Table of Contents

Acknowledgement. . . . . . . . . . . Xv
Endorsements. . . . . . . . . . . Xvii
Authors Hope for the Reader. . . . . . . . . . . Xxi
Special Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Xxii
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Xxiii

Introduction to the names of God in the Old Testament: Xxxvii

Chapter 1 - The Seven Major Dispensations in God’s Plan that Illuminate the Bible . . . . . . 7
The Seven Fundamental Operational Guiding Rules of a Major Dispensation . . . . . . . . . 14
The Major Designations and Names Given to Dispensations . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Summary and Takeaway Truths.
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chart - The Seven Dispensations. . . . . . . . . 21

Chapter 2 - The Importance of Understanding Dispensational Theology is essential . . . . . . . 22
Humanity’s Personal Relationship to God as Anticipated by God . . . . . . . 26
Modern Confusion Regarding Scripture . . . . . 34
Definitions of a Dispensation . . . . . . . . . . 40
How Biblical Translations Define Dispensation:
Dispensational Study is Not a Movement: . . . 43
How the Books of the Bible are assembled: . . . . . . . . . . . 44
The Many Prophetic Topics Covered by the Bible . . . . . . 46
Old Testament Categories and Arrangement:  
New Testament Categories and Arrangement . . . . . . . . . 47
Systematic Theology Topics and Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Reasons to know that Dispensational Truths Give a Clear Understanding of God’s Eternal Plan: . . . 53
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . . 55
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Chapter 3 - Major Covenants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
The Redemptive Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
The Eternal or Everlasting Covenant . . . . . . . 65
The Edenic Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
The Adamic Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
The Noahic Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Absolute Universal Rules that do not change: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
The Abrahamic Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
These were the six covenants given to Abraham: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Chart - of Abraham’s wives and children . . . . 81
The Mosaic Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Additional Truths of Moses’ Stewardship as Outlined in Genesis . . . . 87
How the Mosaic Law Relates to Us Today . . . . 88
The Perpetual Sabbath Covenant . . . . . . . . . 99
The Davidic Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
How God the Holy Spirit Works Today . . . . . 103
The New Covenant as It Relates to the Nation of Israel . . . 107
The Better Covenant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Aspects Put Forth by the Book of Hebrews: . . . 119
The New Covenant in Relation the One New Organism of Equality . . . . 126
16 Truths for the New Organism of Equality Connected with the New Covenant . . . . . 127
The New Heaven and Earth, the Bride and Groom and the Eternal Covenant. . . . . . 129
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . 132
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . 133
Chart - Time of Covenants . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Chapter 4 - The Redemptive Covenant in Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
The Stage One Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
The Relationship with Abraham . . . . . . . . . . . 141
The Redemptive Covenant’s Application to Non-Jews and Israel’s Four Blessings to the Gentiles in the First Stage . . . . 143
The Movement of the First Stage to the Second Stage . . . 147
The Second Stage of the Redemptive Covenant in Detail: . . . . . . . . . . 151
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . 169
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . 170
Chart - The Redemptive Covenant . . . . . . . 173

Chapter 5 - The Seven Fundamental Operating Keys of All Major Dispensations . . . . . . . 174
The Gospel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . 183
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Chart - Universal Circle of Dispensations . . . 185

Chapter 6 - The First Operating Criteria: Absolute Universal Truth . . 186
The Absolute Universal Truth of God as Revealed to Humanity . . . . . . . 191
The Eternal Universal Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . 192
The Progressive Revelation of Absolute Universal Principles . . . . . . . . . 196
Absolute Universal Moral Laws under the Dispensation of Promise . . . . 199
Government Authority and Material Possessions . . . . 203
Exact Science is not in Conflict with God . . . 204
Summary and Takeaway Truth . . . . . . . . . . 205
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . 206

Chapter 7 - Modified Rules, Carry over Laws and New Rules of Major Dispensations . . . . . . . . . 208
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of Innocence . . . . . . . . . 214
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of Conscience: . . . . . . . . 217
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of Human Government . . 226
The Next Irreversible Punitive Judgement Results . . . . . . 228
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of Promise: . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of Grace. . . 239
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of the Kingdom . . . . . . . . 248
New and Modified Truths in the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time . . . 256
When the Transition Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . 259
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . 260

Chapter 8 - The Ordained Stewardship Institutions . . . 261
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . . 281
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Chart - Institution of Stewardship . . . . . . . . 283

Chapter 9 - The Failures of Sin and Disobedience: . . 284
Failures that Brought on the Previous Punitive Judgments . . 289
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . . 297
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Chapter 10 - Transitions of Major Dispensations . . . 299
The First Transition at the End of the Dispensation of Innocence . . . . . 301
The Second Transition at the End of the Dispensation of Conscience. . . . 301
The Third Transition at the End of the Dispensation of Human Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
The Fourth Transition Being the Mystery Transition . . . . . . . 302
The Fifth Transition, which Brings the Dispensation of Grace to an End . . . . . . . 310
The Restoration of Jewish Standards during the Tribulation . . . . . . . . . 326
Three Major Views of the Seven-Year Tribulation Period . . . . . . . . . . . 327
The Pre-Tribulation View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
The Post-Tribulation View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
The Mid-Tribulation View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
The History of Events Leading Up to the Rapture . . . . 343
The Sixth Transition is the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time . . . . 352
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . 356
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . 358

Chapter 11 - The Irreversible Punitive Judgement . . . 360
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . . 381
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Chart - The Coming Tribulation book of Revelation . . . . 383

Chapter 12 - Subordinate-Dispensations: . . . . . . 384
The Relationship of Operating Keys to the Relationship between Major and Subordinate-Dispensations . . . 386
Historical Timeline from the Apostles to the Reformation . . . . . . . . . 405
Summary and Takeaway Truths . . . . . . . . . 415
Practical Applications for Life . . . . . . . . . . 416
Guiding Questions for Further Study . . . . . 418
Chart - Dispensation of the Fullness of Time . . . . . . 417

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Jewish Laws, Mitzvot, Mishnah, Torah, Talmud . . . . . . 421
The Seven Major Dispensations and the Seven-Operating Keys within a Major Dispensation . . . . . . 426
The Seven Stewardship Institutions of the Major Dispensations.
The Six Failures of a Major Dispensation . . . . 427
The Seven Transitions of the Major Dispensations . . . . . . 428
The Six Punitive Judgments of the Major Dispensations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Notes on Baptism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Notes on Communion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Notes on Local Church Government . . . . . . 434
Bibliography, General Authors and Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Dispensationalist Authors and Books that Hold to the Acts 2 View.
Mid-Acts Books and Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Progressive Dispensationalist Books and Authors . . . . . 439
Bible Abbreviations. . 441

 

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