EZEKIEL saw a fiery cloud, living creatures, wheels, and wheels within wheels. It was all "so complicated that at first sight they appeared . . . to be all in confusion." But then the prophet observed a wonderful harmony, for "when they moved, it was with beautiful exactness and in perfect harmony." --Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 751.
The key to the harmony that accented the movement is given: "And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went" (Eze. 1:12). Here is unity of action, harmonious movement, all directed by the Spirit. Twice it is repeated, "for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels" (verses 20, 21).
The "spirit" is mentioned ten times in the first three chapters of Ezekiel. It was the Spirit that controlled and coordinated the different forces. It was the Spirit that brought harmony out of bewilderment. The Spirit, in fact, is the great hero of the book of Ezekiel.
Ellen White declares, "The spirit of God, revealed to him as moving and directing these wheels, brought harmony out of confusion." --Ibid., p. 752.
The Spirit of God is today to be the great hero and director of our work. He can still bring order out of confusion, harmony out of chaos, unity out of strife. Yes, and new life to dry bones.
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts" (Zech. 4:6).