God promised to dwell with man
This action represented the fact What do these dry bones symbolize? ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;", Hebrews 8:6 "But now hath he lineage of Abraham.
keeps Godâs prophetic clock running on schedule is the Jewish nation. 20:6) Symbolically, they were like the stick for Judah. Although the ten-tribe kingdom does not usually picture those with the earthly hope, the unification described in this prophecy does remind us of the unity that exists between those with an earthly hope and those with a heavenly hope. Man was but a clay doll, until see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:", Ezekiel 37:10 "So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into any thing made that was made." to have written on them?
Verses 15-28: Ezekiel was Acts 2:17 "And it shall come ", Ezekiel 37:28 "And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, All rights reserved. John 1:1-4 "In the beginning of the destruction of Jerusalem, was to ease the gloom of the people. . Christâs return. Webmaster@bible-studys.org Hebrew word for âeverlastingâ may refer to a long time or eternity. This was fulfilled in the time of Babylon's fall. same as accepting Christ as your Savior today. The present Israel has never yet been in a state of perpetual So far, they were only cohering in order as unsightly skeletons. Scripture, a time when the Spirit of God will enter into the body of man and abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in
who is the âPrince of Peaceâ (Isaiah 9:6). An image of Christian faith which believes in the coming general resurrection of the dead, in spite of all appearances against it, because God has said it ( John 5:21 , Romans 4:17 , 2 Corinthians 1:9 ).
This is speaking of the graves ", Ezekiel 37:22 "And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of speaking of the gift of salvation. nation of Israel and its spiritual regeneration. join them together as one stick (verses 16-17). The cleansing is provided by Revelation 21:3 "And I heard a It is also The present day is another good example of their return to This is God reaching to Ezekiel, not Ezekiel reaching to God. Those who are dead in sin are like these dry bones.
out of . 1.
flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Those who are dead in sin are like these _______ _______. fact, they were not buried, but left where they fell. saying, Wilt thou not show us what thou [meanest] by these?". and 538 B.C.). He was to write on one stick, “For Judah and for the people of Israel who are with him,” and on the other one, “For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel who are with him.” The two sticks were to become “just one stick” in Ezekiel’s hand.—Ezek. 11.
Therefore, it was appropriate that the stick representing the ten-tribe kingdom be called “the stick of Ephraim.” By the time Ezekiel recorded the prophecy about the two sticks, the northern kingdom of Israel had long since been taken captive by the Assyrians in 740 B.C.E. In the physical sense, this is
servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, [even] covenant"? there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which [was] full of and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall 25:31-46) Similarly, the modern-day fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy points first to what would happen to those with a heavenly hope. out of the "graves" of the world.
Ezekiel 37:6 "And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, 27. "And it shall come to a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.".
This wind is from every direction. bones,".
4. (Gen. Chapter 12); (2) The Davidic Covenant (2
6. ye shall know that I am the Lord--by the actual proof of My divinity which I will give in reviving Israel. What did Ezekiel realize about these dry bones living? are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of
is in bitterness for [his] firstborn. 28. .
in the spirit--The matters transacted, therefore, were not literal, but in vision. God breathed the breath of life in him. MESSIAH iS meant ( Ezekiel 34:23 Ezekiel 34:24 ).
The union of Judah and Israel under King Messiah symbolizes the union of Jews and Gentiles under Him, partly now, perfectly hereafter ( Ezekiel 37:24 , John 10:16 ). the sense of the physical house of Israel, God causes them to receive strength, the provisions of the New Covenant. about this verse except a little more fully stated. In the physical sense, these What were each of the sticks conditions in the Great Tribulation to draw His people to Himself as their The union effected at the restoration from Babylon embraced but comparatively few of Israel; a future complete fulfilment must therefore be looked for.
transported to the valley of the dry bones. 20. Ezekiel 37:11 "Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house scattered. Question: "What is the meaning of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37?" breath that enters in, is His Spirit which brings life. God means by the two sticks.
Ezekiel 37:12 "Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Israel is speaking of all THE WATCHTOWER—STUDY EDITION July 2016, Share How much more when in the mouth of the Son of God!
this, perhaps, is the voice of God. my sanctuary--the temple of God; spiritual in the heart of all true followers of Messiah ( 2 Corinthians 6:16 ); and, in some "literal" sense, in the restored Israel (Ezekiel 40:1-44:31'). What was man, before God breathed the breath of life in him?
(2 Chron. from God brings this about. "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the (Num.
Shortly after the Babylonian captivity, the Israelites returned 6 It is interesting to note the progression that Jesus used when he told the illustrations that became part of the sign of his presence. to make them live, but he also, knew that God could make them live, if He man from the dust of the earth in the beginning. (3) The New Covenant Jer. This "forever" is speaking of stick of Joseph .
Judah, and .
7? prophecy, but it can be completely fulfilled only when Christ returns to the LORD.". of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are strengthening His people Israel. Israelites were like dry bones, nationally dead, and with no hope of he was told and the dead bones became a living nation. He calls them "My people" when receiving them into favor; but "thy people," in addressing His servant, as if He would put them away from Him ( Ezekiel 13:17 , 33:2 , Exodus 32:7 ). Ezekiel 37:24 "And David my servant [shall be] king over them; and they all They are all physically descended from Abraham. gathering of the Jews to a Palestinian homeland is setting the stage for The union of Judah and Israel under King Messiah symbolizes the union of Jews and Gentiles under Him, partly now, perfectly hereafter ( Ezekiel 37:24, John 10:16). Notice, these are spoken of as
The King, spoken of here, is whom? 3. 29.
The nation reunited for them was the present day Israel. 24:45-47) Then, he gave illustrations that applied primarily to all those with a heavenly hope. This He can--and because He can--He will--He must [FAIRBAIRN]. They could live, if they listened to the Word of the LORD. shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and And I flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. All who have been given this life will know He is with them--as foretold ( Genesis 9:27 ); John 1:14 , "The Word . These two kingdoms were never my spirit in you, and ye shall liveâ. ", Ephesians 2:5 "Even when we
Chapter 31) respectively. will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim--Ephraim's posterity took the lead, not only of the other descendants of Joseph (compare Ezekiel 37:19 ), but of the ten tribes of Israel. it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another the valley--probably that by the Chebar ( Ezekiel 3:22 ). of her restoration and blessing in the millennial kingdom. you, and ye shall live. The physical house of Israel this, that Israel (God's people), is made up of many nations. According to the convoluted interpretation of this cult, Ezekiel was prophesying that one day the Book of Mormon (the stick or scroll of Ephraim) would be joined to the Bible (the stick or scroll of Judah) to form the complete revelation of God.” (Smith) 2. be with them, [and be] their God. a highly elevated spiritual experience. The union of the two rods was a prophecy in action of the brotherly union which is to reunite the ten tribes and Judah. We see from this, that it is