What is the law of devoted things?
An understanding of the law of devoted things will spark a greater understanding of the Old Testament shadows.
We know from Matthew 13:38 that “the field is the world.”
The treasure is the particular object of His attention, but in order to obtain it, He purchased the whole field. He died not only for the sins of
And so, the “field” in Jesus’ parable is said to be purchased by God. In other words, it was to go into His treasury. It was, in effect, “devoted” to God. This process therefore is done by the law of devotion in Leviticus 27:21 (above).
A more generalized law of devotion is found in verse 28. This is applicable to the fields as well as other things.
All devoted things must go into His treasury (i.e., to the priest). The former owner has no rights of redemption. This world has come into the hand of the kingdom of darkness, purchased by Adam’s sin. But Jesus purchased it back with His own blood. Thus, Satan cannot ever again reclaim the creation as his, once it has passed into God’s treasury by “devotion.”
Property is either redeemed or devoted. Devoted things cannot be redeemed. A deeper meaning here is that it refers to two classes of people. Believers are redeemed; the world is devoted, given to God by means of judgment. Jesus came as a man to redeem
The Achan’s of this world, however, attempt to take most of the creation away from God. By teaching that men devoted to God shall be buried under his tent,” they are attempting to keep God from the devoted thing. This is done in spirit by the doctrines of eternal torment and annihilationism. Like Achan this is done to create more wealth for them at God’s expense. Yet there is another side to this as well. In another sense, Achan can be seen as attempting to “take back” (redeem) a portion of the city. This, I believe, also stands as a lesson to those who would have God redeem the world without judgment. Thus, The Achan doctrine may include the lawless as well as those who would judge the world by eternal torment or annihilationism. Neither doctrine will stand. They cannot stand. They cannot stand because they violate God’s laws of redemption and devoted things. The day of reckoning shall come.
 The Body of Christ is also redeemed although it is not