Often called ‘The parable of dry bones’, this dramatic prophetic vision predicts a future revival of God’s people, and also gives a narrative of spiritual conversion – the theme of this message. Here is our lifelessness as unbelievers, and the process of receiving new life from God.
Ezekiel has lamented the failure of separation from the world, and now the river symbolises the church’s positive work in the world. Here is the meaning of its secret source and miraculous expansion, with our soul-winning priority, and the incidental yet mighty social benefits in times when there is great acceptance and blessing of souls.
Is this great city/temple vision to be fulfilled literally or does it portray Christ’s Church? Here are the reasons why historic interpreters were all sure it pointed to the Church, and how this view reveals the many vital pastoral applications for today.