THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES (EZEKIEL 37:1-14) THESE BONES SHALL LIVE AGAIN I felt the powerful presence of the Lord, and His Spirit took me and set me down in a valley where the ground was covered with bones. He led me all round the valley and i could see that there were very many bones and that they were very dry. He said to me, Mortal man, can these bones come back to life? i replied, Soveriegn Lord, only you can answer that!. He said, Prophesy to the bones, tell these dry bones to listen to the word of the Lord, tell them that I, the Sovereign Lord, am saying to them: I am going to put breath into you and bring you back to life. I will give you sinews and muscles and cover you with skin. i will put breath into you and bring you back to life, then you will know that I am the Lord. So i prophesied as i had been told, while i was speaking, i heard a rattling noise and the bones began to join together, while i watched, the bones were covered with sinews and muscles and then with skin, but there was no breath in the bodies. God said to me, Mortal man, prophesy to the wind, tell the wind that the Soveriegn Lord commands it to come from every direction, to breathe into these dead bodies, and to bring them back to life. So i prophesy as i had been told, breath entered the bodies and they came to life and stood up. there were enough of them to form an army. God said to me, Mortal man, the people of Israel are like these bones, they say that they are dried up, without any hope and with no future, so prophesy to my people Israel and tell them that I, the Sovereign Lord, am going to open their graves. I amgoing to take them out and bring them back to the land of Israel. when I open the graves where my people are buried and bring them out, they will know that I am the Lord, I will put breath in them, bring them back to life and let them live in their own land, then they will know that I am the Lord. I have promised that i would do this ---- and I will. I, the Lord, have spoken. you that is saying, i am dried up, without hope and with no future. hear what the Sovereign Lord is saying to you, He has promised and He will do it. God is not a man that lies nor is He a man that changes his words, what He says, He does. every dry bones of any form and kind in our lives shall live according to the words and promises of God, in Jesus Name, Amen.
Posted on: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:08:40 +0000
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