Foreword
Goals:
Have you ever felt that you do not know the Word of God, or how it relates to you personally?
The goals of this book are to fulfill the admonition found in Hebrews 5:12-14, and move you towards maturity, fulfilling Hebrews 6:1-3.
Hebrews 5:12-14: “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Hebrews 6:1-3: “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection; if not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.”
Taking seriously the admonition to grow up in the passionate Christ Jesus our Lord and learn His wondrous working since creation for lives today. Learning our history is paramount with thoughtfulness, and taking His admonition serious. The understanding of God and His Word, communicating to humanity today is vital and pleasing to our Lord.
The goal of dispensational teaching is to draw teachers and students together. It sends a clear message of His love and tender loving care for you. Dispensational teaching sends a clear unified message of scripture. Dispensations relate to His total sovereign plan of redemption, God had before creation, after creation and through to eternity future. The Godhead prearranged salvation that He designed in Christ Jesus. God knew in his foreknowledge that humanity would fail in their faithfulness in each dispensation. God came to earth planning the timing of the incarnation in eternity past; choosing the second person of the trinity. Christ Jesus our magnificent Lord fulfills the redemption plan for all eternity in a dispensation that will not fail (Ephesians 1:4, 10 II Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, and Revelation 21-22).

Hopefully, the teaching of dispensations will unite theologians and lay-teachers with their teachings to give correct and clear understanding of scripture. I am seeking to provide a clear understanding of God’s truth. Dispensational teaching will provide Biblical understanding and give a needed accuracy, opening the eyes, and giving answers to why covenant theologians with their replacement theology and others teachings have errors.
The Bible written by over forty different, inspired authors who wrote the Bible over 1600 year of accumulation. Many of them did not live at the same time, but they revealed God accurately, through His inspiration He gave them. God used their individual personalities recording His exact truths. They recorded His exact truths in an orderly planned symmetrical fashion and design. God used them as His instruments in the writings, presenting the symmetry and unity accurately as He directed. The schematic Biblical truths planned by God, showing His existence and His foreknowledge of how all of historical working was in a predetermined orderly fashion. He used dispensational economies in caring out His plan, from eternity past to eternity future with no contradictions. God planned dispensations to bring about His redemption plan to humanity. He knew humanity’s failure in eternity past. The Deity elected the Son, Jesus Christ to provide salvation to an unknown number that only He has known over the centuries.
Romans 5:12-19, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience (the Lord Jesus Christ) many will be made righteous.”

Romans 8:29, 30, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified these He also glorified.”

I Corinthians 1:18, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

II Timothy 3:16, 17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, (dispensational teaching throughout scripture) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Galatians 4:4, “But, when the fullness of the time had come,” God sent forth His Son, (Dispensation of Promise) born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those (All, humanity who will receive Him) who were under the law (all Old Testament Saints), that we (all future dispensations) might receive the adoption as sons.”

II Corinthians 2:15-17, “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.”

