Rightly Dividing the word of God' - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Rightly Dividing the word of God' PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: f21ba-N2RkM



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Rightly Dividing the word of God'

Description:

'Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ... As a tent maker would lay out and cut the various pieces to be sewn together to ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:475
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 97
Provided by: dav5280
Category:
Tags: aret | dividing | god | rightly | word

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Rightly Dividing the word of God'


1
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
2
Rightly Dividing the word of God
  • Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
    workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
    dividing the word of truth.
  • 2 Tim. 215 (KJV)
  • orthotomeo, Greek 3718 to dissect (expound)
    correctly (the divine message) - rightly divide.
  • As a tent maker would lay out and cut the various
    pieces to be sewn together to make a tent.

3
Rightly Dividing the word of God
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
    and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
    correction, for instruction in righteousness
    17 That the man of God may be perfect,
    thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim.
    316-17
  • 1-Doctrine
  • 2-Reproof
  • 3-Correction
  • 4-Instruction

4
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Ephesians 211-13,7
  • 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time
    past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called
    Uncircumcision by that which is called the
    Circumcision in the flesh made by hands 12
    That at that time ye were without Christ, being
    aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and
    strangers from the covenants of promise, having
    no hope, and without God in the world 13 But
    now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off
    are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 7That in
    the ages to come he might shew the exceeding
    riches of his grace in his kindness toward us
    through Christ Jesus.

5
Rightly Dividing the word of God
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • It shall greatly help ye to understand Scripture
    if thou mark not only what is spoken or wrythen,
    but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what
    time, where, to what intent, with what
    circumstances, concerning what goeth before and
    what falleth after.
  • Written in the 15th centaury by Miles
    Coverdale, the translator of the first complete
    English Bible.

6
Time
Time past
Ages to come (Time Future)
Now (Time Present)
7
Rightly Dividing the word of God
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • It shall greatly help ye to understand Scripture
    if thou mark not only what is spoken or wrythen,
    but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what
    time, where, to what intent, with what
    circumstances, concerning what goeth before and
    what falleth after.
  • Written in the 15th centaury by Miles
    Coverdale, the translator of the first complete
    English Bible.

8
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • One way is by time.
  • Who ordained time and its divisions?
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Year
  • Seasons
  • Note Time is a creation of God and came into
    existence when God spoke the rest of creation
    into existence.

9
The Son Returns To Heaven The Holy Spirit Comes
To earth
Time Line
The King returns
A g e s T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
2,000 yrs
2,000 yrs
33 yrs
7 yrs
1,000 yrs
2,000 yrs
The Fall of man
The Flood
Abraham (Nation Of Israel)
Mt. Sinai (Law)
The Kingdom offered
The King Rejected And killed
The Body of Christ
R A P T U R e
T R I B U L A T I O n
G W T J U D G M E N t
The Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
10
The Son Returns To Heaven The Holy Spirit Comes
To earth
Time Line
The King returns
A G E S T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
The Fall of man
The Flood
Abraham (Nation Of Israel)
Mt. Sinai (Law)
Kingdom offered
King Rejected And killed
Body of Christ
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
R A P T U R e
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
11
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • God deals with His creation according to a time
    table which is under His sovereign control.
  • Genesis 13-5
  • Eccles. 31
  • Job 145
  • Psalm 13916
  • Psalm 752
  • Acts 717
  • Romans 56
  • 1 Tim. 26

12
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • God deals with His creation according to a time
    table which is under His sovereign control.
  • 2 Corinthians. 61-2
  • 1 Corinthians 153-8
  • 1 Tim. 25-6
  • Romans 115-6
  • 2 Tim. 43-4
  • Romans 818

13
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • God deals with His creation according to a time
    table which is under His sovereign control.
  • Be aware of time words
  • Then, When (Gen 35)
  • Now (Ro 319-21
  • Past (Col 124-27)
  • Future, Shortly (Gen 63, Rev 226)
  • Later (Rev 119)
  • Earlier (Acts 1416-17)

14
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • The way in which God deals out or dispenses
    Salvation to lost humanity.
  • The same question with three different answers
    given form Scripture.
  • What must I/we do to be saved?
  • Matthew 1916-17
  • Acts 236-38
  • Acts 1629-31
  • Why three different answers?

15
Time Line
A G E S T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
Messianic Jews
Jailer (Gentile)
Rich young ruler
Grace
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
Law
Messianic Judaism
R A P T U R e
Peter
Moses
Paul
Body of Christ
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
16
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • Note All Scripture is for us but not all
    scripture pertains to us.

