The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.
Ezekiel 37:12-13 – 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. 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,
God declares that the nation of Israel will once again acknowledge Him as their God (instead of their idols) after He has regathered them from all the nations of the world hand planted them into their own land: the ancient lands of Israel. Interestingly enough, since the Babylonian Exile, the Jews have never worshipped idols, at least not “corporately”, which is precisely what they were exiled for.
Ezekiel 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.
During the Tribulation, God will pour out His Spirit on 12,000 male Jews from each of the 12 tribes of Israel, and through them they will preach to all the Jews and Gentiles on the earth. These are the 144,000 witnesses in Revelation. Imagine 144,000 “Apostle Pauls” turning the world upside down during the End Times.
After the Tribulation, God will pour out His Spirit on the rest of Israel and they will cling to Him.