THE GREATEST “DUE TIME”

Gist:  The Greatest “Due Time” in the Bible and World is The Lord Jesus Christ.

Bible Text:  “That in the dispensation of the fulness 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…”  (Ephesians 1:10)

NOTE:  This message could be called also the 3 “dispensations” of the Bible.  Previously you have heard that the favorite words of the mites are not in the Bible; that is rapture, dispensationalism, and millennium.  Scofield in his original Hermeneutics course with the YMCA, labeled with a mislabel, “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth” identifies 7 dispensations so again he violates Revelation 22:19 by adding 4 more to the Bible that are not in the Bible, and we will see if he also adds meaning (isogesis) to the Bible as we look at the only 3 three words “dispensation” in the Bible.  Hopefully we will have time and space for real Bible hermeneutics from the greatest authority on the subject among Southern Baptists, Bernard Ramm, head of graduate religion at Baylor before the mites ran him off.  {Poor Baylor in the warfare and takeover of the SBC, some professors and “moderate” pastors have fled to Baylor like a rescue city, Dr. Ray Summers coming from SWBTS to Baylor is one and also Dr. Bert Dominy who attempted to stand up to Stanley, Rogers, and Criswell during the takeover and was forced to go from SWBTS to Baylor, like Winfred Moore that grand Bible conservative preacher at FBC Amarillo.

There are 5 “due time”s in the Bible, only one in the Old Testament in the Song of Moses delivered near the end of his life to Israel, in Deuteronomy where in the direct voice of God He deals with the would be manipulators of the world and of Israel.  And since we are on time, the divisions of time according to God actually recorded in the Bible, and the 3 dispensations, we will look closely at the only “fulness of time” in the Bible.

  1. Due time in the Old Testament, Deuteronomy 32:35.

“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste”  (Deut 32:35)

Where the manipulators’ and controllers of this world, they think, in due time will get vengeance and just recompense from God Himself, be patient God through Moses is telling the people of God, “their foot shall slide in due time”.

  1. The Due time of the atonement and justification by faith of Romans and Romans 5:6.

First in the NT is Romans 5:6 about justification and the cross, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”

3 and 4.  The Greatest Due Time, once again the cross in “himself a ransom” and the testimony of Jesus and the Apostles to the world in due time.

Third due time, Paul speaks of himself as an Apostle “born out of due time” in I Corinthians 15:8.  And now we come to the fourth, THE GREATEST DUE TIME in both order of the Bible and in the subject matter, I Timothy 2:3-6.

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. or there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

NOTE:  A lot of people, especially among the Scofield mites want to schedule the Bible for us, making time divisions of the Bible as if they can plan and control history for their own means; however even as earlier when God slips their foot in due time, God is right on schedule in rendering justice, in the atonement of Chris’s ransom on the cross, and with the book of Acts and Revelation in the testimony of the Apostles like Paul.

God laughs at the controllers and manipulators of the world like the zealots, Oxford Press and the Scofield mites as they strive to control the history of both the Bible and the world.

Psalm 2 (KJV)

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”  (Psalm 2:1-5)

  1. What Christians should do in all this confusion and manipulation since God is really in control just “humble yourself under His mighty hand”.

God is aware and in control of the would be manipulators and reminds you in the fifth mention in the Bible of due time, that from another Apostle, the Apostle Peter in I Peter 5:6,7–“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

NOTE:  In the face of all the would be controllers, planners and philosophers of the world with all the answers, or those of the world that would have the final answers or say of what the world is all about (“it is what it is”; No, it is not according to appearance but it is what God intends for it to be), of your life and of the world, this due time may be with your eternal reward from God which will also happen inevitably in due time.

  1. Now we come to the Fulness of time, God’s own division of history in the Bible and the world, and the only 3 times dispensation is mentioned, Ephesians 1:10)

(1).  Dispensation in Ephesian 1:10 with the fulness of times.

” That in the dispensation of the fulness 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..”

(2) Bad Dispensation in I Corinthians 9:16,17 with the preaching and teaching like the mites of another Gospel, one might say instead of the “Gospel of the Kingdom” that Jesus and Paul preached, adding to the Bible by teaching a two kingdom gospel, the false millennium kingdom to let the zealots reign in Jerusalem and the real forever kingdom of God and Christ.

 “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!  For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is  committed unto me.”  (I Corinthians 9:16,17)

NOTE:  Dispensation here unlike in Ephesians 1:10 is bad; and is what like with the Scofield mites when they do not preach the real gospel.

           (3).  Ephesians 3:1-10, the dispensation that the Jews and the Gentiles should both be members of the same body, the church.

Ephesians 3:1-10

“For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:  How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in  Christ by the gospel:  Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

      Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord…”  (Ephesians 3: 1-10)

I.  Where we are going here with the due times, the fulness of time, and the 3 real dispensations in the Bible is to preach and teach the only possible and legitimate divisions of the Bible of The Old Covenant, the New Covenant, and the Forever Covenant.

  1. Really there is just one division in the whole Bible, the same one that brings Jews and Gentiles together under the covenant with Abraham, and fulfilled in the fulness of time as the Christ of Ephesians 1:10 brings all in heaven and earth into ONE, completing with the forever covenant the promise to Abraham of getting all his children together, Jews and Gentiles.

“If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:  How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in  Christ by the gospel…”

  1. Back to the Bible where the real gospel was preached to Abraham in the Everlasting Covenant which covers both the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.

NOTE:  We will not strive to over organize the Bible as God as done sufficiently well, just will let the Bible speak for Itself.

(1) God preached the Gospel to Abraham.

“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.”  (Galatians 3:8)

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”  (Genesis 12:1-3)

“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.”  (Genesis 17:7)

(2).  What that gospel of the everlasting covenant and kingdom was and is.

“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”  (Galatians 3:16)

  1. The real Gospel in Romans is that all believers are Jews and part of the Eternal Israel.  (that is the “dispensation of the grace of God”)

NOTE:  We will not strive to over organize the Bible as God as done sufficiently well, just will let the Bible speak for Itself.

“Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel…”  (Romans 9:6)

  1. The mites and the zealots do not need to promote and protect Israel as the advantage of a Jew is that they were given by God the oracles of God.

“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”  (Romans 2:28,29)

“What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?  Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.  (Romans 3:1-4)

NOTE: How once again you see the manipulators of the Bible wanting to determine both the Gospel and the kingdom of God.

  1. All Israel of Jews and Gentiles, which were intended to be saved and chosen from before the foundation of the earth, will be saved, for there is no repector of persons with God.  Romans 11:26,27

” And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  For this is my covenant unto them  {by the way this is the everlasting covenant}, when I shall take away their sins.”

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