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THE LAWS OF GOD - #5.D.4
Royal Counselors (Nobility) and Related Scriptures
God has set forth HIS Laws in the Holy Scriptures for ALL Mankind to
know--and obey (Proverbs 14:34 and Isaiah 60:12)!
.D ORDAINED REALM (National) ORDER--MONARCHY:
This issue of the 5th Commandment was covered previously. See
at: LAW-5.D, above.
APPOINTED BY THE THRONE:
- ...4 COUNSELLORS--ADVISORS OF THE MONARCH:
The Holy Scriptures are full of directions on giving advice and
counsel to the Monarch. And the privileged position of those
allowed to do so--Nobility! For, to advise the Ruler is, in fact,
to Rule the Realm (Nation)! (Proverbs 11:14, 12:15, 15:22,
19:20-21, 20:18, 24:6, etc.) And we must be very careful as to
who is allowed to do that!
- ....a NOBILITY--THE ARISTOCRATIC CLASS:
The Chief Citizens or "Romans" formed an upper class or ruling
elite (Aristocracy) that helped maintain the Kingdoms of the
Ancient and Mediavel Worlds, for they were accorded special
privileges and positions in the Holy Scriptures:
- HONORARY TITLE (Rank or Station):
The Nobles of Our Realm currently receive only an honorary
title (while We are in Our Congregational Days). For, this
spiritually foreshadows Our Coming National Days, when we
shall become an Empire out among the Stars--as well as the
Days of the Millenial Reign, when we shall reign with HIM
(Luke 22:28-29; II Timothy 2:12; Revelations 1:5, 20:4;
- VASSALS (Feudalism):
The Nobles (lords and ladies) are to be the personal
servants and serfs of Our Throne, in exchange for them
being given a position of authority in Our Realm (I Samuel
8:17b; II Chronicles 23:20; Esther 1:3; Matthew 8:5-10,
23:11-12; I Peter 5:5-6).
- STEWARDS (Governors):
As personal extensions of (and representatives for) Our
Throne, these Nobles are to help Our (Spiritual) Monarch
reign, rule, and govern Our People (Nation) (Proverbs
8:15-16; Jonah 3:7; Matthew 19:28-29).
- ENFORCERS (DahNs or Judges):
As authorities of Our Realm, they are sworn to uphold and
support the Laws of God, especially as we have detailed
them here (Nehemiah 10:29).
- KNIGHTS (Warrior Class):
Moreover, the burden of the defense (and expansion) of Our
Realm is upon the Nobles, so that they become our main
warrior class! Thus, they are summonsable by the Throne
for spiritual drives and religious campaigns (or warfare
for the Nation)--or to pay scutage or shield money to help
finance and support those who do answer a Call (if they
cannot personally attend) (Nehemiah 4:14, 19-20).
- BLESSING (Endowment):
Because they are Holy Helpers, God will impart special
blessings upon them, and their Family, for their loyal and
faithful service to God's Throne (Exodus 24:11).
- PRIVILEGES (Rights):
Consequently, the Holy Scriptures do confer certain kinds
of special treatment of Nobles, mainly to help them
preform their duties:
- .....a DEFERENCE:
Nobles are to be given proper honor, respect, and
obeissance (bowing or kneeling to) by those of lower
rank (Genesis 37:7, 43:19-20, 28; Exodus 18:7; Ruth
2:4; II Samuel 15:5; Job 29:7-11; Isaiah 49:22-23;
Luke 1:28; Romans 13:7).
- .....b PREFERENCE:
Nobles are to be given job preference over commoners
(and then over those of lower rank) for offices of the
Congregations and Realm (or Nation), provided, of
course, that they meet the general requirements of
said office (Ecclesiastes 10:17; Jeremiah 30:21).
- .....c PRECEDENCE:
Nobles (as "Romans") are to be given special treatment
at Law in Our Realm (Nation), as they are to be given
respect by other officials (Acts 16:37-39), special
speaking privileges at Law (Acts 21:39-40), extra
police and legal protection (Acts 23:27), and accorded
extra care in judgements and sentencing for punishment
- .....d NON-IMMUNITY:
However, Nobles are NOT
immune from the Law of Our Realm (as the King is), and
are to be judged and punished as any transgressor
(Nehemiah 5:7, 13:17-18), EXCEPT they receive special
Royal Pardon for acts committed while directly on Royal
Service (see Royal Pardon, above, under Monarch).
While Nobles are bound to hear of and know more of the
Realm's internal (and secret) business, they are NOT
privy to all information, but are subject to the need
to know classification, as are the military (Nehemiah
2:16; John 15:15).
The (Spiritual) Monarch of Our Realm (Nation) is appointed
and ordained by God to reign, rule, and have dominion over
Our Nobles (Numbers 21:18; Judges 5:13).
PEERAGE ENROLLMENT (College of Heralds):
Nobles are required to keep a clear genealogy or record of
descent, as provided in the Scriptures--Patrilineal
(Genesis 5:1-32, 10:1-32; Nehemiah 7:5).
