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THE LAWS OF GOD - #5.E
Ordained Membership Order (Celestial Citizenship)
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:
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.E ORDAINED REALM MEMBERSHIP ORDER (Celestial Citizenship)
ZDK Membership (Celestial Citizenship) or Divine Union with the
Spiritual Commonwealth of the Lord's Body (Holy Israel)--and thus to
become a member of Our FAMILY--is a sacred task, much like adoption
or marriage. For it is not enough to just be in the Realm (or to be
born on Our soil, for the Nation), rather one must commit themselves
to Our Realm and serving the Holy Body. Consequently, there are steps
in this process or initiation (and resultant levels of Membership).
For, when the Spirt of the Lord Moves, Calling out People to join HIS
Body, usually a mixed multitude or a mingled peoples responds from
among all the Peoples of Creation. And these need to be divided up
into groups and sorted out by classification, to be ruled wisely.
(Exodus 12:38; Numbers 11:4; Nehemiah 13:3; Jeremiah 24:20, 50:37;
Ezekeil 30:3-5; Matthew 13:18-23, 47-48).
- ..1 CLASSIFICATIONS:
- ...a GENTILES AND HEATHENS (Aliens and Foreigners):
These are non-believers (skeptics and honest doubters) who come
to see what all the fuss is about (hence, also indicating the
duty of the Realm to incorperate or integrate [not assimulate]
and care for ALL the Peoples of God's Creation). (Luke
10:25-37; Ephesians 2:11-12) NOTE: Pagans (those committed
to a False god or False Religion) or Idolators (those that
worship forbidden images) are specifically EXCLUDED from any
membership (and Celestial Citizenship.)
- ...b BELIEVERS AND GOD-FEARERS (Worshippers):
These are those who believe in and acknowledge the One True God
(Monotheists), whether they be Jews, Christians, or
Ishmaelites--Muslims (hence, the duty of Our Realm to gather
in ALL who worship the One True God of Abraham--Believers).
(John 17:3; Acts 10:34-35)
- ...c CONVERTS AND NEW BORNS (Nationals):
These are those who have been born again into God's Kingdom and
given their life to serving Christ and the Messiah (hence,
indicating the duty of Our Realm to seek out and help ALL True
Christians). (Exodus 12:48; Deuteronomy 29:10-12; Matthew
18:1-6; John 3:1-8; Acts 2:8-11) (Or, for the Nation, those
born on our soil or dominion--Nationals.) NOTE: hence
indicating the need to aid ALL Congregations of the Faith--via
Our House of Clergy or Sanhedrin.
- ...d PROSELYTES AND NOVICES (Disciples):
These are those who have joined themselves to some ZDK
Congregation (or Outreach), to learn more about Our Teachings
on God and HIS Ways, attempting to walk to please HIM as their
Lord and Master (Ezra 6:21; Jeremiah 1:5; John 12:20-21, 26;
Acts 13:43, 17:2-4; I Timothy 3:6) (Or, for the Nation, those
born of Full Citizens--for they should learn at least some of
Our Ways from their parents (Deuteronomy 30:6; I Corinthians
7:14; Acts 16:31, 27:24; II Corinthians 10:18; Hebrews 2:14)
NOTE: while dual membership with other Congregations may be
tolerated among our general membership, it is NOT usually
allowed of Our Officers.
- ..e TRIBESMEN AND KINSMEN (Clansmen):
These are those who have been adopted into the Kinship and
Tribal FAMILY network of Our Realm, allowing them to be able
to marry among Our Members (hence, encouraging the teaching of
endogamy--to preferrably marry other members of Our Realm).
(Exodus 2:10; Judges 3:5-6; Ezekiel 47:22-23)
- ...f COVENANTED MEMBERS (Celestial Citizenship):
These are those who have taken the courses and made the Pledge
or Vow to be Members of Our Spiritual Body (Nation). (Romans
12:4-5; I Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 2:19)
- ..2 CONFIRMATION COURSES:
New Members and New Converts (or Immigrants to Our Nation) are to
be taught and then tested to prove their worthiness to be Members,
at each level for the Realm (and for Celestial Citizens for the
Nation)--this as a kind of Bar Mitzvah or Catechism (Citizenship
Class). (Pslams 1:2, 5; Proverbs 14:34; Matthew 13:52; Luke
2:42-47; John 2:22; II Timothy 2:15) NOTE: birth alone does
NOT confir citizenship (in the Nation)--only status as a National
(for the Nation). Thus, ALL seeking Full Celestial Citizenship
must take and pass the Citizenship Course (in one form or another).
