37:1-28 Restoration - Symbolical
1-14 The Dry Bones
15-28 The Two Sticks
1-4 The Dry Bones
1-2 The Vision Shown
3 The Question - Answer of Prophet
4 Command to Prophecy over
5-6 Words of the Prophesy
7 Obedience of the Prophet
9 Command to Prophesy Unto
9 Words of the Prophesy
10 Obedience of the Prophet
11 The Vision Explained
12-14 The Question - Answer of YHVH
Ezekiel 37 provides us with another vision that Father showed Ezekiel for us. In this Chapter and vision, Father will use symbols to show us how He will bring back together and restore the two separated Houses - House of Israel and House of Judah. Father separated the two Houses many years ago, First the House of Israel (over 200 years before the House of Judah), when He sent them into captivity to the Assyrians, and then the House of Judah to the captivity of the Babylonians. Why did He separate and then send into captivity the two Houses? Because of their whoredoms - their idolatry - their worshipping of other (false) gods.
Today, November 2011, these two Houses are still separated, and they will not be brought back together as we'll learn in this Chapter, until The Lord's Day - Christ's 1,000 year Millennial Reign. The two Houses are comprised as follows: (1) - House of Israel - Ten Tribes consisting of Reuben; Simeon; part of the Tribe of Levi the Priesthood; Dan; Naphtali; Gad; Asher; Issachar; Zebulun; part of the Tribe of Manasseh; and Ephraim, and (2) - House of Judah - two Tribes consisting of Judah the king line; Benjamin; part of the Tribe of Manasseh; and a sprinkling of the Levites.
It is the House of Judah (for the most part) which is in Israel today, sadly most people think and believe it is all Israel but they are sadly mistaken because as we'll learn in this Chapter - the two sticks are still apart. So then just who is in Israel today? For that you must read with understanding Jeremiah 24, and learn about the two baskets of Figs.
As we pick it up in this Chapter, Ezekiel looked around him and all he could see were bones everywhere. It was just full of stacks of dead; dry bones. These bones were all scattered, dismembered and disassembled. So Lets now put some realism to what Father is projecting to Ezekiel and us. Father is going to reveal - via a vision to Ezekiel, what He will do concerning these dry, dead bones – bring them back to life by their hearing the Word of God and then the two Houses – will be brought back together in Jesus' Millennium.
Ezekiel 37:1 And 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. -> Father touched Ezekiel, and like as at other times before, He caused Ezekiel to have a vision. In this vision, Ezekiel is taken out to a valley that is full of these dry dead bones.
Let me ask, do you reader, have any idea what these dry bones represent or symbolize? Think on your answer before proceeding with the reading of my answer. --- They symbolize the House of Israel - both Houses combined, Spiritually dead, by that I mean that they have been worshipping false gods and idols for so long that they no longer hear or understand the Word of God. Father is about to tell Ezekiel to go speak His Word to these bones.
Why is this so crucial? Because if you don't hear the Truth in Father's Word now and don't accept Him, and you pass from this flesh Age and return Home to Him, you go to the side of the gulf that the rich man of Luke 16:19-31 found himself on, the side away from Father - outside the temple. Then all during Jesus' 1,000 year Millennial Reign, you'll be considered "the dead" and will be in for some serious disciplining and teaching before being given the opportunity at the end of the Millennium to accept Father and Christ or go into the Lake of Fire - the Second Death - the Death of the Soul.
Ezekiel 37:2 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. -> While in this vision looking at these bones, Ezekiel saw them on every side, on this side and that side, there were very many bones.
Ezekiel 37:3 And He said unto me, "Son of me, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, Thou Knowest." -> Father knows all things and Ezekiel is pointing this out to Father, not in being a smart-aleck, but because Ezekiel knows that Father knows.
