(Dry Bones of Ezekiel Chapert 37)

The Prophecy of the Two Sticks

Whilst speaking of Israel the prophet Ezekiel says:

THEY SHALL NO LONGER BE TWO NATIONS, NOR SHALL THEY EVER BE DIVIDED INTO TWO KINGDOMS AGAIN.

(Ezekiel 37:22, editor’s emphasis)

As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For JUDAH and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For JOSEPH, the stick of EPHRAIM, and for all the house of ISRAEL, his companions.’ Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand. And when the children of your people speak to you saying, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’ – say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the stick of JOSEPH, which is in the hand of EPHRAIM, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of JUDAH, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.’ ”

(Ezekiel 37:16-19, editor’s emphasis)

And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes. Then say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them ONE NATION in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and ONE KING shall be king over them all; THEY SHALL NO LONGER BE TWO NATIONS, NOR SHALL THEY EVER BE DIVIDED INTO TWO KINGDOMS AGAIN.’

(Ezekiel 37:20-22, editor’s emphasis)

ADENDUM:

A TORAH SCROLL has TWO STICKS – one for JUDAH and one for EPHRAIM. This signifies that it is only acceptance and submission to the TORAH that will bring reconciliation and reunification between the TWO [divided] HOUSES OF ISRAEL.

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