Mt. 25:31 ¶ 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:32 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: In Matthew 19:27 Peter asks the question concerning what they will recieve if in this life they forsake houses, lands and gain for the sake of Christ: Mt. 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? Christ responds by first defining the TIME when they will be rewarded and then the NATURE of their rewards AT THAT TIME: Mt 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. 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. 30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. 1. The TIME (v. 28) follows their present life as described in verse 29. This did not occur after the Lord ascended into heaven to sit at the "right hand" of the throne of His Father. Their forsaking of houses, brethren, family continued right up to their own death. 2. The TIME requires the judgement day of rewards when many who thought they were "first" shall discover they are "last" - v. 30. 3. The TIME would be when the apostles "sit upon thrones" in the same manner as Christ sits upon "the throne of His glory." Can't spiritualize one and not the other and cannot literalize one without the other as they are both spoken of together. The apostles did not sit upon any literal thrones after the ascension of Christ into heaven. CONCLUSION: Jesus defines the precise time WHEN he comes to sit upon "the throne of his glory" in Matthew 25:31 at his Second advent. Hence, "the regeneration" has nothing to do with this present time or Christ's rule in heaven but the NEW AGE to come when Christ returns. So it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Titus 3:5 which concerns our present salvation.