“Dispensational Distinctions; The Plan”
Mark 16:16/Romans 4:4-5/Romans 11:6

·The plan of salvation for Israel and the Body of Christ.
·God’s dealings and blessings for Israel and the Body of Christ.
·The future destiny of Israel and the Body of Christ.

I. The Plan of Salvation
A. All saved by faith because of grace.
1. Romans 3:20, 28-31
2. Galatians 2:16
3. Salvation for Israel and the Body of Christ both based on faith.
4. Israel, however, had to demonstrate action because of their faith.

B. Israel’s Plan
1. Matthew 19:16-22
2. Acts 2:37-38
3. Mark 16:16
4. Deuteronomy 6:24-25

C. Plan for the Body of Christ
1. Acts 16:25-31
2. Works are excluded
a.Romans 3:19-28
b.Ephesians 2:8-9
3.We cannot work
a.Romans 4:4-5
b.Romans 11:6

II. God’s Dealings and Blessings
A. Israel
1. Physical blessings first; spiritual blessings were future.
2. Genesis 12:1-3, 15:18-21
3. Deuteronomy 6:1-3
4. Deuteronomy 11:13-21, 26:16-19
5. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (blessings)
6. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 (cursings)
7. Israel had to wait for the spiritual blessings
a. Ezekiel 36:26-28
b. Acts 3:19-21

B. The Body of Christ
1. Spiritual blessings up front; physical blessings are future.
2. Ephesians 1:3-7, 2:4-6
3. Colossians 2:1-4
4. Wait for the physical
a. Romans 8:18-25
b. II Corinthians 5:1-10

III.Future Destiny
A. Israel
1. Resurrection into a literal, physical, earthly, Kingdom over which Jesus Christ rules.
2. This was the purpose of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ on the earth.
3. Daniel 2:44-45
4. Zechariah 14:4, 9
5. Revelation 20:4-6
6. The “Hope of Israel”
7. Romans 11:25-26

B. Body of Christ
1. Destined to rule in the heavens
2. I Corinthians 6:3 (We will judge angels)
3. Ephesians 3:9-12
4. Philippians 3:20-21
5. Colossians 1:5
6. I Thessalonians 4:13-18

·Israel’s plan of salvation included demonstrated works; the Body of Christ salvation excludes works.
·God gave the physical blessings to Israel up front, with the promise of spiritual blessings later. The Body of Christ is given spiritual blessings up front with the promise of physical blessings to come later.
·Israel is destined to rule and reign with Jesus Christ in the millennial Kingdom on the earth; while the Body of Christ will rule in the Heavens.