In the book of Ezekiel, chapter 37, the prophet is inspired by the Most High to give a very interesting prophecy concerning the condition and redemption of the nation of Israel. This prophecy seems to be somewhat controversial, because many men with little understanding of Yah's holy things, have attempted to explain this. I've heard preachers TRY TO turn this prophecy into something other than what YAH intended it to be.
With that being said, the next questions are:
- WHAT IS YAH SAYING THRU THE MOUTH OF EZEKIEL?
- WHAT OR WHO ARE THE DRY BONES?
- WHAT IS THE SYMBOLISM OR MEANING OF THIS PROPHECY?
On this page , with the guidance and will of Yah, I will show you what this very important prophecy means, and to whom it is addressed. My goal is to provide a greater understanding of who the Israelites are. I Pray that Yah, open your mind, and give you understanding.
Ezekiel 37:1 "The hand of Yah was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of Yah, and set me down in the midst of the valley which [was] full of bones,"
Ezekiel 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."
Yah is giving the Prophet Ezekiel a vision of a valley that is full of bones. These bones were once people, the people of Israel. Israel has been dead so long till they are now skeletons, their skeletons have been in this valley so long till the bones are now dry. There is no sign of life in these people. As we continue with this prophecy we'll see that what Yah is showing Ezekiel is not a physical death but spiritual one.
Ezekiel 37:3 "And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Yah, you know."
Ezekiel 37:4 "Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O you dry bones, hear the word of Yah."
Yah told Ezekiel to prophecy to these bones and hear his words. Now this shows us that the bones are not a physically dead people, because one does not prophesy to dead people or their bones. Dead people cannot hear, so we know this is symbolic. Yah is equating the condition of Israel with that of dead, dry bones in a valley. Before we continue with this chapter, we must examine how and when Israel became spiritually dead.
Hosea 13:1 "When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he DIED."
Hosea 13:2 "And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves."
Hosea 13:3 "Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that pass away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney."
When the Israelites went after other gods and served them that's when they died. They turned from serving Yah and died spiritually.
Proverb 21:16 "The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the DEAD."
Israel has wondered out of the way of understanding, he has rejected knowledge, so now he is in the congregation of the dead. Israel is a spiritually dead people, but we have also lost our identity so now we are twice dead or as Ezekiel says we are very dry. Look at what Yahshuah says in Matthew 8:21-22
Matthew 8:21 "And another of his disciples said unto him, Master, suffer me first to go and bury my father."
Matthew 8:22 "But Yahshuah said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead."
Yahshuah was saying let the (spiritually) dead bury the (physically) dead. Those spiritually dead People were the Israelites. We have been dead for a long time as Yah shows in the book of Isaiah:
Isaiah 65:2 "I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way [that was] not good, after their own thoughts;"
Isaiah 65:3 "A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;"
Isaiah 65:4 "Which remain among the GRAVES, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;"
Yah said Israel is dead, in verse 4 he says we remain among the graves. What's in the graves? DEAD PEOPLE. Israel refused to listen to Yah's word, but notice what he says in verse 3. Yah says, we continually as a people provoke him to anger. He knew that we would not listen, so he had to do something else to us to make us understand. Lets return to Ezekiel 37:
Ezekiel 37:5 "Thus saith Yah unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:"
Ezekiel 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 Yah."
Ezekiel 37: "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."
Ezekiel 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."
Yah told Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones, and Ezekiel did as he was commanded. Scripture says the bones heard Ezekiel and became flesh, but they still remained lifeless (dead). In other words the dry bones heard the words of Yah, they got excited and shook a little.
What this means is we were told we are the Israelites of the bible, We are the true chosen people. When we heard that, we began to want to hear the law and find the righteous path, but at the same time we refuse to submit fully to Yah.
So we began to look alive but were still dead. They didn't want to hear what thus says Yah. They wanted to continue serving false gods (Jesus, Allah etc.) and false doctrine, so therefore they remained among the dead.
To get these people awaken Yah had to do something else to them, lets see what that is.
Ezek. 37:9 "Then said he unto me, prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith Yah; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live."
Once again, Yah commanded Ezekiel to prophesy, but this time it was not to the dry bones, it was to the four winds. Yah said these four winds will breathe breath into these dry bones and they will live. This is interesting. What is so special about the winds that it makes the dead come alive? To answer that, we will have to see what the four winds are. For that answer lets quickly look at the book of Daniel.
Daniel 7:1 "In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters."
Daniel 7:2 "Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea."
Daniel 7:3 "And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another."
Daniel 7:4 "The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it."
Daniel 7:5 "And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh."
Daniel 7:6 "After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it."
Daniel 7:7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
Daniel has described the four winds as four beast. Now, lets look a little further in this chapter for the meaning of what the four beast are.
Dan 7:17 "These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth."
The four beast are four kings or kingdoms which shall come out of the earth.
These four kingdoms came upon the earth and brought destruction to Israel.
These kingdoms are the BABYLONIANS who are described as a lion with eagles wings (verse 4),
next were the MEDO-PERSIANS who are described as a bear (verse 5),
next are the GREEKS under Alexander "The Great". they are described as a leopard with four wings (verse 6),
and the last great beast is not physically described. It is so terrible it has no image to be compared to. This is the ROMAN EMPIRE (verse 7).
All four of these kingdoms or winds blew upon Israel and caused them great pain. The Romans were the last of the winds, they were the ones to exile Israel and destroy Jerusalem. We are still under that same form of roman oppression.
