Rabbi’s Reflections – Tuesday, February 13, 2024
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A Prayer For Today
Part 3

For the last two days we have been dealing with prophecy, and praying into it.  First, we studied and prayed into prophesy from the Gospels and then from Ezekiel 38 and 39.  Today I want to go deeper still, to the heart of the matter.  This time, let’s start with Ezekiel’s dry bones vision in Ezekiel 37.

We all know the story.  Ezekiel is taken in the spirit to a valley of dry bones.  We’re going to find out that these bones are all of Israel.  Ezekiel 37:11   Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel.”  But first, Ezekiel is told to prophesy over the dry bones.  Ezekiel 37:5 Thus says Adonai Elohim to these bones: “Behold, I will cause Ruach to enter you, so you will live.”  The details involve a process, first tendons, then flesh and then skin, then finally the breath of life.

Ezekiel 37:6a “I will attach tendons to you, bring flesh on you and cover you with skin.”  

But wait, that’s not all.  There is one more important part of this process, the breath of life.  Ezekiel 37:8 I saw, and behold, there were tendons on them, flesh came up and skin covered them above, but there was no breath in them.  In Hebrew, the word “Rauch” means both “breath” and “spirit.”  They are identical etymologically.

What Ezekiel is describing is life without life.  Ezekiel 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘Behold, I will open your graves. I will bring you up out of your graves, My people. I will bring you back to the land of Israel.  This is where we are today.  It is Jewish people living in Israel without the born again experience.

Ezekiel goes on to prophesy the completion of the born again experience over all Israel.  Here is a clue to understanding this.  When you read “Adonai,” think “Yeshua.”  Yeshua is Lord of all.  “Adonai” means “Lord” (actually in plural form, much like “Elohim” is a plural form name for the One God).

Ezekiel 37:13 “You will know that I am Adonai (Yeshua), when I have opened your graves and brought you up out of your graves, My people. 14 I will put My Ruach in you and you will live. I will place you in your own land. Then you will know that I, Adonai (Yeshua), have spoken and that I have done it.” It is a declaration of Adonai (Yeshua).”

Let’s pray… Father in heaven, we come to Your throne of grace in agreement with the prophecy of Ezekiel.  While we are thankful you have brought Your people back to the land, we recognize You are not finished.  So, right now, we call forth the fullness of the vision.  Breathe the life of Yeshua into all Your people, Israel.  That Your promise will be fulfilled (so many affirming scriptures)…

Leviticus 26:12 “I will walk among you and will be your God, and you will be My people.”

Joel 2:27 “You will know that I am within Israel. Yes, I am Adonai your God—there is no other—Never again will My people be shamed.”

Jeremiah 30:22  “So you will be My people, and I will be your God.”

In Yeshua’s name, we call forth salvation for all Israel in agreement with Your Word.  Romans 11:26a …and in this way all Israel will be saved.  Amen.

There is still more to be said and prayed about what we’re seeing in the world today.  Let’s take another “bite” tomorrow.  Shalom shalom.

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