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In The Wilderness

The Gospel Age “Your fathers … proved me, and saw my works forty years” (Hebrews 3:9). by David Rice The forty years Israel wandered in the wilderness represents the Gospel Age wandering of Spiritual Israel as we approach the Kingdom. This period is covered by four books in the Old Testament — Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Exodus records the events of the first year, climaxing with the construction of the Tabernacle on the first day of the year following the Exodus. []

Parable of the Fig Tree

A Primary Sign “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:32,33). by David Rice The metaphor that Jesus draws for us in these words is about the approach of the Kingdom. When Matthew records that Jesus said “it is near,” Jesus meant that the Kingdom []

The Word of the LORD to the Bones

Stirring of the Bones “Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD” (Ezekiel 37:4). by Todd Alexander The prophecy to the bones is the first of seven events on the timeline of thisprophecy. It is the moment that begins the restoration of Israel, one of the most dramatic events of the closing of the Gospel Age. The seven stages of the “valley of dry bones” prophecy are: []

Bones Coming Together

Reassembling “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 37:7). by André Couceiro Jehovah God, the Great Communicator, says: “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). In harmony with this, God has used various means to let His will be known among mankind. He has employed angels, prophets, dreams, []

Tendons and Flesh

Covering the Bones “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” (Ezekiel 37:8). by Leonard Griehs In this second stage of Ezekiel’s vision, he sees lifeless skeletons growing and changing into bodies. Sinews — tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone, commonly called tendons or ligaments — appearfrom nowhere and tie those bones together. Yet the skeletons still do []