17
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • What God deals out or dispenses as requirements
    for His people.
  • Dietary requirements.
  • Genesis 129-30
  • Genesis 91-4
  • Leviticus 111-7
  • Acts 109-14
  • Romans 141-3,15-16
  • 1 Corinthians 1030-31
  • 1 Timothy 43-4

18
Time Line
Dietary requirements
A G E S T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
Vegan
No restrictions
Vegan Plus any Flesh
Vegan
Vegan Plus certain Flesh
Grace
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
Law
Messianic Judaism
R A P T U R e
Adam
Peter
Moses
Paul
Noah
Body of Christ
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
19
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • What God deals out or dispenses as requirements
    for His people.
  • Sabbath day.
  • Exodus 31112-17
  • Colossians 216-17
  • Galatians 410
  • Romans 145

20
Time Line
Sabbath day requirements
A G E S T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
Every day is Holy
Keep Sabbath day holy
Grace
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
Law
Messianic Judaism
R A P T U R e
Adam
Peter
Moses
Paul
Noah
Body of Christ
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
21
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • What God deals out or dispenses as requirements
    for His people.
  • Monetary giving.
  • Genesis 1417-20
  • Leviticus 2730-34
  • Deuteronomy 1422-28
  • Malachi 38-12
  • Acts 432-37
  • Acts 51-11
  • 2 Corinthians 81-5
  • 2 Corinthians 810-14
  • 2 Corinthians 97-14

22
Time Line
Monetary Program
A G E S T O C O M e
Make up Your own mind
Federal Tax/tithe
Common ownership
C R E A T I O n
Ten percent of increase
Grace
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
Law
Messianic Judaism
R A P T U R e
Abraham
Body of Christ
Adam
Peter
Moses
Paul
Noah
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
23
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • Church (ekklesia Gk.) A called out group or
    assembly of people.
  • Acts 737-38
  • Acts 738 (KJV) This is he, that was in the
    church (ekklesia) in the wilderness with the
    angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and
    with our fathers who received the lively oracles
    to give unto us
  • Matthew 1613-19
  • Messianic Church A called out assembly that
    practices Judaism according to the law of Moses
    and believes Jesus of Nazareth is Israels
    promised Messiah.
  • Matthew 1927-28
  • Galatians 28
  • Colossians 124-26
  • Ephesians 122-23
  • Ephesians 13-4
  • Ephesians 214-18
  • The Church, The Body of Christ A called out
    assembly according to the mystery kept secret in
    the mind of God and revealed to the Apostle
    Paul.

24
Time Line
Which called out assembly/Church when?
Heavenlies
Nation of Israel Church in the wilderness
Messianic Kingdom Church
The Church The Body of Christ
A G E S T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
Grace
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
Law
Messianic Judaism
R A P T U R e
Abraham
Body of Christ
Adam
Peter
Moses
Paul
Noah
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
25

Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • Matthew 1815-20 (1 Corinthians 61-8)
  • Acts 511 (2 Corinthians 97)
  • Acts 81
  • Acts 83
  • Acts 1122,26 (Galatians 211-16)
  • Ephesians 531-32
  • Philemon 11-2
  • Ephesians 310 (Ephesians 214-18)

26
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • The Book of Acts records the time of transition.
  • Dr. Luke
  • Wrote a Gospel from his research of first hand
    accounts
  • Joined Paul early in his ministry
  • Wrote of his first hand experience with the
    Messianic Church and the transition to The
    Church, The Body of Christ in the Book of Acts.
  • What good news/gospel did Paul receive and
    originally embrace?
  • Acts 226-14
  • Acts 919-25
  • How was Paul received by the believers and the
    Apostles?
  • Acts 926-28
  • Acts 2217-23

27
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • The Book of Acts records the time of transition.
  • Was the door cracked for the Gentiles.
  • Acts 111-18
  • Acts 1119-30
  • Did Pauls message and focus change?
  • Acts 1338-43
  • Acts 1344-49
  • Acts 1426-28

28
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • The Book of Acts records the time of transition.
  • The Jerusalem Council. (Showdown at the OK
    corral)
  • Back ground to the showdown.
  • Acts 1119-26 (Gentiles believe)
  • Acts 132-3 (Pauls first Missionary journey from
    Antioch)
  • Acts 1332-42 (Paul preaches the Gospel of Grace)
  • Acts 1344-52 (Paul goes to the Gentiles)
  • Acts 1426-28 (Pauls return to Antioch)

29
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • The Book of Acts records the time of transition.
  • The Jerusalem Council. (Showdown at the OK
    corral)
  • Acts 151 (Conflict with the Gospel of Grace)
  • Acts 1343
  • Galatians 52-5
  • Acts 152-5 (Paul takes a stand)
  • Pharisees
  • Matt 37 (Brood of snake, who warned you….,?)
  • Matt 911 (Why does your master eat with
    sinners?)
  • Matt 934 (….receives His power from
    Beelzebub.)
  • Matt 1611 (beware of the Levin (teachings)…,)
  • Matt 27 (Saked Pilot to seal tomb)
  • Phil 33 (Paul knew all about the Pharisees.)
  • Gal 24-5 (So called believersfalse ones)

30
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • How is the word of God to be divided and laid
    out?
  • Which Church for which time?
  • The Book of Acts records the time of transition.
  • The Jerusalem Council. (Showdown at the OK
    corral)
  • Acts 156-11 (Peter reminds the council)
  • Acts 111-18
  • Acts 1512-35 (The decision of James the leader
    of the messianic church in Jerusalem.) (James had
    to set his church straight and right the wrong
    caused to the Body of Christ by some members of
    the Jerusalem assembly.)
  • Galatians 26-10 (The agreement)

31
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • Jesus said The words you say now reflect your
    fate then either you will be justified by them
    or you will be condemned. Matthew 1237
  • Does this verse apply to us?

