Review: Pastor Glen’s Most Recent Message
The Word & Breath of God – Part 2
Text: Ezekiel 37:1-5
Every believer must know and understand that the breath of God is the catalyst for the prophetic word which has the ability to give life and produce miracles.
This is clearly illustrated in the book of Ezekiel chapter 37 popularly known as ‘the valley of the dry bones.
The logical mind cannot comprehend the power of the spoken word but the apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14 “…people who are not spiritual cannot receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they cannot understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand spiritual things.”
Again Isaiah 55:8 says “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts…and my ways are far beyond anything you can imagine says the Lord”
How can a mortal speak to dry bones and the Lord uses his words to create life?
No doubt Ezekiel whose name meant “God’s strength” had a relationship with the all-knowing and all powerful One because when the Lord instructed him to speak a prophetic message to the bones saying breath will come into you and you shall live again, the prophet obeyed and as a result God caused the bones to come together “…then muscles and flesh formed over the bones and skin covered the bodies…” (V4-8)
The prophet’s answer would determine what the Lord was going to do next; Ezekiel knew that God was Almighty and all powerful, he therefore responded “O Sovereign Lord…you alone know the answer to that.” (V3)
The latter part of verse 8 states that although flesh had formed “…they still had no breath in them”
So Ezekiel prophesied as the Lord commanded him “…come O breath, from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again…and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet-a great army.”
Believers, bones are remains of any creature that once lived; it typifies death, loss, degeneration but the Lord says whatever is dead in our lives shall live again! There shall be restoration, newness of life and a renewal of lost hope!
May the breath of God stir up the prophetic word declared over every dead situation and cause life to spring forth!
Pastor G Ferguson.