Ezekiel 36:1 – Ezekiel 47:12

Tucked near the back of Ezekiel we find the story many of us have heard of Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones.  These dry bones are not some old Halloween tale or material for a cute kids preschool church song.  It was a vision of the state that the people had gotten themselves to and the new life that the Lord wants to offer.  It’s in Ezekiel 37: 11-14 that we see why God was showing Ezekiel these dry bones.

11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live…

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