"Lord GOD" Adonai YHVH - Adonai is Lord in His relation to the earth; and as carrying out His purposes of Blessings in the earth. With this limitation it is almost equivalent to YHVH. Indeed, it was from an early date so used, by associating the vowel points in the word YHVH with Adon, thus converting Adon into Adonai. There were 134 passages within Father's Word where this was deliberately done by the sanhedrim. This title is characteristic of Ezekiel, being used 214 times. Very rarely in the other prophets. Ezekiel is in exile. This title is to remind him that YHVH is still the sovereign LORD over all the, though Israel be "Lo ammi"=not My people.
Ezekiel 37:4 Again He said unto me, "Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, 'O ye dry bones, hear the Word of the LORD. -> Prophesy means to speak, and that is what Father is telling Ezekiel to do to these bones, speak to them, but not just any word or words, Father told Ezekiel to speak Father's Words to them. In other words feed them the Truth in Father's Words. Sadly, there are a lot of preachers out there today, that love to speak, only though they think they are speaking Father's Word, they speak out of their own imaginations as Father showed us in: Jeremiah 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. -> A wonderful example of being Spiritually dead, there were seven other such examples in that Book of Jeremiah.
Today, we too need to take heed to this warning from Father - hear His Word, how do we do this? By reading it Verse-by-Verse, Chapter-by-Chapter, Book-by-Book to get the full understanding and knowledge thereof. By Praying before we start, asking Father to impart unto us His knowledge, His understanding, and His wisdom, further, asking Him to open our ears and eyes to the Truth in His Word. If we listen to preachers, giving a little here, a little there, a verse here and a verse there, we would never know Father's Word. By taking a verse here and there, you can string enough together to make His Word say anything you want it to say even if it is contrary to what the True Word says.
Ezekiel 37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; 'Behold, I will cause Breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: -> What is this "breath?" In the manuscripts it is Ruach, so let's go to the Strong's Concordance and see the definition of the word: H7307 - rûach, pronounced - roo'-akh, and means: From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): - air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit ([-ual]), tempest, X vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y). - By thus blowing this Spirit into these bones, they shall come alive and live, and no longer be Spiritually dead.
Ezekiel 37:6 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.''" -> When these Spiritually dead Israelites (and even us living today) start to hear the Word of Father, the Truth in His Word, and then put away false gods and idols and start doing and following His commandments, then shall He bring them back to life, He will do this by taking these bones of the House of Israel - those lost ten Tribes, and bring muscle and tendons (sinews) on those old bones, and then He'll cover them with skin to give them form. This muscle and tendon will allow the House of Israel – today, the United States and Great Britain, to be dynamic with strength and life.
God is using this symbology to help us understand what He is doing for us. Though this sounds so simple that a child can understand it; child like it is the mentality of most Christians today, as they'd rather listen to fairy tales of apples in the Garden of Eden, and rapture theories, than hear the True Word of God, if that offends, I'll not apologize because it is what Father is saying here. Father is stating that He will take the offspring of the ancient House of Israel - those lost ten tribes and cause them to know who they are. He will put muscle on them to give them strength, and then breathe life with His Holy Spirit into them.
Ezekiel 37:7 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. -> Ezekiel did as commanded (if we could just get more Christians to do that today); he didn't speak his words, he spoke Father's Truth to these bones, like pastors are supposed to do. And to Ezekiel's utter amazement, the very moment he did, there was a commotion, a noise, and the bones started shaking and coming back together again. Father has the ability to heal the physical body and to also heal those who are Spiritually broken, and as Ezekiel was speaking to these dry, dead bones they started healing.
Four in Biblical Numerics is the number for earth: four directions - North, South, East and West, also four seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, likewise also wind is Spirit, and there is a time coming in the not too distant future when Father will allow the wind to blow from the four directions and come to one central meeting point which will be the end of this Age.
Look at our Country today, November 2011, fragmented and at odds with each other, the two political parties two completely different spectrums, though neither are perfect or correct, at least one tries to more closely follow Father's commandments while the other is filled with those that want to remove Father from everything, even claiming that this Country was not founded on Judeo-Christian principles - hogwash. We are the Spiritually dead of Ezekiel 37 and Father is trying to rouse us and wake us from our slumber, so that He can bring life back into us.
