This study will demonstrate that the Regeneration happens in this life and is what will ultimately happen at the return of Christ.
It is an ongoing practice in this life and it is a return to our Shekinah Glory at the return of Christ.
1) to be new, renew, repair
1a) to renew, make anew
1a2) to repair
1b) to renew oneself
1) to pass on or away, pass through, pass by, go through, grow up, change, to go on from
1a1) to pass on quickly
1a2) to pass away (vanish)
1a3) to come on anew, sprout again (of grass)
1a4) to pass through
1a5) to overstep, transgress
1c1) to change, substitute, alter, change for better, renew
The Septuagint has: “...and as a vesture shalt Thou fold them,...”.
We can see in these Old Testament verses that only by Yahweh can we be renewed.
What are we being renewed from? At some point we must have been new.
When Adam fell, he became mortal. He lost his Shekinah Glory.
This life is our test, to see if we will obey our Father.
We are blessed when we obey, and we are cursed when we disobey.
The challenge is to keep His laws, observe and practice our heritage, know our history, who we are and Whose we are, edify our kinsmen and build the kingdom. When we do not follow The Way, we must be renewed.
1) to cause to grow up, new, to make new
1a) new strength and vigour is given to one
1b) to be changed into a new kind of life as opposed to the former corrupt state
1) to renew (in the mind)
1a) as respects form
1a1) recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn
1b) as respects substance
1b1) of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of
A primary word, including the comparative (second form); new, that is, (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively regenerate: - new, young.
Webster's 1828 Dictionary
1. Reproduction; the act of producing anew.
2. In theology, new birth by the grace of God; that change by which the will and natural enmity of man to God and His law are subdued, and a principle of supreme love to God and His law, or holy affections, are implanted in the heart.
1) new birth, reproduction, renewal, recreation, regeneration
1a) hence renovation, regeneration, the production of a new life consecrated to God, a radical change of mind for the better. The word often used to denote the restoration of a thing to its pristine state, its renovation, as a renewal or restoration of life after death
1b) the renovation of the earth after the deluge
1c) the renewal of the world to take place after its destruction by fire, as the Stoics taught
1d) the signal and glorious change of all things (in heaven and earth) for the better, that restoration of the primal and perfect condition of things which existed before the fall of our first parents, which we look for in connection with the advent of the Messiah, and which Christians expected in connection with the visible return of Jesus from heaven.
1e) other uses
1e1) of Cicero’s restoration to rank and fortune on his recall from exile
1e2) of the restoration of the house of Israel after exile
1e3) of the recovery of knowledge by recollection
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3825 and G1078
1) anew, again
1a) renewal or repetition of the action
1b) again, anew
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: probably from the same as G3823 wrestling (through the idea of oscillatory repetition)
Oscillatory- Moving backward and forward like a pendulum; swinging; as an oscillatory motion.
1) source, origin
1a) a book of one’s lineage, i.e. in which his ancestry or progeny are enumerated
2) used of birth, nativity
3) of that which follows origin, viz. existence, life
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from the same as G1074 fathered, birth, nativity
In some instances it means nothing more than revivification. In the Pythagorean doctrine of the transmigration of souls, their reappearance in new bodies was called their palingenesia. For the Stoics, palingenesia referred to the periodic renovation of the earth, to that time when the earth awakened in the blossoming of springtime from its winter sleep and revived from its winter death. Philo often used palingenesia to refer to the phoenix like resurrection of the material world out of fire, a doctrine that also was taught by the Stoics, and Philo described Noah and his companions in the ark with these words: "They became leaders of a restoration [palingenesias] and chiefs of a second cycle." Basil the Great spoke thusly of some heretics who brought old heathen speculations into the Christian church: "They introduce infinite destructions and rebirths [palingenesias] of the world." Cicero called his restoration to dignity and honor after his return from exile "this rebirth [palingenesian] of ours." Josephus characterized the restoration of the Judahite nation after the Babylonian captivity as "the recovery and restoration [palingenesia] of the fatherland." Olympiodorus, a later Platonist, styled recollection or reminiscence (which must carefully be distinguished from memory) as the palingenesia of knowledge: "Recollection is a restoration [palingenesia] of knowledge."
