4. The dispensation of promise cont’d.
A journey to ‘Egypt’ is always a downward journey and that is why the Bible says, “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help” Isa. 31:1A. The journey to Egypt ended in slavery. Disobedience leads to captivity; every act of disobedience leads to captivity. Those who are involved in the ministry of deliverance recognize this fact and that is why they run away from sin. Sin is an invitation to go down to Egypt. 430 years of captivity of the children of Israel, people who are called out to serve God! Jacob went to Egypt with his children to seek for greener pastures and that was it. Learn to trust God in the time of famine. The dispensation of promise extends beyond that particular dispensation in a way into the dispensation of grace and of the kingdom. Gal. 3:23, 29, “But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” The direction of Israel is the direction that the Church should align. The key actor in this dispensation was Abraham. God chose him and gave him a promise – “in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” Whoever disconnects from Abraham has disconnected from the promise. We are spiritual Israelis. Anyone who is not serving the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is serving a wrong god. That is why ecumenism cannot be scriptural. Jesus is the only way that leads to God. Experts say that all ways lead to heaven, yes! But they are referring to the atmospheric heaven and not the heaven of heavens. Beware of experts! You don’t need to clarify anything the Holy Spirit has revealed. One of the seven seals of Lucifer is deception. Anyone who is connected to him is a liar because he is the father of lies. Unfortunately, the system of the world is built on lies.
5. The dispensation of the Law.
This spans from Exodus 19 to Acts of the Apostles chapter 1. The key scripture is Exo. 20:1-17, “And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the landof Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments……
TO BE CONTINUED…..