Are you living... in the valley of dry bones? Ezekiel 37:1-14
Patricia Ann, originally on Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:36 PM
Ezekiel 37:1-14 King James Version
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the
open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And He said unto me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
In the valley of dry bones, there is a feeling of despair, a feeling of death.
Imagine yourself there, in the valley.
You see countless numbers of people searching, seeking the covering of their souls.
Apathy, disrespect, bitterness, lust, rejection, fear, greed, sickness and a lack of true and real hope and joy can be seen in every direction.
Churches are led by lukewarm pastors, fearful of losing members or their position in the church if they preach to the real truth of God's word, if they preach against the enemy of God, our Creator.
Entire congregations are misled to believe they are saved, when in fact they are drowning in a sea of biblical misconceptions and lies.
Our Father warns us to watch out for wolves in sheep's clothing, that the devil is a liar whose goal is to take down every human born in this world, before they come into a true and lasting real relationship with our God.
Do you see the valley of dry bones?
Do you feel the apathy towards the true word of God, as the enemy seeks to override the truth of Scripture by twisting the words to benefit his evil agenda?
Do you see disrespect between husbands and wives, parents and children and families split apart?
Do you see lust in every direction, as immorality has consumed humanity, as men lust after men, women lust after women or as pornography is welcomed and sought after on the television, in movies, and on the Internet?
Do you see people overcome with bitterness, rejection and fear, manifesting in anger and abuse, even murder, racial disputes, white supremacy, men ruling over their wives and children instead of being an example of Godly leaders
of the home?
Do you see greed, as people seek to possess more... newer cars, bigger fancy homes, every new Internet sensation, wardrobes, etc.?
Do you see people seeking to satisfy the yearning of their souls with feel good items trying desperately to fill that void for just a moment in time? Always thirsting for more of the things of this world?
Do you see sickness all around as scores of humans make Dr. appointments for tests and scans?
Do you see doctors prescribing countless numbers of prescriptions for every ailment?
Do you see people dying from diseases that there is no cure for, especially cancer?
Or those who don't actually die from the disease they had, but from the doctor prescribed treatment?
Do you see anybody who truly believes that Jesus is the Great Physician, having gone to the cross some 2000 years ago for all sin, sickness and disease and by His stripes we are already healed?
Do you see people putting more faith in the medical doctors than in our God, our Creator in whose image we are made?
Do you see people with emotional illnesses, broken hearts, overcome with the burdens of each day... fear, loss, grief financial struggles and family problems that just seem too big to bear?
Do you see people on the brink of suicide because they have lost all joy and see no hope for a future free from the pain?
Do you see the spirit of the Antichrist numbing society to the voice of our Lord and blinding even His chosen ones to the true beauty of His creation?
Do you see anyone coming alongside the lost and hurting souls?
Or do you see scoffing at them, the evildoers pushing them down even further into the pit of destruction and hell?
Our Father in heaven tells us about the valley of dry bones in the book of Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 37:1-14 King James Version
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live?
And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
Again He said unto me, "Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord."
Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; "Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord."
So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Then he said unto me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts."
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, "Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Oh, men and women of God... let us prophesy unto the dry bones in the valleys all around us!
Let us speak, "O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!"
Let us stand and rejoice as there is a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones come together, bone to his bone, lo, the sinews and the flesh come up upon them, and the skin covering them above.
Let us stand and rejoice as there was no breath in them, but the four winds come and breath comes into them, and they live, and stand up upon their feet, an exceeding great army...
No longer a lost people seeking covering for their souls, but a people recovered from the valley, the Spirit of the Lord come into them, and they live!
Praise God for He is magnificent. He saves His people from the pit of death and destruction by His Word, His Spirit bringing life to dry bones.
His love abounds forever and ever!
Our Father in Heaven is the Giver of life, the Breath of Creation. Let us Rejoice in His great Love for each of us...
Love and Blessings to All in Jesus precious name... Amen