God, Hope & Helping Others
There are fulfilled and as yet unfilled prophecy in Ezekiel 37. I will concentrate on the fulfilled at this time.
Ezekiel 37:1-10 [Paraphrased] ‘(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, (2) And caused me to pass by round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry’. ‘(5) Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: (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’. ‘(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’. ‘(10) So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, and exceeding great army’.
Ezekiel 37:11-14 ‘(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 out parts. (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. (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, (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’.
Ezekiel 37:15-17 “(15) The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, (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 companion: (17) And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand’.
Ezekiel 37:18-28 [paraphrased] ‘(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: (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: (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. (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’.
The Lord God brought His people into this land, gathering them from all over the world wherein they were scattered (70 AD). He called the land “Israel” EZ 37:12. On May 14, 1948 the United Nations recognized the State of Israel as the homeland of the Jews. The Lord God stated it was for evermore and would not be divided. Psalm 122:6 ‘Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee’. If one loves the Lord God, yet does not love Israel; they are not doing the will of the Father.
Israel is soon to be surrounded by many nations who wish to destroy Israel. They eventually shall be successful. However, the Lord God will step in and prevent Israel’s total destruction. When Jesus returns at the end of the tribulation, He will bring peace to Israel and will restore her to beauty. He will avenge His enemies who have tried to completely destroy her. They will find their eternity of torment in hell.