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Prophesy to the Breath from Four Winds

The Enlivening Moment “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” (Ezekiel 37:9). by Benjamin and Gabriella Stein The prophecy to the wind is easily overlooked in the study of the Prophecy of the Valley of Dry Bones. In the progression of events surrounding verse 9, the bones have come together, []

Breathe on These Slain, That They Come to Life

Bringing the Breath of Life to Israel “Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life’” (Ezekiel 37:5, all scriptures from the New American Standard Bible). by Ernie Kuenzli The valley of dry bones prophecy actually contains two related but separateprophecies regarding the recovery of Israel. The first prophecy concerns re-assembling the bones, causing sinews to join them, flesh to grow upon them, and then skin to cover them []

The Great Deliverance

Passover and Memorial “And this day shall be a remembrance for you, and you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD through your generations, an everlasting statute you shall celebrate it” (Exodus 12:14, Robert Alter Translation). by Jon Bivol The time had come. The cry of God’s children reached His ears and it was time for a change. It was time for the nation of Israel to be delivered from Egypt’sbondage, slavery, and oppression. This became a reality when God []

Simon the Cyrene

Cross-Bearing “And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross” (Matthew 27:32). by David Hrechuk This small detail of our Lord’s crucifixion experience — the bearing of Jesus’ cross by Simon the Cyrene — leads to the question, “Why was this event recorded in three of the Gospels?” Here we suggest several lessons that come from meditating on this event. All writers tend to include or exclude facts surrounding their []

Six Trials, One Night

Repeated Injustice “So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested” (Luke 23:24, NKJV, all scriptures from the NASV). by Jeff Mezera Studies and meditations on the Memorial generally focus on the events of the Memorial supper, Jesus’ betrayal, and his crucifixion. But there are things that happened between these events — dramatic scenes packed with suspense — that show how things were stacked against our Lord. In six hours there were six trials, three of them religious and three []