Thus the pre-Christian usage of palingenesia refers to a recovery, a restoration, or a revival
It is interesting that the words used in these definitions all define and relate to God's people:
Since our genetic origin when Yahweh breathed the spirit (DNA) of life into Adam our father, we wrestle against the lusts of the flesh. We go back and forth in an oscillatory motion between the spirit and the flesh.
The things that we would. Our duty.
This test is to see if we will follow our Spirit and the law on our hearts as children of the Most High.
Let's examine these two verses where REGENERATION is used, and related verses.
But if you wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Law abiders (of God's laws) are last in this world and first in the kingdom.
Those that store up cares and treasure in this world, will be least in the next.
The flesh will always choose things of this world and society.
The Spirit will always choose the laws and love of Yahweh.
What is the regengeration?
It happens when Yahshua Christ returns. And we which have followed Him will be restored to our Shekinah Glory.
The Greek: 5
Our preservation is because of the promises made to Abraham regarding his seed. Our preservation does not come from our works, our duty is our works, salvation is not because of us doing them, we are supposed to do them.
Let's break it down:
Regeneration in Matthew 19:28 is speaking of what happens after Judgment Day when Christ returns. If we have followed Him, we will be renewed. Restored to our original state before the fall. Clothed with Shekinah Glory.
Regeneration in Titus 3:5 is speaking of what happens when one returns to Yahweh by putting off the old man and putting on the new man. This is an ongoing process during this test called mortal life. If we follow The Way and strive daily to do this, then we are living as a new creation everyday. Are you going to be a fresh flesh or a fresh spirit today? We either follow truth or the counterfeit.
We cannot graft our Christian understanding onto any other denomination.
Christ pointed out the resistance of people to change from their familiar or comfortable doctrines. He did so by illustrating the love of people for the old wine – representing the doctrines which they are accustomed to, over an acceptance of the new wine which is the revelation of truth in Him. He said at Luke 5:39 “And no one drinking the old desires the new, for ‘the old’, one says, ‘is good’.
The 'old man' is a reference to the Levitical priests who performed the sacrifices in Judaea. These ritual blood sacrifices were done away with at the cross, because Christ was the last sacrifice.
It also represents shedding our old ways and serving Him renewed.
When we put away unrighteousness (the old man), we are a 'new man', living by allegiance (faith). Belief and practice.
The 'old leaven' refers to the Pharisees. Their 'traditions' and beliefs. The hypocrisy of their doctrine. Judaism is a doctrine of degeneration. Christianity is a Way of Life that leads to our regeneration.
If your church is teaching that you can escape tribulation in the “rapture”, they are lying to you. The rapture is not a scriptural doctrine, and we must all go through tribulation.
Tribulation is for our growth, it's like a spiritual workout, sure it hurts, but look at the gain.
Don't esteem a man for his stature in life, but for his Christian actions.
When we follow The Way we remain fresh, new. When we do not follow the way, we return to our old man and have degenerated.
It did not matter if the house of Judah (circumcision) knew their heritage and the law, and that the house of Israel (uncircumcision) forgot their heritage, identity and law. Both houses were reconciled under the new covenant. A fresh start with the law on their hearts and the gospel to guide them. The gospel was a reconciliation of all Israel, near and far, on a new foundation based on spiritual sacrifices. The old foundation based on the ritual sacrifices and the priesthood expired when Christ died.
Paul is the apostle to the dispersed Nations of Israel 'afar off' (not “gentiles”).
Israelite Judaeans and the dispersed Nations of Israel.
This is the two sticks prophecy. The middle wall is the hostility of the flesh. The 2 houses united. Judah (the circumcised) and Israel (the uncircumcised). Judah kept the law and priesthood, Israel forgot the law, became pagan, and sacrificed to gods.
The 2 Houses of Judah and Israel forgot who they were and had hostility between themselves. Judaeans had the law and the dispersed did not. Judaeans viewed the dispersed Nations as 'common' or profane. Christ's death covered both houses, because they are kinsmen. The gospel is the message of reconciliation, reunification, and redemption of Israel.
