Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 37 of 48 (28 verses.)

Ezekiel 37Wrench

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Ezekiel Foresees Dry Bones Spring To Life!
1 Paranormal Phenomena *The hand of YHVH comes upon me. YHVH carries me out in his Spirit. He [hovers] me over the middle of [a] valley full of bones!
2 Death *YAH [swings] me all around the [valley]. [My jaw drops at] the spectacle of millions of [bones piled] on the valley's surface. I [drop down to] inspect the [bones]. They're totally dry, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
3 Rebirth Then [YAH] asks me, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ can these bones live?โ€ I answer, โ€œO Adonai YHVH, you know.โ€
4 Rebirth *Then [YAH] says to me, โ€œProphesy over these bones. Say to them, โ€˜You dry bones, hear the word of YHVH!
5 Rebirth *Adonai YHVH commands these [dead] bones, โ€œWatch me make spirit enter you. You come to live again!
6 Rebirth *I attach tendons to you. I bring muscle up over you. I cover you with skin. I put breath in you. You spring to life. Then you see that I am YHVH {The-Reality-Maker}.โ€
7 Paranormal Phenomena *So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, I prophesy as [YAH] commands. And as I prophesy, a noise [rumbles]. I see [earth] shaking. Then the bones come together! Each bone connects to its [proper neighboring] bone!
8 Paranormal Phenomena *As I look, my eyes stun [to see human] ligaments and muscle grow up on the bones, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Skin covers over them. But no spirit [yet breathes in the bodies].
9 Rebirth *Then [YAH] says to me, โ€œProphesy to the wind. Speak [life], โ€˜son of Adam.โ€™ Say to the [eternal] spirit-breath, โ€˜Adonai YHVH comands, โ€œOh, life, [rush] in from the four winds. Breathe on these slain [corpses], so they can live.โ€™โ€
10 Resurrection *So I prophesy as [YAH] commands me. [Whoosh!] The breath comes into the [corpses]. They live, ๐Ÿ˜‡! [They] stand up on their feet. An overwhelmingly huge horde [of humanoids amasses around me]!
11 Redemption *Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [YAH] says to me, โ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ these bones [represent] the entire house of Israel. You [always] see them whining, โ€œOur bones are dried-up! Our hope lies lost. We're butchered to pieces!โ€
12 Resurrection *So prophesy. Announce to the [Israelis], โ€˜Adonai YHVH says, โ€œWatch, my people. I come to open your tombs. I [lift] you up out of your graves. I [fly] you into the land of Israel, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
13 Resurrection Then, my people, you come to realize that I am YHVH {The-Eternal-Creator}, when I pop your tombs and raise you up out of your graves, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
14 Redemption *I come to put my spirit in you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So you live. I place you in your own land. Then you grasp that I YHVH speak and perform your [future].โ€ [That's a] promise [from] YHVH {The-Omnipresent-Sovereign}.
Ezekiel Predicts Reunion Of Israel's Branches
15 Yah's Word [Again] the word of YHVH comes [alive] in me, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
16 Family Division [YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adamโ€™, grab a stick. Write upon it, โ€˜[This stick represents the tribe of] Judah {Celebrated} plus all of Israel's [southern-dwelling] descendants, [Judah's] allies.โ€™ Then take another stick. Write upon it, โ€˜[This stick represents ancient] Joseph {Increaser}, [represented] by his โ€˜staffโ€™, that is his ancient son Ephraim {Double-Fruit}, whose tribe leads all of Israel's [northern tribes who broke off from Judah].โ€™
This of course has nothing to do with the Book Of Mormon. Benjamin & Levi were Ephraim's primary tribal allies.
17 The Body of Believers Join these two sticks together as [if they were] one stick. Hold them as one in your hand.
18 Communication The children of your people will talk to you, asking, โ€˜Won't you tell us what you you mean by this [two-stick analogy]?โ€™
19 The Body of Believers Answer the [Israelites], โ€œAdonai YHVH predicts, โ€˜Watch me take the [north] Israeli tribes [that] branch from [ancient] Joseph, [tribes led today by] the fist of [their leading tribe:] Ephraim {Double-Fruit}. I eventually regroup [north Israel] with [south Israel, which is populated by tribes who] branch from [ancient] Judah {Celebrated}. I morph the [two warring countries back] into one branch, whole in my hand.โ€™
20 Art [Hold] the sticks (on which you write) in your hand before your [audience's] eyes.
Again, prophetic performance art.
21 Redemption Then say to [your watchers], โ€˜Adonai YHVH predicts, โ€œWatch me recover the sons of Israel from among the beast-nations where they [lie] scattered, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I convene them from all directions. [I] bring them into their own land.
22 The Body of Believers I graft [Israel into] one nation in [the promised] land. [My allied believers] span [all] the mountains of Israel. One king [Yahshua] comes to rule over them all. No more do [my people war] as two nations. Never again does [Israel] divide into two kingdoms.
Ezekiel Predicts Israel's Unity Under Messiah
23 Redemption [My people] never again defile themselves with their idols. They trash their abominations. They lay down all their transgressions. I lift them out of all their sin-houses. I cleanse them, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So they live [as] my people. I become their [chosen] Elohim {Sovereign}.
This prophecy still awaits fulfillment.
24 The Messiah My obeyer David {Love} [reigns as] king over [my united people]. All [believers] share one shepherd. They walk in my judgments. They observe my statutes. They execute [my law].
David here = the Messiah.
25 The Messiah [My believers return] to dwell in the land I awarded to Jacob my servant, where your fore-fathers dwelt, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [My people] thrive there, they, and their children, and their children's children for ever. My servant David {Love} forever [reigns as the Hebrews' invincible] prince.
David [Love] here = the Messiah.
26 Redemption I go on to make a [renewed] covenant of peace with [united Israel]. This everlasting covenant [protects all Hebrews]. I place them. [I] multiply them. I set my sanctuary in their midst for evermore.
27 Serving YHVH alone My dwelling comes to rest over [my nation], ๐Ÿ˜‡. I reign as their Elohim {Authority}. They live as my people.
28 Separation (Holiness) Finally, when my sanctuary stands in the nations' midst for evermore, the [world] comes to recognize that I YHVH set Israel [apart as my holy nation].โ€
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