5LA23. Ezekiel 37:12-14. The Lord here is prophesying the resurrection of Israel from its captivity in Babylonia. The Church wants us to transfer the original intent of this passage so that we can apply it to ourselves personally. The Lord said: “I will put my spirit in you that you may live” beyond having life in just a natural and worldly way. “Thus you shall know that I am the Lord.”
John 11:1-45. In John 9:3 Jesus says concerning the man born blind: “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.” Likewise in John 11:4b, Jesus, only goes to Lazarus after Lazarus has been dead four days so that he could bring him back from death to life “for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Also Jesus said in John 11:14b-15a: “Lazarus has died. And I am glad for you that I was not there, that you may believe.” In the first case of blindness and in the second case of death Jesus uses those occasions to work great miracles to give glory to God and to show that he was the Messiah “that you may believe.” Jesus said right before raising Lazarus, “Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” “Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.”
Romans 8:8-11. “If the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit dwelling in you.” Belief in Jesus that leads to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit gives us the spiritual life, even while we are here on earth. It is a resurrection from living just an earthly life while we are here on earth, living a life beyond what this earth can give us.