The Dispensations – A Chart By R P Amos

Dispensations Chart

 

The Dispensations chart by Randy Amos (click the chart for full size) provides a helpful overview of the dispensations. Brother Amos provides the following explanation of his chart (emphasis mine):

Dispensation does not mean a ‘time period’ but it involves time. Just like the word ‘marriage’ does not mean a time period but it involves time. A dispensation is a new means for living that God, at various stages in human history, has entrusted to mankind to affect his life. Man however, eventually fails and God sends a special judgment, but yet in grace continues His eternal purpose. Dispensations will reveal the failure of man no matter what has been entrusted to him. It will leave him to glory in God alone.

Whatever God chooses to dispense to man does not disappear, as the chart will show. Its basic truth still will have a purpose now and in the kingdom. Even the law, though the church is not under law, still serves a purpose in giving the knowledge of sin. For example, when a man marries he is no longer under his father’s authority but his father can still serve a purpose for him. Dispensations will help one see what has been dispensed to them and therefore how to correctly serve God.

Dispensations is not an ‘ism’ or a system of interpretation but observation. It’s simply believing God’s recorded history, statements and prophecies as found in His Bible.

Some Scriptures for the chart on dispensations:

  • 1. Free Will – Gen. 1:26-28; 2:16,17; 3:21 / Rev. 22:17.
  • 2. Conscience – Gen. 3:7 / Rom. 2:14,15 / Gen. 6:7,12 / Gen. 6:8 / Rom 2:15
  • 3. Government – Gen. 9:6; 11:6-8 / Rom. 13:4.
  • 4. Promise – Gal. 3:18 / Gen. 12:1-3, 7/ Exodus 5:1-4; 12:12, 13/ Gal. 3:29.
  • 5. Law – Ex. 24:12; 19:8 / Deut. 28:15 / Jer. 36:4-27 / Matt. 27:22,23 / 2Chron. 36:12-21; 36:22-23 / Acts 13:46 / Rom. 3:20.
  • 6. Grace – Eph. 3:2 / Acts 2:38,47 / Heb. 10:29 / 1Tim. 4:1-3 / 2Tim. 3:1-5 / Rev. 6 & 7 / Eph. 2:8,9.
  • 7. Kingdom – Isaiah 11/ Matt. 25:31 / Rev. 5:10; 11:15; 20:4-9; 21:1.

 

Thanks Randy!

 

Links:
Videos of Randy Amos teaching the dispensations: God’s Plan For The Ages Note: the audio quality of the introduction video is poor. You may wish to skip to session 2. Also, session 14 is apparently missing.

Randy Amos’ website: Thinking 7

 

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Ironside’s Revelation Chart

H A Ironside's Revelation Chart

 

Earlier today I discovered on The Blue Letter Bible H A Ironside’s The Revelation of Jesus Christ Chart. The chart gives a panoramic view of the book of Revelation and is a wonderful tool to help study or teach the book of Revelation.

Personally, I have always enjoyed Ironside’s books– the writing style is simple and straight forward, yet his teaching is deep. If you are not familiar with his writings you can still obtain many of his tomes today. In print from Kregel Publications and digitally form Logos Bible Software.

Jump directly to the chart on The Blue Letter Bible here.

Note: this is a “refurbished” chart– it is not Ironside’s original art work. I believe the depiction of the seven seals on the refurbished chart is incorrect— all seven seals are depicted on the front. This would require the removal of all seven before the scroll could even start to open.

Whereas Ironside’s original Revelation chart depicted only the first seal on front of the scroll and the six remaining seals sequentially along the side edge edge of the scroll. This would allow for the scroll to be opened section by section as each seal is opened. In the book that accompanies the chart, Lectures on The Book of Revelation, Ironside explains the significance of the placement of the seals:

When we read of a “book” we must not think of a volume such as we are familiar with, but rather of a roll of parchment. The ancient books of Israel were generally sheepskin rolls; and when we are told that this book was sealed with seven seals, we are to understand that the book was rolled up to a certain point, and there a seal was put upon the edge, so that it could not be opened until that seal was broken. It was rolled up a little farther and another seal put on, and so on, until there were six seals on the edge of the book and one seal closing the entire scroll. When the first seal was opened a certain portion of the book was exposed to view, and so with each one following.1

Enjoy!

 

1Ironside, Harry A. Lectures on The Book of Revelation. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1920 & 1987. p. 89.

 

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Two Roads Two Destinies Chart

The Two Roads And The Two Destinies

 

Through a Christian Facebook group I recently discovered that the “Two Roads Two Destinies” evangelistic chart is available online for free in PDF format. If you are not familiar with the chart it is an excellent tool for sharing the message of the Gospel.

The chart is available in several different languages in up to three different variations (depending on the language). There is also a 22 lesson study guide available in 4 languages– including English and Spanish.

The resource has been made available by the saints at the Moncton Gospel Hall of Moncton, NB Canada. Thank you!

Jump directly to the download page here.

 

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