32
  • What is said? The words you say now reflect your
    fate then either you will be justified by them
    or you will be condemned."
  • Who said it? Jesus
  • To whom is it said? You brood of snakes.
    Pharisees who had a date at with judgment.
  • For what time is it intended? When the Messianic
    Kingdom was being offered to Israel.

33
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • Does the statement by Jesus in question apply to
    you?
  • Are you a Pharisee?
  • Is the King offering you the Kingdom?
  • Are you under the law of Moses?
  • Are you saved?
  • Can you possibly be judged for condemnation?
  • Can anything you say condemn you to the lake of
    fire?

34
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • Has God revealed anything to you along the line
    of the statement in question?
  • Where would you search to find such a statement
    if any?
  • Ephesians 429-31
  • Colossians 38
  • Ephesians 54
  • What are the consequences if you disregard or
    ignore Gods directives through your Apostle?
  • 1 Corinthians 1127-32
  • Hebrews 125-11

35
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • God and His principles are immutable
    (unchangeable).
  • James 117
  • 2 Timothy 213
  • Numbers 2319
  • Principle A settled rule of moral conduct.
  • Principles of God
  • spirituality, infinity, eternity, immutability,
    self-sufficiency, perfection, freedom,
    omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, justice,
    truth, love, mercy, and grace.
  • God always has and will always hate sin.
  • Law and justice continues through the ages.
  • Adam
  • Cain
  • David
  • You and I (1Cor.1127-32)
  • Was the penalty for Adamss sins, Davids sins
    and your sins paid on the same cross?

36
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The principles of God are immutable.
  • Principle A settled rule of moral conduct.
  • Principles of God
  • Grace (Gods unmerited favor) and faith (belief,
    trust) are the essential basis for justification
    in all ages.
  • Acts 159-11
  • Romans 41-6,23-25
  • Abraham (Before the written law)
  • David (After the written law)
  • Us (The law set aside)
  • Hebrews 116
  • Did God require Abraham and David to demonstrate
    their faith (belief/trust)?
  • Yes, by their works.
  • Note Works for salvation are a required
    demonstration or expression of faith
  • Does God require us (body of Christ) to
    demonstrate our faith (belief/trust)?
  • Yes, by not working.
  • By resting in Christ.
  • Hebrews 410-11

37
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • Romans 45 (KJV)
  • But to him that worketh not, but believeth on
    him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is
    counted for righteousness.
  • Romans 45 (NASB)
  • But to the one who does not work, but believes
    in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is
    reckoned as righteousness,
  • Example
  • Matthew 614-15
  • Forgive in order to get forgiveness. (Law)
  • Ephesians 432
  • You have already been forgiven now forgive
    others. (Grace)

38
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
E T E R N I T y
E T E R N I T y
The Principles of God are Eternal and
Unchangeable Justification before God is always
by Grace through Faith
Ja.117
Eph.28
39
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • Does the Bible contradict its self?
  • James 214
  • Ephesians 28-9
  • The Bible says….,
  • To whom?
  • Through whom?
  • For what time?
  • James 11
  • James 214-25
  • Ephesians 11
  • Ephesians 21-10
  • Romans 11-4
  • Romans 121-13

40
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Dispensations of God.
  • The principles of God have to do with His
    character and nature.
  • The dispensations of God concern His dealings
    With His creation particularly with mankind.
  • Dispensation is a biblical word and not a man
    made theological term.
  • Ephesians 110 (KJV) That in the dispensation of
    the fulness of times he might gather together in
    one all things in Christ, both which are in
    heaven, and which are on earth even in him
  • Colossians 125 (KJV) Whereof I am made a
    minister, according to the dispensation of God
    which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word
    of God

41
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Dispensations of God.
  • Dispensation is translated from the Greek word
  • oikonomia, oy-kon-om-ee'-ah
  • administration (of a household or estate or a
    country)
  • A Steward stewardship
  • Presidential administration
  • specially a (religious) economy dispensation
    stewardship (Luke 1242 (KJV) And the Lord said,
    Who then is that faithful and wise steward
    (oikonomia), whom his lord shall make ruler over
    his household, to give them their portion of meat
    in due season?) (1 Cor. 916-17 (KJV) For though
    I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of
    for necessity is laid upon me yea, woe is unto
    me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do
    this thing willingly, I have a reward but if
    against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is
    committed unto me.) Management
  • 1 Corinthians 41-2

42
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Dispensations of God.
  • Dispensation
  • a. The act of dispensing or dealing out.
  • b. Something dispensed or dealt out. (dealer)
  • c. A specific arrangement or system by which
    something is dispensed or dealt out.
  • Motel rooms
  • Automobiles
  • A dispensation covers a period of time during
    which man is tested in respect of obedience to
    some specific revelation of the will of God.
  • The deal God has going during a specified
    period.

