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; - Colossians 1:25

Definition of Dispensation:

  • the act of dispensing or something dispensed;

  • a specific arrangement or system by which something is dispensed.

  • the study of how God deals with mankind

 

Moses "dispensed" the Law and was entrusted with the dispensing of the Law as he was God's steward of that dispensation!  
 

Since the beginning of creation, God has dispensed instructions for man to follow. God did this for mankind's well-being, prosperity and most importantly, to assure that His relationship would never be broken with man. However, since man's rebellion in the Garden of Eden, he has continued to disobey God to his own destruction. Because of God's grace, love and mercy, the bible shows us that God gives man repeated opportunities to respond to Him. Man, in turn, responds with disobedience. God judges man and then counters man's rebellion with the ushering in of a new set of dispensed instructions called dispensations. Since the beginning, the bible has been broken into eight (8) of God's dispensations that in essence, all (except "The Dispensation of The Fullness of Times") have the same conclusion through the first seven:

 

  1. God dispenses instructions for man to follow so that man will take God at His word

  2. Man rebels through unbelief and rejects God's instructions

  3. God judges man

  4. God in His grace, love and mercy ushers in a new set of instructions

 

How should I read the bible?
Do you find when you read the bible you sometimes come across passages or chapters of the bible that are difficult to understand? Yet, in our ignorance, we know that its not God’s Word that is the problem but instead our lack of comprehension! Our sin nature is more attracted to man’s tradition (what man says about God) rather than holding obeisance to the bible (what God says about man). Jesus Christ in His earthly ministry to Israel used an awesome illustration of the principle of stewardship or management in Matthew 25 while talking to the apostles. Here, Christ went on to describe the accountability of each servant based on the responsibility given to him. Later, the resurrected, risen  Lord Jesus Christ revealed to the apostle Paul doctrine (our marching orders for Christian living today) on this very issue of stewardship which is greatly neglected by believers today.

 

"Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” - 1 Corinthians 4:1-3

 

  • Before a child of God can truly begin to apply God’s Word to His life while studying the bible, he must understand several important concepts including:

  • How is God dealing with mankind at this time (or in other words, what are the current marching orders of the day)?

  • Who is God talking to?

  • What is the context of the conversation?

 
The purpose of this web site is two-fold. One - to equip the believer so that they can understand the true nature of dispensations as well as Paul’s distinctive ministry, which has not been faithfully taught in this age of grace. Two - to proclaim "the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5) or "The Grace Commission". God The Father through the person and work of God The Son, The Lord Jesus Christ, reconciled the WORLD to Himself not imputing (charging) their sins against them. Jesus Christ died for our offenses but was raised again for our justification (righteousness); (Romans 4:25). SIN WILL NOT KEEP MAN OUT OF HEAVEN; IT IS THE ISSUE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT WILL. Jesus Christ took sin off the table through His death at Calvary 2000 years ago. When He cried "It Is Finished" He meant it! His death vanquished all sins; past present and future. His burial put away sin out of God's sight, nowhere to be found thus "hilariously" and completely satisfying the holy and righteous requirements of God The Father (Hebrews 8-10, Colossians 1,2, Romans 4, 5). TO ACCESS HEAVEN, YOU NEED TO BE AS RIGHTEOUS AS GOD! ANYONE WHO TAKES GOD THE FATHER AT HIS WORD AND BELIEVES (ACCEPTS) CHRIST'S FREE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL DWELL WITH HIM FOREVER!

God wants all people do dwell with Him forever. God will NOT violate man's free will, instead He wants man to chose whether or not he will take Him at His word. Once saved, we are to take this message to a lost and dying world that has relied on superstition and false religious activities in an attempt to get to heaven based on thier own righteousness.