Ezekiel 37: Regeneration
Ezekiel 37 is admittedly a pretty crazy vision. Our prophet is taken to a valley full of dry bones, and God tells him to speak to the bones, and He will bring them back to life.
Eze 37:11 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.
Eze 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.
Eze 37:13 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,
Eze 37:14 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.
This is powerful imagery. Implicit in that is that there is nothing that can stop God. Even though the people are spiritually dead, He is going to bring them back to life. They had fallen off and were wrapped up in judgment that must have seemed never-ending, but God was not done with the people of Israel. He was going to resurrect what had been a spiritually dead nation.
God can do the same for us. We are in complete spiritual rebellion. We are running away from God. It is only through the pursuit of God that we can have that life brought back. God calls us. Like the nation of Israel, we can try to find this power somewhere else. However, that is a mission that is doomed. Life comes from God.