The winds are still blowing upon Israel today, they have not let up and because of this many of us are starting to awaken. We are now putting that flesh over these dry bones. Our enemies through Yah, are executing the curses of Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26 on us. This is what is waking us up and making us hear the words of the Most High, but we must do more than hear.
The following scriptures prove further that the four winds are the four powerful nations.
Jeremiah 4:6 "Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction."
Jeremiah 4:7 "The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate (Israel); and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant."
This refers to the Babylonians attacking Judah. Notice the Babylonians are called the lions just as they are described in the book of Daniel.
Jeremiah 4:12 "Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them."
Jeremiah 4:13 "Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled."
This is still speaking of Babylon the first of the four winds. In verse 12, they are called a full wind and verse 13, says they are swifter than an eagle. In Daniel they are said to be a Lion with eagles wings. The Babylonians came upon Israel and blew a mighty wind, as it says "WOE UNTO US FOR WE ARE SPOILED.
Hosea 13:7 "Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:" Hosea 13:8 "I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved [of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall teat them."
Yah is speaking about the four winds in these two verses. He says he will be unto us as a lion (Babylonians.)
He will observe us as a leopard (Greeks).
He will meet us as a bear (MEDO-Persia) and will devour us like a lion and the wild beast (Rome) shall tear us.
Yah is clearly showing us that he is the one who called the four winds upon us. He is the one that has allowed them to devour us. We are still being devoured but after they have finished knocking us around, we will then understand what it is that Yah wants us to do. We are still in the period of having the wind blow upon us. We are breathing a little. Israel is now in the process of becoming fully alive.
Hosea 5:14 "For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him."
Hosea 5:15 "I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early."
Yah is the cause of Israel's troubles, he said he will be a lion unto us, he will tear down. But he said we will seek him in our affliction, and this, we are doing. We are being afflicted by the wind and we are seeking his face. We will really be looking for Yah during the great tribulation period. Yah is just trying to get our attention, he is trying to get us to keep and understand our part of the covenant. But we Israelites refuse to listen.
Ezekiel 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." Ezekiel 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."
After Ezekiel prophesied to the winds and the wind came and blew upon the them (spiritually dead Israel), they came alive and became the righteous nation Yah intended them to be. They were no longer a dead people, but alive. This is what will happen to Israel upon the return of Yahshuah the Messiah. Israel as a nation will come alive. Right now there is very little or no hope in Israel, many of our leaders and people have just about given up. But don't fear, we will be returned to our LAND, CULTURE, HERITAGE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TO OUR HOLY ONE THE KING OF ISRAEL YAH.
Hosea 6:1 "Come, and let us return unto Yah: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up."
Hosea 6:2 "After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight."
Yah will raise us up in the third day or after the 3 ½ year Great Tribulation, which will also be when Yahshuah returns.
Hosea 8:7 "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up."
Once again we see the winds being brought up. These are the same winds Ezekiel was commanded to prophesy to. Yah says we have sown the wind and reap the whirlwind. A whirlwind is similar to a tornado, it is a powerful wind that whirls around and around, anything in it's path will be destroyed.
We as a people, Yah says have reaped this wind (destruction).
Hosea 13:14 "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes."
Yah and only Yah will bring us forth from this spiritual death. He will ransom us from the power of the grave and redeem us from death (HALLELUYAH). Then and only then will we be freed from our currents conditions.
This whole chapter is speaking about the death and resurrection of the Israelite nation. Not some other thing that you may have heard many preachers speak about.
The rest of Ezekiel 37: speaks for itself. Notice all the things Yah says will happen when Israel is brought back from spiritual death and brought back into their land. If Israel has indeed returned home, then all the things mentioned in the next verses of Ezekiel 37 would have to have taken place. After reading these verses ask yourself if they have. If the answer you arrive at is No, then Israel is still in the lands of their enemies with the winds (nations) blowing upon them.
Ezek. 37:12 "Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Yah; 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 37:13 "And ye shall know that I am Yah, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,"
Ezekiel 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 Yah have spoken it, and performed it, saith Yah."
Ezekiel 37:15 "The word of Yah came again unto me, saying,"
Ezekiel 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:"
Ezekiel 37:17 "And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand."
Ezekiel 37:18 "And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou [meanest] by these?"
Ezekiel 37:19 "Say unto them, Thus saith Yah; 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.
Ezekiel 37:20 "And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes."
Ezekiel 37:21 "And say unto them, Thus saith Yah; 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:"
Ezekiel 37:22 "And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king 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:"
Ezekiel 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 dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 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."
Ezekiel 37:26 "Moreover I will make a covenant of peace 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."
Ezekiel 37:27 "My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their holy one, and they shall be my people."
Ezekiel 37:28 "And the heathen shall know that I Yah do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore."
After reading the rest of this chapter, Ask yourself is Israel back, Yah said king David will be on the throne when Israel returns. Is that the case today? NO.
Has Israel and Judah been made one nation yet? NO.
Israel has not been fully awakened yet or returned to their homeland. This is according to scripture not me. The only way we can return back home is if we are brought back from the grave FIRST (which is spiritual death). They will have to know Yah fully.
Not some of them but all of them, Yah said the dry bones were the whole house of Israel. This prophecy is being FULFILLED now as we speak, the flesh is now upon the dry bones and the wind is blowing breath into them. WE WILL BECOME A MIGHTY RIGHTEOUS ARMY STANDING STRONG ON OUR FEET, EXECUTING THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF YAH THROUGHOUT THE EARTH.
There you have it I hope you the reader have gotten understanding about this prophecy. May Yah bless you with understanding