Regeneration

REGENERATION

RENEWED

NEW MAN

NEW CREATION

 

 

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.

 

 

 

H2318  châdash   RENEW/REPAIR/REBUILD   verb   10x

BDB Definition:

1) to be new, renew, repair

1a) to renew, make anew

1a2) to repair

1b) to renew oneself

 

H2498  châlaph   CHANGE   verb   28x

BDB Definition:

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

1b)  to cause to pass, change

1c1) to change, substitute, alter, change for better, renew

 

Job 29:20  My glory was fresh (H2319- made anew) in me, and my bow (strength) was renewed (H2498- come upon anew) in my hand.

Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew (H2318- strengthen, cause to grow up) a right (faithful) spirit within me.

Psalm 102:26  They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change (H-2498 to come on anew) them, and they shall be changed (H2498- to come on anew):

The Septuagint has: “...and as a vesture shalt Thou fold them,...”.

Isaiah 40:31  But they that wait upon Yahweh shall renew (H2498) their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Psalm 103:5  Who satisfieth your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed (H2318- made anew) like the eagle's.

 

Lamentations 5:21  Turn You us unto You, O Yahweh, and we shall be turned (turn back, return); renew (H2318) our days as of old.

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.

Judges 2:22  That through them (Satan's children) I may prove Israel, whether they will keep The Way of Yahweh to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.

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.

 

 

 

G341  anakainoō  RENEWED   verb   2x

Thayer Definition:

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

 

G365   ananēoō  RENEWED   verb   1x

Thayer Definition:

1) to renew (in the mind)

 

G2537  kainos   NEW   adjective   44x

Thayer Definition:

1) new

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

 

G3501   neos    neōteros   NEW   adjective   24x

Strong's definition:

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

Regeneration    noun

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.

 

 

G3824   paliggenesia  REGENERATION   noun

Thayer Definition:

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

G3825   palin  adverb

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.

G1078   genesis   noun feminine

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:

GENESIS

BIRTH

NATIVITY

ANCESTRY

LINEAGE

ORIGIN

WRESTLE

TRANSGRESS

CHANGE

OSCILLATORY

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.

 

Matthew 26:41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

John 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, are spirit, and are life.

Romans 8:4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Galatians 5:17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

 

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.

 

 

Matthew 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Titus 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit;

Let's examine these two verses where REGENERATION is used, and related verses.

 

 

But if you wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Matthew 19:20  The young man saith unto Him, All these things (10 C's) have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If you wilt be perfect, go and sell that you hast, and give to the poor, and you shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.

 19:22  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

 19:23  Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 19:24  And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

 19:25  When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

 19:26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

 19:27  Then answered Peter and said unto Him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed You; what shall we have therefore?

 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration (restoration) when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

 19:29  And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

 19:30  But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

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.

 

Titus 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit;

The Greek: 5  Not from works of those in righteousness, things which we have done, but according to that mercy of His, He has preserved us through a bath of rebirth and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

 3:6  Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  (Ez 36:25)

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.

 3:7  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

7  In order that being justified in that favor we would become heirs in accordance with the hope of eternal life.

Let's break it down:

7  In order that being justified in that favor- the favor to Abraham for his dedication of Isaac and for believing in what Yahweh promised.

    we would become heirs- being obedient children, we would then be placed into position of son, now being eligible for the inheritance of the promise.

    in accordance with the hope of eternal life.- concerning the confidence, anticipation, and expectation, from being obedient, of eternal life.

 

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.

 

Matthew 9:16  No man putteth a piece of new (G46) cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

We cannot graft our Christian understanding onto any other denomination.

 9:17  Neither do men put new (G3501- fresh) wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and  the bottles perish: but they put new (G3501- fresh) wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

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’.  We must renew our minds (bottles) and accept Truth. Without truth, there is no regeneration.

Romans 6:6  Knowing this, that our old (G3820- former) man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

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.

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

When we put away unrighteousness (the old man), we are a 'new man', living by allegiance (faith). Belief and practice.

1Corinthians 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new (G3501- fresh) lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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.

 

 

2Corinthians 4:15  For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace (favor) might through the thanksgiving of many redound (exceed) to the glory (honor) of God.

 4:16  For which cause we faint (falter) not; but though our outward (mortal) man perish, yet the inward (spiritual) man is renewed (G341- made new, strengthened anew) day by day.

 4:17  For our light affliction (tribulation), which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (honor);

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.

