109: Ezekiel 37 and the Resurrection to Flesh

Ezekiel 37 pictures that main harvest represented by the Feast of Tabernacle; being resurrected to physical life and judgment. 

Remember that the early harvest is resurrected to spirit at the end of the sixth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, or at the end of the first six thousand years; but this harvest of Ezek 37 is resurrected to flesh, and we know that no resurrection to flesh takes place before the early resurrection to spirit and the millennial 1,000 year Sabbath are completed.

 

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, 37:2 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 [very ancient] .

37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

Jesus Christ will resurrect the long dead to physical life.

37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 37:6 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.

The dead  bodies are restored

37:7 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. 37:8 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.

This is a process where physical bodies are created first, after which the breath of life or air is given to the bodies that they might breath and live.

37:9 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.

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 [host, multitude].

Here we are told that these are the dead of all Israel.

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.

God will resurrect all Israel who has ever lived and not yet been changed to spirit, to physical life and they shall dwell in the physical promised land

37:12 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.

When people who in their last conscious instant knew they were dying often horribly, are brought back from the grave:  They will KNOW the power and greatness of the Eternal God!!!  They will KNOW that he is the Life-Giver and that he can be their salvation if only they will follow him!!!

They will know and will turn to him in sincere repentance to live by the whole Word of God and be brought into the spiritual Temple [Family] of God, and their teachers [The laborers of the already spiritually changed] will rejoice greatly as they bring the sheaves of the harvest of humanity into the family of God!!! 

37:13 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, 37:14 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.

While this prophecy is specific to Israel, we know that it also pertains to all humanity for during the Feast of Tabernacles of the fall main harvest, a bullock is sacrificed for each one of the seventy families [primary racial groups, Genesis 10 Table of Nations]  of mankind.

 

Ezekiel 37

A prophecy of the main fall harvest of Israel and by extension of all humanity as they are grafted into spiritual Israel.  God commands three harvest feasts for his people based on the harvests in Judea. 

The first is the Feast of Unleavened Bread which pictures the early harvest being called out of the Egypt of bondage to Satan and sin.  The calling out of physical Israel from Egypt and their journey for six days capped by a seventh day High Holy Day is a type of a kind of spiritual Israel being called out of sin beginning with Abel for 6,000 years and then the resurrection from the Red Sea of death to eternal life and a millennial Sabbath in the presence of our Creator. 

After physical Israel entered the land and began to till the soil, the harvest  could not be reaped until the Wave Offering was lifted up to God the Father, picturing the beginning of the spiritual harvest with the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 

Late on the sixth day of Unleavened Bread Israel come up out of the sea and celebrated God’s Victory High Day Sabbath of the called out of physical Israel.  This pictures the harvest of the spiritually called out of the past six thousand years who have overcome and been chosen; being changed to eternal life and rising up from the Red Sea of death [the grave] to the Victory of God and eternal life.  

Then at Pentecost at Sinai all the called out of physical Israel entered into a Covenant with God, as a type that all Israel and all of humanity would later enter into a NEW Covenant (Jer 31:31); at the beginning of the millennial Sabbath of rest on a future Day of Pentecost; and God’s Spirit would be poured out on all flesh!  (Joel 2:28), as happened in a fore-type in that first century Pentecost.

The spring Feast of Unleavened Bread celebrates the barley harvest in Judea; while spiritually picturing the harvest to spirit of Jesus Christ as our Wave Offering, and the resurrection of those that are his at his coming at the end of 6,000 years from creation.

The Feast of Pentecost pictures the establishment of the theocracy of physical Israel,  and represents the establishment of the reign of Jesus Christ as King of kings over all the earth and the millennial Kingdom of God.

The seventh day is still a part of the week!  Therefore those who live during the millennial seventh day are a part of the early harvest and will be changed or die in their sins at the age of 100. 

Revelation 20:5   But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished

The scriptures tell us that the resurrection of the chosen overcomers will take place at the end of the sixth day and before the millennial seventh day [thousand years], and that there would be no more resurrections; until AFTER the millennium!   

For an explanation of the period between Pentecost and the Fall Festivals please see this article.

Then AFTER the millennium; the main harvest of the Feast of Tabernacles will begin in a seven thousand year great judgment of the whole of remaining humanity which died in sin. 

