A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 6

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APPLICATION

At some point in each and every person’s life, they will discover their own personal Babylon, that one thing that keeps them captive. For some it will be drugs and alcohol, for others, it may be food, finances, family and yet in others their home, car or career maybe even something from your childhood continues to hold you back. Regardless of who you are what your position in life is you will have a Babylon that needs to be conquered. Continue reading “A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 6”

A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 5

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THE INTERPRETATION: THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES

The key to understanding and interpreting this vision is Eze 37:11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off” (NASB). Those that were cut off were “dead, nearly dead, or in some condition understood to be socially or ritually analogous to death” (Olyan, 45).  The nation of Israel had given up all hope of Continue reading “A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 5”

A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 4

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TEXT CRITICAL NOTES

In verse one the word “ah” is used with the word “habbiq ah” refers to a specific valley “although the valley is not specifically stated it is generally assumed that it is the valley where Ezekiel first saw the visions of God” (Gaebelien, 926). However, there seems to be a varying opinion of the word that is “user” in this situation Strong uses the word “bikaw” which means “properly a split, that is a wide level valley between mountains: Continue reading “A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 4”

A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 3

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PRESENTATION of the TEXT

SCRIPTURE PASSAGE

Eze 37:1-14  The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones.  (2)  He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.  (3)  He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.”  (4)  Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, Continue reading “A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 3”

A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 2

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LITERARY CONTEXT

The beginning of the passage starts with Eze 37:1 which states that the hand of the lord was upon Ezekiel which is the indication that the vision was about to begin. Previous to our scripture God explains to Ezekiel what has happened and why the nation of Israel had been punished. God explained his wrath against the nation using this illustration Eze 36:17  “Son of man, when the house of Israel was living in their own land, they Continue reading “A Rebirth Through The Valley of Dry Bones – Part 2”