Matthew 5:12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Romans 8:18  Therefore I consider that the happenstances of the present time are not of value, looking to the future honor to be revealed to us.

1Peter 1:6  In which you must rejoice, if for a short time now it is necessary being pained by various trials,

 4:18  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Romans 8:24  In hope we are restored, but hope being seen is not hope; indeed that which one sees why would he also hope for?

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is expecting an assurance, the evidence of facts not being seen.

 

 

2Corinthians 5:15  And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.

 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.

Don't esteem a man for his stature in life, but for his Christian actions.

Matthew 12:50  For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.

 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation): old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (G2537- fresh).

Romans 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit (DNA) of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit (DNA) of Christ, he is none of His (not of Him).

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.

 

 

Galatians 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new (G2537- fresh) creature (foundation G2937).

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.

 

 

Ephesians 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh (near) by the blood of Christ.

Paul is the apostle to the dispersed Nations of Israel 'afar off' (not “gentiles”).  Christ's death covered the Judaeans, who were the circumcised, and returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, and the dispersed Nations, who were the uncircumcised, and both forgot who each other was.

Galatians 3:28  There is neither Judaean nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Acts 2:39  For the promise is unto you (Israel), and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Prince our God shall call.

Israelite Judaeans and the dispersed Nations of Israel.

 2:14  For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

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.

 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity , even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new (G2537- fresh) man, so making peace;

15  having annulled the law of commandments in ordinances (the rituals), in order that He would establish the two (Houses) with Himself into one new man, making peace,

 2:16  And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity (hostility) thereby:

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.

 

 

Ephesians 4:21  If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:

 4:22  That ye put off concerning the former conversation (mode of life) the old (G3820- former) man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Colossians 3:7  In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

 4:23  And be renewed (G365) in the spirit of your mind;

Colossians 3:10  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created Him:  

This is baptism. Immersed in the knowledge and understanding of Him.

 4:24  And that ye put on the new (G2537- fresh) man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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.

Deuteronomy 11:13  And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Then you will be regenerated.

 

 

Colossians 3:9  Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old (G3820) man with his deeds;

The apostate, lost Israelite man, the old former man who walked corruptly.

 3:10  And have put on the new (G3501- fresh) man, which is renewed (G341- made new) in knowledge after the image of Him that created him:

Shed your “church” knowledge and renew your Spirit knowledge.

 

 

2Peter 3:10  But the day of the Prince will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Some manuscripts have 'burned up', the older ones have 'discovered'.

 3:11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation (conduct) and godliness,

 3:12  Looking for and hasting (being anxious) unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.

 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new (G2537- fresh) heavens and a new (G2537- fresh) earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Isaiah 65:17  For, behold, I create new (H2319- fresh) heavens and a new (H2319- fresh) earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Isaiah 66:22  For as the new (H2319- fresh) heavens and the new (H2319- fresh) earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith Yahweh, so shall your seed and your name remain.

If you remain after the fire of Yahweh burns up the degenerated things, then you have been regenerated.

 

 

Revelation 3:7  And to the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

1John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

 3:8  I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.

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.

 3:9  Behold, I will make them (children of Cain/Esau) of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews (Judaeans), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you (children of Jacob).

 3:10  Because you hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

This life is our test.

Isaiah 24:17  Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.

2Peter 2:9  The Prince knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you hast, that no man take your crown (reward).

 3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new (G2537- fresh) Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new (G2537- fresh) name.

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)

1550-1850 AD

(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.

Jeremiah 2:21  Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto Me?

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

Revelation 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Isaiah 65:17  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

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.

 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new (G2537- fresh) Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

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.

 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Leviticus 26:11  And I will set My tabernacle among you: and My soul shall not abhor you.

Ezekiel 43:7  And He said unto me, Son of man, the place of My throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither  they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

2Corinthians 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

The promise is established, He will walk with us. He will then be able to dwell in our new, restored bodies.

 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 21:5  And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new (G2537- fresh). And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

The Greek phrase concerning new things may have been translated “Behold, I shall do all new things!”

 21:6  And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

'It is done' should be “They are made!”. This further substantiates the rendering in verse 5, “I shall make all new things”

 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.

Zechariah 8:8  And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

Hebrews 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Yahweh; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:

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.

 

 

 

G3820   palaios  OLD   adjective   19x

Thayer Definition:

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)

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.

 

DEGENERATION, noun.

 

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.

 

DEGENERATE, a.

 

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.