Ezekiel 37 pictures the seven thousand year main harvest represented by the seven day Feast of Tabernacles 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 Ezekiel 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.
While this prophecy is specific to Israel, we know that Israel is the forerunner to what will ultimately be offered to all humanity. Therefore this prophecy also pertains to all humanity; because 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.
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 then celebrated God’s Victory High Day Sabbath of the seventh day of that Feast. This day 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 raised up from the Red Sea of death [the grave] to the Victory of God and eternal life.
Then at Pentecost at Sinai all of physical Israel entered into a Covenant with God; this being an instructional type that all Israel and all of humanity then living 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 will be poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28), as happened in a fore-type on that first century Pentecost.
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 of the Kingdom of God over all the earth.
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.
The scriptures tell us that the resurrection of the chosen overcomers will take place at the end of the sixth day and before the High Holy seventh day which pictures the millennium [thousand years], and that there will be no more resurrections from that point until AFTER the millennium!
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished
Please visit the Festivals categories at the sidebar for detailed explanations.
Then AFTER the millennium; the main harvest of the Feast of Tabernacles will begin in a seven thousand year great judgment and bringing in of the whole of remaining humanity which had 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 seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles does 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! The early harvest is not resurrected in the fall! That is inherently contradictory [oxymoronic]!
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. See the Fall Festivals articles.
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.
After the end of the millennium Jesus Christ will resurrect the long dead who had died in their sins; back 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 who have never known godliness will be restored back to physical life and will then receive an opportunity to be reconciled to God and receive his gift of eternal life.
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 into the new bodies made for them; their own spirits are taken out of storage as it were and the breath of air given to them 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, and since all humanity will be grafted into Israel this refers to all who have ever died not knowing or understanding godliness.
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 [and all humanity] who has ever lived and has not yet been changed to spirit; to physical life and they shall dwell in their own 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 to life and health from death: 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 to live by every Word of God!!!
They will know and they will turn to him in sincere repentance to live by every Word of God and they will be brought into the spiritual Temple [Family] of God, and their teachers [the laborers of the already resurrected early harvest] will rejoice greatly as they bring the sheaves of the harvest of humanity into the family of God; as pictured by the Feast of the Ingathering of Nations [Tabernacles]!!!
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 Israel is the forerunner to what will ultimately be offered to all humanity: Therefore this prophecy also pertains to all humanity. This is confirmed since during the Feast of Tabernacles a bullock is sacrificed for each one of the seventy families [primary racial groups of the Genesis 10 Table of Nations] of mankind.