This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last site edit: April 16 2017
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
About the Valley of dry bones - Ezekiel 37:1-14:
Here for the actual prophecy:
(Ezekiel 37:1-14) 37 The hand of Jehovah proved to be upon me, so that he brought me forth in the spirit of Jehovah and set me down in the midst of the valley plain, and it was full of bones. 2 And he had me pass along by them all round about, and, look! there were very many on the surface of the valley plain and, look! they were very dry. 3 And he began to say to me: “Son of man, can these bones come to life?” To that I said: “Sovereign Lord Jehovah, you yourself well know.” 4 And he went on to say to me: “Prophesy over these bones, and you must say to them, ‘O YOU dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah:
5 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said to these bones: “Here I am bringing into YOU breath, and YOU must come to life. 6 And I will put upon YOU sinews and cause to come upon YOU flesh, and I will overlay upon YOU skin and put in YOU breath, and YOU must come to life; and YOU will have to know that I am Jehovah.”’”
7 And I prophesied just as I had been commanded. And a sound began to occur as soon as I prophesied, and here there was a rattling, and bones began to approach, bone to its bone. 8 And I saw, and, look! upon them sinews themselves and flesh itself came up and skin began to be overlaid upon them above. But as regards breath, there was none in them.
9 And he went on saying to me: “Prophesy to the wind. Prophesy, O son of man, and you must say to the wind, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: “From the four winds come in, O wind, and blow upon these killed people, that they may come to life.”’”
10 And I prophesied just as he had commanded me, and the breath proceeded to come into them, and they began to live and stand upon their feet, a very, very great military force.
11 And he went on to say to me: “Son of man, as regards these bones, they are the
whole house of Israel. Here they are saying, ‘Our bones have become dry, and our
hope has perished. We have been severed off to ourselves.’ 12 Therefore prophesy,
and you must say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: “Here
I am opening YOUR burial places, and I will bring YOU up out of YOUR burial places,
O my people, and bring YOU in upon the soil of Israel. 13 And YOU will have to know
that I am Jehovah when I open YOUR burial places and when I bring YOU up out of YOUR
burial places, O my people.”’ 14 ‘And I will put my spirit in YOU, and YOU must come
to life, and I will settle YOU upon YOUR soil; and YOU will have to know that I myself,
Jehovah, have spoken and I have done [it],’ is the utterance of Jehovah.”
–– '84 NWT.
Christians, who are actually anti-christ_ians, have contrived to interpret the redemption of Israel to just refer to their return from Babylon. No such luck, because their return under the law signified nothing other than their treading water until Messiah –Galatians 3:22-25. How?
From the last king Zedekiah in David's line until their King of Kings in David's line, Jehovah's firstborn son and wife Israel had no longer any relationship with Him. That had ended with Babylon and the disappearance of the Ark of the covenant, symbol of their former oneness with their Father and 'Husband' Jehovah God. From that time, they were vassals to world powers.
Under the iron heavens* of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome, without autonomy
and no longer ruled by Jehovah, their redemption or ransoming from their debt of
sin against the law and their marriage-like relationship with God had to wait until
THEIR Messiah. Behold Jesus' words in the synagogue after his baptism as he quoted
from Isaiah 61:1:
* Leviticus 26:19
The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken–hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of Jehovah’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; ASV
Here Galatians 3:19, 22-28:
19 What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise hath been made; and it was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator.
22 But the scriptures shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith is come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. 28 There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye are Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.
To give the above proper context keep in mind what Paul had clearly stated in 1 Corinthians 15:56 that: The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:
Israel were not only beneficially confined by the law, but also held to ransom through heir abject disregard of and the debt of their collective transgressions against it. Jesus came to free them from the law and the inevitable death awaiting the nation for which they were on death row ever since Babylon's destruction of Jerusalem and their temple. Prisoners of their sins against God and their collective guilt with no way out, or so it seemed before Messiah.
The words the day of vengeance of our God from Isaiah 61 above, have been commandeered by all false Christians including Jehovah’s Witnesses to be visited upon all mankind. Whereas these words only and exclusively apply to Israel who saw the beginning of their Great Tribulation at the destruction of their entire age, system of worship, city and temple by the Romans in the year 70.
That is what Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 14 are all about. We just need to read it.
Israel's coming to life from out of the valley of dry bones is no portent of their return from Babylon. No, but to be restored as the Seed of Abraham through their redeemer in order to continue with the promises to ultimately bless all the families of the earth from their heavenly land of the promise.
Please continue to examine the realities of God's promises