We better get our act together before it's too late, we are in the last and final generation prior to Jesus' return, but, before He returns satan will be here and stand in Jerusalem claiming that he is jesus. And if we don't awaken out of our slumber before he gets here, there will be many, many that follow after him thinking and believing he is jesus - to their own detriment.
Ezekiel 37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. -> Like these bones coming to life in front of Ezekiel's eyes, we also can see that as Father's Word is properly taught throughout our Country and every other Christian Nation, each will take form, become strong, and develop into God-fearing people and lands. In the spiritual sense, as Father's word enters into the minds of His people, we will literally witness the changes come to pass. It is Father's Holy Spirit that breathes this life into the minds of people, and then causes their lives to strengthen and have purpose – serving Him. I have personally witnessed come to pass in my life, my wife's and the lives of many of her family members.
As each is taught and then in turn, teaches others the truths of Father's Word, the Holy Spirit will change their minds, and their way of doing things - Father's ways become our ways. Father and His ways change lives, and it is the only way to have a true understanding and perspective of how things in life ought to be.
Ezekiel 37:9 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.''" -> This "wind" here in this verse is the same as "breath" - Holy Spirit, from v5 above. So the Holy Spirit is working to bring these Spiritually dead back to life here in this Chapter, unlike in other places in Father's Word where these same winds or breath will bring to a close, the end of the Age of flesh man. What is holding that breath? Let's turn to Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. [7:2] And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, [7:3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. -> Here in Revelation 7 these four winds bring to close this Age, but as we see, Father tells the four angels holding these four winds to continue to hold them until all of His elect are sealed with His Word in their foreheads, then when they are sealed and perform His plan of speaking against satan in his role of antichrist, as can be read in Mark 13, and the other events that must take pace at the same time, happen, then can these four winds be loosed and the Age can come to an end. When this happens, there will be many that hear, accept and believe.
But here, as the Father's Spirit enters these bones by their hearing the Word of God, they come to life. Then these mountains of dry, dead bones in this "death valley" start to come to together into the life giving parts; - the skin, brains, and so on and so forth, and "lo,” before Ezekiel's very eyes, these massive numbers of bones are changed into real, living people. Don't miss the analogy and symbology in this as this is what happens - without Father, you have no life but with Father we can have life eternal.
Listen to how Father describes how these once people, but now dry dead bones died - "slain." "Slain" in the Hebrew manuscripts is "harag," let's look in the Strong's Concordance for this definition of this "harag:" H2026 - hârag, pronounced -haw-rag', and means: A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent: - destroy, out of hand, kill, murder (-er), put to [death], make [slaughter], slay (-er), X surely. - That is how Father likens what those preachers that falsely preach, or instead, teach the traditions of man over His Word - He likens it to them violently murdering one of His children.
Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and they stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army. -> Ezekiel did what we all should do - obey the commandment of Father! And when he did, he immediately saw the results of his being obedient and also what the True Word of God can do for one of His.
What is this "exceeding great army?" It is Father's elect that He is waking from their slumber. He is waking them up and calling them out to do His will. God is forming this army so that they will make that stand against the satan in his role as antichrist - instead of jesus. This army is Father's elect, and the 144,000 of all the tribes of Israel, and all those who have the "seal of God in their foreheads," which is the knowledge and understanding of God's word in their minds. If you have the understanding that you are not going to rapture away, and avoid the deceptions and lies of antichrist, and you know how to identify both the first false jesus and the events of the times, then you have the seal of God in your forehead.
We are in the last and final generation, and Father's Holy Spirit is moving on all flesh around the world, to call out His elect - His own. All those with eyes to see and ears to hear will understand and be prepared for the great apostasy that is coming. We see that the movement of the four winds will come together in one spot, and the force of that Spirit will bring about the end of this earth age.
