Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 37:1-14 (day five)
We see 2 pictures of spiritual death in Ezekiel’s vision. One is visually and physically evident. It’s crystal clear. The dry bones are a visual picture of an extended period of rebellion, hopelessness, and utter ruin. The need and the problem are obvious.
The second picture is a little more complicated if just merely observing. Bones rejoined, muscles, tendons, and flesh back in place. Recognizable form is now added to the bodies and corpses. Things are taking shape and progress is being made. Wonder if there was excitement and joy at this point? Wonder if a celebration was about to ensue? To interrupt a premature conclusion, God makes Ezekiel aware of their condition. Still, they are corpses. Still, they are without life. Still, they are… dead. God commands Ezekiel to prophesy breath (Spirit) to fill these bodies. Once filled from within with the Spirit (breath) they are made alive and ready to be used by God (an army). Sound familiar? (John 3:3-5)