Ezekiel 37 – Our Dry Bones
EZEKIEL 37 – OUR DRY BONES
Ezekiel 37, “The hand of Yahweh came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of Yahweh, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Sovereign Yahweh, You know.”
4Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh! 5Thus says Sovereign Yahweh to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am Yahweh.”’”
7So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath (Holy Spirit), prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Come from the four winds (the masses of Yahweh’s Spirit-filled believers all over earth and heaven), O breath (Holy Spirit), and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves (Resurrection Day!), and bring you into the land of Israel. 13Then you shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves (Resurrection Day!). 14I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken it and performed it,” says Yahweh.’”
15Again the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 16“As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim (America), and for all the house of Israel (includes Judah and Manasseh), his companions.’ 17Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.
18“And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’—19say to them, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim (America), and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah (includes the modern State of Israel), and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.”’ 20And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
21“Then say to them, ‘Thus says Sovereign Yahweh: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. 23They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their Mighty One.
24“David My servant shall be king over them (under Yeshua), and they shall all have one shepherd (Yeshua); they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. 25Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever (under Yeshua). 26Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their Mighty One, and they shall be My people. 28The nations also will know that I, Yahweh, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”’””
Revelation 21:1-5, “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from Yahweh, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of Yahweh is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. Yahweh Himself will be with them and be their Mighty One. 4And Yahweh will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” 5Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.””
Friends, Ezekiel 37 is an end-time prophecy. Judah, or the modern State of Israel, is spiritually dead, as is the Christian Church of Yeshua, known as Ephraim, or the companion of Israel. Sometime soon, Yahweh is going to resurrect Judah and the whole house of Israel, including the dead Christian Church, fill us all with His Holy Spirit, and lead us all back to the Promised Land. All Yahweh’s promises will be fulfilled, though, at this moment, none of them have been truly fulfilled. Currently, Yahweh’s children, His people, are scattered to the four winds of humanity, on earth and in heaven. But a day is rapidly approaching when Yahweh will gather all His children to the Land of Israel. We will all be together as one family on Daddy’s Family Farm. It will be a rather large farm, about 1,379 miles long, wide, and high, centered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. That New Jerusalem ziggurat will cover all of Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, most of Iraq, and much of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Hopefully, many of those folks will want to get saved before they get crushed.
Pray for the unification of all of Yahweh’s children. Pray for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 37. Pray for Yahweh’s Holy Spirit to come and fill all of us. Pray for the gathering. Pray for our dead churches and synagogues. Yahweh is one and He will make His people one in His hand. He sees us as a mighty army. Pray for the reality of Yahweh’s vision to get here quick. We want to see our resurrected brother David sitting on his throne in Jerusalem. We desperately need our incorruptible resurrected bodies, so we can handle living in Yahweh’s presence. We live in a dry and thirsty land (includes our body, the Temple of the Holy Spirit) today, but that will not be the case for too much longer. Hold on to your faith, dig your heels in, and spit in the devil’s eye. Yeshua’s coming back soon.
Revelation 22:21-22, “He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! 21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
Gene Benjamin II
May 17, 2011CE