1000 Dispensation, Are We In That Time?
There are seven major dispensations though some believe there are more than seven dispensations; others believe there are only three dispensations. However, in classic dispensationalism, there are just seven dispensations. It is essential to know that dispensationalist, is a theology deduced from the Bible, and not an explicitly taught doctrine of the word of God.
Furthermore, the value of dispensationalism according to Gotquestion.org lies in its systematic view of history’s different periods and the various ways the Ancient of Days interacts with His creation.
The first dispensation is the dispensation of Innocence; basically, it is when the Almighty God created His highest creation in His own image- man. God worked face to face with man, but after the fall of Adam and Eve, humans were no longer innocent and God implored humans to use their divinely implanted consciences to do right. This led to the second dispensation; the dispensation of Conscience, which only lasted for about 1600 years. God could not tolerate the evil happenings so He used a flood to wipe all but the family of Noah from the face of the earth.
Noah and his family continue God’s plan for mankind. This dispensation brought about the dispensation of Human Government; the civil authority was created to govern the society. The dispensation was going well until mankind rebelled by building the Tower of Babel.
Genesis 11:4 “4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we are scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
The third dispensation, which is the dispensation of Human Government, God intervened by giving them different languages; those who spoke the same language went to settle in other places. It ended the third dispensation and ushered in the fourth dispensation, which is the dispensation of promise. God created and separated the Hebrew people, He established the nation of Israel from Abraham and his descendants, and gave them the Law through Moses- the dispensation of Law, which is the fifth dispensation.
The people continually broke God’s commandments, but the Law was finally fulfilled in Christ Jesus. The Lord then created the dispensation of Grace. The sixth dispensation also known as the “Church Age” began with the New Covenant in the blood of Jesus Christ.
Luke 22:20 “Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”
This dispensation is still on; the grace of God would finally allow His people (as many that believe in the death and resurrection of Lord Savior) to have a lasting fellowship with Him.
The Grace dispensation started with the coming of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and will end with Rapture.
Read the book of 1 Thessalonians 4 to learn more.
This dispensation is not limited to the Jews, it is worldwide. It is the responsibility for humans to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of the Most High God- John 3:18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” The Holy Spirit indwells believers as the Comforter John 14:17 “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
Furthermore, this dispensation of Grace has lasted for more than 2,000 years and nobody knows when it will end. However, it will end with the Rapture of all believers from earth to Heaven to be with Christ.
Following the dispensation, Grace is the seventh dispensation known as the Millennial Kingdom of Christ, and it will last for one thousand years. During this period, Christ will rule Himself as King. The seventh dispensation will fulfil the prophecy to the Jewish nation that the Messiah will return and be their King. During this period, Satan is bound; he will be bound until the end of 1,000 years.
The unsaved or unbelievers will not have access to the Kingdom. This period will end with the final judgment.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
How to know we are in the Grace dispensation
- As earlier stated, the dispensation of Grace has been on for over 2000 years now; it started from the Day of Pentecost Acts 2 and will last unto the Rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
- the purpose of this dispensation is for God’s people to be perfected by sanctification; to show ever-increasing godliness, and to love one another. 2 John 1:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
- Humanity will lack maturity; worldliness. Also, many churches are falling into apostasy Galatians 5:4, 2 Timothy 3:1-5
- Judgment- the blindness of apostasy and false doctrines 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 2 Timothy 4:3, the Church of 2019 will throw more light on this.
- Grace- this dispensation is about forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ 1 John 1:3-7; John 14:20, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:2. This dispensation gives us the grace to walk with the Lord and live as He intends.
Encourage Yourself In the Lord
The “Last Dispensation” is the final period before the Second Coming of Christ. Repent, accept Christ as your personal Savior, live a life a holiness, share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all, study your bible to show yourself approved, watch and pray!