In this prophecy, the earthly resurrection is represented symbolically : Imagine the prophet Ezekiel, in the heart of the vision, outside and at the entrance of the temple from which flows
a stream that goes towards the Dead Sea. Jehovah asks to walk downstream of the river, towards the Dead Sea, not without having crossed it first, every thousand cubits (about 500 meters). Here is the narrative:
“Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and there I saw water flowing eastward from under the threshold of the temple, for the front of the temple was facing east. The water was flowing down from under the right
side of the temple, south of the altar.
He then led me out by way of the north gate and took me outside and around to the outer gate that is facing east, and I saw water trickling from
the right side.
When the man went out toward the east with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off 1,000 cubits and had me pass through the water; the water was ankle deep.
Then he measured off another 1,000 and had me pass through the water, and it was up to the knees.
He measured off another
1,000 and had me pass through, and the water was up to the hips.
When he measured off another 1,000, it was a torrent that I was unable to walk across, for the water was so deep that
one had to swim, a torrent of water that could not be crossed on foot.
He asked me: “Have you seen this, son of man?” Then he had me walk and return to the bank of the stream”
After this vision, Jehovah asks a question to the prophet (through the angel) and seems to ask him if he understood the prophetic meaning of this vision. Nevertheless,
instead of answering, the prophet continues to describe this torrent, its direction, the aspect of its two banks, which allows us to better understand the meaning of the vision, and the beneficent virtues of these waters: “When I returned, I saw that
on the bank of the stream were very many trees on both sides. Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region and continues down through the Arʹa·bah and enters the sea. When it enters the sea, the water there will be healed. Swarms
of living creatures will be able to live wherever the waters flow. There will be an abundance of fish, because this water will flow there. The seawater will be healed, and everything will live wherever the stream goes” (Ezekiel 47:6-9).
In fact, the current Dead Sea in Israel has a salinity level so that almost no aquatic life is possible, there are no fish. It is clear that the Dead Sea is the symbol of the current humanity under
the effect of the death inherited from Adam. The vision tells us that this invigorating stream is gradually reviving the Dead Sea by a gradual re-population with many fish (that are in the stream). How can we be sure that this is an illustration to the future
earthly resurrection. It is the book of Revelation that takes the broad outlines of this vision and gives the interpretation (indirectly): “And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb
down the middle of its main street. On both sides of the river were trees of life producing 12 crops of fruit, yielding their fruit each month. And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations” (Revelation 22;1,2).
This healing of the nations will be done mainly by the earthly resurrection. What is exciting
is to understand how the prophecy of Ezekiel symbolically describes the world administration of this resurrection (Ezekiel 47 and
THE REALITY OF THE LAW
THE NUMBERS IN THE BIBLE
THE SYMBOLIC CREATURES IN THE BIBLE
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 1: THE PROTOTYPE OF THE FUTURE WORLDWIDE ADMINISTRATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 2: The future administration of the Earthly Resurrection
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 3: They righteous will not be judged
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 4: The Judgment of the unrighteous
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 5: The Heavenly Resurrection
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 7: The welcome of the earthly resurrected ones
PART 8: The “lot” of the earthly resurrected ones
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 9: The Prince
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 10: The Priest
TEMPLE PART 11: The Levite
THE HARVESTS OF LIVES
THE END OF THE PATRIOTISM