In fact, we even need to read the Bible differently from that point forward. Therefore, the Abrahamic covenant taught in the dispensation of promise and be summed up from Gen 12–Gen 22 as follows. Later, God gave Abraham the rite of circumcision as the specific sign of the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 17:9–14). 19:8, and was exclusively Israelitish. The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Peter 4-5. 4:6, NASB), The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. It is easy to understand the name of this dispensation! Ezekiel makes that truth vividly clear: “As I live,” declares the Lord God, “surely with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I shall be king over you. When will Israel know that Jesus Christ is Lord? Thus, it is merely the introduction to the new dispensation and an even greater revelation. The land that is promised should be understood in a normal definition of the word—it is not a figure of heaven. Rev.6:12-6th Seal: Massive earthquake wrath of God. 5) Dispensation of Law – this dispensation lasted for almost 1,500 years. Each of these covenants carry a seven-point agreement. The revelation that started this dispensation was a great promise. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Before all Israel is saved, its unbelieving, ungodly members will be separated out by God’s inerrant hand of judgment. Every one of these conditions was violated, and the dispensation of promise resulted in the failure of Israel and closed in thejudgment of bondage in Egypt. Indeed, all men are blessed in the Seed of Abraham, the Lord Jesus Christ, who accomplished the work of redemption. 5. 082116. Grace Bible Church Pastor-Teacher Robert R. McLaughlin Friday, July 8, 2016 Dispensation = Promise Opening Event = God calls Abraham and gives him promises — GEN 12:1-7; 13:14-17; 15:5; The Abrahamic Covenant defines the Jewish race as the citizens of the first and last client nation in history. Learn how your comment data is processed. Copyright © 2017 Dispensational Publishing House | All Rights Reserved. The reason that I point that out is because we must not think that every single time that something is revealed as we read the Bible that we have the beginning of a new dispensation. We will begin there next time by thinking about a fundamental change that is ushered in through this extremely important section of Scripture. We are not in the kingdom now, and so we must look at these dispensations and make sure to be “rightly dividing” everything in its place (2 Tim. From http://gotquestions.org and used by permission: The actual Abrahamic Covenant is found in Genesis 12:1–3. All males in Abraham’s line were to be circumcised and thus carry with them a lifelong mark in their flesh that they were part of God’s physical blessing in the world. •Abraham had the true knowledge of God , the Lord appeared to … “And I shall make you pass under the rod, and I shall bring you into the bond of the covenant; and I shall purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I shall bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Innocence, human conscience (the restraint of lawlessness by the Holy Spirit) and human government continued as ruling factors into the new dispensation and hence the fourth dispensation had four ruling factors which God used to govern Abraham and his descendants. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you. (Genesis 12-Exodus 19) E. The Dispensation of the Law began when God gave Moses His commandments. The fourth dispensation is given two names: the Dispensation of Promise or the Dispensation of Patriarchal Rule. The fourth dispensation, called the Di spensation of Promise, started with the call of Abraham, continued through the lives of the patriarchs, and ended with the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, a period of about 430 years. People became idolatrous and God planned to move his servant Abraham out of that generation to establish a new generation. All the way from here through Genesis 50, we read about three men—Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This Savior would defeat the devil, man’s enemy. In two of the sets of judgments, in Revelation, we see the unmitigated death and destruction that the Holy God allows to be unleashed on a Christ Rejecting world. There are no conditions attached to it (no “if” clauses suggesting its fulfillment is dependent on man). 