Ezekiel 31:11 Then He said unto me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole House of Israel: Behold, they say, 'Our bodies are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.' -> This is what the gentile and other nations would like to have us believe: that we are cut off for our unbelief. But our Father never leaves us or forsakes us, He will always be with us, which is why the teaching of the Truth of His Word is so crucial and necessary - to give us the knowledge of what must come to pass so that we will not be deceived as to the events that must take place, and will shortly come to pass.
Here is our answer by Father as to these bones truly representative of and symbolic of: - the House of Israel, those ten tribes that He caused to go into captivity to the Assyrians and then scattered. When they scattered, they went up over the Caucus Mountains and spread all throughout Europe and then continued to scatter to where even to today, some of them make up the United States of America.
We know this by Father's use of Hosea - both his life and the Book that he wrote. Father told Hosea to marry a harlot, why? Let's find out why: Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. -> This helps us to understand our Study of Ezekiel 37 in that here in Hosea, Father is telling Hosea to take a wife of "the whoredoms" meaning, that Hosea is to take a wife from the House of Israel, of one of the ten tribes. Why and why does Father call them "the whoredoms?" Because this is what the House of Israel has become to Father because of their turning away from Him and His way of Loving and worshipping Him to instead, their own way - the way they want, not the way He wants or commands.
When you do this you place yourself above God - sounds like what satan wanted and still wants to do. For today, November 2011, we can look at the church and their celebrating "easter" instead of Passover. Father said to keep My Passover throughout your generations, He never said to change once He came in the flesh and died on that cross for us. But any way, Father tells Hosea to go and take a wife from the House of Israel, which we'll see he does. Hosea 1:3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. -> Hosea gets his wife, and it isn't long before she conceives and then bares a son whom Father tells Hosea to name Jezreel or as we'll see by the next Verse, is in the Hebrew, prophetic of a coming judgment. Hosea 1:4 And the LORD said unto him, "Call his name Jezreel, for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and I will cause to cease the kingdom of the House of Israel." -> Yes, Father brought that judgment upon the House of Israel and He will bring it upon us today too.
Father caused Israel to go into captivity because of their idolatry; likewise also, it was He that scattered them while in that captivity to the Assyrians. Father had sent Jehu to overthrow king Ahab and his wife Jezebel along with their worship of baal, after Jehu did as Father wanted, sadly, Jehu continued on doing what he had been sent to clean up - worshipping baal and other false gods, so Father brought to bear His judgment upon Jehu and the House of Israel.
This too is likened in the United States today. Our Founders and Framers wrote this Country's Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and each State's Constitution out of Love, and paying respect and reverence to our Loving Wonderful Father. Today however, we see our senate and congress run roughshod right up and over the laws of this Country and what the Framers designed for this Country. They pay no attention to either, caring only for money, power and staying in office, allowing lobbyists to sway their vote with money on the issues. Hence, we have become a Nation that allows our Judeo-Christian foundation to be trampled upon, and instead give more credence to false gods and the homosexual agenda. We have become sodom of current times and it will catch up with, and to us.
Ezekiel 37:12 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. -> "O My People" - not somebody else's, His chosen People - the seedline through which He will eventually be born in the flesh.
"I will open your graves" I will cause you to know that you weren't lost, I always knew where you were, and I will bring you back into the land I promised you for all eternity. Those that I have scattered, I'm going to open your eyes to who you truly are - the House of Israel.
Ezekiel 37:13 And ye shall know that I am LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My People, and have brought you up out of your graves, -> "and ye shall know that I am LORD" this is what our Father wants His children, all of us, every Nation, every Continent, every Country, every people; not just the House of Israel to know and understand - that He is ELOHIM, that He is YHVH, that He is ELOAH.
He will open the "graves" alright, the "graves" here are symbolic of the minds of these spiritually dead bodies, and Father is going to cause them to know who they are - the House of Israel - His chosen People.