- ..3 ENROLLMENT RECORD:
Each Congregation of Our Realm is to keep an accurate record of
all of its Members, classifying them according to the above
levels--and indicating their level of attendance and participation.
(Luke 10:20, 15:7, 10; Revelations 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 15, 21:27)
Moreover, a list of those who become Covenanted members is to be
forwarded to Our Realm's National Headquarters (Census).
- ..4 POWERS AND PRIVILEGES:
becoming a full Covenanted Member (or full Celestial Citizen)
confers upon the individual certain powers, priviliges, and rights
to special treatment (Acts 21:39).
- ...a VOTING:
the right to voice choices and selections on ballots and
initiatives presented to the general membership.
- ...b PETITION:
the right to present requests for change or progress in a
certain policy or government act--or to correct what appears
to be a wrongly functioning condition of Our government (and
remove Officials, if need be).
- ...c OFFICE:
the right to run or apply for offices in Our Realm--and the
privilege of holding the same.
- ...d TENURE:
the right to hold LAND and own real property in Our
Nation--see details of Feudalism, below.
- ...e PATRIARCHIAL PRIVILIGE (Votes):
Fathers, who have become Full Citizens, are entitled to cast a
vote for each son that they may have, if they are abscent from
balloting (and do not vote themselves), OR have passed on, OR
are still minors and have not yet obtained their right to vote,
OR if some abatement of honor should occur blocking the son
- ..5 NOAHIC RULES OF FELLOWSHIP (Duties):
For entrance into Membership, ALL Members, regardless of their
classification or level, are to know and be maintaining the minimum
standards for fellowship, set down centuries ago for Jews
(reportedly since the Days of Noah) and upheld for Christians at
the Great Council of Jerusalem. These basically are: a) NO
Idolatry, b) NO eating of blood, c) NO sexual perversions--see
Mosaic Taboos, below (Acts 15:19-21, 28-29, 21:25). Moreover, as
Holy People, ALL members are expected to know and observe the 10
Commandments or face punishment and/or excommunication
(1 Corinthians 5:9-13; II Thessalonians 3:6-7).
- ..6 MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION AND EXCOMMUNICATION (Banishment):
ALL Members (especially, Celestial Citizens) enter into covenant or
Mediavel Social Contract with God and Our Throne to be loyal,
faithful, and obedient members of Our Realm--and to the Laws of
God (Exodus 19:5-8; Deuteronomy 5:1-3, 27-33, 26:16-19; I Kings
9:4-9, 11:38; II Kings 11:17, 23:3; II Chronicles 23:11,
- ...a PERSONAL REMOVAL:
Any and all Members may remove themselves from their Membership
(Celestial Citizenship) upon notice to their supervising
official (Realm Representative). Our Realm is NOT a
Totalitarian Society where the Populace is viewed as captive or
prisoners (enslaved) and members should be free to leave as
they will (or conscience dictates), without reprisal or
reprocussion for their choice to depart.
- ...b ADMINISTRATIVE REMOVAL:
As the Members (Celestial Citizens) of Our Relam are in
Mediavel Contract with God and the local Representative of the
Realm's Throne, a Member's (Celestial Citizen's) supervising
officer may file with the Congregational Board (Court) an order
of dismissal of him from his Membership (Celestial Citizenship)
position, upon finding probable cause (or justification) that
the person either is not adaquately fulfilling the duties of
his status or that a lapse has occured in his meeting of the
Membership (Celestial Citizenship) requirements (see Noahic
Rules)--AND which the person has been previously directed to
correct, but has not done so in a reasonable amount of time.
Such a dismissal may be appealled to the Member's supervising
Council or Board (Court).
