The Lord spoke again to Ezekiel using two sticks to represent the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah. With the uniting of the two sticks into one, a double prophesy was illustrated. Descendants of the former kingdom of Israel along with the current exiles in Babylon would return to their homeland as a reunited kingdom of Israel. They would be governed under the physical leadership of a single king. Also prophesied many years into the future, was a King from David, who would provide spiritual leadership under an everlasting covenant of peace with God’s people, the church.