“Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people,… Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,'” declares the Lord.” Ezek 37:12
May we just do as He says.
May we not require that it make sense or even require that it be logical.
Ezekiel is told to prophesy a message to ‘bones‘,
a message that began with, “O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.”
Oh, may this be ‘our new song’:
“So I prophesied as I was commanded…” v. 7
“And AS I prophesied,
there was a noise (voice, or thunder), and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.” v.7
“These bones are the whole house of Israel; behold they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.'” Ezek. 37:11
And here we see the results, as Ezekiel obeyed and spoke the words God had given him, the bones came together, bone to its bone.
“…flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.”
Then there was another instruction to follow: “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”‘” verse 9.
Again, “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great ARMY.” verse 10
O breathe, I speak forth, on this frightened, silenced, sleepy church, that we may come to abundant LIFE, stand, and go forth, an exceedingly great army.
To advance the kingdom.
Speak forth truth as He gives you utterance, and may an exceedingly great army therefore arise.
May we not be,
may we not settle or live content with being,
or encourage other as they are
“like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.” (Matt. 23:27)
May we instead sound the alarm to, “Arise! Wake up! And LIVE!”
“O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord…”
(these thoughts begin here)
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The dry bones! I have been praying through this Scripture the last month or so. I love your words wrapped around the verse 🙂