Ezekiel 37* God restores dried bones to life. (1-14) The whole house ofIsrael is represented as enjoying the blessings of Christ'skingdom. (15-28)1-14 No created power could restore human bones to life. Godalone could cause them to live. Skin and flesh covered them, andthe wind was then told to blow upon these bodies; and they wererestored to life. The wind was an emblem of the Spirit of God,and represented his quickening powers. The vision was toencourage the desponding Jews; to predict both their restorationafter the captivity, and also their recovery from their presentand long-continued dispersion. It was also a clear intimation ofthe resurrection of the dead; and it represents the power andgrace of God, in the conversion of the most hopeless sinners tohimself. Let us look to Him who will at last open our graves,and bring us forth to judgment, that He may now deliver us fromsin, and put his Spirit within us, and keep us by his power,through faith, unto salvation. 15-28 This emblem was to show the people, that the Lord wouldunite Judah and Israel. Christ is the true David, Israel's Kingof old; and those whom he makes willing in the day of his power,he makes to walk in his judgments, and to keep his statutes.Events yet to come will further explain this prophecy. Nothinghas more hindered the success of the gospel than divisions. Letus study to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace;let us seek for Divine grace to keep us from detestable things;and let us pray that all nations may be obedient and happysubjects of the Son of David, that the Lord may be our God, andwe may be his people for evermore.
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