Does God use the figure of bones to represent those in the Church?
BONES: PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH?
Gen 2:23 And Adam said This is now bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Num 24:8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones and pierce them through with his arrows.
Job 4:14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
Psa 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
Psa 34:20 He keepeth all his bones not one of them is broken.
Psa 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
Psa 42:10 As with a sword in my bones mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Psa 53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.
Psa 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
Isa 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Lam 1:13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
Eze 6:5 And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.
BURNING BONES: FORM OF JUDGMENT ON THE CHURCH?
2 Ch 34:1 Josiah (last good king in Judah) was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.
2 Ch 34:4 And they broke down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he broke in pieces, and made dust of them, and strewed it upon the graves <6913> of them that had sacrificed unto them.
2Ch 34:5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
Da 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
Da 8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
BURIAL: LACK OF SALVATION - JUDGMENT ON THE CHURCH?
Jer 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
Jer 7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but, the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury <6912> in Tophet, till there be no, place.
Jer 7:33 And the carcasses of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall frighten them away.
Re 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
De 28:26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
Jer 8:1 At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:
Jer 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshiped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried <6912> they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
De 4:19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Ro 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
DRY BONES COME TO LIFE: REDEMPTION OF THE BODY?
Eze 37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones and say unto them, O ye dry bones hear the word of the LORD.
Eze 37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
Eze 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone <6106>.
Eze 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Eze 39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone <6106> then shall he set up a sign <6725> by it, till the buriers <6912> have buried <6912> it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
Jer 31:21 Set thee up waymarks <6725> make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.
Continued with the study SOUL in the series (Bones and Burial)