Dispensational Transition

Created on:  February 17, 2017…

As I observe the events of people throughout the world, it amazes me how the vast majority of humanity are so absorbed and consumed into a life that is only temporary. People seem to be extremely attached to an Earth Life that only lasts a few moments, then passes away.

This short study deals with a few aspects I entitled: “Dispensational Transition”. It describes some of the effects related to the “Transition” from the “Age of Grace” to the “Millennial Reign” of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are also few other studies that I have simply included to perhaps enrich your life, to the fact; that life is very short and you should make better use of it…

Most people of the world will not understand what is happening and for the most part, really have no interest in such things. These people are in for an extreme rude awakening, as their Earth lives are about to be destroyed and their souls will enter into a state of existence on the other side of this Earth Life; of which the majority will wish they had never been born…

Don’t think for one moment, people are going to get away with their state of sinful lives and not be Judged for it and even more so, you can be sure; there is a literal Hades/Hell under the Earth and eventually there is going to be a Lake of Fire for all individuals who are not Spiritually Saved by Grace, in which will be there Eternal Destiny and rightly so deserved, because the Lord Jesus Christ paid the complete Sacrifice for the sin of all humanity and anyone who does not accept the Blood Sacrifice for Salvation will be Cast into the Lake of Fire.

‘Signs in the Heavens’

Luke 21: [ 25 ] And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; [ 26 ] Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [ 27 ] And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [ 28 ] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

The Greek Word for Signs:   4592 sēmeíon – a sign (typically miraculous), given especially to confirm, corroborate or authenticate. 4592 /sēmeíon (“sign”) then emphasizes the end-purpose which exalts the one giving it. Accordingly, it is used dozens of times in the NT for what authenticates the Lord and His eternal purpose, especially by doing what mere man cannot replicate of take credit for. Of signs portending remarkable events soon to happen: Luke 21:11, 25; Acts 2:19; Revelation 12:1, 3; Revelation 15:1. http://biblehub.com/greek/4592.htm

The following are a few Bible Scriptures that deal with the “Great” aspect of this time period.

Daniel 12: [ 1 ] And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. [ 2 ] And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. [ 3 ] And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. [ 4 ] But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

The last words of the phrase in Daniel 12:4: “and knowledge shall be increased” could very well refer to the increase in the “knowledge” related to Biblical understanding of the “time of the end,” including scientific understanding of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis and the Solar System.

This information is right here in front of you…

My suggestion to you is to make the best use of it!!!

The “Beginning” of this “Time Period”

Matthew 24: [ 7 ] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. [ 8 ] All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mark 13: [ 8 ] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Luke 21: [ 10 ] Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: [ 11 ] And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Revelation 6: [ 12 ] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; [ 13 ] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. [ 14 ] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. [ 15 ] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; [ 16 ] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: [ 17 ] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The “Great” Aspect of this “Time Period”

Matthew 24: [ 21 ] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mark 13: [ 19 ] For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 

The “End” of this “Time Period”

Matthew 24: [ 29 ] Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: [ 30 ] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Mark 13: [ 24 ] But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, [ 25 ] And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. [ 26 ] And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Luke 21: [ 25 ] And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; [ 26 ] Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [ 27 ] And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [ 28 ] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

The 7th Trumpet also known as the “Rapture of the Saved”

There will be about 45 days left, before the “End”

Revelation 13: [ 15 ] And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. [ 16 ] And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, [ 17 ] Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. [ 18 ] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. [ 19 ] And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Notice in verse 19: The entire verse describes Earthquake and Volcanic activity; such as Volcanic Lightning and Volcanic Hail. The “voices” are actually: associated geological “noises”.

This is the “Very End of this Time Period”

Revelation 16: [ 17 ] And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. [ 18 ] And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. [ 19 ] And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. [ 20 ] And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. [ 21 ] And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

The vast majority of the People of the World will not understand what is occurring, because they are not being taught by the religious leaders of the world and because the people themselves truthful do not have any awareness nor any heartfelt interest in the Biblical teaching of the “Great Tribulation Period” and the “Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Therefore, just like the people during the Great Flood of Noah’s day and just like the people in cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, they did not know what was about to happen, because they simply did not care, that is, because they were overwhelmed with the things of life, they were totally caught by surprise. The vast majority of the people of today will likewise be caught by surprise. Will you be caught by surprise???

