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Our role and goal in the Church-age, the dispensation of the mystery.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Theocentric Dispensations refer to the Old Testament periods of time, emphasizing and glorifying God the Father’s purpose in the divine provision of dispensations as they relate to the angelic conflict.

Two Theocentric Dispensations:
1. The age of the Gentiles in the Old Testament, from Adam to the Exodus generation, 1441 B.C.
2. The age of the Jew, from 1441 B.C. to the first Advent of Christ, 4-5 B.C.

Christocentric Dispensations refer to the New Testament periods of time emphasizing and glorifying God the Son’s purpose in the divine provision of dispensations as they relate to the angelic conflict.

3. The Hypostatic Union, 4-5, B.C. to His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, 30 A.D.
4. The Church-age, 30 A.D., to the Rapture, ? A.D.

Eschatological Dispensations refer to the future periods of time emphasizing and glorifying God the Holy Spirit’s purpose in the divine provision of dispensations as they relate to the angelic conflict.

5. The Tribulation, from Rapture to the Second Advent of Christ.
6. The Millennium, from the Second Advent, to the last Judgment.

There are basically six dispensations divided into three categories:
1. Theocentric
2. Christocentric
3. Eschatological

In the Church-age, the dispensation of the mystery, our role and goal is to become invisible heroes glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ.

He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.

2TI 2:3-4 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

A soldier on duty doesn’t get caught up in making deals in the business world; he concentrates on carrying out divine orders from above. All of us are ordinary believers, but we have the grace and power offered to us to become extraordinary invisible heroes.
2CO 6:9 we are unknown yet well-known,

Invisible heroes, like Bible doctrine, are the least publicized of heroes.

Invisible heroes are born again believers who execute the plan of God, recognize that they are a vital part of the angelic conflict in human history, and avoid all the distractions of the details of life and religion, especially legalism, etc.

Like Bible doctrine and like invisible heroes, the trial called the angelic conflict is the least publicized of all trials.

Just like Bible doctrine is the least publicized of priorities in this world because this is the devil’s world. Invisible heroes are the least publicized of heroes. Like Bible doctrine and like invisible heroes, the trial called the angelic conflict is the least publicized of all trials.

That which is the least publicized is that which I must major in as a kerux or a preacher-communicator of Bible doctrine.

Communicators of the Church-age, the dispensation of the mystery, are charged with the communication of the very message that millions of angelic beings in the atmosphere are charged to squelch and smash and hide.

2TI 4:2 “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”

Your prayers should also consist of praying for those who operate with their TTT, and function in their spiritual gift to support the communication of doctrine.

1CO 12:25 that there should be no division in the body, but {that} the members should have the same care for one another.
1TH 5:11 Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

Paul’s life report and life support, 2CO 11:23-33.

PHI 1:28 Likewise, in no way be intimidated by your enemies - which to them [this intimidation] is a manifestation of destructive ways [toward you] but with reference to you, [these destructive ways are an opportunity for divine deliverance, in fact, this [deliverance] is from the source of God.

PHI 1:29 Because [here is the reason why] to you it has been graciously given with reference concerning Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on behalf of Him,

1TI 2:11-12 Let a woman quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
COL 1:26 the mystery which has been hidden from the {past} ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints,

The kingdom of darkness is also succeeding in the life of believers who become distracted by the details of life and spend hundreds of hours considering nonsensical things in life.

Pray for the communicators of Bible doctrine because they are a kerux, someone who has important news to bring.

Kerux = they are to have a strong voice and proclaim the message with vigor without lingering to discuss it or argue about it.

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