealth of Israel. When
someone changes their citizenship from one country
to another, they stop practicing the laws of their
former country and start practicing the laws of
their new country. When we became citizens of
the Kingdom of God, we stopped practicing the laws
of this world and started practicing God's law. We are choosing to follow
the God of the scripture and practice His laws.
Sadly today, many do not recognize this.
God's Law is Natural:
One might ask, how is this law enforced? Can
we see its affects on our lives? Where is the
evidence? Believe it or not, the evidence is
overwhelming. All you need to do is search out
the blessings and curses of God's law and all
becomes clear. After all, the terms clearly
state, "if thou shalt hearken diligently unto
the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do
all his commandments which I command thee this day,
that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above
all nations of the earth" and He lists several
blessings He will give (Deut. 28:1). Likewise,
"if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the
LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments
and his statutes which I command thee this day; that
all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake
thee" (Deut. 28:15). Can the nations of
the world see this law affect their existence?
I contend that you can. In fact, I believe the
rise and fall of all nations on the earth are based
upon the practice of this law.
America started out practicing God's law. Our
Constitution has over twenty principles from the
Mosaic law. Most of these principles come from
the Common Law of King Alfred in 872 A.D. King
Alfred codified his 49 dooms of the Common Law from
the Mosaic law. In fact, many of these Dooms
read word for word from the Mosaic law. Our
Constitution is based on this Common Law, which is
from the scriptures. When America started, we
received many blessings from God because we were
practicing His law (maybe not all of it, but most of
it). Now America has stopped practicing many
of these laws and is receiving more curses than
blessings. Here are a few examples.
Early in American History, Andrew Jackson fought the
British military on the Chalmette Battlefield.
He was outnumbered by thousands, but still defeated
the British handily. This was a blessing from
God for practicing His law. God promised that
if we practice His law we, "shall chase your
enemies, and they shall fall before us by the sword.
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an
hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and
your enemies shall fall before you by the sword"
(Lev. 26:7-8). For practicing God's law other
nations will fear us, which is exactly what America
had. Now that we no longer practice God's law,
the fear of God for us is no longer in other
nations, as evidenced by recent wars.
Many of God's laws are economical in nature.
One law says to use a "just weight and measure"
(Deut. 25:15). We followed this principle of
law in Article One, Section Ten of our Constitution
where it says, "No state shall make any Thing
but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of
Debts." The blessing from God's law is
that we will lend and not borrow from other nations
(Deut. 28:12, 44). When we followed this law
we were financially stable and sold and loaned our
goods to other nations. In 1933, we stopped
using gold and silver coin and started using paper
fiat currency. Since 1933, our national debt
has skyrocketed into the trillions. We now
borrow from other nations instead of lend to them.
Many laws in the scripture are health laws.
America has practiced most of them for centuries,
but recently things have changed. Our food,
such as our crops and animals, are genetically
modified against the scripture (Lev. 19:19).
The scripture is also clear not to put toxins and
animal byproducts in our bodies such as found in
vaccines (1 Cor. 6:19-20, Lev. 17:14). We
pasteurize our milk against the scripture as well
(Lev. 14:21). The penalty for breaking these
health laws are sickness and disease (Lev. 26:25,
Deut. 28:21-22). Since America has been
breaking these laws our health has deteriorated.
In 1900, only 1 out of 33 people had cancer.
Now, one out of two people have cancer. Heart
disease, stroke, and many other common diseases have
been on the rise for decades. This is all a
curse from God's law. When we genetically
modify our food it loses nutrients. When we
don't let the land rest with a land Sabbath our land
does not replenish the minerals needed for healthy
food. When we put toxins in our bodies we
damage our immune system and get diseases.
These laws of God are natural. The blessings
and curses just happen as we choose to follow or
break these laws. This can be on an individual
level as well as a national level. The law of
God governs the entire universe.
Thoughts to Consider:
Here is a list of other laws and their penalties.
Read through them and judge for yourself. See
if America might be receiving some of these curses.
5 will chase 1,000, 100 will chase 10,000 (Lev.
We will lend and not borrow (Deut. 28:12)
Disease and sickness will be across the land
We will receive a lower status in the land
We will lose our crops to our enemies (Lev.
26:16)- The majority of our crops come from
outside our borders, and what we do produce gets
All we produce will be consumed by our enemies
(Deut. 28:33) - Most of our industrialized
production is now being produced over seas.
Adultery will be rampant (Deut. 28:30) - No need
for explanation here.
Your houses will be taken from you (Deut. 28:30)
- 100 years ago the majority owned their homes
outright. Now we have mortgages and many
lose their homes.
Our food will be cursed (Deut. 28:18)
Drought will be across the land (Deut. 28:22)
Crops will be destroyed by insects (Deut. 28:38)
- we fight this with insecticide
Our food (bread) will come from factories with
no nutrition (Lev. 26:26)
Read through Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 and you
can see just how many curses America has. If
we stop now and turn this around, maybe we can start
getting more blessings instead of curses (Lev.
26:40-42, 2 Chron. 7:14). For more on this
topic please read my article
Why We Should
Follow God's Law.