What does the individual gain by observing the Laws of Moses? In a word, completeness. By completeness it is meant, the individual’s spiritual side is awakened, and becomes harmonized with his or her physical self. At the ultimate state of spiritual awakening and harmony, the individual acquires supernatural abilities, all of which are innate, but lie dormant. These supernatural abilities reside with his soul, which is eternal. In addition, observing the Laws of Moses allows the individual’s ancestral spirits to guide him or her. Otherwise, he or she is estranged.
‘Supernatural abilities’ does not only mean the capability to turn water into wine and walk on water as Jesus did, or to strike rock and bring forth water like Moses. It means realizing those abilities that are unique to the individual at a supernatural level. However, the problem with aspiring to supernatural capability through observing the Laws is that the practice has to be absolute and regimented.
But here are 613 laws of Moses. An individual may not be able to observe all of them, and he or she may not be able to observe some of them to the letter, or to do so consistently. The extent to which the individual observes the Laws is the extent to which he or she is empowered. Put another way, the closer to perfection in practicing the Laws, the closer to supernatural power. Thus, attaining perfection in accordance with the laws should always be aspired to, as the individual grows spiritually.
Returning to the concept of guidance from ancestral spirits: When the apostate is ‘cut off from his people’ the trans-generational bonding is severed. There are several effects of this severance. Individuals whose trans-generational bond is severed do not generally concern themselves with societal issues; with the welfare of the next generation, or the harm done to others by his or her actions. Thus, failure to live in accordance with the Laws of Moses results in overall societal degeneration.