Things are changing. The word of God is being received by the Gentiles, the church in Antioch is growing as Paul now joins that church. In the assembly of Antioch, the disciples are now called Christians for the first time.
The dispensational transition is still occurring with prophets on the scene. And with the spreading of the Gospel comes more persecution. This time it strikes with vengeance; James the brother of John is killed by Herod, Peter is arrested, but God exacts true vengeance on Herod who gave not God the glory!