43
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Dispensations of God.
  • Note While the principles of God never change
    the dispensations, His dealings with man do
    change from time to time.
  • Terms (dispensations) of acceptance with God
  • Blood sacrifices.
  • Genesis 43-5
  • Circumcision added.
  • Genesis 179-14
  • Obedience to the whole Mosaic law.
  • Exodus 193-8
  • Romans 105
  • Water baptism and repentance and accepting Jesus
    of Nazareth as Israel's Messiah added.
  • Mark 14
  • John 823-24
  • Acts 236-38
  • Gods will now for the Body of Christ kept secret
    from times past.
  • Romans 321-27
  • Romans 45

44
Rightly Dividing the word of God by Dispensations.
The Stewards
The Principles of God are Eternal and
Unchangeable Justification before God is always
by Grace through Faith
Ja.117
Eph.28
45
Time Line
7 Dispensations of Gods dealings with mankind
1-Age of innocence 2-Age of conscience 3-Age of
Human Gov. 4-Age of Promise 5-Age of Law 6-Age of
Grace 7-Age of Heaven on Earth
Heavenlies
A G E S T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
Grace
T R I B U L A T I O n
Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
G W T J U D G M E N t
Law
Messianic Judaism
R A P T U R e
Abraham
Body of Christ
Moses
Adam
Peter
Paul
Noah
Time Past
Time Present
Time Future
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
46
Dispensations
  • 1. The Age of Innocence
  • Adam and Eve, fresh from the creative hand of God
    in Eden, were innocent. They had unbroken and
    joyful communion with their Maker and dominion
    over all living creatures on earth, but they had
    one condition to meet in order to thus continue.
    God had commanded them not to eat of "the tree of
    the knowledge of good and evil." Eve, at the
    urging of the Serpent, ate of that forbidden
    tree, gave to Adam and he ate, and thus they
    believed the Serpent rather than God, rebelled
    against God's command, lost their innocence, and
    that brief glorious age ended for them. Genesis
    27-324.

47
Dispensations
  • 2. The Age of Conscience
  • Through Adam and Eve's eating of "the tree of the
    knowledge of good and evil," they and their
    posterity gained a consciousness of good and
    evil. Human conduct thus came to be primarily
    governed by conscience. Under conscience the
    morality of mankind progressively declined until
    after about 1500 years we read that, "God saw
    that the wickedness of man was great in the
    earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts
    of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis
    65). The consequence of man's failure under
    conscience was the flood which destroyed all
    flesh off the earth except for Noah and his wife,
    his 3 sons and their wives, and the animals which
    they took into the Ark with them. Genesis
    61-822.

48
Dispensations
  • 3. The Age of Human Government
  • After the flood, God made a covenant with Noah
    and all flesh that He would never again send a
    universal flood to destroy all flesh, and He gave
    the rainbow for a token of that covenant. Also,
    He told Noah and his family that the flesh of all
    kind of animals would be for their food. God also
    added a new element for the governing of their
    conduct He established the basis of human civil
    government by placing judicial and executive
    powers into the hands of men, and He instituted
    capital punishment by ordaining, "and surely your
    blood of your lives will I require at the hand
    of every beast will I require it, and at the hand
    of man at the hand of every man's brother will I
    require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's
    blood, by man shall his blood be shed for in the
    image of God made He man". Gen. 95,6. Under
    human government, we read of the rise of Nimrod,
    the beginning of whose kingdom included Babel.
    Gen. 108-10 At Babel, Noah's progeny began to
    build the tower of Babel. The keynote of Nimrod's
    reign and their building was "substitution." They
    forsook God's reign for Nimrod's substitute reign
    against God they should have been united under
    God's rule, but they sought a name and unity of
    their own devising. In building the tower of
    Babel, "they had brick for stone, and slime had
    they for mortar" and the top of their tower was
    to be "unto heaven" - doubtless unto the worship
    of the heavenly bodies, the sun, moon, and stars
    and thus ancient Babylon became the fountainhead
    of all pagan idolatry. They thus substituted a
    false worship for the worship of the true God. In
    a parallel fashion, men today choose religious
    names of their own invention and build edifices
    for worship in the names which they have
    substituted for the all-sufficient name of our
    Lord Jesus Christ. This has resulted i n
    widespread religious confusion rather than
    Christian unity. See Col. 317 1Cor. 110 Acts
    748-50 Acts 1724,25 Under human government,
    man failed, and the judgment of God fell with the
    Lord confounding their tongues and scattering
    them abroad on the face of the earth. See Genesis
    111-9

