Regeneration….The Mystery of Scripture…..Part 1

Joey Thompson
8 min readDec 8, 2019

For everything, YHWH has, good and true, The Enemy has a counterfeit for. For His true Sabbath, there are the false Sabbaths of Saturday and Sunday. For His true Appointed Times or Holy Days, listed in Leviticus 23, there the pagan days of Easter, Christmas, etc. For His true names, YHWH and Yeshua, there are LORD, God and Jesus. Instead of the truth concerning YHWH being a vast family of Beings with One single head (The Father), there is the lie of the Trinity…….And I could go on and on and on about the deceptions of The Great Mystery Religion of Babylon.

That said, YHWH Himself has a few mysteries of His own buried within scripture. Deuteronomy 29:29 states this;

“The secret things belong to YHWH, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

The Apostle Paul speaks of such things in 1Corinithians 2:7;

but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

These two passages along with a few others point to the fact that YHWH reveals some of His mysteries to His Saints, especially at the end time, for the express purpose of showing His plan of salvation and the establishment of His coming government here on this earth.

One such mystery revealed in these last days is concerning the subject of Regeneration….Not to be confused with reincarnation, the counterfeit thereof.

Regeneration is defined as: Men living again and again, for the purpose of blessings of character growth and curses to humble for the purpose of coming to future character growth. In both cases, a person’s metal is tested. The counterfeit says, a person can die and return as a tree or an animal or some other living entity, such as a star or a blade of grass or some such non-sense.

The point being, YHWH is dealing with man in a six thousand year span of time, for the purpose of fully perfecting one’s character to the place it is worthy of Eternal Life. You are not you. You are only a part of you…..And you do not know, nor remember the lives you have lived in the past, but YHWH not only knows, He is recording those lives, written in The Book of Life accordingly.

The amount of time allotted to man is 1,000 years or a single day in YHWH’s time. We see this time frame from Peter’s words in 2Peter 3:8;

But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with YHWH one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.

We fail to think along these lines as human beings, flawed to no end in our mind’s existence. However, YHWH is working a work unbeknownst to The Mainstream Christian mind. A work of procreation, for YHWH is literally procreating Himself, after His own kind. Would it not stand to reason, He would do so in His time frame?

I know you as the reader are in doubt, but just consider the following question, designed to peak your interest:

How many times in scripture did Elijah live?

We know The man Elijah lived as documented by The author of the Books of Kings and Chronicles. So that would be one, right?

Then via Christ’ own words, Elijah lived again, as the man John The Baptist. Let’s read this in Matthew 11:12–14;

“From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come.”

So, from the above statement by Yeshua The Christ, Himself, John The Baptist was the regeneration of the man Elijah who lived over 700 years earlier. That would be twice, right?

Now, more on this John The Baptist regeneration of Elijah in just a moment, especially if you think you know the answer to this dilemma concerning John coming in the spirit of Elijah…..I’ll simply say, you haven’t looked deep enough. There is a very good explanation coming your way….But first, lets see the third time in scripture where Elijah “will” live and yes, it is a prophecy, still yet to be revealed.

Malachi 4:4–6 states this concerning the end time;

“Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel. Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of YHWH. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”

So we see here, there is coming a time, very shortly, where there will appear a man who will restore Covenant Law, while at the same time, revealing the identity of the actual physical The House of Israel, as to what the original intent (heart) of The The Father’s, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel, which was and is all about the restored government of YHWH here on this earth, Revelation 5:10;

“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to YHWH; and they will reign upon the earth.”

So, this end time appearance of Elijah would make three lifetimes lived by the one known as Elijah The Tishbite from 1Kings 17–21….Agreed? Well, if not, allow me to address the subject of “The Spirit of Elijah”.

The passage in question is Luke 1:13–17. An Angel of YHWH is telling Zechariah, John The Baptist’ father the following concerning his soon to be born son;

“But the angel said to him: Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. For he will be great in the sight of YHWH; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb. “And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to YHWH. It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for YHWH.”

The following are the Greek words used in the New Testament, translated “spirit”. Strong identifies all these occurrences (occ.) as G4151. The base of the word is pneuma in Greek.

1 — πνεῦμα — 160 Occ. — YHWH’s Spirit and Man’s Spirit joined together, yet imperfect, as of yet….A work in progress.

