The Lord’s “restoration project” was about more than land. It was about souls too.

Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14

ESV Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 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. 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 60:
Hark, a Thrilling Voice is Sounding

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding! 
“Christ is nigh!” we hear it say; 
“Cast away the works of darkness, 
O ye children of the day!” 

2. Startled at the solemn warning, 
Let the earth-bound soul arise; 
Christ, her Sun, all sloth dispelling, 
Shines upon the morning skies. 

3. Lo, the Lamb, so long expected, 
Comes with pardon down from heaven. 
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow, 
One and all, to be forgiven, 

4. That, when next He comes with glory 
And the world is wrapped in fear, 
He may shield us with His mercy 
And with words of love draw near. 

5. Honor, glory, might, dominion, 
To the Father and the Son, 
With the everlasting Spirit, 
While eternal ages run! 


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