49
Dispensations
  • 4. The Age of Promise
  • Out of the scattered throng, God called a man
    named Abram (later Abraham) to leave Ur of the
    Chaldees and come to Canaan. He gave wonderful
    promises to Abraham which brought in the age of
    promise. There were promises of personal
    greatness to Abraham promises of national
    greatness and inheritance of the land of Canaan
    to Abraham and his posterity and the promise of
    blessing to all nations through him. This promise
    of blessing to all nations is called the gospel
    in Galatians 38-9. And Galatians 314-29 makes
    it clear that this was the promise of forgiveness
    of sins and spiritual life through Abraham's
    seed, Christ, that is received by faith - by
    believing on Abraham's seed, as Abraham did.
  • These promises were reiterated to Abraham's son
    Isaac, to Isaac's son Jacob (later name Israel),
    and to the 12 sons of Jacob and their
    descendants. Genesis 1126-129 1314-17
    151-18 171-8,19 2215-18 261-4 2810-16
    and Exodus 224 62-8. (continued)

50
Dispensations
  • 5. The Dispensation of the Law
  • The Law dispensation was not an uninterrupted age
    as such. It began with the giving of the Ten
    Commandments and continued in practice until
    after the age of Grace began. It was interrupted
    by the age of Grace and it will continue for a
    space of time after the age of Grace is over. It
    is inseparably connected to Israel and God's
    dealings with them as a nation. The law was given
    Israel to stop their mouths about what they would
    do, give them knowledge of sin, and point them to
    Christ as the only way to escape condemnation and
    come to God. Romans 319-28 Galatians 310-12,
    22-25.
  • Israel rejected and crucified Christ when He came
    to earth, but on the cross He prayed for them,
    "Father, forgive them for they know not what
    they do" (Luke 2334). The forgiven nation was
    then given the opportunity to repent of their
    self-righteousness and rejection of their
    Messiah. This opportunity was proffered them for
    about 30 years after the cross, during the
    historical period of the book of Acts. While
    God's special national mercy was still extended
    to them, the temple in Jerusalem remained
    standing, and law observances were continued by
    the Jews, including the apostles and other
    thousands of Jews that believed. Acts 246 31
    163 1818, 21 2016 2117-26 1 Corinthians
    718 919-20. (continued)

51
Dispensations
  • There was a gradual withdrawal of special favor
    to Israel, and a gradual turning of God's
    national mercy to the Gentiles, as the Jews were
    evangelized during the Acts period in the various
    cities where they lived throughout the world.
    Acts 1119 1344-46 171-3 1710-11 184-6
    198-9 2816-31 Romans 117-25.
  • Their failure, as a nation, to repent resulted in
    the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, the
    center of law-worship, and of Jerusalem itself,
    and the Jews remaining in Palestine were
    scattered among the nations to "abide many days
    (almost 2,000 years now) without a king, and
    without a sacrifice." (Hosea 34). This
    destruction and scattering was carried out at the
    hands of the Roman ruler Titus in 70 A.D.
  • After the age of Grace runs its course, God will
    again deal with Israel nationally, the temple
    will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, and the Law
    dispensation will continue during an awful day of
    trouble for Israel at the hands of Gentile
    persecutors, and during an outpouring of terrible
    judgments from heaven that will fall on both
    ungodly Israelites and Satan-inspired Gentiles.
    The return of the Lord Jesus from heaven to save
    a repentant remnant of Israel from utter
    destruction, to judge the nations, and to
    establish the reign of God on earth, will
    terminate the Law dispensation, as such, and
    usher in the Kingdom age. Romans 1125-29 Daniel
    121 Matthew 243-31 2531-46 2 Thessalonians
    21-12 Revelation 61-17 82-107 161-21
    1911-206.

