In the midst of their despair, the two halves of Ezekiel 37 contain:
- A vision of the restoration of the nation (37:1-14), and
- An enacted prophecy about the Messiah’s nation (37:15-28)!
- In the explanation of these things (Ezk.37:11-14), who were represented by the bones?
- Two sticks of Judah and Joseph demonstrating when all God’s people would be united in the Messiah’s nation!
- David, the second king of Israel (Acts 13:21,22), had died about 400 years before the time of Ezekiel (cf. Matt.1:17). So who then is the “one shepherd” described as “My servant David”(Ezk.37:24)?
- the “one shepherd” described as “My servant David” is David’s descendant, the Messiah(Acts 2:29-32)
What kind of covenant would be made?
- Ezek 37:26 “And I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.
- Col 1:20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.