Ezekiel 37: 1-14 – NIV Version
The Valley of Dry Bones
The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “Sovereign LORD, you alone know.”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’”
Exile is more than just a crisis of physically suffering and communal identity. It also necessitated a crisis of faith. Many of us find ourselves in this very same place. The cares of the world have caused things to look like everything is caving in all around us and where are wondering where is God.
Some of us have found ourselves in a place where we know what God has promise us, yet the promise looks like its scattered all over the place with no life. You know that God promised regarding your vision but I can’t find the money or support and you keep getting rejected. You feel alone, exhausted, discouraged, and impoverished. But, be encouraged God is working even in the valley!!! Your restoration is dependent upon God not your circumstances.
God is asking you the question today, “Can these bones live”, “Can life flourish in your current state”, "Can you recover from this"?
I know what you feel, however, you have to learn how to speak what you believe even when what is before you contradicts what you are speaking. The power of LIFE is in your mouth.
Listen the transformation and restoration all started by hearing of word. The WORD laid the foundation for hope to be restored. Life begins with the WORD!
You may have found yourself in a place full of hopelessness and you feel like the end is near. You may feel like you have lost allot but I encourage you that God has the final say. Man may count you out, the enemy may tell you you’ve lost, the chance for victory may look impossible, but God has decreed that there will be Life!
Words have power. Speak the word! Prophesy the word! Declare the Word!
You have to understand your issue and struggles have ears...SPEAK TO IT!!!!
It’s coming together!!!!!
Restoration is taking place!!!! Rejuvenation is manifesting!!! Revival is happening now!!!!