Ezekiel 37

The Dry Bones come to life

Here, Ezekiel continues to prophesy the outpouring of the Spirit of God on Jerusalem in the end times. We can also read this in Hosea 3:5, Zechariah 14:8, and Joel 2:28-32.

Ezek 37:1-2
very dry – in the end times, Israel will have been separated from the work of God for a very long time, as Paul told us, “when the fullness of the Gentiles has come in then all Israel will be saved.” (Romans 11:26)

Ezek 37:3-4
can these bones live? – it seems incredulous to all that Israel can be revived

Ezek 37:5-6
I will cause breath to enter you – the Spirit of God will revive Israel

Ezek 37:7-8
but there was no breath in them – Israel will first be restored, brought together as a nation, and then afterwards the Spirit will be poured out

Ezek 37:9-10
the four winds of heaven – wind and Spirit are the same Hebrew word, RUAH. Whenever, we see this expression it refers to an event of great spiritual importance. The Antichrist came out of the Four Winds, in Daniel 7 and 8; the end days Sanctified Church came out of the four winds in Zechariah 6:5, and here Israel is saved when the Spirit of God is poured out on Jerusalem.

an exceedingly great army – from Revelation 14:1-5, we gain the understanding that Israel will play a major role in the end time preaching of the Gospel message, see also Zechariah 14:8.

Ezek 37:11 -14
I will open your graves – the meaning of this vision is repeated and summarized.

Ezek 37:15-23
one nation – Israel will be reunited

Ezek 37:24
David My Servant shall be king – meaning Christ

Ezek 37:25
David shall be their captain forever – the word here is nasiy’ meaning leader, or ruler, or prince. This same word “prince” is used to describe the place for Christ in the temple, beginning in Ezekiel 44:3.