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Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by Kei144(m): 10:32am On Mar 04, 2018
Ez. 37: 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

Ep. 5: 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Re. 12: 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.


How do these passages of Scripture compare? Are there any commonalities, or any differences?
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by sonofspada(m): 10:38am On Mar 04, 2018
Kei144:
Ez. 37: 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

Ep. 5: 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Re. 12: 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.


How do these passages of Scripture compare? Are there any commonalities, or any differences?
They don't relate at all.
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by Kei144(m): 1:55pm On Mar 04, 2018
Kei144:
Ez. 37: 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.


Ez. 37:4-10 is about the resurrection of Israel. But, people from every nation, tribe, people and language of the world will join Israel in the resurrection. The rapture follows shortly after the resurrection.

Ez. 37:4-10 describes two steps that will lead to the resurrection. The two steps are well presented in this Thread: https://www.nairaland.com/4368271/two-steps-resurrection-israelites.
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by Kei144(m): 1:56pm On Mar 04, 2018
Kei144:

Ep. 5: 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Even though Ep. 5:25-27 is part of Apostle Paul's admonition to husband's and wives, it actually describes the requirements for rapture. Since rapture must be preceded by resurrection, the passage therefore also describes the requirements for the resurrection.

Ep. 5:25 presents the first requirement for resurrection, which is that the candidate for resurrection must have been united with Jesus Christ in his death (Ro. 6:3-4). Ep. 5:26 presents the second requirement, which is that the candidate for resurrection must become pure in heart by washing with water through the word. As a result of this spiritual cleansing, just before the resurrection, the candidate is without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by Kei144(m): 2:07pm On Mar 04, 2018
Kei144:
Re. 12: 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

In Re. 12:10-11, the rapture has taken place and the saints of God are now heaven. How did these saints of God manage to overcome sin and other hindrances in the world in order to qualify for resurrection and rapture? They overcame the spirit behind sin by two things: 1) the blood of Jesus; 2) Word of their testimony.
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by jamescross: 2:21pm On Mar 04, 2018
kei144

ezekiel 37:10 they came alive by the prophesied word (that overcame death) becoming a vast army. they were dead - they were hopeless, till the Word gave them life

ephesian 5:25-27 Jesus himself is the Word of God, given to us to give us life and that word makes us holy

rev 12:10-11 the Word of God is salvation, is powerful and reveals God's Kingdon and authority. it overcomes the accuser, the bringer of death (sin) and makes us an overcoming army

the differences with the 3 verses is description

while also ezekiel speaks of it's beginning, ephesian speaks of its journey, revelation speaks of its end. (it - God's nation)
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by Kei144(m): 2:33pm On Mar 04, 2018
From my last three posts, we can see that Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 and Revelation 12:10-11 are about resurrection of the saints. Ez. 37:4-10 presents two steps to resurrection: speaking the word of God to the candidate for resurrection and speaking the word of God to the Rock or Holy Spirit (Nu. 20:cool so that the Rock will release living water into the candidate for resurrection. Sufficient amount of living water in a person causes resurrection. Ez. 37:4-10 doesn't know about the rapture; neither does it know the role of the death of Jesus Christ.

Ep. 5:25-27 presents only being united with Jesus Christ in his death and speaking the word of God to the candidate for resurrection as all that required for resurrection and rapture.

Re. 12:10-11, like Ep. 5:25-27, also present redemption by the blood of Jesus and speaking word of God to the candidate for resurrection as the only requirements for resurrection and rapture. Note that Re. 12:11 indicates that it is the candidate for resurrection that will speak the word of God.

From these three passages of Scripture, I conclude that the following are the requirements for resurrection and rapture.

1. Redemption by the blood of Jesus Christ, which is obtained by being baptized into Jesus Christ in water and in the Spirit.

2. The candidate, who is already in Christ, purifies herself/himself by speaking and applying God's promises to herself/himself.

2Pe. 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

3. The candidate also speaks God's word relating to resurrection to the Rock, asking for the release of living water into her/him.
Re: Comparison Of Ezekiel 37:4-10, Ephesians 25:25-27 And Revelation 12:10-11 by Kei144(m): 7:40am On Mar 09, 2018
Kei144:
From these three passages of Scripture, I conclude that the following are the requirements for resurrection and rapture.

1. Redemption by the blood of Jesus Christ, which is obtained by being baptized into Jesus Christ in water and in the Spirit.

2. The candidate, who is already in Christ, purifies herself/himself by speaking and applying God's promises to herself/himself.

2Pe. 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

3. The candidate also speaks God's word relating to resurrection to the Rock, asking for the release of living water into her/him.

1Co. 15:45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

Col. 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

Jn. 15:3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

Jn. 20:21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”


Jesus Christ is the Rock. The rock in Nu. 20:8 was not Jesus. The rock was the arm of God; the rock was not in bodily form by the time of Nu. 20:8. Today, the rock is in Jesus and is one with Jesus. Having used the word of Christ to purify ourselves, we should then ask Jesus to release divine life or fullness of the Deity or living water into our beings, so that we resurrect from mortal to immortality.

1Co. 15:53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”


Any person who does not believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ has no chance of making the first resurrection.

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