Feasts of Ancient Israel Define Age Dispensations

Here is an article from Dr. Stephen Jones of God’s Kingdom Ministries.  He is describing the spirit of prophecy in the holy feasts of ancient Israel.  Israelites were required to keep three major feasts each year: The Passover, The Feast of Pentecost, and The Feast of Tabernacles.  Each feast prophesies of an age/era in God’s plan.  See Leviticus 23.

Dr. Jones says,
“The Age of Passover began with Israel’s exodus from Egypt and with their entry into the Promised Land at the feast of Passover.  The Age of Pentecost began in Acts 2.  The Age of Tabernacles will begin with the overcomers receiving the fullness of the Spirit.”

How to divide Time into proper Ages

by Dr. Stephen Jones

About 160 years ago, the Church saw the rise of a new teaching called Dispensationalism. Their definition of “dispensation” was a period of time in which God dealt with mankind in some specific manner that characterized that “dispensation.”

For example, from Moses to Christ was said to be the dispensation of Law, and then after the Cross came the dispensation of Grace.

It gave the impression that Law and Grace were incompatible in the Christian’s life. Law came to be despised as if it were obsolete. But grace and faith are everywhere from Moses to Christ, while Law and obedience are taught after the Cross as well.

The only thing that really changed was the FORM of the law. This so-called “Dispensation of Grace” is better described as the Age of Pentecost. But even this does not imply that the Holy Spirit was absent during the previous Age of Passover. The Holy Spirit was present at creation (Gen. 1:2) and continued through Moses, the Judges, David, and the Prophets. The only real difference was the LEVEL of the Holy Spirit, which increased from a “Passover” level to a “Pentecost” level.

Look at all the miracles that took place in the Old Testament time period.  Read more…

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