The Law Covenants are mercy.
We are fallen creatures; we are the ones who abandoned the created order of things. That Flaming Sword of the Word at the entrance back into Eden was the most merciful thing He could do. We can’t simply come back into His Presence while stained with sin; it would destroy us. So we needed a way to approach Him without getting fried, and that’s what the original revelation was all about. The Flaming Sword kills our sinful nature so we can return to His Presence.
Over the centuries, God has kept that revelation alive, refining it as the situation warranted. You’ll notice that the warrant was a matter of how far humanity has drifted from the instinctive wisdom of the heart, farther and farther, so that God had to make His revelation more and more demanding. We keep getting farther and farther from Eden.
The final revelation was His Son. This was the final mercy, completely absorbing the price of our sin into His own body. It killed Him, but by His own power He then dismissed death when its work was done. He is now the living Flaming Sword that stands as the gate into Eden. He is the ultimate mercy of God seeking to bring us back into the created order of things.
But because we are so very, very far away from that entrance to Eden, we desperately need Biblical Law like a trail of breadcrumbs leading us on the long path back to Christ. So we teach this Law as the first steps to the Savior. There is nothing in our human existence that is not addressed by Biblical Law.
One of the first elements of Law that we teach is mysticism and the heart-led way; that is the nature of Biblical Law. For most of the people you encounter in your world, that’s a huge leap in itself. There’s nothing we can do to shorten that first step; fallen nature itself has made it such a huge problem.
Understand something: The gap will widen as time goes on. The world of fallen humanity will drift farther and farther as time wears on toward the Final End. Our Heavenly Father is actively involved in the dramatic shifts of human events, with a will to keep that pathway open, even as it grows yet longer and longer. It is His grand mercy that destroys any system our fallen nature builds up to block that path.
So all of mankind’s accomplishments keep getting destroyed in the cycle of civilizations. That’s a good thing, when you understand that the most important endeavor for all of humanity is to find the heart-led path back to Eden. Nothing — nothing — matters by comparison. If He chooses to reduce everything to rubble and ashes so that there’s nothing left but seeking His face, that would be the greatest gift He could give.
That’s because there is no saving this world. In our heart-led wisdom about the nature of this world, it is a simple truth that we can make the world a better place. Everything about Biblical Law restores us to Eden in some measure. But Our Father has warned us that there is nothing we can do to change the nature of this fallen world; it remains under the Curse of the Fall until the Son returns. When He returns, this world as we know it will end. It’s one more way in which He is the ultimate goal of our journey; His return restores all things to the created order. A part of the sweetness of that is how utterly the whole history of human striving will be forgotten.
So in the long run, none of the things men call “good” or “great” will matter. Anything mankind imagines to be “order” is nothing. It requires a full heart-led awareness to recognize this. There’s nothing wrong with making use of what mankind builds in their pursuit of their own imaginary path to a false Eden; we take all things as God’s provision. But it’s His provision for the mission of ultimately tearing it all down. We use man made tools to demonstrate how utterly insufficient they are for the ends mankind imagines, much less any other end.
So in the eyes of fallen men, Biblical Law interferes with all their great plans. We who cling to that Law also hinder their imaginary progress. That’s why they will hate us, even as something deep inside is drawn to what we do. Our living the Law of Love hinders their Lust of the Flesh, Lust of the Eyes and Boastful Pride of Life. And it requires no willful plotting on our behalf; the nature of heart-led living is powerful, in itself destructive of the lies. All we have to do is shine that Light of Love, the glory of the Father, and sin shows up ugly as Hell. There is nothing we can do that matters more than manifesting the Living Law of Love, which is our Savior.
Biblical Law is His loving mercy.