The city being rebuilt was called a Holy City and it was filled with Levites i.e. priests. We know the holy city in the old testament is a type of the sanctified Church of Christ perfected in eternity. The city at the time was not very holy, it was barely a rabble of stones, yet it remains God’s illustration to let us see that He is able to raise a holy sanctified army out of ashes and stones.
Eze 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Ezekiel sees a vision of how a mighty sanctified army will come out of a valley of dry bones. If you study the verses you will discover that the dead and dry bones could do nothing until verse 10 where “they stood up” … but that was only after prophesies and the breath of God came upon them representing the work of the Holy Spirit of God. But there is a standing up for Jesus …purifying yourself as God is pure.
Be encouraged and stand as the Holy Spirit comes upon you. God will do the work of grace that will bring a transformation from ashes to a sanctified city. Wherever we are, we should not forget our destiny and where we shall eventually be …
1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. :3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Meditate on these verses. It is time to stand.
Verses for further meditation
Matthew 4:5 ; Rev 21:10
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Have a personal vision of being purified and set apart for eternity in the workplace
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord , send us your word that sanctifies constantly… to keep us apart for you. Amen
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