Ezekiel: Man of Sign, Past, Present and Future
20th March 2021, mgh
This Article: (7 Pages)
5) Chapters 33 to 39
The prophecies of the regathering of the remnant, the restoration of the nation of Israel and the transformed land are given. These are relevant to both Jews and the Gentiles today.
The Resurrection of the Dried Bones Ezekiel 37
One of the most notable Prophecies of the Bible to be fulfilled in the Modern World.
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. 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. (Ezekiel 37:11-12)
After about 85 generations since the prophecy was written, and about 77 generations of 'dry bones' since the wandering Jews of no nation had any nationhood, it began to be fulfilled in the 1880s with the rise of Zionism. Zionism was political in nature with many of the proponents being socialists with no intent to fulfill the Bible! In 1948 the first half of the chapter was fulfilled as the long lost hope and dream of nationhood was finally real.
The prophecy is commemorated in cartoons by Yaakov Kirschen published since 1973 in the Jerusalem Post, that capture aspects of living in a politically Jewish nation of Israel.
The second part of Ezekiel 37 speaks of the prophecy of the two sticks, the two ancient half kingdoms beign re-united, with king David as king. It is tagged onto the other prophecy of the bones as it must occur after the revival of the nation. The Bible often gives a prophecy for one era then fast forwards to some relevat conneted detail of the final Plan of the Kingdom, then backtracks.
The details of an invasion of Israel from a northern host is given to us and detailed in many places on this web site. After this invasion of Yahweh’s Land, all flesh will be humbled and Yahweh will be exalted and Y’shua his son the Messiah will reign in power and glory.