What relevance do God`s laws have to our day? We are living now in the time spoken of in the bible as "the latter days", the days before the coming of the "great and dreadful day of the Lord".
What do these laws consist of? How many people on earth know what they are?
They will be enforced by Elijah the prophet in our day now, and their enforcement will turn the hearts of the children of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Britain, America, French, Ireland, and other nations in NW Europe) back to their fathers who kept God`s laws.
Malachi the prophet, who wrote before Christ`s first coming as a human being to earth, said to remember God`s laws given through Moses on Mount Sinai (Horeb - a high mountain in Arabia where God spoke the 10 commandments to the 12 tribes of Israel after they left Egypt).
Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,
which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
The laws, statutes and judgements given to Moses on Sinai are found in Exodus 20, and the 50 judgements in Exodus 21-23.
Israel said they would follow these:
Ex 24:3 (AV) And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
While people often talk about these laws, do we really know what they are? These are the laws by which God will judge nations, by which he will judge us individually.
Anyone breaking any of the 10 commandments or the 50 judgements will come under the automatic penalty of the law. If you keep them, you will not suffer any punishment. It`s as simple as that.
What do these laws cover? They cover recognising God the Father as THE supreme God, keeping his name and his holy days holy, obeying his financial laws to him and our parents, not stealing, commiting adultery, killing, lying or coveting another`s possessions in an evil way.
The fifty judgments enlarge on the principles found in the 10 commandments and also cover - stealing: a thief should work to repay 2 or 3 times what he stole (he should not be maimed or "knee-capped" in any way, but should be fit to work); laws of negligence; laws of slavery (which is practiced in the world at present); financial laws where poor people should never be charged interest on loans; laws about dabbling in the occult; laws about eating clean, holy food; laws about keeping God`s feasts 3 times in the year as Jesus did, and he is the same yesterday, today and forever; laws about murder, kidnapping, laws about compensation for personal injury.
If anyone is guilty of breaking these laws - murder, stealing - then they will suffer the penalty - God will not neglect to do this. There are times when God has used his nation to enforce the penalty of the law, other times are coming when the saints of God will judge the world and evil spirits too - but no-one should take the law into their own hands - and a person must have a fair trial with all the facts being considered.
We should all read and know these judgements, because God`s law does not change.