“God brings a fascinating vision to Ezekiel in demonstration of the new life which Israel will have.  The visual image — of dry bones coming to life — must bring a smile to Ezekiel’s face as he now relates the vision.”

Read:  Ezekiel 37:1-14

“Another sign is to be shown to the people.  Two sticks, one representing the northern tribes and the other depicting the tribe of Judah, are to be held together to signify the reunification of the nation of Israel.  This is followed by a messianic prophecy of the new kingdom to come.”

Read:  Ezekiel 37: 15-28

“The climax of Ezekiel’s restoration prophecies takes his hearers not only to the new kingdom of the Good Shepherd but apparently to the time when the forces of evil will be destroyed forever.  God’s vision to Ezekiel is that of a great battle on a wide panorama of the universe in which death and destruction are cataclysmic — far beyond anything that either Israel or Judah has experienced.  But the reasons for the destruction are the same: rebellion and wickedness.  The punishment will be of an eternal nature.  At that time there will be no restoration of the wicked — only everlasting peace and joy for the righteous.”

Read:  Ezekiel 38 & 39

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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