Ezekiel’s Dry Bones and the Holocaust

4 05 2016
Israel Commemorates Six Million Martys

Israel Commemorates Six Million Martys

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom haShoah) for Jewish people, and all who hold sacred the memory of Six Million Martyrs to Hitler’s genocide. It is a sober day in Israel and around the world for many. We all should pause and reflect and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Recently, a prominent New York Rabbi called for Jews to leave America and return to Israel for the catastrophe coming to the U.S. (see Wars and Rumors of Wars).

Ezekiel 37 refers to a valley of dry bones that has been seen as pointing to the return of Jews to Israel from exile.But I want to suggest a more literal take on Ezekiel’s dry bones vision. (I have a deeper look at this in my book, Generation LIFE, chapter 11: Holocaust Resurrection.)

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Where, geographically, is the valley located that Ezekiel saw? Is the resurrection of the bones literal? What is the purpose of the “exceedingly great army”?

Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. Ezekiel 37:9-10

Now, the traditional understanding of this passage is to the general last-day return of Israel to the Land. The reference (bolded) of a great army could refer to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). They have become a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East. That surely applies, but what if God were to literally raise the Holocaust victims from the dead, and supernaturally make them an actual physical army for the last battle?

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Yehovah, have spoken it and performed it,” says Yehovah.’ ” Ezekiel 37:11-14

One thing clarified by this second quoted section is that the valley of dry bones was not in Israel. I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. What would be the prophetic timing of such a miracle purpose? We can only speculate, probably at the Second Coming, when Jesus arrives to deal the final defeat of the anti-Messiah forces. What a glorious and victorious battle it will be, especially to those who had suffered such ignoble desecration in their deaths.

I do not insist on this interpretation, but what if….?

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)


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3 02 2017
Bernard Leroi

I really think so. And I’m so excited just to know the realisation of this prophecy.

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7 04 2019
Simon Leach

Hi Les – I left a comment earlier on the holocaust resurrection. I truly believe that the dry bones passage does indeed refer to a physical coming back to life ! Verse 9 says ..”and breath upon these SLAIN, that they may live, and they lived and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great host”
God heard the cry of the children of Israel because of the bondage from the Egyptians and sent Moses to lead them out, God saw the innocent blood shed by Cain when he slew his brother , ” the voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground” (gen) . I wonder about the timing of the holocaust in respect to the fulfillment of Isaiah 66 . ” can a land be born in one day ? …. clearly as we know Satan knows the word of God ( Jesus being tempted in desert passage) , he also knows God’s prophetic timetable !
So he tried to obliterate the Jewish people in order to thwart God’s word from being fulfilled in May 1948.
But this is not the end of the story !
It’s time for a Lazarus moment and God’s answer to what the enemy tried to do …and nearly succeeded…. Ezekiel 37 first part.
God will have the last word on this matter I feel, there was much innocent blood crying to God from the ground.
This is what I am praying and speaking to those dry bones that they may LIVE…. up from the grave God said they come, three times in three verses he says he will raise them from their graves.
Why does that have to be read figuratively ??
Any commentary re this matter always treats it this way NEVER as a literal matter ! God will do what He say He will do, let’s get in line with Him on the matter and pray for His word to come to fruition.
This is going to be something incredible !! I do believe.

Ok some rambling thoughts to chew on, as I said some might consider me “quirky” !

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8 04 2019
elishasees

Thank you, Simon. It is so exciting to live in the days of literal prophetic fulfillment. Once you start taking the Bible literally, amazing revelation and practical knowledge become obvious. God is faithful!

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