God's Holy Tribal Nation
To begin, we are a people who belong to God. Not belonging to this world, or the nations of this world, we are citizens of Heaven residing here on earth. Just as Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, so the Holy Spirit has led us out of this sin-cursed world to be a people separated and consecrated to the service of our King. We are in the world but not of it. We are one people, joined together and unified under the glorious banner of God's Kingdom. God has made it clear that He is our King and He desires to rule over us. This is called a theocracy: a government where God is the supreme ruler, governing by His Spirit Word through His prophets. In the theocracy there are no elections: only appointments. We don't vote; we submit as loyal subjects to a King who loved us enough to die on our behalf. We enjoy the security of knowing that our King can never be removed, overthrown or voted out. The same righteous ruler will be ours throughout eternity. On the human level, God appoints our leaders, like Moses, strengthening and protecting them, giving them the wisdom they need to guide His people. A standing army in the flesh need not be drafted. Carnal weapons are not needed, for God protects us, fighting on our behalf.