....b SANHEDRIN (The Great Council)--Parliament or
- .....a INHERITANCE:
The Noble's genealogy is primarily for inheritance, as
a Nobleman's sons (Exodus 20:5), or daughters (Numbers
27:8-11), may inherit their father's title--EXCEPT
that the offspring are only entitled to the rank or
station of one step below their father through
inheritance (hence the need for the Overlord Program
to maintain title and as a check to weed out bad blood
from the Nobility) (Exodus 20:5; Proverbs 27:24;
- .....b GENTRY:
Those Noblemen whose family title has lapsed to below
that of a knight may still be entitled to use the
demi-rank of Esquire or Gentry, if they can clearly
show that they are indeed a descendant of their
fore-father listed in the Peerage Enrollment
- .....c HEIRESS:
If a Nobleman have no sons, then the eldest son of his
oldest daughter may inherit her father's title as if
he were his grandfather's son--that is one rank or
station below that of his grandfather--OR through
whichever of the man's daughters may choose to
participate in a Levirate Marriage to preserve their
family dynasty (Genesis 38:8; Deuteronomy 25:5-10;
- .....d PRIMOGENITURE BAN:
Unlike some medieval kingdoms, where the eldest son
inherited all, this practice is BANNED by the Laws of
God on Inheritance, and is NOT to be followed in Our
Realm! (See Laws on Inheritance.)
The Council of Seventy High Elders serves as Our Parliament or
Legislative Branch (Congress), and thus acts as something of a
Board of Directors for Our Realm, though as subordinate to the
Throne: and to act as the Monarch's Advisors (Exodus 24:1;
Numbers 11:16, 24-25; Mark 15:1; Luke 10:1, 17; Acts 15:2, 6,
22). This Body is composed of:
....c CHANCELRY (The Cabinet):
- TWENTY-FOUR ELDERS (Assembly of High Elders):
This Body is further composed of: TWELVE TRIBAL PRINCES as
the Governors over the Clans of the 12 Tribes of Israel
(plus one more especially set aside for Ishmael and the
Arabs) (Genesis 49:28; Numbers 1:4, 16; Joshua 3:12;
I Chronicles 27:16-22; James 1:1) AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES
or Chief Disciples of Christ, with one seat to represent
each of the Original 12 Apsotles (plus one more especially
set aside for Paul and the Gentiles) (Matthew 10:1-4, 20:17,
26:14, 17; John 6:67-69; I Corinthians 15:5).
- FORTY-FOUR CHIEF PRIESTS (Assembly of Leading Priests):
These are basically Elders-At-Large (Matthew 26:3, 57; Mark
14:53; Luke 22:66; Acts 4:5).
- HIGH PRIEST (Monarch--or His Representative):
This is to be the Chairman and Lawspeaker of the Great
Council (Exodus 4:29-31, 19:7; Joshua 23:2; Matthew 26:3,
57; Acts 24:1).
- STANDING COMMITTEES (Houses):
Like the Congregation government of Our Realm, Our
Legislative Body is hexacameral and divided into 6 Main
Standing Committes (or Houses for the Nation)--one each for
the 6 Primary Institutions of a Society:
- .....a HOUSE OF CLERGY:
The Sanhedrin (above), plus one member, as a
Representative, from each of the recognized denominations
of the Nation OR aligned to the Realm--forming a kind of
Eccumenical Council--and which is in charge of Religious
Matters and Evangelism.
- .....b HOUSE OF NOBLES (Or House of Lords):
These are members of the Nobility, elected from among
their Peers, to Represent the views of the Aristocracy
(and to maintain proper standards of conduct among their
Peers)--and which is in charge of Our Government and
- .....c HOUSE OF STATES (Stellar Regions):
These are two Represenatives elected from the Councils
of each of Districts or States (Star Systems) or
Provinces of Our Realm (or Nation)--and which are in
charge of Family Matters and Population Policy.
- .....d HOUSE OF GUILDS:
These are one Representative from each of the Professions,
Trade Unions, and Craft Guilds of the Realm (Nation),
elected to express the views of the skilled laborers--and
which are in charge of Education and Training Matters.
- .....e HOUSE OF BURGESSES (Or House of Commerce):
These are one Representative from each of the 500 biggest
companies in the Realm (Nation), who paid the largest
amount of income tax or donation in support of the Realm
(or Nation)--and which are in charge of Our Economy and
- .....f HOUSE OF PEOPLES (Or House of Commons):
These are one Representative, elected of the various
recognized Ethnic Groups, Minorities, and Sub-Cultures
of Our Realm (or Nation), one for each 1/2% of the
populace or membership that they compose--and which are
in charge of Culture, Leisure, Recreation, and
As the Chief Executive, Our Monarch is empowered to hire and
appoint a variety of subordinates to help him run the government
of Our Realm (Nation) and these are to be headed and supervised
by a Body of Councilmen know as the Chancelry and compose of 12
Main Ministers, handling one each of the 6 Primary Institutions
of a Society (like the Legislative Council--above), with an
added division of half for Internal Matters with the other half
for External Relations, as is found in Our large Congregations
--thus forming Our Executive Branch and Bureaucracy (I Samuel
8:11-12; I Chronicles 27:25-34).
....d JUDICIARY (The Courts):
As the Chief Judge, Our Monarch is empowered to hire and appoint
Judges, in a Network, throughout our Realm (Nation) to ensure
that justice is maintained and that the Laws of God are upheld
(Deuteronomy 1:13-17, 16:18-20, 17:8-13). See also,
LAW-5.D.5DUE PROCESS OF LAW--Commandment
...5 DUTIES AND LIMITATIONS OF MONARCH:
The Ruler of Our Realm is not an absolute monarchy! Rather, it is a
traditional monarchy, with the Ruler bound to uphold and obey the
Laws of God, as they are presented here. Correspondingly, there are
also specific limitations and requirements placed upon the Monarch,
which we list, below--for the Nobles to know and keep the King
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