I agree with Andrea. And I believe the Valley of the dry bones story is to be taken literally!
---mima on 9/19/08|
The dry sticks representative of All resurrected thirteen parts of Israel back together....ruling with GOD...again.
Unfortunately our naming the country Israel, does not make it complete or so.
Esau's line (tares), still inhabit the field and grow in ours. Anti-Christ's for 2008 years. Don't worship the tares.
Northern 10 parts Israel was divorced 1st. Judah/Benjamin second and later when scripture fulfilled. Most preachers do not even know GOD was married, let alone divorced. Most do not understand the remarriage (Emphasis on Re)of these thinking it's spiritual and inclusive of all. Which is never prophesied. Heb 8:8 Jer 31:31.
---Trav on 9/19/08|
Ezekiel 37 refers to Israel becoming a nation again. Which happened in 1948 - Israel was reborn.
---Leslie on 9/18/08|
Mima, according to the Scofield Bible, The bones are the whole house of Israel who shall then be living. The graves are the nations where they dwell. The order of procedure is: the bringing of the people out(vs. 12), the bringing of them in(vs. 12), their conversion(vs.13), the filling with the Spirit(vs. 14). God Bless!
---Cynthia on 9/18/08|
Gayla, I agree.
This is a picture of "Spiritual Israel".
Remember: Rom 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
-and - John 10:16
These verses describe the whole house of Israel - Ezek 37:11.
Eph. 2:8 And you hath he quickened (made alive) who were dead...
---trey on 10/12/07|
Gayla, I agree.
Ezek 37:8 they had skin but no breath.
Ezek 37:9 the wind makes them alive. John 3:8 Christ explains that the Spirit is like the wind.
Ezek 3:14 the Lord says that he shall put His Spirit in you.
? When does this occur? Ans. When we are "born again".
That's the way I see it.
---trey on 10/12/07|
Won't we be surprised if it is literal
what other people were slaughtered and their bodies strewn over the land like the Jews
---Andrea on 10/11/07|
This is a prophesy and vision referencing the physical resurrection of the spiritual house of Israel from the dead. The bodies of the resurrection are not raised from the earth as was the body of the creation, but rather raised and restored as an exact replica of the "bare grain sown" of that which formally existed, by the word of God. This great army represents the children of God clothed in an instant with the incorruptible, power filled breath of life bodies we will inhabit for the eternity.
---joseph on 10/11/07|
On the other hand, the Valley of dry bones can be any "lifeless" or "dead" situation in your life you need to speak to in faith and it gets restored in the name of Jesus! It could be your marraige, finances, relationships, business, etc.
---Rose on 10/11/07|
I don't think, I know. God took His prophet to this valley, and it was full of dead men bones, these bones are the whole house of Israel, scattered upon the face of the ground. As if some bloody battle had been fought there.>>>There the prophet had a vision by God of a resurrection from death to life.It is national resurrection of Israel. Also a representation the resurrection of the body at the Great Day. Breathe life into these bones, He at first in the Creation breathed into man the breath of life.
---catherine on 10/10/07|
My take on the Dry Bones Valley is that it is a prophetic allegory pointing to an eventual restoration of Israel.
---InimicusStultitiae on 10/10/07|
It wasn't a figure of Ezekiel's imagination. When God told Ezekiel to go down to the valley to the dry bones. God told him to talk to those dry bones and they shall live. Ezekiel obeyed God and those dry bones came alive and God put flesh/skin on them and breath life into them. Ezekiel 35:1-14. This also means that none of Christ's bones were broken.
---Rebecca_D on 10/10/07|
Cynthia says"The bones are the whole house of Israel who shall then be living. The graves are the nations where they dwell.- Bible says" 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." Is there a difference here?
---Mima on 10/10/07|
The spiritual application of that is us in the natural, when we are not full of the life of the spirit.We are dead bones.
---Gayla on 10/9/07|