Review: Pastor Glen’s Most Recent Message
The Word & Breath of God – Part 7
Text: Ezekiel 37:1-5
Breath is life and this truth is revealed in Genesis 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and he became a living person.”
Secondly, the Holy Spirit is the breath of God; this truth is clearly demonstrated in Ezekiel 37:1-14
The valley of dry bones was used to illustrate the plight of the Israelites who were in captivity and had lost all hope.
The Lord through Ezekiel promised the nation that He would put His Spirit in them and they would live again and return to their homeland.
After Ezekiel prophesied according to the word of the Lord, verse 7 testified that “…there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons…”
2 Peter 1:20-21 puts it this way “Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding or from human initiative; they were moved by the Holy Spirit and spoke from God.”
Please note that the prophets were devoted and committed to serving the Lord, they had a deeper relationship with Him hence God worked with them confirming their words with miraculous signs and great manifestations
One other significant point to note is, the word of God is powerful and has the ability to produce miracles, once the Holy Spirit is the source of the word spoken.
This is what Ezekiel experienced in chapter 37 verses 1-10 of his book. The word of God declared by the prophet penetrated a seemingly dead and impossible situation; the proclamation produced life and complete restoration.
The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that “All scriptures are inspired by God and are useful for teaching the truth and making us realize our wrongdoings. The word corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right; the Lord uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.”
We need to be inspired and moved by the Holy Spirit; without His approval and anointing we simply cannot overcome and win the invisible foes arrayed against us
Pastor G Ferguson.