In Today's Scripture
Valley of the dry bones; prophecy against Gog; vision of a restored
After Nebuchadnezzar destroyed
As a nation,
Ezekiel then was commanded to proclaim the good news: I am the LORD. . . . And shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land (37:13-14). After more than 2500 years, the Israelites do exist as a nation within the promised land and God will soon fulfill His promise to King David.
Dry bones also describe our sinful human nature, apart from the transforming, life-giving power of the Holy Spirit. Eternal life is made possible only when we confess and repent of our sins and invite Jesus to be Lord of our lives. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
As the One who made possible the resurrection from the grave (Ezekiel 37:12). For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout . . . and the dead in Christ shall rise first (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; also John 11:25; Revelation 1:18).
37:26 place =b> give, settle, establish; 38:19 shaking =b> earthquake; 39:6 carelessly =b> securely, without care; 39:14 sever out =b> select; passengers =b> passersby.
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast in memory of Winston A. Grant who died in the Towers · Staff: Karen Hawkins Government Officials: Sen. Daniel Akaka (HI), Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX), and Rep. Tim Murphy (PA) Country: Lebanon (4 million) in the Middle East Major languages: Arabic and French Limited religious freedom 67% Muslim; 19% Roman Catholic; 10% Eastern Orthodox; 1% Protestant Prayer Suggestion: Ask for the Lord's blessings and peace upon His children (Numbers 6:24-27).
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 103:11