Again, who is the House of Israel? Lets return to the Book of Hosea and read what Father has to say concerning this subject: Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. -> There are many, many nations today that call themselves Christian Nations or "the sons of the Living God," they are scattered all throughout Europe and the Americas. You can tell them by the laws they established and espouse; their religious teachings and followings; and also their "race." What race is this? It is called - "Caucasian," which most people today consider the "white" race. It is so because it was the Ten Tribes that went up and over the Caucus Mountains when Father scattered them to the four winds when they were still in captivity to the Assyrians of which Nineveh was the Capital. Today, Great Brittan is made up mostly of the Tribe of Manasseh, while the USA is comprised of the Tribe of Ephraim, the other of the Tribes today are known as Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and so forth and so on - all which are known as Caucasian but once were known as Celts, Cimmerians, Gauls, Sakka, Scythians, and many more names.
Ezekiel 37:14 And I shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I will place you in your own land: Then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.'" -> Today they do live and they are in their lands that Father has provided for them. But this is not their permanent land, no, for first this Age must come to an end, then we enter into and go through Jesus' 1,000 year Millennial Reign, the Great White Throne Judgment and then shall Father lead us back into the True Promised Land, the land where He is the Government and there is no more sin. The day any and every one of His Children should be looking forward to, but sadly, most don't know and\or accept Him or His Promises.
37:15-28 The Two Sticks
15-19 The Sign
20-28 The Signification
15-19 The Sign
15-16 The Stick for Judah
16 The Stick for Ephraim
18-19 The Stick for Ephraim
19 The Stick for Judah
Ezekiel 37:15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, ->
Ezekiel 37:16 "Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the House of Israel his companions: -> Two sticks: on the first stick, one "For Judah," and on it Ezekiel wrote the name of Judah, which represents all those who call themselves "the House of Judah or 'Jews'.” It doesn't matter if they have the bloodline of Judah or not, as long as they consider themselves of Judah. This includes those peoples of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, as well as half the Tribe of Manasseh and part of the Levitical priesthood.
On the other stick "For Joseph" and on it Ezekiel wrote the name of Ephraim which represents the whole "House of Israel – all Twelve Tribes,” though on it was written "Joseph or Ephraim" and was for Joseph's two sons, it really represents all the Christian nations around the world. The English People of Great Brittan are the offspring of the tribe of Manasseh, for the most part, but is counted in with the younger brother – Ephraim - the United States. However, this second stick represents all Twelve Tribes of the House of Israel that were divorced by God in Ezekiel 16 and brought back as the "sons of the Living God.”
By using these two sticks, Father is symbolizing, and showing us the division between the House of Israel, and House of Judah, or in terms of today; between Christian and Jewish.
Ezekiel 37:17 And join them one to another into one stick, and they shall become one in thine hand. -> Once Ezekiel takes these two stick representative of the two Houses of Israel: House of Israel and House of Judah and brings them together; they shall forever become one House again and no longer separated.
When will this happen? It hasn't yet and it won't until Jesus' 1,000 year Millennial Reign - The Lord's Day.
Ezekiel 37:18 And when the children of thy People shall speak unto thee, saying,
'Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?' -> Father knows His children and knows that they will ask and seek the meaning of the two sticks being brought back together. So He is going to tell Ezekiel exactly what he is to say when they do ask.
Ezekiel 37:19 Say unto them, 'Thus saith the Lord GOD; 'Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and will make them one stick, and they shall be one in Mine hand.' ' -> Now we see Who's Children we truly are - Father's. They will again be one people, and one Nation, as they were before Father split them just after Solomon's reign, when they yet were one as like in the days of Jacob (Israel), Moses, the Judges, David, and lastly Solomon.
37:20-28 The Signification
22 One King
24 One King
25 One King
Ezekiel 37:20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. -> The whole House of Israel shall see these two sticks in Ezekiel's hand and they shall all know and understand who they are. So many are unaware today of their heritage and ancestry, oh, yes, they know they are Caucasian, but they have no idea what that word means or where it or they came from.
But, on the first day of The Day of The LORD or The Lord's Day, they shall know and understand. They will know that they are part of the "lost" tribes of Israel. Lost in the eyes of man, but not in the eyes of Father, for He sees all and knows all and knows where each and every one of His children are.
Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto them, 'Thus saith the Lord, GOD; 'Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: -> "Behold...
heathen; and...the land" - These words were chosen for the legend on the Zionist Medal commemorating the National Federation of 1896, which is a landmark in the history of the Jewish Nation.
Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one Nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: -> On the First day of the Millennium they - this is everybody, not just the House of Israel, who will be brought into their own land - The True Promised Land, the land where we all walked and talked with Father before this Age of Flesh man and all men (no flesh) - all Father's children will know who they are and the Jesus will be King of kings and we will be in His Kingdom.
Ezekiel 37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My People, and I will be their God. -> Four things here in this verse are displeasing to our Father and they all point to the same thing that angers and saddens Him: idols\idolatry. We can read them as follows: "idols" refers to dirty gods (lower case "g") and dirty meaning "man made or false - sticks, stone and the like;" "detestable" meaning abominable - grove worship and what took place in those groves during their worship services, and again referring to idolatry and it accompaniments; "transgressions" the sin of worshipping these false idols; and "dwellingplaces" meaning lawlessness in their lack of policing themselves in worshipping Father and Father alone! Let's compare these with the following verses: Jeremiah 2:19, Jeremiah 3:22 and Jeremiah 5:6: Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.; now Jeremiah 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.; and now Jeremiah 5:6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased. -> In all these verses it is pointed out either by Father or by Father through Jeremiah or the priests, to the Israelites that they had committed idolatry over and over again and that they need to return to Him.
Father tells them and us over and over again, that all we have to do is return to Him and love and worship Him alone and He will be pleased with us.
"God" - ELOHIM.
Ezekiel 37:24 And David My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them. -> "David My servant" - Jesus is the True Shepherd and it is He that shall be King. Why is David mentioned then? Because it was through David's seedline that God became flesh as Jesus. This has the Eternity written all over it, because it will be during the Eternity that we will all be under the one True Shepherd.
Ezekiel 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children forever: and My servant David shall be their prince for ever. -> One the first day of Jesus' 1,000 year Millennial reign, there will be an extremely unbelievable change for all those that were alive when Jesus returned, because on that day - The Lord's Day - all generations will again be living (think Spiritually not fleshly) together again, until the end of the Millennium and then the Great White Throne Judgment. Then, only the overcomers will enter into the Eternity with Father.
Ezekiel 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. -> Yes, with the Great White throne Judgment behind, Father will bring an everlasting peace to His children and will be with them for evermore.
Ezekiel 37:27 My tabernacle shall also be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they will be My People. -> God will make an everlasting covenant with Israel; all Israel. That covenant will provide that God's tabernacle, Jesus Christ; will be with us for ever and ever. Jesus Christ will live here on earth, and be at home with us, and never again leave.
Ezekiel 37:28 And the heathen shall know that I The LORD do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.' ' " -> This everlasting covenant will show all the heathen – those of Father's children that accepted not the Truth – that He became flesh and that Jesus is the only way to the Father and everlasting life with Him, and that He always keeps His word. The love of Father reaches out for all His Children, and just as Israel and the Zadok will have their select place in the Millennium age, and then following the Great White Throne Judgment; so also will all the nations of the world. Revelation 20:8 tells us that in the Millennium, all nations, "Ethnos" in the Greek, or the Gentile peoples, [Strong's Greek dictionary # 1484] will be living.
All Father's children will be taught and know His Word. This will be done while all souls are in their spiritual body, during Christ's Millennium kingdom here on this earth. At the end of these 1,000 years of teaching and discipline, all, except Father's elect, will be tried and tested again, and then as we can read in Revelation 20:7 satan will be released for a very short season to administer this testing.
So, after hearing the truth for 1,000 years, and knowing the consequences; sadly, many will still go whoring after satan again thinking and believing he can overthrow Father. Revelation 20:9-10 shows us that God, our Heavenly Father, will gather those children of His, and satan, and cast them in the lake of fire and they will be no more.