Titus 3:5-7 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 Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace,
WE SHOULD BE MADE HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
NOTE: The word «Regeneration» in the book of Titus refers to the
NEW BIRTH of THE BELIEVER
by the Holy Spirit, in connection with the first coming of Christ to die.
Acts 1:6-7 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying,
Lord, wilt thou at this time
the kingdom to Israel?
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Matthew 19:27-30 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 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.
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. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
QUESTION: The word «Regeneration» is used only twice in the Scriptures. How is it applied in the book of Matthew?
NOTE: THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY always refers to the EARTHLY THRONE OF DAVID
Matthew 25:31-46 When the Son of man shall COME IN HIS GLORY, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY:
And before him shall be gathered all nations:
and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
INHERIT THE KINGDOM prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
II Samuel 7:10-13 Moreover I will appoint a place for MY PEOPLE ISRAEL and will PLANT THEM,
that they may dwell in A PLACE OF THEIR OWN,
and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel,
and have caused thee to REST from all thine enemies.
Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers,
I will set up thy seed after thee,
which shall proceed out of thy bowels,
and I WILL ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM.
He shall build an house for my name,
and I will stablish THE THRONE OF HIS KINGDOM FOR EVER.
Psalms 132:10-11 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David;
he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
Acts 2:29-30 Men and brethren,
let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David,
that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh,
he would RAISE UP CHRIST to SIT ON HIS THRONE;
Acts 3:18-21 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when THE TIMES OF REFRESHING shall come from the presence of the Lord.
And HE SHALL SEND JESUS CHRIST, which before was preached unto you:
Whom the heaven must receive until THE TIMES OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Luke 1:30-35 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID:
And HE SHALL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB for ever;
and OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and THE GOVERNMENT shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of HIS GOVERNMENT and PEACE there shall be no end, upon the THRONE OF DAVID, and upon HIS KINGDOM, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, THE LION of the tribe of Juda, the ROOT OF DAVID, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am THE ROOT and THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, and the bright and morning star.
Isaiah 11:1-10 And THERE SHALL COME FORTH A ROD OUT OF THE STEM OF JESSE,
and a BRANCH shall grow out of HIS ROOTS:
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
But with righteousness shall he JUDGE THE POOR, and REPROVE WITH EQUITY for the meek of the earth:
and he shall SMITE THE EARTH: with THE ROD OF HIS MOUTH,
and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together:
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek:
and HIS REST SHALL BE GLORIOUS.
Isaiah 11:11-16 And it shall come to pass IN THAT DAY,
that the Lord shall set his hand again THE SECOND TIME to recover THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE,
which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
And he shall set up AN ENSIGN FOR THE NATIONS,
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel,
and gather together the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
And there shall be an highway for THE REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE,
which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
Isaiah 65:17-25 For, behold,
I create NEW HEAVENS and a NEW EARTH:
and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
And I will REJOICE IN JERUSALEM, and joy in my people:
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days:
for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat:
for as the days of a tree are the days of my people,
and MINE ELECT shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock:
and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 66:22-24 For as the NEW HEAVENS and the NEW EARTH, which I WILL MAKE,
shall remain before me, saith the LORD,
so shall your seed and your name remain.
And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another,
shall all flesh come to WORSHIP BEFORE ME, saith the LORD.
And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
Matthew 1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
Matthew 1:6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
Luke 3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
Romans 15:8-12 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to CONFIRM THE PROMISES MADE UNTO THE FATHERS: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
And again, Esaias saith, There shall be A ROOT OF JESSE, and he that shall rise to REIGH OVER THE GENTILES;
in him shall the Gentiles trust.
Matthew 12:17-21 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased:
I will put my spirit upon him, and HE SHALL SHEW JUDGMENT TO THE GENTILES.
He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
And IN HIS NAME SHALL THE GENTILES TRUST.
Isaiah 12:1-6 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things:
this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion:
for great is the Holy One of Israel IN THE MIDST OF THEE.
Amos 9:11-15 In THAT DAY will I RAISE UP THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID that is fallen,
and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed;
and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel,
and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
And I WILL PLANT THEM UPON THEIR LAND,
and they shall NO MORE BE PULLED UP OUT OF THEIR LAND which I HAVE GIVEN THEM,
SAITH THE LORD THY GOD.
Isaiah 26:16-21 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
Thy dead men shall live,
together with my dead body shall they arise.
Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust:
for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:
the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
ANSWER: The word «Regeneration» in the book of Matthew refers to the NEW BIRTH of THE EARTH.
It takes place at the second coming of Christ when He sets up His Kingdom to reign on this earth for one thousand years.