The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
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.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
– Ezekiel 37:1-13
A practical example of how to achieve the seemingly impossible through prayer was given in our reading today. The narration opened with a clear indication that the event took place while the person involved was in the spirit. “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.” (Ezek. 37:1). You don’t start prophesying until you have entered into the very presence of God through tenacious worship and prayer. If you attempt to prophesy outside the presence of God, the words you will be speaking will be mere letters and the bible says that the letter killeth. “Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life” (2 Corinthians 3:6).
The valley was full of dry bones, yet the question was put to the key figure, “Son of man, can these bones live?” This is asking, “Can that seemingly impossible situation confronting you be turned around?”
Subsequently, the direction was given on how to turn the impossible situations around. “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….” (Ezek 37:4-5).
Your difficult challenges will not respond to your emotions or tears. But when you fire the prophetic missiles of prophecy at them, they bow and melt away.
- Pray that nothing shall stop your destiny from being fulfilled
- Pray for protection of your family. Declare that no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper
CONFESSION: Nothing is impossible to ‘God. God is in me; so nothing shall be impossible to me.