The Fourth Dispensation

By , June 22, 2009 7:07 pm

The Fourth Dispensation: Promise:

During this period we read of God’s promises, promises first made to Abraham and promises through which the people of Israel were set free from bondage in Egypt. Genesis 22:17 “that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”. And in Galatians 3:16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ”. We see here in these two scriptures that God pictured the seed of Abraham both as a heavenly people and an earthly people; the earthly people represented by the nation of Israel and the heavenly people (Galatians 3:16) represented by the church which came of Christ.

The close of this dispensation finds the people of Israel in bondage in Egypt. From Abraham to the end of bondage is approximately 600 years; of which 430 years was in bondage in Egypt. An interesting thought here is that Abraham did have the Law through which to reach out to God with; God reached out to Abraham.

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