A dispensation is a period of time in which God does things in a different manner. There are so many in the Christendom today who does not know the meaning of this word. when Jesus came He came to set up His kingdom preaching the gospel of the kingdom, to fulfill the prophecy to the Jews that their King was coming to set up their Kingdom. well, they did not believe Him therefor after the stoning of Stephen God close that period He is now turning to the Gentile. A new period of time different instructions, it’s like when a country selected a new leader does that leader govern under that old administration? not at all that person comes with there own agenda
Therefore Jesus could not give Paul the same message for the Gentiles as He preaches nor what he left for His disciples to preach, two different types of people. The Jews are God’s earthly people, where the Gentiles are God’s heavenly people. The Jews are before the cross the Gentiles are after the cross. Because of their disobedient Jesus Had to go to the cross for the whole world. We all have to believe the same thing.
Before Jesus ascended He gave His disciples command go not in the way of Gentiles nor the Samaritans… but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, because He had no message for them at that time. He left His disciples with the power that he had to perform miracles as He did all of this was to prove to the Jews that He was their messiah and if they had believed them Jesus would have come back and set up his kingdom, because of disobedient God decided to put then on hold, this happened after the stoning of Stephen this was their opportunity to believe what Stephen was saying them.
Saul was there consenting unto his death.. he was on his way to Damascus, but God had other plans for him, God is sending this man to the Gentiles this has happened after the temple was destroyed God had no more dealings with the Jews because He called them Steuben, and heard headed people. He is sending Saul which he has changed his name to Paul Now God is dealing with the Gentiles through the Paul, therefore we are in the age of grace this dispensation for the Gentiles the body of Christ.
What God has given to Apostle Paul can only be found it Roman through Philemon this is one of the reasons that so many people don’t believe he should be in the Bible. This is because they do not read their Bible for them self a person should not condemn another person and don’t know why, because of hearsay. Find out for your self you have to stand before God for your self. The same man that you are dishing is the same one that said in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ( cut straight) Approve unto God not man, make sure you are pleasing God He has the final say. God chose Moses he was his preference. He gave him the authority to lead the children Israel to the promised land, He gave him the Torah( the Law) the first 5 books of the Bible the author who wrote the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah ( Pentateuch.) today most Jews still honor because it contains their law. Apostle Paul is letting you know who he is, For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office.
He can boast because He was divinely Chosen by God for this purpose. God is in control He makes His own decisions He prepare His servants for His services and He wants us to obey that person. Just as God gave Moses instructions to lead His people out of Egypt (consider) to be the world.
He called the Apostle Paul for that same purpose to lead His people the Gentiles out of the world preserving them until that day when He shall call them Home to be with Him. Because Moses disobeyed God he did not enter the promised land, but God showed it to him. Paul tells us that the scripture was written for our learning. When you disobey God’s servant you are disobeying God. The Jews were in Egypt They learn a lot of their ways their Idol worship and more amorality that was displeasing to God.
When He brought them out He said I will put a different be twain you and the Egyptians…(the worldly) people. There were some non-Jews that came along also, maybe they just wanted to tag along, they could not participate in their rules and regulations because they were gentiles… but they were in their mix. Now in this dispensation we have Apostle Paul to lead us while we are in this world preparing our selves until the Lord is ready to take us out,the one different is that as like the hung on that followed the Jews out of Egypt they could not participate in their rules and laws, God is now dealing with the Gentiles His heavenly people but the Jews has that same privileges as the Gentiles, they have to come to Him by believing that He died was buried and rose again the gospel Apostle Paul said there are no different.
Ephesians 3:1-For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ. Now, most don’t know this because they refuse to study Romans through Philemon, where the believers get their doctrine. This is the Apostle Paul God revealed this secret to for the Gentiles the body of Christ.
He said at one time they the Gentiles were without a God. Colossians 1:25-26 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hidden from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: You can’t find this kind of language anywhere else in the bible.now is made manifest to his saints:The Bible said the secret things belong unto God but when they are revealed they belong to us. He also said disobedient is as witchcraft…obedient is better than sacrifice. therefore for those who refuse to obey Apostle Paul message have to tell you, you are not in Christ Jesus… he is the one who said we are sealed with Christ in God, only believers get to be in Christ All one need to know in order to enter into heaven comes through Apostle Paul.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed .1 Thessalonians 4:14-15 Most people compare this with Revelations trumpets, this said trump singular that message is for the Jews in the tribulation God is getting His people the body of Christ, out before that happen.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. This is the word of God only those who are in the body of Christ will meet Him in the air, only those because it takes that resurrection power that Christ had to take us up.
I pray that you make the right choice… Time is short eternity is long.
Evangelist J Burton.