The Valley of Dry Bones, Part IV

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.

Ezekiel 37:4-6

In this part of the story of Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones, we see the message that the Lord wants Ezekiel to give to the dry bones.  And what a great message it is!

“Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews 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.”

Notice who is doing what in this message: God says that He is going to give them breath, He is going to cause them to live, He is going to lay sinews on them, He is going to cover them with skin, He is going to give them breath.  In short, He is going to do it all.  The dry bones can not do any of these things for themselves.  They are dead.  He is going to do it for them.  Just like we were dead in trespasses and sins and He did everything for us.  We are nothing without Him, but we have everything in Him.  Acts 17:28 tells us that “…in him we live, and move, and have our being…”  He is everything.

Now notice what the dry bones are going to do: “ye shall live,” and “ye shall know that I am the LORD.”  The only thing that the dry bones are going to do are 1) Live (because the Lord gave them life) and 2) Know that they are alive because of the Lord.

Think of what the Lord has done for us.  He did everything for us.  We live and we love Him for it.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Ben 🙂

    It’s easier to try to do what we want to do but we only need to do what we need to do! He will take care of what needs to be taken care of. We just need to fall in line 🙂

    Living and knowing,
    ann

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  2. Loved Ann’s comment. 🙂 Going to change the last line to “We just need to fall in LOVE.”
    God bless you Ben! And thanks!

    Reply

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