Law: Part of the Answer to America in Crisis
This does not need to be the end
America will continue to unravel even more, but it will not be the end unless God’s people fail to answer the summons that God is issuing to us. Even now God is continuing to say “IF” we return to Him, much of what will otherwise occur can be spared.
There are many facets to the issue. However, the restoration of true American law, which has its foundation in Spiritual, Biblical law, will be a significant part of the restoration process.
Following is a brief introduction to what God has revealed to me in regard to how the application of law will work in the restoration process.
Kingdom Law & Man’s Law
All law originates from the Supreme Law Giver.
Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh is our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king;
There are various kinds of law; physical laws, moral laws, spiritual laws, and others. The Universe is sustained by God’s laws.
Any human law that contradicts God’s higher law is not law (Blackstone paraphrased); it is “pretend law”.
Man exists only by observing God’s laws. By Him, all things consist.
While lawlessness facilitates destruction and death, God’s laws promote healthy growth and life.
In this short article, I address the origin and application of law here in America. Honoring the rule of law will be a significant component of America’s restoration process.
Today, America is a complicated place to live. However, it was never intended to be that way and it didn’t need to be. One of the primary reasons that American law is as complicated as it is, is because the legal system has errantly strayed from its Biblical, Common-Law roots.
Article VI of the United States Constitution describes what qualifies as the law of the land.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land…
According to the Constitution, the only national laws are the Constitution, congressional law, and treaties.
In the United States Code Annotated, there are four documents listed under the heading of ‘The Organic Laws of the United States of America”.
Those four documents are the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the United Staes Constitution, and the Northwest Ordinance.
Common-Law is a term used to identify all of the above documents, along with the legal precepts and underpinnings on which they rest of which the Bible was a significant part.
The concept of federal “law” in America was never intended to be complicated. It was never intended to include multiple volumes of case law, codes, and other ancillary perceived laws.
In America, the United States Constitution is the primary law of the land. We all know that it is often ignored: But nevertheless, it remains the law of the land. If a child ignores or even abandons their parent, the parent will always be the parent: Nothing will ever change that. So it is with the U.S. Constitution.
Common-law includes the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and all of their critically important supporting documents.
Even though the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land, legal professionals wrangle with it without proper context of its intent. This could be likened to a burglar masquerading as an architect to design a house for someone they knew kept a lot of valuables inside.
Consequently, today the U.S. Constitution is being misinterpreted, taken out of context, and twisted to say things that it never intended. Or, in many cases, today it is often errantly ignored.
“The Bible is the book upon which this republic rests.”
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States
In early America, Biblical Law was highly revered for the divine instructions for life that it is. Today, many are unaware that God’s Biblical Law was and is intricately interwoven into Common Law including Constitutional Law. Biblical Law undergirds original American Law.
Unfortunately, due to apathy, subversion, and other reasons, today, the mere mention of the words “Biblical law” seems legalistic to most; but it doesn’t have to be.
While the law does convict, it also sets free: These are two sides of the same coin. You can respect the law without being legalistic. You can be set free by the law easier than you can be convicted by it.
Jesus said that “you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). The laws of God are the basis of all truth. This is certainly what Yeshua was referring to when He said that the “truth” will set you free.
At the core of the universe are spiritual laws. Just as physical laws govern the physical universe, spiritual laws govern the spirit realm. Spiritual laws then translate into the natural realm through the laws of nature.
Behind every temporal law and action, there are spiritual laws that are present causing events to occur, or spiritual laws are ignored, thus allowing circumstances to occur in the temporal / natural realm. In other words, everything that occurs in the natural realm is the result of spiritual laws that are either implemented or not.
Similar to the natural realm, the more ignorant we are of spiritual laws, the more difficulty we will experience in life. Likewise, the more familiar we are with Yahweh God’s spiritual laws, the better things will be.
Functioning within God’s Laws
Learning to lovingly function in the negative and positive laws of a loving God facilitates experiencing His transforming, dynamic power.
This principle is just as applicable to a nation, state, county, region, neighborhood, church, or family, as it is to an individual.
When God’s ways are lovingly embraced in the natural realm, a supernatural transition occurs in God’s Kingdom realm. You can read more about what can be accomplished in God’s Kingdom Realm here.
Thus says Yahweh, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls…
The spirit realm, the natural realm, all of the universe, all of the world functions according to laws: Nothing exists outside the rule of law.
God’s people have played the harlot. They have ignored Him and repeatedly violated laws of every kind and indulged themselves in sin and iniquity that are repulsive to the one and only Righteous God; Yahweh. He is now taking steps to awaken His people in order to woo them back to Him.
His desire is for each one of us to be His expression as a holy, living sacrifice unto Him while lovingly embracing His righteous laws in the process.
I hesitate to introduce 2 Chronicles 7:14 because people have heard it so many times that it now seems to fall upon deaf, hardened ears. Nevertheless, it remains true. Besides, in this verse, you will find the biggest word in the Bible: “IF”.
“If” my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Parson Rayphe is a “Spirit-filled”, Bible based, Constitutional Pastor who teaches Constitutional principles in the context of Biblical Law and Common Law as it applies to life in America today and for the future.
This information is provided for educational purposes only.