Correspondence: TIT 3:5; REV 4:7-9 & 5:8, 11; Flesh vs. Old Man

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Ans. The word regeneration is used in Matt. 19:2828And 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. (Matthew 19:28) for a new order of things in the Millennial day. And here it is used for a new order of things in the believer. It is not improving the old Adam nature. It is a new life, the life of Christ in us, and thus has the moral nature of Christ.
The Holy Spirit is used as its power, and has given the believer a new position and a new object to live for. Also he is no longer a Jew or a Gentile, he is now a child of God with a heavenly calling.
Ans. As the word "beast" is used in a bad sense generally, we call these "living creatures." They symbolize or represent the attributes of the throne of God.
Full of eyes before and behind and within: perfect perception.
The courage of the lion.
The intelligence of a man.
The patient strength of the calf or ox.
The swift discernment of the flying eagle is seen in them.
Ques. What is the distinction or difference between the "flesh" and the "old man?"
Ans. "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." Rom. 6:66Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (Romans 6:6).
In these verses we see that our old man is judged and crucified in the death of Christ. Believers stand now in Christ before God. We are not now seen in the old man. Like the stones put in the Jordan, our old man is gone forever.
The flesh is the body with its will; it is sin in us. "Reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 6:1111Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:11). Sin is in us, but we are not to let it have domination over us. We are to put off all that which is the outcome of the flesh in us (Col. 3:88But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. (Colossians 3:8)). It is good to remember that we are, as to the old man, crucified with Christ, and now Christ is in us (Col. 3:1111Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. (Colossians 3:11)).