Ref: yesterday’s post about 2 Samuel 24. In particular I want you to pay attention to the comments and my response to Mr. T’s questions.
Look at the title of this post and think it through: That’s three words representing essential elements in divine revelation. Modern western culture rejects all three, so this is a huge culture gap that keeps us from the promises of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Everything — everything — God offers requires that you enter into a covenant relationship with Him and His people. That covenant is inherently feudal. Now, it doesn’t matter how small your “nation” is. It can be just two, at first, anyway. If you have joined with others under your best understanding of covenant law, you are in the place to hear from God. Outside of that feudal covenant bond, God treats all human organizations pretty much the same. A covenant feudal nation is herding sheep; everything else is like driving cattle. The world seems random to those outside of a covenant and they have to impose their own pitiful understanding to bring order. And it doesn’t work very well because they get almost no help from God, nor His discipline (Hebrews 12:6-11).
Hopefully this answers all the lingering questions and issues with Christian religion today. Individual believers get poor guidance from the Holy Spirit because they haven’t fully embraced the basic requirements of a feudal covenant nation. Your church must be a covenant church, and it’s organization must be that of a tribal extended family household. And there are no Lone Rangers in the Kingdom of Heaven. You must join a feudal covenant body of fellow believers. If there isn’t one around, be the foundation for one and wait for God to bring new family members to your nation. He will.
Without those three elements, you cannot have the full complement of miracles Jesus did; you cannot have the full promise that you will do those same miracles and more (John 14:12). You cannot demand that a fig tree wither and you cannot move mountains. You cannot commune with Creation as God intended; you cannot return to Eden. That Flaming Sword at the entrance to Eden requires those three elements.
Feudal. Covenant. Nation.
It’s not a matter of rules, as Westerners think of “law.” It’s the divine moral character of God; it’s the very substance of Creation itself. It’s Biblical Law, it’s divine justice, it’s the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe our Radix Fidem covenant is merely a fresh restatement of that fundamental covenant law of God. It’s stated in terms that address the peculiar mental orientation of Western minds. The only reason you might consider joining us here in our virtual parish is so that you can meet that fundamental obligation we all have to our Creator.
Naturally it requires that you not forsake the assembly (Hebrews 10:19-25). That’s what our forum is all about; since we cannot assemble physically in the real world, we assemble online in a virtual parish. Invest just a little of your time and get involved in the discussions there. Learn the discipline of this body of faith. Or go start your own, but lock it into your mind that you cannot hope to harvest any significant measure of shalom without being part of a feudal covenant nation.