Again I have no objection to what Terry is stating here in this article with the following exception where he says:
“America, we can see on a growing daily basis, is being used as an instrument to shape things to come at the end of this dispensation–the Age of Grace.”
Terry James Post: U.S. Instrumental in Stage-Setting.
Although Terry and others designate this as the dispensation or age of grace, the only reference to age and grace is found in the following verse:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:7 KJV
His grace as can be seen is actually to be shown to us in the ages (plural) to come. There is no age of or dispensation of grace recorded in scripture as it is communicated and understood by the Dispensationalist.
for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago],
2 Timothy 1:9 AMP
If one does a search for the word dispensation attached to age or grace, you would find that they are not in the Bible together in any verse in any translation except the KJV as stated in Eph 3:2. And then it is not referred to as the dispensation of grace, but the dispensation of God’s grace given to me for you. There is no mention that this grace is for the church age, as they imply. Here is the NASB translation of that verse.
if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;
Ephesians 3:2 NASB
So what is this stewardship or dispensation of God’s grace given to Paul for us? Listen carefully:
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
Ephesians 3:3-6 NASB
Paul here specifically explains what he means by the gift of God’s grace to us Gentiles. We now possess with the Jews what they already possessed in the way of promises.
The age of grace as the Dispensationalist terms our present age was to have begun at Pentecost, yet it was not known by Paul who was given it for us until many years later. Grace is in fact not an age at all. It is a dispensation, or administration, or stewardship of God’s grace given to us for the ages that was already in the possession of the believing Jews. Theirs were and still are the covenants and promises that we have now joined them in.
So why does Terry proclaim as he does this to be occurring “at the end of this dispensation–the Age of Grace”? He has only one purpose to convince you through his words that there is this unscripted age within the pages of scripture, which really are nowhere to be found.
Presidential election day 2016, in my thinking, seems to have been a switch somewhere in the supernatural realm that put Bible prophecy in fast forward.
This column has been devoted on many occasions to how economic exigencies are–in my view–tied to Jesus’ foretelling about a marked uptick in buying, selling, etc., at the time He next catastrophically intervenes in the affairs of man–this involving Matthew 24:36-42, Luke 17:26-30 and the Rapture of the Church. I am convicted that we are entering such a time as the Lord described in those passages–a time involving economic boom, not bust, as many economic gurus would have it.
One can sense the hand of God holding back, moving around, shifting and manipulating things on the national and international scenes–amidst the satanic rage that drives the world toward complete insanity. That is, one can sense it spiritually, if properly attuned to God’s Word, and where…
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