“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” (Ezekiel 37:10).TEXT — Ezekiel 37:1-11
There are so many things that look hopeless and irreversible to man. The normal reaction to such is to foreclose the possibility of a change and just accept the situation as a fate that can never be changed. Today’s passage shows the hand of God on Prophet Ezekiel, whom He takes through a sweeping overview of the spiritual condition of Israel in their backslidden state. God brought Ezekiel to a valley of dry bones and asked him if he thought the bones could live again.
He responded by saying only God knows. Then God commanded him to prophesy to the bones so that they could live. As Ezekiel prophesied in obedience to the word of God, suddenly, there was a noise, then a shaking and the pieces of bones began to join. Soon after, sinews and flesh came upon the bones and a skin covered them. Ezekiel then prophesied to the wind as he was commanded by God and breath came into the hitherto comatose bodies. Life came into them; they stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
The term “dry bone”, has spiritual and physical connotations. Dry bones in one’s life could mean the feeling of depression, hopelessness, bitterness, failure and inability to pray or minister. It could also be a deadly and destructive condition that needs spiritual intervention. This could be a pointer to when we begin to feel dry in our spiritual lives. When such experiences are observed in a believer’s life, it shows that he or she has stepped into the condition of dry bones and needs spiritual revival.
If you are experiencing spiritual dryness at the moment, you can have your life renewed. No condition is too difficult for God to rectify. All you need do is speak the word of faith and His Spirit and power will cause revival to come upon you again.
Thought for the day
If God created everything out of nothing, it’s easy for Him to give life to dry bones.
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- ACTS 11:1-30: ACTS 12:1-25 (Read By Alexander Scourby)