“Can These Dry ones Live?”

Dear Reader,

I was having my prayer time with the Lord and suddenly had a thought. I thought I might preach a sermon right here and now in my living room. I have experience with preaching to no one, so I thought maybe there is something the Lord wants me to know, and I will find this out as I preach to my empty room. My father made me a podium, so I wheeled that round and about positioning it so I could speak out my window, maybe the birds would be listening. Then I heard to open to the familiar passage in Ezekiel, chapter 37 about the dry bones. Ez. 37:1 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Ez. 37:3-5  And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, O Lord God, You know.” Again he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live!”Ez. 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone.

As I continued to preach on the dry bones coming back to life I realized this is a picture of revival. I also felt impressed that the Lord wants all of His people to begin to prophesy His life into the dry bones we see all around us! The climate in America can change as we speak the Zoe life of God into all the areas of darkness that are permeating our society. We don’t have to be a part of the angry crowd or the crowd that has lost hope. You and I have the greatest hope of all! Eternal life in Christ Jesus!  Many people have yet to experience the miraculous love of God and therefore you and I are needed in the harvest to prophesy the goodness of God and demonstrate His love.  Let’s be mindful of the power that God’s words carry and let’s be diligent about declaring His words over our nation, our families, our churches, our media, our schools, and our government! Pray and prophesy!