THE PURPOSE ( PLAN ) OF THE AGES
-Hebrews 1:2 states, … God has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things,
by Whom also He made the worlds; … The English word “worlds” in this passage comes from the Greek word "aion"
in its plural form, meaning AGES. This passage of scripture should have been properly translated … by Whom also He made
the AGES … As we have just stated, the word "aion" means an age or ages, referring to a period or periods of TIME, whether
short or long. The word “worlds” in this passage is a bad translation, not properly conveying or bringing out
the correct meaning of the word "aion". With this in mind, let us now absorb what is being stated here in this passage.
-This scripture states that Jesus Christ made the ages. We must understand that God’s plan is a plan of ages which
does have a beginning and an ending. Having an understanding of God’s plan of the ages will set you free from the empty
teachings of religion, which offer no explanation of God having any PURPOSE for the creation, whether it be past, present,
or future. What is God’s plan of the ages? Does He have a PURPOSE and a plan? Here is a quote from Nathaniel Scarlett
which addresses this very subject … “There are dispensations of salvation and restoration - these should not be
confounded together: the scripture distinguishes them. The saved are represented as that they shall not come into condemnation,
shall have a part in the first resurrection, shall reign in life with Christ, shall be priests or communicators of divine
grace to others, having received abundance of grace for that purpose: whereas the restored will be condemned, cast into the
lake of fire and brimstone ( a spiritual fire for the purpose of divine purification ) in the future age of judgment, wherein
they will receive many or few stripes ( spiritually speaking ) in proportion to their criminality, and until subdued they
shall not see the light: thus God may truly be said to be THE RESTORER OF ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY OF THE FAITHFUL.” (Nathaniel
-Once you can grasp the concept of ages and dispensations, including those that are still yet to come (Ephesians 2:7 ),
you will see that God’s punishments, judgments, and wrath are for a period of time, but not forever. They are for the
purpose of correction and are age-lasting, or it could be said that they are “of the ages” ( "aionios" ). GOD’S
WRATH AND MAN’S TORMENT ARE NOT FOREVER, BUT AGE-LASTING!
WHAT A LOVING GOD!!!
-His purpose of the ages begins with Adam and ends when HIS CONSUMING LAKE OF FIRE has burned up all the wood, hay, and
stubble in every man, for this is the SECOND DEATH. The good news is that the LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH,
INCLUDING THE SECOND DEATH, WHICH IS DEATH AND HELL CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. The lake of fire ( God's consuming fire )
is THE DEATH OF DEATH. It is the end of death and hell ( the carnal mind and the triumph of the grave ), SIGNIFYING THE TIME
WHEN GOD SHALL BE ALL IN ALL!!!
-Here is a list of the recognized DISPENSATIONS that are to be found contained within the AGES of time:
3. HUMAN GOVERNMENT
6. GRACE ( ALSO RECOGNIZED AS CHURCH )
7. KINGDOM ( ALSO RECOGNIZED AS THE MILLENNIUM )
8. THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF TIMES ( ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE AGE OF THE AGES )
-Let God show you the awesomeness of HIS BEAUTIFUL PURPOSE! It consists of:
1. FORMER AGES ( COLOSSIANS 1:26 )
2. THE PRESENT AGE ( MATTHEW 12:32 )
3. THE APPROACHING AGE ( MARK 10:30 )
4. AGES TO COME ( EPHESIANS 2:7 )
5. THE END OF THE AGE ( MATTHEW 28:20 )
6. THE ENDS OF THE AGES ( 1ST CORINTHIANS 10:11 )
-HIS PURPOSE ( PLAN ) OF THE AGES IS BIGGER THAN YOU HAVE EVER IMAGINED!-