“and your bones will flourish like the tender grass.” This phrase will in part apply to those righteous people who are let into the future kingdom of Christ on earth at the sheep and goat judgment (Matt. 25:31-46), but it mostly applies to those people who are dead and whose bones are dry and disintegrated. The righteous dead will be restored at the Resurrection of the Righteous just as Ezekiel described (Ezek. 37:1-14). The Old Testament has a number of verses about God raising the dead in the future (cp. Deut. 32:39; Job. 19:25-27; Ps. 71:20; Isa. 26:19; 66:14; Ezek. 37:12-14; Dan. 12:2, 13; and Hos. 13:14). [For more on Christ’s future kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].