II Corinthians 4:4-3, “But, even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
Note: (The underlining, paraphrases, and comments are from the author to help emphasize and clarify of the truths.)
The completed results of knowing dispensations and the operating system will unite the symmetry and unity of the Bible together. A correct approach to Scripture hope that it will bring many individuals to a saving knowledge of our amazing Lord Jesus in this time of history. The educated masses are observing Bible teachers, and looking for a clear exposition of Scripture, challenging believers to be consistent and accurate in their teaching. There will always be some, who will come to appreciate the symmetrical schematic of God’s Word from a dispensational view and accept it; however, even after reading, others will reject God's truths and the dispensational teaching because of the darkness and rebellion of their hearts. Clarity, even to those who reject the truth will have a correct knowledge of God’s Word in their rejection is important (II Corinthians 2:15-17).
Believers on the other hand will see the symmetry of God’s Word, revealing His working down through history and giving a clear, consistent, and accurate understanding of the progressive truths of Scripture; with the understanding of the dispensations of Scripture, it will be like coming from behind a dark curtain into the lighted room. Seeing the whole picture in the light of faith is important. They will come from the darkness in which they have been living. Recognizing there is a need to adjust their personal lives is so they can now live to the glory of God through our sufficient Lord Jesus Christ.
The secondary goal that comes from understanding dispensations will be a comprehension of prophecies relating to the future of Israel as a Nation and todays church. The LORD Jesus Christ’s representatives today is the church called His Body. (Capitalizing Lord is to emphasizing that he is God, the second person of the trinity. The use of small letter “Lord” is reference to His person in general.
The individual Jewish person today, it is necessary for them to accept his or hers desperate need of salvation, the acceptance of Jesus as their Messiah, the Lord God the Savior. Clarifying the message of salvation to the Jewish man or woman today will give them a future hope; it ends with the rapture, however, if they reject the LORD, they will experience the irreversible punitive Judgment events that come after the rapture of the Body of Christ.
(The word rapture is a name of an event called the Rapture. Its meaning: “to be caught up in the air” by the powerful Lord Jesus Christ and live with Him forever, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”)
The goal as revealed through the seven dispensations will be to have a better understanding of the LORD Jesus Christ; and how the seven “Operational Keys” function. The seven operating keys of a dispensation moves the history forward. The seven operational keys are the mechanical rules of the operation of the system in the major dispensations of God’s design. The discovery of the rules found in each of the seven major dispensations that bring about a new economy and change from one major dispensation to the next is paramount. Without all seven occurring, or if any are absent, no major dispensation change will occurs.
Also, understanding the seven keys of the operating rules inside a dispensation and their relationship to the covenants. The seven will reveal how they work together in the progression when they reveal the Lord God overall working with humanity. (Remember when Lord is capitalized it is emphasizing that he is God the Son, the second person of the trinity. Otherwise, the total deity, the Godhead needs consideration.)
Dispensations and covenants working together bring the Redemptive Covenant through history to fulfillment. The Redemptive Covenant is the major covenant that the seven dispensations reveal giving to humanity’s eternal salvation. The Godhead planned this covenant in eternity past and first prophesied in Genesis 3:15. This covenant is a sacrificial covenant given to humanity, providing forgiveness of sin by the propitiating work of our Lord Jesus Christ‘s incarnation. It provides the individual with eternal adoption of sons and daughters. This provision was a sacrificial blood sacrifice of Himself for one’s eternal forgiveness. This provision expounded fully in latter chapters and in more detail in chapter titled the Redemptive Covenant.
Dispensations run from eternity passed to eternity future, all planned by the Lord God symmetrically in an orderly revelation. The historical dispensations of scripture brought the impeccable Lord Jesus Christ into the world in an orderly, systematical way and finished His redemptive works accomplished only by the Lord Jesus Christ, (Hypostatic union - describe the union of Christ's humanity and divinity, two in one. Christ is Completely God and completely human. He is the only one whoever existed as two in one, eternal as God, but completely capable in human form of dying for humanities fallen state of depravity.).
Dispensations explain historically Christ Jesus’s first coming, the next event called the Rapture, salvation for both the Jews and gentiles, His second coming, His earthly kingdom, eternal judgment, and the new heaven and earth.
Our salvation comes from the Godhead's kindness, mercy, and grace, working through trust and faith in the magnificent LORD Jesus Christ. God's gift and working of salvation, He accomplished through the Lord Jesus Christ substitutionary sacrifice. Humanities personal salvation was fully provided by Him alone, and given as a gift to humanity (Romans 6:23). Our Lord’s work of deliverance from humanity’s personal depravity and sins, gives forgiveness and eternal life (Romans 5; 6:23; Titus 3:5, and Ephesians 2:7-9).
Titus 3:4, “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared.”

Salvation is like a pardon given to a person on death row. The pardon is completely empowered by our Lord God to be eternally valid and capable of being complete, fulfilling our need. The Lord God’s pardon been accessible to everyone who will receive it for himself or herself. The Lord God’s foreknew those who will receive or reject this pardon as a gift. However, an individual cannot say they did not have the opportunity to acquirer salvation.  
Acts 17 24-31, “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, “For we are also His offspring.” Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
A pardon is only good, when an individual receives it from the giver. A pardon extended to a guilty individual who cannot change on his own power and what will be needed will be for the guilty individual to receive the pardon. The pardon itself is the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. All was accomplish in His incarnation. His incarnation was done for each individual personally. The individual who receives this pardon acquires forgiven for eternally from their sins and their sinful nature.
Looking up the verses in this paragraph and take the action they reveal: I John 5:9-14, John 1:12, and Romans 10:9-13. Then read the following references that God has given to you as a verbal promise of fulfillment: Ephesians 1:13, 14, John 3:16, Psalms 103, John 10:28-30, I John 5:12-13, Romans 8, and John 17.
Someone may ask how dispensation and this book relate to Jesus. How does dispensations reveal what Jesus came to do? II Timothy 3:16-17, “ All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” All scripture is written that we might believe in Jesus and by believing, we might have life in His name. God uses dispensations in revealing the totality of humanity existence and His dealing with them, and this was by the Hypostatic union, progressively since creation (Hypostatic union - the combination of divine and human natures in the single person of Lord Jesus Christ).
Galatians 4:4-6, “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
Romans 3:26, “to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Galatians 3:22, “But the Scripture has confined all under sin that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.”
How does dispensation show the Lord Jesus Christ? Throughout the teaching of the dispensations, God’s total plan of redemption is being revealed and culminating with the exemplary teaching of Christ Jesus the LORD. Dispensations give connections in history of the incarnation and the gospel of Jesus Christ the magnificent LORD. Dispensations show the Bible teachings of the progressive events in each dispensation before creation, through creation and into eternity future. They show how humanity has overseen the covenants throughout the history of humanity.

Dispensation is the organization and revelation pointing to Jesus Christ and the planned works of God before creation, after creation, to the end of the world, and into eternity. Event are written so humanity can believe in the Lord God’s works in Christ Jesus and are organized by dispensations, note: the “I AM” the LORD God, “Yahweh Elohim,” is first used in Genesis 2:4. Yahweh is the pre-incarnate LORD Jesus Christ.).  Also, see Exodus 3:13-15 and Exodus 6:2-3, Jeremiah 23:5-6, the Hebrew word yhwh (Yahweh, Jesus, Jehovah) is the name of God the Son used in the Old Testament, and translated using capital letters as “LORD” in the English translations. Yahweh used 6807 times in the Old Testament. It is not really a translation because Yahweh does not mean “Lord.” Rather, it means something like, “I am who I am” or “I will be who I will be.” The book of John in 4:26; 6:20; 8:24, 28, 58; 13:19 and 18:5, quotes Jesus who says He is the “I Am.”

Take note the names associated with the Godhead in the Old Testament Scripture. The references to Jesus identified as Yahweh. The name “Yahweh,” is the one used most. Yes, Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament as mediator before His incarnation. Look at the meaning and you will find Jesus of the New Testament. Elohim is the name of the trinity or Godhead. The rest of the names mean in their context, along with their specific revelation are revealing the Godhead’s operation in the history of humanity.

The Lord God's name represents His character, His attributes, and His nature. Knowing His name is to know Him better. Boasting in His name is to have confidence in whom He is! No matter whatever you go through in life, we can call upon His name and find rest in our LORD Jesus Christ.

Introduction names of God in the Old Testament:


Name

Meaning

Reference

Times used in the Bible

Adonai

Lord, Master

Ephesians 6:9

27 times

EL

God, generic word

John 1:14

221 Times

El Shaddai  

Lord God Almighty, the all sufficient One

Acts 17:23-31

48 times

El Elyon

The Most High God, the Sovereign Lord

Palms 78:35

428 times

Eloah

Eloah is the singular form of Elohim

 

52 times

El Olam

The Everlasting God

John 1:1, 14, Revelation 22:12, 13

440 times

El Roi

The God who sees

Genesis 16:13, John 1:47, 48

1 time

Elahh

God

 

74 times

Elohim

Deity, Almighty God

 

2340 times

Illay

Highest

Luke 2:14, Deuteronomy 10:14

9 times

Jehovah Nissi

The Lord My Banner

Exodus 17:8-15, Isaiah 11:10, 11

1 times

Jehovah-Raah

The Lord is the Way, my Shepherd,

Psalm 23:1, Matthew 26:31, Hebrews 13:20

173 times

Jehovah Rapha

The Lord That Heals

Exodus 15:26, Matthew 4:3

67 times

Jehovah Shammah

The Lord Is There

John 8:58

1 time

Jehovah Tsidkenu        

The Lord Our Righteousness

Romans 5:17,21
Romans 3:26

2 times

Jehovah Mekoddishkem

The Lord Who Sanctifies You

Hebrews 2:10-13

173 times

Jehovah Jireh

The Lord Will Provides

Genesis 22:13-14, John 3:16,
Romans 5

1 time

Jehovah Shalom

The Lord Is Peace

Judges 6:24, John 14:27

1 time

Jehovah Sabaoth

The Lord of Hosts

II Peter 3:9

78 times

Qanna

Jealous

James 4:5, Deuteronomy 4:24; 6:6:15

6 times

Rapha

The God who heals

Luke 4:18;10:11

7 times

Shaddai

The God of heaven

Palms 91:1

48 times

Yah

short form of Yahweh

 

40 times

Yahweh

Lord, Jehovah, Covenant Keeping, loyal loving God

Revelation 1:4-8
Revelation 22:12-18

6807 times

Divorcing the doctrine of the Godhead over history has led to false religions, error, and spiritualization.

Dispensations point to God, revealing the deity and works of each person of the Godhead in the specific historical record, of the Scriptures. All the dispensations are pointing to the Lord Jesus Christ, the cross, His finishing work of redemption, and the eternal state of creation.

If you know the operational dispensational truths and you walk away from these facts, you are rejecting God’s revelation of the wonderful LORD Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Word and the Word was God from eternity. Divorcing any part of God’s clear teachings is a rejection of God the Holy Spirit. The inspiration of God the Holy Spirit teaches the Son’s revelation throughout the Scriptures and the truth about salvation, operating in the seven dispensations of Scripture.
A recommendation is to read this book with the Bible in hand more than once. On the first reading, read it straight through and the second reading take the time to look up the scripture that goes with the study. The schematic or system with the operating seven keys of a dispensational economy will give understanding when reading about God’s plan. The truth of the Biblical Godhead is that Jesus Christ is the Great ‘I Am.” He is humanities mediator! In the Old Testament He is the pre-incarnate mediator, and in the New Testament He is the incarnate mediator for humanity. The LORD Jesus Christ said, “If He has been seen (personally) the Father has been seen.”  The record in God’s Word, the Bible along with the historians during Jesus’ life, who were Christians along with non-Christian, documented seeing Him. For He and the Father are one,” the Godhead (John 17). Therefore, if usages of the term God in the Old Testament refer only to the Father one has missed the truth of the trinity and Godhead.

“All scripture is given.” Not just the New Testament, but also the Old Testament reveals and documents the incarnate “WORD.” Take the time to understand the schematic and teaching of dispensation, so not to overlook liberating understanding of history from a dispensational viewpoint. The Bible is the layout of God’s documented truth. His Word, the Bible is the liberating defense for believers.