8 Dispensations of God in Saving Man

8 dispensations of God in saving man
8 dispensations of God in saving man

There are 8 dispensations of God in saving man. After man sinned and hid his face from God in the Garden of Eden, God being a faithful loving father, is always working to bring man to the place and position s/he had.

God is in the process of creation, creating man the way He wanted him/her to be and saving and delivering him/her.

In the process of saving and delivering man, God has seasons which are timings. These are times set by God for a certain plan.

The timings are referred to as ages, eras or dispensations and they are the God’s continues plan and timings in delivering man from his/her fall.

The 8 dispensations of God to man

God timings and plan to humanity and the entire world, and His grace and faithfulness to man, is in 8 dispensations as brought up in the bible.

The 8 dispensations are;

  1. Dispensation of innocence: – Age when God was living with man (Adam and Eve) in the Garden of Eden before man fall to sin. During this time, God was with man and man with God, and God lived with man. Man had no knowledge of evil (man knew only good not evil). Salvation was only attained by avoiding the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden.
  2. Dispensation of conscience: – This is when Adam and eve were taken out of the Garden of Eden after falling to sin (separation between man and God) up to the time of the flood when Noah and his family were protected by the ark. In this time, the conscience of men was to keep him/her from evil but his/her conscience become corrupt (evil became good and good was condemned). Salvation was by doing good and avoiding evil.
  3. Dispensation of Government: – Began in the time of the flood to the beginning of the time of Abraham. Salvation this time was by having faith in God and building the ark.
  4. Dispensation of promise: – Started with Abraham and ended before Moses was given the law. Salvation at this time was attained by having faith in God and His promises to the great nation Israel.
  5. Dispensation of the law: – This is referred in the bible as the dispensation of death (2 Cor:3:7). It started in the time when Moses was given the law in Mount Sinai to the time of Jesus death and resurrection. This is the time when the law was in effect. Being saved in this time was only by obeying the law.
  6. Dispensation of Grace: – This is the time we are living in. It started immediately after Jesus Christ’s resurrection, all through the church age and ends with the rupture. In this time, Grace Rules and this is the will (commandment) of Jesus Christ. Being saved is only by accepting, believing and confessing that Jesus is the Lord who died and rose again being the son of God. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Rom:10:9)
  7. Tribulation period (No grace): – This is the time when God pours His wrath on earth and destroys the devils kingdom. It begins immediately after the rapture of the church. In this time, their will be no grace but people will be saved by not receiving the mark of the beast thus being saved by their own blood.
  8. The millennium reign: – Age when God lives with man again. This is the time after God has destroyed all the devilish kingdom and comes back to live again with man, as it was in the garden of Eden, the way God created it to be before man sinned.

The dispensation time we live in today is what is referred to as the church age. It is rightly called the age of grace.

This is not because God’s grace has not been manifested in other ages or dispensations but because in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ we have the ultimate manifestation of God’s grace.

Grace is Jesus Christ and without Him there is no grace.

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  1. Catholics Did NOT Invent the Rapture !

    Many assert
    that the “rapture” promoted by evangelicals was first taught, at least
    seminally, by a Jesuit Catholic priest named Francisco Ribera in his
    16th century commentary on the book of Revelation.
    To see what
    is claimed, Google “Francisco Ribera taught a rapture 45 days before the
    end of Antichrist’s future reign.” (Oddly, many claimants are
    anti-Catholic and merely use Ribera in order to “find” much earlier
    support for their rapture which actually isn’t found in any official
    Christian theology or organized church before 1830!)
    seeing this claim repeated endlessly without even one sentence from
    Ribera offered as proof, one widely known church historian decided to go
    over every page in Ribera’s 640-page work published in Latin in 1593.

    After laboriously searching for the Latin equivalent of “45 days”
    (“quadraginta quinque dies”), “rapture” (“raptu,” “raptio,” “rapiemur,”
    etc.) and other related expressions, the same scholar revealed that he
    couldn’t find anything in Ribera’s work even remotely resembling a prior
    rapture! (Since the same scholar plans to publish his complete
    findings, I won’t disclose his name.)
    Are you curious about the
    real beginnings of this evangelical belief (a.k.a. the “pre-tribulation
    rapture”) merchandised by Darby, Scofield, Lindsey, Falwell, LaHaye,
    Ice, Van Impe, Hagee and many others?
    Google “The Unoriginal
    John Darby,” “Pretrib Rapture Diehards,” “X-Raying Margaret,” “Edward
    Irving is Unnerving,” “Walvoord Melts Ice,” “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),”
    “Wily Jeffrey,” “Deceiving and Being Deceived” by D.M., “The Real Manuel
    Lacunza,” “Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism,” “Pretrib Rapture
    Politics,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” “Famous Rapture Watchers,” and “Pretrib
    Rapture Dishonesty” – most of these by the author of the 300-page
    nonfiction book “The Rapture Plot,” the highly endorsed and most
    accurate documentation on the long hidden historical facts of the
    182-year-old pre-tribulation rapture theory imported from Britain during
    the late 19th century.

      • I agree, Iwas born in a catholique family, but i came to know THE LORD JESUS as my personel savior in 1973 august,and never look back, I know in whom I have beleive, I have 2 brother and 4 sisters and so far none have found the WAY, the TRUTH , and the LIFE, JOHN 14, 6 ,NO one comes to the father but by me ,(JESUS SAID ) , so all i can do is pray for them, that GOD will have mercy for there souls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. wow i have seen great stones today.but wont follow to them.its evident that google can give you details but cant offer you eternity.breathsen can you listen to the voice and walk the talk. IN addition in the dispensation of grace there are minor dispensations which include:dispensation of abnormality where things are not normal,dispensation of word of truth where people are given good news by the chosen few but they stone back rather,dispensation of the expansion of the heart and tents where those who heed to the truth are developed and church that promotes truth is being filled slowly,of sure water revelation 22:1 go with the flow of the truth.lastly dispensation of seeking only the kingdom.and after that we experience the last dispensation of eternal living as given by Joshua Munguti as the millenium rein

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