I had a visitation Saturday morning at around 6:00 a.m. The Lord clearly spoke,” You have entered in!!!!The Dispensation of Time!”
The word DISPENSATION actually means: A system of order, government or organization of a nation, community, etc. especially as existing at a particular time. OR AN ACT OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE.
I don’t even read the King James, but God often speaks to me in King James..I think so I will know it’s Him. Just because that is not exactly me……so I know it’s not me just thinking….
As I was not familiar with the term “dispensation” except knowing it was in scripture, I began to study it.
I was immediately lead to that word in the King James, and Ephesians 1:10 came up first.
King James Version
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.
The Passion says: v. 10- And because of God’s unfailing purpose, this detailed plan will reign supreme through every period of time until the fulfillment of all the ages finally reaches its climax- when God makes all things new in all of heaven and earth through Jesus Christ.
Translated from the Aramic: God will unite all things under the headship of Christ.
So we begin with the word "dispensation". Paul uses the Greek word that's translated "dispensation" twice in Ephesians. One of those is in the passage we're considering, in verse 10. We also find this word in Ephesians 3:2, where Paul speaks of the "dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery.”
The word translated "dispensation" in Ephesians 1:10 and 3:2 is the Greek word oikonomia, which literally means "house order” or “order of the house”.
In chapter three, Paul is speaking from his perspective. He's saying that God has given him a share in the responsibility of carrying out His plan. Paul also uses oikonomia in the same sense in Colossians 1:25, where he says that God has made him a minister of the Gospel "according to the dispensation (KJV, "stewardship" in the NKJV) of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the Word of God.”
But in Ephesians 1:10, Paul is clearly speaking of things not from his perspective as an appointed steward carrying out God's plan, but from God's perspective as the author of the eternal plan. So when Paul uses the word "dispensation" in the phrase "the dispensation of the fullness of times" he is talking about God's plan for the ages, established and settled "before the foundation of the world”, centered in Jesus Christ, and now approaching its culmination.
FULLNESS OF TIME:
In Galatians 4:4 Paul tells us that "when the fullness of the time had come (a very similar phrase), 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 here in Ephesians 1:10 Paul says that God will bring His plan of redemption to its ultimate conclusion "in the fullness of the times". In the original language this means, literally, "at the decisive moment”.
In the fullness of time - at the perfect, decisive moment in God's all-wise and eternal plan - Jesus came the first time. And at the perfect, decisive moment in God's plan - "in the dispensation of the fullness of the times” Jesus DEMONSTRATES all authority of Heaven and earth.
We do not understand all that He is doing. Our world seems to be in chaos. But even in the midst of such circumstances, we can be confident that Christ is seated at the Father's right hand, reigning until "He has put all enemies under His feet" (1 Corinthians 15:25).
Let us never doubt that the omnipotent God of the universe, our Lord and Savior, is in control of all things, orchestrating all events toward the end-goal. He will not leave anything unchecked and un-dealt-with!
HE IS PUTTING THINGS IN ORDER! He is putting HIS CHURCH in order! His ECCLESIA!
Our God-given assignment in this hour is to commit ourselves with what God has called us for: preaching the Gospel to all men, building up the saints, and discipling His sons and daughters….preparing for a greater a move of His Glory than we have ever experienced!
So what does this mean for us? What was the Lord trying to say by speaking "the Dispensation of Time"?
Ephesians 1:11 says, “In Him we also were made God’s heritage or portion and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His own will."
We are not an accident at this particular time. We are here for a reason, established as a part of His divine plan from the beginning of time.
Friends, we are not to take this for granted. We need to be confident of the roles we play in this DISPENSATION OF TIME! And ask the Lord to reveal to us HIS MYSTERIES so we may be used more for His Kingdom! It is our Esther moment! We were created for such a time as this!