2 — πνεύμασι — 2 Occ. — YHWH’s Spirit perfected, either totally righteous of totally evil.

3 — πνεύμασιν — 3 Occ. — YHWH’s evil Spirits, imperfect in evil, in subjection to true righteousness. Minor evil spirit.

4 — πνεύματα — 18 Occ. — The Plural of YHWH’s Spirit, whether righteous or evil in nature, but being subject to YHWH’s power, directly from YHWH, only.

5 — πνεύματι — 92 Occ. — YHWH’s Spirit standing alone, apart from being joined to man’s Spirit.

6 — πνευμάτων — 11 Occ. — The Plural of YHWH’s Spirit, whether righteous or evil in nature, but being subject to YHWH’s power, working in man.

86— πνεύματος — 97 Occ. — In fullness of The indwelling of YHWH’s Spirit, in full character, perfected in righteousness and loyalty.

The differences in these words listed above are found in the details of how they are used in scripture. A careful study of the word pneuma and all of it’s variations used in the Greek New Testament will bear out the definitions above.

Concerning Luke’s words in chapter 1:17;

in the spirit (πνεύματι) and power of Elijah….

The word is defined as:

YHWH’s Spirit standing alone, apart from being joined to man’s Spirit.

This would mean, YHWH is fully in control of that Spirit, able to manifest it in any way He should choose, placing it in whatsoever body He wishes to fit His purpose. The point being, He used it in the regeneration of Elijah within John’s body and it happens all throughout scripture. Far more than we think and once more, when we are able to identify these instances within scripture, there are so many mysteries answered, it boggles my mind to think of them all.

That said, before I get to some of those examples for you to ponder, let me further the thought on Elijah. I’m not finished with this powerful witness.

Taking a deeper look at Luke 12:14–17, there’s a few things I want to point out.

  1. The Angel says this of John, “For he will be great in the sight of YHWH”. Yeshua later said of John, in Matthew 11:11;

“Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”

This statement always puzzled me until I became aware of the regeneration process. To clarify with taking into to account the regeneration process the passage might well be understood like this:

Truly I say to you, from Adam until now, there has been no man worthy through the regeneration process of the indwelling of YHWH’s Spirit, however, since the regeneration process is over many lifetimes, and the lifetime of John is the very first to enjoy such indwelling of YHWH’s Spirit, the very least one in the Kingdom is far greater than John because that least one would enjoy the benefit of multiple character building lifetimes above that of John at that very moment. Thus Matthew 11:11 is a regeneration passage.

2. The following statement CAN NOT be attributed to John The Baptist;

TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for YHWH.”

Luke quotes directly Malachi 3:6 but he also alludes to verse 4, where Malachi states, this Elijah will also point Israel back to The Covenant Law of Moses, which is Exodus 20 through 23, explained by Moses in further detail in Deuteronomy 4 through 31, which is broken down into the basics of Love toward YHWH (how to properly worship Him) and love toward your fellow man (how to live justly with your neighbor).

John The Baptist simply did none of this and he did not live at the end time, which is the time setting of Malachi 4. This means, The Angel’s words to Zechariah were concerning the fullness of the regenerated life of the Elijah/John character, incomplete in just the lifetime of John The Baptist.

Leaving the subject of John The Baptist, but sticking with the words of Yeshua, allow me to address a question Yeshua asked of His disciples in Matthew 16:13;

“ Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

Notice carefully and thoughtfully, the responses of His disciples:

“And they said, Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”

Their answers are indicative of the knowledge of the regeneration of men. All of these men listed by the disciples had been dead hundreds of years, yet, Yeshua didn’t bat an eye or miss a beat with his next question following up to his first question;

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

The point being, the process of regeneration was, at least in part, common knowledge of the day. Somewhere along the line, we have lost such knowledge, causing this subject to fall under the category of restored knowledge, as YHWH reveals one of His greatest mysteries of all scripture to this last generation.

Now, I know this is a lot to take in and there is so much more to reveal directly from scripture, so I’ll end this part one here. Look for part two as soon as I can stamp it all out on my key board.

May YHWH bless you in your studies.

Joey Thompson



Joey Thompson

An ordained Elder in the ministry of YHWH, commissioned to restore truth at this end time. You can contact me via email at: