THE  SEVEN  DISPENSATIONS
OF
THE  BIBLE

    The word "dispensation" means "the order of events under Divine Authority." There are 7 Dispensations in Human history between the Eternal Past and the Eternal Future; between the Creation of Man in the 6 days of Genesis 1-2 and the Final Restoration of Man in the New Heavens and the New Earth of Revelation 21-22.


 1.  The Dispensation of Innocence:  Genesis 2:15-3:21

    This age was from the "Creation of Man" and his
    commission to rule over the Earth and all things
    therein,  to the "Fall of Man" and his expulsion
    from the "Garden of Eden".



 2.  The Dispensation of Conscience:  Genesis 3:22-8:14

    This age was from the "Fall of Man" and his
    expulsion from the "Garden of Eden" to the
    "Flood of Noah,"  a period of 1,656 years.



 3.  The Dispensation of Human Government: Genesis 8:15-11:32


    This age was from the"Flood of Noah" to the
    call of Abraham,  a period of 427 years.



 4.  The Dispensation of Promise:  Genesis 12:1-Exodus 12:37


    This age was from the call of Abraham to the
    Exodus of Israel from Egypt under Moses,
    a period of 430 years.



 5.  The Dispensation of Law:  Exodus 12:38 - Matthew 2:23;
                                               11:10-13;  Luke 16:16


    This age was from the Exodus of Israel from
    Egypt under Moses to the "Preaching of the
    Kingdom of Heaven" by John the Baptist;  or
    from Moses to the 1st Coming of Jesus Christ,
    a period of over 1,718 years.



 6.  The Dispensation of Grace:  Matthew 3:1-Revelation 19:10

    This age has lasted already over 1,900 years,
    from the 1st Coming of Jesus Christ,  and it
    shall continue until the 2nd Coming of
    Jesus Christ in the "Near Future."



 7.  The Dispensation Of Divine Government
       The Millennium:
 Revelation 19:11-20:15


    This age will cover the period from the 2nd
    Coming of Jesus Christ,  to the "Last Rebellion
    of Satan and Man" on the Earth,  a period of
    1,000 years.


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