52
Dispensations
  • In the days of Jacob and Joseph, Israel and his
    family went down into Egypt where they became
    slaves of the Egyptians. At God's appointed time,
    He sent Moses to deliver Israel (who had come to
    number about 3,000,000 people) out of Egypt and
    lead them back to the land of promise. This was
    accomplished through great displays of God's
    power and judgments on the Egyptians, and God
    brought them safely out of Egypt to Himself at
    Mt. Sinai, where they were to worship Him.
    Exodus, chapters 1 through 18.
  • It was at Mt. Sinai that redeemed Israel failed
    under the Promise and brought upon themselves a
    terrible yoke of bondage. They forsook the
    Abrahamic promises and asked to find
    justification and blessing from God on the basis
    of their own merit, their own "doing," their own
    works. Instead of continuing under the gracious
    promises made to Abraham under which God had
    brought them unto Himself (Exodus 224 62-8,
    194), they brazenly asserted, "All that the Lord
    hath spoken we will do" (Exodus 198) and God's
    response was to make Himself unapproachable in a
    dark cloud, with thunder, lightning, earthquake,
    the sound of a trumpet, bounds around the
    mountain, and the warning that anyone who broke
    through would perish. Then God gave them the 10
    commandments, which pronounced such condemnation
    on them as helpless sinners that they said unto
    Moses, "Speak thou with us, and we will hear but
    let not God speak to us lest we die." Exodus,
    chapters 19 and 20. Later there were added other
    statutes, judgments and ordinances.
  • The chosen nation passed from under Promise, as
    the primary basis of their relationship with God,
    to "under the law."

53
Dispensations
  • 6. The Age of Grace
  • This is a parenthetical period not envisioned in
    the prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures. Its
    characteristic is "grace," - that is unmerited
    favor from God to a world of men which failed
    under conscience, human government, promise and
    law, and finally crucified God's dear Son. Under
    grace God is withholding judgment upon sin and
    sinners while He gives generation after
    generation opportunity to be saved. 2 Peter 39,
    15-16 Romans 521.
  • The basis of salvation by grace was laid in
    Christ's death on the cross, His burial and
    resurrection the third day (1 Corinthians
    151-4), not because wicked men slew Him, but
    because God the Father gave Him to die in the
    sinner's place. John 314-18. His substitutionary
    sufferings on the cross and in hell for three
    days and three nights propitiated the justice of
    God, which demanded the death of sinners.
    Christ's sufferings made it possible for a holy
    God to be gracious to undeserving sinners and win
    them to Himself by manifestation of His love for
    them. Romans 24 56-11 2 Corinthians 518-21
    Colossians 120 1 John 48-9.

54
Dispensations
  • Another characteristic of the age of Grace is the
    word "mystery." There are 5 important mysteries,
    or sacred secrets, revealed in Paul's epistles
    about the characteristics of this age. They are
  • A mystery period of time during which Israel is
    nationally blinded, which will last until "the
    fullness of the Gentiles be come in" (Romans
    1125).
  • The mystery of the one body of Christ, the
    Church, "one new man." Since the descent of the
    Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2) all who believe
    the gospel of Christ, whether Jew or Gentile,
    have been spiritually baptized into one spiritual
    body, the Church of Jesus Christ, in which they
    are no longer regarded as Jew or Gentile, but are
    new creatures in Christ. Acts 247 1 Corinthians
    1212-13 Ephesians 211-310 2 Corinthians
    516-17.
  • "The mystery of Godliness" - God manifest in
    human flesh first in Christ, and then through
    the Holy Spirit indwelling members of the Church
    and producing His fruit "Christ in the Gentiles,
    the hope of glory." 1 Timothy 315-16 Colossians
    124-27.
  • "The mystery of iniquity," which had already
    begun to work when the apostle Paul lived on
    earth. This was, and is, a lawless infiltration
    and leavening of the true saints of God by
    ungodly, demon and devil-inspired false teachers,
    and the building of a great counterfeit church
    system which professes to be Christ's true Church
    representing Him on earth. It is Satan's
    caricature of "the mystery of Godliness." 2
    Thessalonians 27.
  • The mystery of Christ's coming for the members of
    the church which He is building during the age of
    grace His coming to resurrect those who died in
    Christ, to change the living saints by giving
    them immortal bodies, and catching them all up
    together to meet Him in the air. 1 Corinthians
    1551-57 1 Thessalonians 413-18.

55
Dispensations
  • During this age of Grace, Christ is seated at
    God's right hand in heaven, and this age will end
    with His coming to catch away from the earth the
    ones who have been saved by His grace and made
    members of His Church. We are doubtless
    approaching the end of this age and that
    rapturous event. Ephesians 119-23 Philippians
    25-11 1 Thessalonians 413-18.
  • At the beginning of the age of grace, Israel was
    gradually broken out of the good olive tree of
    God's national favor and was cast among the
    nations. At the close of the age and after, they
    will be restored to the place of prominence in
    God's national dealing. During the time of their
    blindness and fall, Gentiles have been grafted
    into the place of national favor and God has
    shown mercy and undeserved kindness to all men of
    all nations. Again see Romans chapter 11

56
Dispensations
  • The Tribulation Period
  • The tribulation period which follows the age of
    grace, is not a new age or dispensation, but as
    we have already pointed out, is a continuation of
    the dispensation of law during which God
    continues His prophesied program with Israel and
    the other nations, and pours out His judgments on
    a world which rejected His grace. This period
    will end with Christ's return to the earth to
    complete the judgment and establish God's kingdom
    on earth.