Matthew 24: [ 36 ] But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. [ 37 ] But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. [ 38 ] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, [ 39 ] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.

Mark 13: [ 32 ] But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. [ 33 ] Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. [ 34 ] For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. [ 35 ] Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: [ 36 ] Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. [ 37 ] And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Luke 17: [ 26 ] And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man. [ 27 ] They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. [ 28 ] Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; [ 29 ] But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. [ 30 ] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Luke 21: [ 34 ] And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. [ 35 ] For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. [ 36 ] Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

Are You Making Spiritual Progress???

Matthew 16: [24] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. [25] For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. [26] For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? [27] For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

The Greek word for works is: πρᾶξιν and it has the meaning of: (a) a doing, action, mode of action; plural: deeds, acts, (b) function, and business; “a function, implying sustained activity and/or responsibility”.

It also implies the concept of progress. It other words, it is to your Eternal Spiritual advantage to practice what the Lord taught throughout His ministry. Life is a short journey on this earth; be sure to make the best use of it in Bible Study, Correct Godly Worship and Prayer, while you still have time…

Your Eternal Reward of a new Spiritual glorified body, your outer garment of a possible white robe, your ability to enter into the Heavenly City and your ability to serve the Lord, all depends upon your wiliness to work for Him in this life.

It’s not just the “outward works” but the “inner spiritual progress” of your mind, soul; your thoughts. Some people seem to have a desire to do works for humanity, even for the Lord; but the real secret to works comes from the “inner progress of spiritual maturity.” All earthly works remain on the earth and will perish. Spiritual “inner and outward works” will last for eternity and are worthy of a reward.

Revelation 14: [13] And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

Be sure to take time out of your life to learn as much as possible, while you still have time!!! In other words, make the best use of the time allotted to you!!!

Luke 12: [13] And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. [14] And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? [15] And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. [16] And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: [17] And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? [18] And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. [19] And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. [20] But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? [21] So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

The Greek word for: “Shall be required” is: ἀπαιτοῦσιν.

Definition: To ask back, exact something due. Demand back, demand to have returned, especially of things forcibly taken or rightfully belonging to one. Thy soul, entrusted to thee by God for a time, is demanded back.

There is coming a time in your life, when your soul will be required and taken from you by force. It is taken by force, because you do not want to face death…

It is to your Eternal advantage to spend more time towards preparing for that day of departure.

Don’t get so attached to a life that is only temporary…

What are You doing for GOD???

Read Ecclesiastes 12:14: For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.

Read a verse in Matthew 16:27: For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Another verse of interest is in Revelation 22:12: And, behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his works shall be.

As you can see, your reward in Heaven is directly connected to your works on earth in this life… 

But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

II Thessalonians 3:13.

The Great Commission to the Local Church: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations… Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: Matthew 28:19a & 20a.

To all of the Non-Christian Believers and to All of the Christian Believers: Are you ready for Judgment Day?

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment. Hebrews 9:27.

For we shall all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:10b-12.

For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;

II Corinthians 5:10-11a.

Part of your Judgment Day may coincide with your interest in the Truth from the Holy Bible and how much you have tried to persuade and/or teach other people???

Will you be ashamed on Judgment Day? Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth. II Timothy 2:15.

What type of Spiritual work are you building? For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. I Corinthians 3:11-15.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24.

Be Not Deceived – God Is Not Mocked

Galatians 6: [7] Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. [8] For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. [9] And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. [10] As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

If you spend your entire life devoted towards things of the earth, you will eventually face the moment of Death and all your labors of life will face corruption as all such labors remains on the earth. It is in your best interest to devote more of your life towards the Spiritual things; which have an Everlasting goal and Reward.

The best work you can do is towards those who are: “of the household of faith,” which actually in the Greek language is: “of the household of the faith”. For your own personal sake: Make sure you are either a part of and/or doing good to those individuals who are: laboring in the framework of “THE FAITH”.

Don’t be a Fool…  

Seek God while you still have Time!!!

[1] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. [2] God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. [3] Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. [4] Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. [5] There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them. [6] Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 53:1-6.

What should you spend your time doing???

[19] Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; [20] Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; [21] Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:19-21.

[12] Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; [13] Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. [14] And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. [15] And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. [16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. [17] And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:12-17.

[4] Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. [5] Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. [6] Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. [8] Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. [9] Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:4-9.