Ezekiel 37



Ezekiel 37, Dry Bones, Some People Are Spiritually Dead to God's Word

                                                                                               Book of Ezekiel  Book of Psalms
John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
 
Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
  • Teach them and they will live.
  • Breath = spirit
  • These come out of darkness = false teaching
  • The Seal of God in their forehead =  Simply by removing the deception of false teaching and tradition of men and placing the Word of God in your forehead.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
  • Are = they are
  • The whole house = As distinct from "the house",
  • We are cut off for our parts = as for us, we are quite cut off, or clean cut off.
  • These bones are the whole house of Israel
Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
  • The midst of the valley which was full of bones =  these bones are the whole house of Israel, Therefore prophesy and say unto them.
  • Ezekiel 1:3 The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him.
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
  • Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
  • John 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
  • Rom 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
  • John 6:5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
    6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
  • Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
  • Isaiah 26:19 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.
    20 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 over past.
  • John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
  • Breath = spirit
  • Man teaches the word but it's God that seals the truth, where you can understand the word. (Rev 7:1)
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
  • Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
  • Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
  • As = according as
  • Noise = voice.
  • Shaking = commotion
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
 
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
  • Four winds = the end = Daniel 7
  • Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
  • The word ''winds of the earth'', according to the concordance, means a very devastating wind.
  • After = With the Accusative it means after, always in connection with time
  • 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
  • The Seal of God in their forehead =  Simply by removing the deception of false teaching and tradition of men and placing the Word of God in your forehead.
  • You know God's Plan, you don't have to worry about what going to happened in the end times, because you have studied God's Words.
  • The truth of God's word in your forehead  vs the deception of false teaching and the tradition of man in your forehead.
  • 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
  • Sea = People
  • The Angel is saying, Stop! Hold Everything! Go No Further
  • Until the elect has sealed The 144,000 With The Truth
  • Man teaches the word of God, but it's God that does the sealing in the forehead
  • The mark of the beast is the opposite of The Seal of God In Your Forehead.
  • Two white horses = 6th trumpet = Satan's riding the first white horse (Revelation 6 and Revelation19)
  • Do you know what happens at the 6th seal, 6th trumpet and 6th vial?
  • 7,000 are the saints = Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
  • 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
  • 7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
  • 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
  • Revelation 7:1 = God's elect the 7,000 will have sealed the 144,000 before the four winds are shut.
  • 7th trumpet = Christ returns and He shall reign for ever and ever.
  • Revelation 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
    15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
  • Teach them and they will live.
  • These come out of darkness = false teaching
  • The Seal of God in their forehead =  Simply by removing the deception of false teaching and tradition of men and placing the Word of God in your forehead.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
  • Are = they are
  • The whole house = As distinct from "the house",
  • We are cut off for our parts = as for us, we are quite cut off, or clean cut off.
  • These bones are the whole house of Israel
  • John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead (spiritual dead to God's Word) shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
  • Verse 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
    6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
  • Prophesy unto them, teach them My Word
13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put My spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
  • Shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live = the seal of God in your forehead
  • How did they live?
  • Prophesy unto them = teach My Word
  • This happens on the Lord's Day
  • The days of the Millennial will be the blessing of the whole earth. For in that day there shall be one King, one will, "one Lord", and His name one."
  • The Lord's day, begins the millennium. What a time to live, God's elect are resurrected to Immortality (deathlessness) soul alive with Christ forever.
  • 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
    9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
    10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
  • Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
    22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
  • Ezekiel 37:20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
    21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
    22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
    23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their God.
    24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them.
    25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
    26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
    27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
    28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
15 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
  • For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim
  • Ephraim was the largest tribe = Ephraim represents the house of Israel
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
  • Join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one
  • This happens at the beginning of the millennium
18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
  • Make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand
  • This is when Christ returns and gather all the tribes together = The beginning of the Lord's Day
  • I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel
  • The stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
  • Many people want to put them all together, you just read there are two houses.
  • The house of Israel and the tribe of Judah. Judah knows who they are, they are the Jews.
  • 1 Kings 11:33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
  • God told Solomon If you want My blessing, Do Things My Ways
  • If not, don't come crying to Me
  • Look at what people do today on the most Holy Day of the year Passover = they hunt eggs in The House of God.
  • 34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:
    35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.
    36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
    37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
  • Israel became two tribes = the 10 tribes and Judah and Benjamin
  • Judah and  Benjamin
  • Samuel.8:7-22 David tribe of Judah to be King over all Israel.
  • 2 Samuel.7:11-17 and Psalm 89:3-4. The Divided Kingdom
  • The Northern Kingdom  "Israel", 933-721 B.C.
    The Southern kingdom, "Judah" 933-606 B.C.
    38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
  • Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 25
20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
  • They will not be joined until Christ returns
21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
  • I scatter them and I will gather them back together
  • Behold heathen; and land. = These words were chosen for the legend on the Zionist medal commemorating the National Federation (of 1896), which is a landmark in the history of the Jewish nation.
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
  • God's will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel
  • One king shall be king to them all forever = Christ will be King of kings and Lord of Lords to all people
  • Mountains = cities
  • Upon = among
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
  • So shall they be my people, and I will be their God
  • Idols = dirty gods.
  • Detestable = abominable. Referring to idolatry, and its accompaniments.
  • Transgressions = rebellions
  • Dwelling places = reads "lawlessness".
  • Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
  • Jeremiah 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
  • Jeremiah 5:6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
  • Wherein = whereby.
  • My People = to Me a People.
  • Their God = to them a God.
  • Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
    22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
    23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
    24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
    25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
    26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
    27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
  • This is showing these two were at war before the were born.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
  • Shepherd = ruler = Christ
  • Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
  • Judgments . . . statutes
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
  • Christ will be Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings forever
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
  • Ever lasting = from the beginning to the end = Properly, concealed, the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), eternity; always: ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, (n-)) ever(-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end).
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
  • This is what God always wanted His people to love Him
28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
 
Exactly 2520 years from the exile of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
 
  The first tribe to be conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh, in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
 
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 25

 
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