57
Dispensations
  • 7. The Kingdom Age
  • This is the final time-period during which men
    will be tested by the opportunity to turn to God
    and receive His salvation, or turn from Him and
    reject the Savior, thus determining their final
    destiny. This age will last for 1,000 years,
    beginning with the return of the Lord Jesus
    Christ from heaven to reign in power and great
    glory. During this time Israel will be supreme
    among the nations and universal peace and
    prosperity will prevail, with even ravenous
    beasts perfectly tame. Revelation 201-6 Isaiah
    111-16.

58
Dispensations
  • The characteristics of the preceding ages will be
    in manifestation
  • The resurrected saints will be there in innocence
    to reign with Christ
  • Consciences will have been cleansed and the
    knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth
  • A man will reign on David's throne in Jerusalem -
    the perfectly just, all-knowing, all-powerful
    God-man, the Lord Jesus Christ
  • The previously unrealized promises made to
    Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will begin to be
    fulfilled and will continue to be fulfilled
    forever
  • The Law will be implanted in the hearts of the
    saved remnant of Israel and
  • God's saving grace will still be extended to
    children born on earth during that time.
  • See 2 Samuel 710-17 Isaiah 96-7 Luke 132-33
    Ezekial 3721-28 Jeremiah 3131-37.

59
Dispensations
  • At the beginning of the kingdom age Satan will be
    bound and cast into the bottomless pit. At the
    close he will be loosed for a little season in
    order to test those who have lived in an earthly
    paradise under Christ as to whether they choose
    to willingly continue as subjects of Christ's
    righteous reign or turn from Him in rebellion to
    follow Satan. Those who were born during the
    millennium, but not tested by Satan, will thus be
    called upon to choose God or the Devil. We read
    that Satan finds disciples from the four quarters
    of the earth who join him in compassing the camp
    of the saints about. But then fire comes down
    from God out of heaven and devours them. The
    devil is cast into the lake of fire where he
    shall be tormented day and night for ever and
    ever. Thus will be terminated the ages of human
    probation. Revelation 201-10.

60
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What are some important divisions/differences in
    the Bible?
  • Good and evil.
  • Heaven and hell.
  • Light and dark.
  • Old and new covenants.
  • Jews and Gentiles.

61
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division/difference in
    the Bible for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.

D I V I S I O N
The Prophecy Program
The Mystery (Secret Plan) Program
62
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division/difference in
    the Bible for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.
  • Genesis 11
  • Why doesnt the Bible simply say In the
    beginning God created the universe or the
    cosmos?
  • God has a distinct plan and purpose for the
    heavens.
  • God has a distinct plan and purpose for the
    earth.
  • Gods purpose for the earth and Christs reign
    upon it is the subject of prophecy.
  • 2 Peter 116-21
  • Gods purpose concerning Heaven and the
    exaltation of the Body of Christ in the Heavenly
    realm with Christ is the subject of the mystery
    (Gods secret plan).
  • Ephesians 24-10
  • Ephesians 11-5
  • Ephesians 31-5

63
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division/difference in
    the Bible for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.
  • The prophesy program.
  • To Israel, for Israel, about Israels King and
    earthly Kingdom.
  • Luke 126-33
  • Luke 167-76
  • Luke 214
  • Isaiah 91-7
  • Matthew 69-13
  • Acts 317-26

64
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division in the Bible
    for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.

D i V i S i O n
The Prophecy Program
The Mystery (Secret Plan) Program
Concerns -Israel -the Nations -the Earth
Concerns -Body of Christ -the Heavenlies
65
The rejected Messiah Returns To Heaven
Time Line
Prophecy Program
The King returns
A g e s T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
7 yrs
2,000 yrs
2,000 yrs
33 yrs
1,000 yrs
T R I B U L A T I O n
The Fall of man
The Flood
Abraham (Nation Of Israel)
Mt. Sinai (Law)
The Kingdom offered
The King Rejected And killed
G W T J U D G M E N t
The Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
66
The Son Returns To Heaven The Holy Spirit Comes
To earth
Time Line
With the Mystery Program
The King returns
A g e s T O C O M e
C R E A T I O n
2,000 yrs
2,000 yrs
33 yrs
7 yrs
1,000 yrs
1900 yrs
)
(
Age of Grace
The Fall of man
The Flood
Abraham (Nation Of Israel)
Mt. Sinai (Law)
The Kingdom offered
The King Rejected And killed
T R I B U L A T I O n
G W T J U D G M E N t
The Kingdom (Heaven On Earth)
R A P T U R e
The Body of Christ
Time Past
Time Future
Time Present
Note This chart is not to scale nor exhaustive
it only high lights certain events to illustrate
Gods plan for the ages.
67
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division/difference in
    the Bible for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.
  • The prophesy program.
  • What is the status of Israel and the prophecy
    program now?
  • Romans 111,5-8
  • While interest in the prophetic program is
    commendable we must know there is another great
    body of truth which more directly concerns us.
  • Acts 2817-28
  • Romans 1125-29

68
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division/difference in
    the Bible for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.
  • Note musterion, Greek 3466, Strongs a secret or
    mystery
  • The Mystery (secret) program.
  • To the Body of Christ, for the Body of Christ
    about its exaltation with Christ in the Heavenly
    realm.

