We see this in the scripture below. The church age dispensation is made up of seven distinct periods of time. Moreover, it was also a temporary covenant, made void by the new covenant God established with all people. He did not reveal this secret to any of the prophets or to any of the sons of men nor to the angels – only Paul. In Gen 3:15, we read the prophecy were Jesus comes us the ultimate redeemer. God administers the Law to allow His people the opportunity to understand the difference between Righteousness and Sin. Evidently, God wanted to demonstrate to mankind that conscience was not good enough to be their guides. Feel insignificant or inadequate in any area? God confused man’s language, causing them to stop building the tower, and scattered them through out the world (Genesis 11:8-9). In our discussion of the second dispensation called “Conscience” we learned that each dispensation has a six-part pattern: 1) Managers, 2) Time period, 3) Human Responsibility, 4) Failure, 5) Judgment and 6) Grace. In Genesis 12:1-3, 26:3, 28:12-14 the promises of blessing are connected to being in the land that God had given him. That is to say, the Millennial kingdom will be administered by Jesus Christ, in whom God will head up all things (Eph 1:10). Amen. Where you going to do now? The law never saved people nor was it ever meant to save people. 1517 years after the fifth dispensation began. Romans 11:11 (KJV)I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? 3:2, Colossians 1:25). Further, the law was administered to point His people to their coming Messiah. And while eternal security is promised to the Church, it was not promised to Israel. First, it is “our” dispensation today and second, this dispensation is the most neglected, misunderstood and confused of all the dispensations. That’s why there isn’t an eighth dispensation called Eternity. The thoughts of man’s heart is, only evil continually. 7 Dispensations Dispensationalism is a method of interpreting history that divides God’s work and purposes toward mankind into different periods of time. Each one has begun with an agreement between God and man that man has subsequently broken, causing the agreement to fail and requiring a judgment. Let’s find the term dispensation in the Bible and seek to define it that way. There are seven dispensations from Creation until the end of the 1,000 year millennial reign of Christ Jesus. Sadly, over 90 percent of the Church probably has very little understanding of dispensations. No longer requiring righteousness through works, God granted a righteousness by grace through faith in the completed work of Christ to all who accept, whether Jew or Gentile (Romans 3:21-24). Perhaps, the Dispensation of Grace is the most important dispensation of all seven. I want to examine the various dispensations throughout history. We see the result is that God brought an awesome and fearful condemnation upon it. All of history itself is made up of seven At Sinai the LORD proposed to them the covenant of the law and they responded saying, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do.” Instead of a humble plea to remain under His grace they chose the law. We see that there is a way that God is administering his plan of salvation and it is during a specific period of time. Sometimes God allows us to go through frustrations to prepare us for greater success. Find out more. Most will not accept and will be punished through eternity. There are seven dispensations of how God dealt with mankind through the ages. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Then they broke the only rule He had given them (Genesis 3:11-13) and were expelled from the Garden. Now, Paul refers to the Gospel of Grace as his Gospel. Romans 5:12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all of sinned: Hebrews 9:22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. What that means is when we enter eternity neither mankind nor the angels will ever have the desire or ability to disobey God again. It might be easier to understand if we reference several scholars who were dispensationalists that Brother Branham mentioned. Matthew 5:17 (KJV)Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.Jesus’ fulfillment means that when we put our faith in Him, we are made justified by Him and not through the Law. Sin entered the world. His wife Samantha maintains this site as well as their missionary outreaches. 3:2; Col. 1:25-26) 1) INNOCENCE – Adam and Eve (Mankind) 6000 to 4004 BC 2) CONSCIENCE – Adam and Eve (Mankind) 4004 to 2350 BC (Adam to Noah) 3) HUMAN GOVERNMENT – Noah (The World) 2350 to 2000 BC (Noah to Abraham) 4) PROMISE – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (The Nation of Israel) 2000 to 1500 BC (Abraham to Moses) 5) … fKidd Theme powered by The proper teaching of dispensations is being “hidden” on purpose. They didn’t know anything about sin. Galatians 2:16 (KJV)Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. The church age dispensation is made up of seven distinct periods of time. In the garden of Eden was God’s economy of innocence, and that was one of the—the dispensations. Christ will reign over restored Israel for 1,000 years and the Bride will rule over the nations with him. Download our eBooks to read on your computers, phone, tablet, or eReader. Here are the seven dispensations in chronological order. The dispensation of the Law stretches from the Book of Exodus to the Apostle Paul. Galatians 3:19 (KJV)Wherefore then serveth the law? Jack Kelley published over 9,000 Bible Study resources here from 1999, until the Lord called him home in the fall of 2015. 1:10, Ephes. 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? After repeated periods of disobedience which included rejecting their Messiah King, God withdrew His offer of the Kingdom and expelled them from their land (Matt. Exodus 19:5 (KJV)Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: Of course; the Israelites were not able to keep the law to reach the level of righteousness God demands. Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? God’s promises and covenant with Abraham were unconditional. The history of Israel shows one failure after another in the attempt to keep the law, resulting in their expulsion from the promised land. 1:10; Eph. He also speaks of a dispensation of innocence. However, to them it seemed permanent, since they were under the Law for centuries upon centuries of time. So, it is very clear the twelve disciples knew all about the Kingdom of Heaven. We will look at this further in the next Dispensation referred to as Grace. Irenaeus also saw four periods, from the Creation to the Flood, from the Flood to the Law, from the Law to the Gospel, and from the Gospel to Eternity. Man is now to govern and to take control by instituting laws that prohibit murder and punishments for murder. The “Time Period” is Paul to the Rapture (Prior to Daniel’s 70th Week). It started with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ at Calvary for our sins and then the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, beginning the new covenant on the Day of Pentecost.