- ...c INFRACTIONAL REMOVAL:
Upon receiving a substantiated complaint from any other Member,
that the Member (Celestial Citizen) in question has engaged in
unlawful or immoral behavior (such as might merit removal),
the Member's (Celestial Citizen's) supervising Congregational
Board (Court) may vote with a majority vote to terminate his
further use of Membership (Celestial Citizenship) among us
(I Timothy 5:19-20). Such a termination may be appealled to
the Board's supervising, Ecclesiastical, officer (Realm
- ...d THRONE REMOVAL (Banishment):
As ALL Members (including Celestial Citizens) are considered
contractees with the Realm Throne, the Monarch may remove any
and all Members from their position upon written, personal,
executive order. Such an order is NOT subject to prior notice,
nor giving of justification, nor allowing for
appeal--effectively banishment from the Realm. (I Kings
2:26-27; Ezra 7:26)
Our Realm operates under the Mediavel Philosophy, established from the
Holy Scriptures, that God owns all the Land (of Our Nation) and Rules
over Our Realm--giving it to whosoever HE Wills (Exodus 19:5;
Leviticus 25:23; Deuteronomy 32:8; Psalms 24:1, 74:17, 89:11, 95:4-5;
Acts 17:26), including all that is on the Land, as well (Deuteronomy
32:6; I Chronicles 29:14; Pslams 24:1, 50:10; Ezkiel 18:4; Haggai
2:8; Matthew 6:33; Romans 14:8).
- ..1 LAND RIGHTS:
God owns all the Land of Our Realm and its Dominion, and all that
it produces (PSALMS 24:1, 50:10-12, 89:11; Haggai 2:8; 1
Corinthians 10:26) ! However, it is redistributed out to HIS
People, in Mediavel fashion, as follows:
a-one third by apportionment or allotment of Tribal Lands to
private individuals, as in Shiloh--by loterry (Joshua 14:1-5);
b-one third by purchase (from stellar land grants) by companies,
collectitives, or individuals of wealth and money;
c-one third belongs directly to the Throne and its government
(though much of this is passed on out to Nobles who support the
Throne, by sub-infeudation and the granting of feifdoms);
d-as these divisions are approximate, individual tracts may be
obtained by personal purchase of a portion of any of the above OR
of foreign Lands, beyond Our Realm or Dominion (Genesis 49:31-32;
e-in general, land may be inherited (but royal lands or fiefs are
not, niether are offices--and inheritance of titles is limited).
See, also LAW-8.C.5 INHERITANCE.
f-by emminent domain or the purchase of private lands, at a fair
price, for government use (II Samuel 24:18-24),
e) by forfeiture or confiscation, see below.
CONSEQUENTLY, owning land in Our Realm is not a Right, but is a
privilige conferred on those that God (and Our Realm) deems worhty.
- ..2 TENURE:
Or the right of the individual citizen (see above) to hold and
maintain ownership of Land, as it may have come to him via the
Lands Rights, above, is based on meeting some Scriptural
conditions (Isaiah 1:19-20):
- ...a FIRSTBORN:
recognition of God's Right to claim your firstborn (of your
children and of your flocks) for HIS uses or the supplying HIM
of an acceptable substitute, such as the Levites or Priests
(Exodus 13:2, 34:19-20; Numbers 3:13; Nehemiah 10:36).
- ...b FIRSTFRUITS:
acknowledging God's Right to claim the first of the produce
that may come from the land HE gives to you (Exodus 22:29;
Numbers 18:12; Deuteronomy 18:4, 26:2; Nehemiah 10:35;
Proverbs 3:9-10; Romans 16:5; James 1:18).
- ...c OBEDIENCE:
accepting God's Rule and Right to demand that you walk in HIS
Ways and obey HIS Laws--or to receive just punishments for
infractions (and even loss of citizenship) for continued,
habitual transgression, see Celestial Citizenship, above.
- ...d TITHING (TAXES):
Yielding to God's Right (and those of HIS Authorities) to a
percentage or Tithe (10%) of the annual increase or seasonal
productivity of the Land HE has supplied you with, see
LAW-8.D Sacrilige under Commandment 8.
.G GOVERNMENT (Organization):
The government or organization of Our Membership--Our Body or Realm
(Nation)--is based on the Mediavel Philosophy that there is a social
contract or covenant between God, Our Realm, and HIS People. Thus is
formed a kind of Cyclical Chain of Command. On one side, the links go
up from Family to Congregation to the Throne and finally to God, where
the collective will of the people organizes to do God's works (as well
as present petitions and request to HIM). On the other side, the links
go down, from God to Throne to Nobles to Members where the authorities
of God express HIS Will and call for obedience to HIS Laws. (I Kings
12:3-16) And, while we do follow the Scriptural Monarchial pattern, we
are NOT to be a totalitarian dictatorship, where the People are reduced
to slaves or robots! Rather, the Ruler as the concerned and caring
father figure is to be Our model.
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