69
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Mystery (secret) program.
  • Why a Dispensation of Grace which through all
    past ages was kept a secret in the mind of God?
  • John 110-11
  • Note Before lifting the curse brought about by
    mans disobedience and reinstating heaven on
    earth God allowed mankind to demonstrate his own
    moral failure and see for himself that the
    long-promised Kingdom would not be the result of
    mans own efforts or character but of the grace
    and power of God alone, for man had done
    everything in his power to hinder the
    establishment of Christs earthly reign as King
    of Kings and Lord of Lords.
  • Romans 520-21

70
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Mystery (secret) program.
  • Why a Dispensation of Grace which through all
    past ages was kept a secret in the mind of God?
  • The world (Jews and Gentiles) had positioned
    its self as enemies of God. So now righteousness
    in Gods sight is on the basis of a gift from God
    by Grace through Faith alone and not of any human
    effort.
  • Acts 222-23
  • Romans 1130-32
  • Ephesians 32-11
  • Ephesians 214-18

71
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • The Mystery (secret) program.
  • How important is the Mystery/Secret Plan to us?
  • 1- God has made it known
  • Ephesians 19
  • 2- It is Gods will it be explained to everyone
  • Ephesians 39
  • 3- Paul prayed for open doors to make it known
  • Colossians 43
  • 4- Paul asked for an open mouth with boldness to
    proclaim it
  • Ephesians 619
  • 5- A knowledge of it imparts spiritual
    encouragement and enlightenment
  • Colossians 22
  • 6- Believers are established and made strong by
    it
  • Romans 1625
  • 7- It is proclaimed for the obedience of faith
  • Romans 1626

72
Rightly Dividing Between Prophecy and Mystery
73
Rightly Dividing Between Prophecy and Mystery
74
Rightly Dividing Between Prophecy and Mystery
75
Rightly Dividing Between Prophecy and Mystery.
76
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What is the most important division in the Bible
    for us?
  • For the member of the Body of Christ the
    division/difference between the Prophecy program
    and the Mystery program contained in Holy
    Scripture is key to understanding Gods will.

D I V I S I O N
The Prophecy Program
The Mystery (Secret Plan) Program
Concerns -Israel -the Nations -the Earth
Concerns -Body of Christ -the Heavenlies
77
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
  • What secret or mystery about Gods Good
    News/Gospel was revealed to the Apostle Paul?

78
Rightly Dividing the word of God.
The Principles of God are Eternal and
Unchangeable Justification before God is always
by Grace through Faith
Ja.117
Eph.28
79
  • Reveal/Revelation
  • apokalupto, Greek 601, Strongs
  • apokalupto, ap-ok-al-oop'-to from Greek 575
    (apo) and Greek 2572 (kalupto) to take off the
    cover, i.e. disclose - reveal.
  • Reveal means to make visible not to create or
    bring into existence.

80
Time
Time past
Ages to come (Time Future)
Now (Time Present)
81
  • Dispensation a. The act of dispensing.
  • b. Something dispensed.
  • c. A specific arrangement or system by which
    something is dispensed.

82
  • Ephes. 110 (KJV)
  • That in the dispensation of the fulness of
    times he might gather together in one all things
    in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which
    are on earth even in him
  • Ephes. 110 (NASB)
  • with a view to an administration suitable to
    the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up
    of all things in Christ, things in the heavens
    and things upon the earth. In Him
  • Ephes. 110 (NLT)
  • And this is his plan At the right time he
    will bring everything together under the
    authority of Christeverything in heaven and on
    earth.

83
  • THE WORD MEANS...
  • To put into effect administration to have a
    plan. The word Paul uses literally means
    household arrangement.
  • DISPENSATIONS (Gk. oikonomia, management of a
    household, hence English economy).
  • A dispensation is an era of time during which man
    is tested in respect to obedience to some
    definite revelation of Gods will.

84
  • DISPENSATIONS (Gk. oikonomia, management of a
    household, hence English economy).
  • A dispensation is an era of time during which man
    is tested in respect to obedience to some
    definite revelation of Gods will. Seven such
    dispensations are recognized by many
    premillennialists. Other premillennialists speak
    of only three or four. Still others prefer not to
    be classed as dispensationalists at all. Those
    who hold to seven list them as follows
  • Innocence. Man was created innocent, set in an
    ideal environment, placed under a simple test and
    warned of the result of disobedience. The woman
    fell through pride the man, deliberately (1 Tim.
    214). Alt
About PowerShow.com