Dispensations are time periods in which the Lord has at least one authorized servant on the earth who bears the holy priesthood and the keys, and who has a divine commission to dispense the gospel to the inhabitants of the earth.
“The Dispensation in Which We Live”
“The Dispensation of the Fulness of Times,” New Era, November 2009
“This, the Greatest of All Dispensations,” Ensign or Liahona, July 2007
“The Fulness of Times,” Ensign, December 1989