For 430 years Israel existed without the law after God made his covenant with Abraham. So why was the law given? According to Galatians 3:19 "It was added because of transgressions until the seed (who was Jesus) to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator." After the law and the high priestly system of rule was established, Israel remained a theocracy, "a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God, or a god," "from the time of Moses until the election of Saul as King." Since we know, based on scripture, what a disaster that turned out to be, why do we, who are citizens of heaven, already seated with Jesus in a heavenly realm, still demand a king?