Revelation 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works

The main physical harvest celebrated by Tabernacles, represents the main fall harvest of lives for God. 

No! The early harvest is not resurrected in the fall!  That is inherently contradictory [oxymoronic]!

No! The seven days of Tabernacles do NOT picture a 1,000 year millennium which is absolutely contrary to scripture (2 Peter 3:8)!  We have been taught falsely on these things in direct contradiction to the Word of God!

Ezekiel 37 pictures that main harvest of humanity who have all died in their sins, being resurrected to physical life and judgment represented by the seven day Feast of Tabernacles.  Remember that the early harvest is resurrected to SPIRIT to begin the millennium, but this harvest of Ezekiel 37 is resurrected to FLESH, and we know that no resurrection takes place after the early resurrection to spirit and before the millennial 1,000 year Sabbath is completed.

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, 37:2 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 [very ancient] .

37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

Jesus Christ will resurrect the long dead in their sins to physical life

37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 37:6 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.

The dead  bodies are restored

37:7 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. 37:8 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.

This is a process where physical bodies are created first, after which the spirits of the dead are placed back in the new bodies and the breath of air is given to the bodies so that they might breath and live.

37:9 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.

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.

Here we are told that these are the dead of all Israel

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.

God will resurrect all Israel who has ever lived and not yet been changed to spirit to physical life and they shall dwell in the physical promised land

37:12 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.

When people who in their last conscious instant knew they were dying often horribly, are brought back from the grave;  They will KNOW the power and greatness of the Eternal God!!! 

They will KNOW that he is the Life-Giver and that he can be their salvation if only they will follow him!!!

They will know and will turn to him in sincere repentance to live by every Word of God and be brought into the spiritual Temple [Family] of God, and their teachers [The laborers of the already spiritually changed] will rejoice greatly as they bring the sheaves of the harvest of humanity into the family of God!!! 

Please do visit our Spring and Fall Festivals articles.

37:13 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, 37:14 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.

While this prophecy is specific to Israel, we know that it also pertains to all humanity for during the Feast of Tabernacles of the fall main harvest, a bullock is sacrificed for each one of the seventy families [primary racial groups of the Genesis 10 Table of Nations]  of mankind.

Please see the Festivals Category articles on the right hand side bar for much more.

 

The healing of the breach between Judah and Israel.

Judah and the ten tribes of Israel will be united again under the resurrected David in the millennium and forever afterwards!  Please see this article on the Dynasty of David and the healing of the breach between Israel and Judah.

Even so, at the resurrection to spirit; all the chosen overcomers will be fully One and fully UNITED with Christ and with each other! 

37:15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 37:16 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: 37:17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

37:18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? 37:19 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. 37:20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

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: 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king [David shall rule BOTH Judah and Israel again] 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.

There will be no more following idols of men who say this or that scripture is for others or for a different time, or who say you must follow me regardless of what the Bible says.  This blasphemy of exalting men and their false ways above God which is so common today will be extirpated from the earth.

In the millennium no one will defile themselves by being zealous for idols and false traditions of men above any zeal to learn to keep and to internalize the whole Word fo God!  Never again will men be hypocrites calling themselves God’s church [people] while following others away from any zeal to live by every Word of God!

 37:23 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 dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
David will be king over physical Israel and each of the twelve apostles will be a king over one tribe of Israel. On thing is sure, neither Jesus Christ nor David will tolerate sin like many elders do today.  No more of the hypocrisy of calling the Sabbaths holy and then polluting them!

37:24 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.

As God told us again and again in Deuteronomy; possession of the physical promised land is totally conditional on faithful obedience to every Word of God.  Since God says that they will be gathered back to the land and will remain in it; it is clear that they will be repentant and  faithfully keeping the whole Word of God!

The same is true of entry into the spiritual Promised Land of eternal life!  No person who follows a corporate leader instead of being zealous to live by every Word of God shall be in the resurrection to spirit, and all who follow idols of men shall be rejected by Christ and cast into the fiery furnace of the tribulation. 

Corporate entities are NOT God’s Ekklesia!  That is an abominable LIE designed to lead the brethren away from any zeal for God and any zeal for keeping God’s Word, and enslave people into following men and their false traditions!   Following them will not save you, it will result in your rejection and correction by Jesus Christ!

37:25 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.

37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace  [Jer 31:31] 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.

37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

37:28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

 

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