25 Of old Thou didst found the earth; And the heavens are the work of Thy hands. This is a major shift from Genesis 1 to 11, which dealt with all of the nations of the world. After Babel a. . Abraham is the beneficiary of the Abrahamic … 2:15). Dr. MacArthur points out that “all Israel” means all of those members of the nation of Israel that survive the Time of Jacob’s Trouble/Great Tribulation. (2) Moses and the Exodus, Ex.1-19. For instance, there is much talk today about “building the kingdom.” I know what people mean by that—and what they mean is good. This covenant, which was repeated to Isaac and Jacob, is confined to the Hebrew people and the 12 tribes of Israel. In fact, it is a promise that still holds true today, and one that fundamentally changed man’s relationship with God. Delivered From the Wrath to Come: Which Wrath? The only time that both parties of a covenant would pass between the pieces of animals was when the fulfillment of the covenant was dependent upon both parties keeping commitments. Little bit different…, Excellent point. Elbert White | Director of Church Relations. The “Dispensation of Grace” (or using its full name, “the Dispensation of the Grace of God”) is the set of divine instructions that pertains to us; it involves God’s current dealings with mankind. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. The Abrahamic Covenant finds its ultimate fulfillment in connection with the return of Messiah to rescue and bless His people Israel. Rev.9:13-6th Trumpet: demons released and 200 million army kills 1/3 of the world’s population. There are three main features to the Abrahamic Covenant: God’s method of fulfilling the Abrahamic Covenant is literal, inasmuch as God partially fulfilled the covenant in history: God blessed Abraham by giving him the land (Genesis 13:14–17), and, centuries later, the sons of Abraham took control of the land: “So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there” (Joshua 21:43). The dispensation of Law is named after what is commonly called the Mosaic Law but is called a “covenant” in Exodus 24:7-8; Deuteronomy 4:13; and Galatians 3:19. As we have said, the basic promise during the Dispensation of Promise was the Abrahamic Covenant. There were no requirements for the Israelites other than to trust God and they couldn’t even do this. The dispensation must be distinguished from the covenant. The Law of Moses, as is commonly called. But we must look carefully and see that this verse is not, in and of itself, a revelation that fundamentally changes man’s relationship to God. Each dispensation can be thought of in terms of a six-part structure. But, God's plan runs on the foundation of time. From Abraham to the giving of the law. The Abrahamic Covenant is paramount to a proper understanding of the kingdom concept and is foundational to Old Testament theology. God blessed Abraham spiritually (Genesis 13:8, 18; 14:22, 23; 21:22); God gave him numerous descendants (Genesis 22:17; 49:3–28). Such an act, it would seem, should be shared by both parties, but in this case God’s solitary action is doubtless to be explained by the fact that the covenant is principally a promise by God. All of the sudden our focus changes to Abram and his descendants and a promise that is given to them. Copyright © 2017 Dispensational Publishing House, Inc. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the King James Version. Ezekiel envisions a future day when Israel is restored to the land (Ezekiel 20:33–37, 40–42; 36:1–37:28). Unconditional promises, both physical and spiritual, were made to Abraham and his descendants Isaac and Jacob … (Zech. And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out; and I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I shall enter into judgment with you face to face. An important element of the Abrahamic Covenant, however, demands a still-future fulfillment with Messiah’s kingdom rule: (1) Israel as a nation will possess the totality of the land in the future. I want to deal, briefly, with the idea that (ethnic/national) Israel will be saved. Because God is sovereign, all in covenant with Him can rest assured in His promises. Abraham responded in faith when God told him to leave the land of Ur. May God help us as we study that section further! (Exodus 20-John 19:30) F. The Dispensation of Grace is this current dispensation. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Man's Situation in this Dispensation 1. and is taken from the video that you can watch in its entirety below. People were saved during this dispensation by belief in God’s promises to His people, the descendants of Abram. This dispensation begins with the call of Abraham. We begin this time with a short review. This means that we must not take a concept that belongs to a later dispensation and pull it into an earlier dispensation. Those who hear the preaching of the 144,000 (Rev. A new dispensation only begins when a new revelation is given which changes man’s relationship to God. . “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. By the time we get to the end of Genesis 12:2-3, God will provide such revelation that will begin a brand new dispensation: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 It is through the nation Israel that God promised in Genesis 12:1–3 to bless the nations of the world. 32:38). As to probability, bear with me…, Rev.6:7-4th Seal: Death released. 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