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The welcome of the earthly resurrected ones

“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 47:9)

The Dead Sea (before the coming of the life-giving stream) represents the humankind that died as a result of Adam's sin (Romans 5:12)

The Bible does not directly give information where the earthly resurrections will take place. However, in examining the prophecy of Ezekiel 40-48, we understand that these earthly resurrections will not be done disorderly. Jehovah, with his Son Jesus Christ, is a God of order (1 Corinthians 14:33). It seems that the prophecy of Ezekiel 40-48 enigmatically informs us of where the earthly resurrections will take place. It is therefore necessary to examine Ezekiel chapter 47, especially verses 9 and 10.

This chapter enigmatically describes how an invigorating stream goes to the Dead Sea and manages to revive it, by numerous fishes. Through this living water that comes from the temple seen by Ezekiel, this "Dead Sea" is "resurrected". As we read the text, let us remember that the Dead Sea (before the coming of the life-giving stream) represents the humankind that died as a result of Adam's sin (Romans 5:12): “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 47:9).

The first five verses of chapter 47 enigmatically describe the exponential increase of God's blessings on the earth during the millennium: “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” (Ezekiel 47:1-5).

Verses 6-8 describe the life-giving power of this water with divine origin: “Then he had me walk and return to the bank of the stream. 7 When I returned, I saw that on the bank of the stream were very many trees on both sides. 8 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” (Ezekiel 47:6-8).

Everything will live wherever the stream goes

Of course, this biblical passage is very similar to that of the Apocalypse: “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).

The miraculous water comes from the Temple Sanctuary as seen by Ezekiel, then descends southward to the symbolic Dead Sea (dead humanity) (Romans 5:12, Ezekiel 39). This miraculous water represents, the Word of God and what follows from it, that is to say the whole of the blessings of Jehovah to resurrect the dead humanity (Ephesians 5 : 26;: 12). And the main blessing of this water is the earthly resurrection of the dead (John 5: 28,29, Acts 24:15). The life that is bubbling progressively in this sea that "resurrects", is represented by the abundance of fishes. And of course, these symbolic "fish" can logically only represent the resurrected ones.

In Ezekiel 47 we read that there are fishermen who fish for these fish, along the stream and on the seaside of the Dead Sea:

“Fishermen will stand beside it from En-gedʹi clear to En-egʹla·im, where there will be a drying yard for dragnets. There will be an abundance of many kinds of fish, like the fish of the Great Sea” (Ezekiel 47:10).

The illustration of Jesus Christ on the "dragnet", is the best illustration that shows that this "fishing" of Ezekiel's prophecy is neither more nor less than the illustration of an earthly administration of the resurrected ones reception (Compare Ezekiel 47: 9, 10 with Matthew 13: 47-50). We know that Jesus Christ compared humans who are preached or taught to "fishes": “And he said to them: “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men”” (Matthew 4:19).

Many times Jesus compared the preaching and the teaching that is connected with it, to the work of fishing (Matthew 24:14, 28: 19,20, Luke 5:10). There is no doubt that the "fishes" represent the resurrected ones, the fishermen are the humans who receive them (organized as "dragnet"), to deal with them especially with the aim of teaching them the new divine commandments, written in the new scrolls (Ezekiel 40: 46:44:10, Revelation 20:12). The group of humans, fishermen of fish organized in network or dragnet of fishing, represents the general administration of the reception of the earthly resurrected ones, composed of the princes, the sons of Zadok (priests), the Levites (the rest of the great crowd) and the righteous resurrected ones.

The “drying yard for dragnets" must represent the center place where the human "networks" administration (the dragnets) are organized to receive the earthly resurrected ones: it will be the replicas of this temple seen by Ezekiel, as administrative center of the reception of the earthly resurrected ones, distributed on all the earth (in the seaside of the symbolic former “Dead Sea”).

Does the fact that the living water comes directly from the temple, the source of this same living water, suggest that the earthly resurrected ones will come from the same Temple? YES. The message of this prophecy is very clear and encouraging: the temple seen by Ezekiel (and the aftershocks ("drying yard for dragnets") through the earth) will be the place from which the earthly resurrected ones will be welcomed and then sent to their allotted place where their corresponding family will be (Ezekiel 47: 21-23, Daniel 12:13) (Harvests of Lives).

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 6: The Earthly Resurrection

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 8: The “lot” of the earthly resurrected ones

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 9: The Prince

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 10: The Priest

EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE PART 11: The Levite

THE HARVESTS OF LIVES

THE END OF THE PATRIOTISM

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