“So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.”
If you’ll read this chapter in its entirety, you’ll notice that the first time
Ezekiel prophesied, that the dry bones came together to form a skeleton, and then the sinews, the flesh, and the skin covered the skeleton(s).
When Ezekiel was commanded to prophesy a second time, the breath of God came into that body and they all lived and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army. I know this is primarily speaking of the restoration of the nation of Israel, but it includes the glorious Church and body of Christ, too.
We lack Spirit infusion because we are not in divine order. God didn’t infuse life into those dry bones in Ezekiel 37 until there was order. A body has many parts, each one with a function. Until each part comes into their rightful place, the body of Christ will not receive maximum growth and edification, power, and might.
(Excerpt from the book I’m writing now on DIVINE ORDER AND THE GLORY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH).
It’s a whopper!