In most first responders vehicles, there is a machine called a defibrillator. It allows the responder to sent a shock to your heart to bring you back to life. You are probably familiar with what it looks like. Two circular paddles get charged with electricity to send a shock to your heart. The person yells “clear!” and puts the paddles on your chest. The hope is that you will come to life after being unconscious.
“I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it,” declares the LORD.'”
Israel had been spiritually dead before they went into captivity. That is true for most people who fall into the bondage of sinful living. After years of not listening to the prophet’s wirings, it had gotten so bad for Israel that they were taken from their land and put into slavery. Ezekiel encourages them that God will remember them once again, and He will put new life into them through the Holy Spirit and bring them back into their land.
The spiritual parallels for your life here are apparent. You can sink into the abyss of habitual sin and not know how to get out. You don’t listen to the people who warn you, and you slide further into bondage. Thankfully, Jesus can rescue you from it and set your feet on solid ground. Your previous sins can be forgiven, and a clean heart can be restored if you will turn to Him and seek His face.
You Will Come to Life
At the same time, as you will come to life as the Spirit fills your heart. He will begin to clean house and remove those vices that continually trip you up. When that weight is removed, you will feel like new life is flooding in. Your eyes will begin to see things as God sees them. Your heart will feel the same love and compassion for others that He feels. It will revolutionize your life.