This is baptism. Immersed in the knowledge and understanding of Him.
If ye heard of Him, and are taught of Him, ye must conduct yourself as Him. That means living like Him in your mind, heart and in deed.
Then you will be regenerated.
The apostate, lost Israelite man, the old former man who walked corruptly.
Shed your “church” knowledge and renew your Spirit knowledge.
Some manuscripts have 'burned up', the older ones have 'discovered'.
If you remain after the fire of Yahweh burns up the degenerated things, then you have been regenerated.
An open door invites the ability to read and understand. Put yourself in position to be led to that door. Obey My Commandments. The Key.
This life is our test.
Philadelphia means brotherly love, and this assembly was not criticized by Yahweh, which is certainly why this assembly was chosen for this message, for the meaning of its name, just as Smyrna was chosen for a similar message.
That is also the significance of the Key of David. In order to find where the key fits, one must know the door it unlocks. Yahshua said in John Chapter 10 that “1 Truly, truly I say to you, he not entering through the door into the pen of the sheep, but going up from another place, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he entering through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.” So we see that the Key of David opens the door to the sheepfold the right way, and anyone else who comes in, who does not belong to the Shepherd, is a thief and a robber.
The seven churches represent the seven stages of the church between Christ's two advents.
PHILADELPHIA (brotherly love)
(Rand 1789-1914)(Eli 1776-1914)(Dan 1750-1850)
Greek for: philos (love)-adelphos (brother, from the womb, same race, peoples, Anglo-Saxon)
This period covers the expansion of Protestantism in the Israelite Nations (Europe/USA).
-The city was called “little Athens”, because of its paganism and many pagan temples. But Yahweh said those that overcometh He will make a pillar in the temple of El (God).
-Time period when the Jews, and their usury were kept in check by the papacy.
Following the Reformation, the height of the spreading of the gospel, our ancestors have seen a regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. The culmination of this restoration ended with the founding of America, which used to be a white Israelite Christian nation. Now we are in the last age, Laodicea. It is our last chance to return to Yahweh before Yahshua returns.
Race mixing, idolatry, disobedience, tolerance of it. Doing evil and allowing evil is the same thing and leads to destruction.
Remaining seperate (holy), obedient, and walking in The Way leads to regeneration.
In the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, Yahweh promises to Israel “25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of Yahweh your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed.” Here in these last chapters of the Revelation we see a vision of the fulfillment of that promise.
Describes heaven on earth
The new heaven and earth represent a new organization of the people of God in a cleansed land. The sea represents the children of Satan.
The New Jerusalem is the people. The children of the promise. True anglo-saxon Israel. The descendants of Jacob Israel, changed in an instant, restored with Shekinah Glory.
The promise is established, He will walk with us. He will then be able to dwell in our new, restored bodies.
The Greek phrase concerning new things may have been translated “Behold, I shall do all new things!”
'It is done' should be “They are made!”. This further substantiates the rendering in verse 5, “I shall make all new things”
The keeping of the commandments of God means the keeping of the bloodline of Israel pure. The overcomers are all of those Israelites who remain at the end of the age.
1) old, ancient
2) no longer new, worn by use, the worse for wear, old
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3819 palai of old, former, long ago -a related word: probably another form for G3825 anew, again (through the idea of retrocession)
1. A ceding or granting back to a former proprietor.
2. The act of going back.
Again, this life is an oscillatory struggle between the flesh and the Spirit. We must constantly strive to conduct ourselves according to the Spirit. There is no such thing as 'once saved always saved'. Clearly we sin daily.
We either walk in The Way towards regeneration, or we walk in our own way towards degeneration.
1. A growing worse, or losing of good qualities; a decline from the virtue and worth of ancestors; a decay of the natural good qualities of the species; a falling from a more excellent state to one of less worth, either in the natural or moral world.
1. Having fallen from a perfect or good state into a less excellent or worse state; having lost something of the good qualities possessed; having declined in natural or moral worth.