The Dispensation of the Spirit
But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father
Jesus show that now is the time of the Spirit. Before now there were other dispensations that had their own unique ways but those ways are now outdated. These include the dispensation of morals and the dispensation of the law. Jesus even let the Samaritan woman He met at the well know that even the mode of worship, place of worship, rituals and other divine tenets have changed. He also spoke to His disciples about the coming of the Holy Spirit (God relating with/living in man as an Inhabitable Spirit).
It is still so amazing how some in this our present day still need to go to a mountain like Moses to hear God. Some also still believe that their healing can only be gotten from one particular event or campground, others see their pastors as the high priest who alone can get them relevant information from God about their lives, many practices and doctrines are still deeply patterned after the old covenant. In the book of 1 John God shows progressively in the right order the way He revealed Himself and How He related with Man.
For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one 1Jn 5:7(MKJV)
King James says ‘three that bear record’ meaning in each dispensation records were kept of man based on how God operated, and how He reveled Himself to them. If must operate effectively in this time we must do so from, with, by and through the spirit.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth John 4:24(KJV)