Dispensation in the NT, KJV1769 version: 1 Corinthians 9:17 (KJV1769): 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. Ephesians 1:10 (KJV1769): 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 3:2 (KJV1769): If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: Colossians 1:25 (KJV1769): Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; The Holy Spirit hasn't shown me a lot more than is here. I do know the Greek word being translated here as 'dispensation' is the Greek word from which we get the English word'economy'. I do know (IN SUMMARY OF THE BIBLE off the top of my head) that this is what the economy of God is like: Bible Prophetic times: 'hour' = the appropriate time 'day' = the appropriate time or '1 day' = 1,000 years '½-week' = 3½-years '1 day' = 'week' = 7 years 'month' = the appropriate time year = the appropriate time Other 'economy of God facts': the blind see the dead live the deaf hear the lame leap like deer the first is last the last is first Jesus Saves (totally!) God Rules!! Frequently the Bible discusses: What is 'to be' is discussed is often found either in present tense (is done) or in past tense (done already done).