Ezek. 37:13 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,
Ezek. 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
These scriptures record a vision Ezekiel was given by God about a valley of dry bones, so parched, scattered and dead…until the Spirit of God breathed on them and then the bones came together, bone to his bone. The sinews and flesh and skin came upon them and eventually breath came into them and they lived and stood upon their feet an exceeding great army.
God’s Spirit is the source of power and abundant life. It breathes upon us and we become alive. It resurrects us from our graves of depression, sickness, fear and sin. His breath revives us and sparks new life into our broken dreams and despair. Ezekiel prophesied to the house of Israel just as our pastors prophesy to the church which is spiritual Israel, grafted into the Vine. We are given the same promises. We also hear from the men of God.
There may be hopes, dreams, plans and visions in your life that are dead, dry and forgotten in the valley of life, but remember Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead to give us an abundant life. Let Him breathe on you today. His Spirit will cause the dead things to spring into new life. Notice that it was through the prophet’s obedience to God, and by speaking to the dry, dead bones that caused them to live. Our pastor’s are the anointed mouthpiece of the Lord, they preach in obedience to the Spirit and we would be wise to listen and obey the Word for it will cause us to come out of our graves in life-filled with His Spirit and power. He will perform it!
Let God breathe into your situation, whatever the challenge may be, and He will bring life to you!