TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2022
THE BONES SHALL RISE AGAIN
BIBLE READING: EZEKIEL 37:1-10; JOB 14:7-9; MARK 11:22-24; EPHESIANS 2:4-5
“So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Therefore, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it,” says the LORD.” Ezekiel 37:10-14(NKJV)
In the Book of the Beginnings, God was introduced as the Creator who made Heavens and the Earth. (Gen. 1-2) All things made were good and He holds all of Creation together as the Supreme Sovereign. (Col. 1:17). However, the Fall of Man in the Garden affected the Trinity’s Divine Agenda and the Dominion of Man was ceded to the god of this world (2Cor. 4:3-4) who has implemented the agenda he had in Heaven before he was thrown down. (Isa. 14:13-14) He has continued his threefold agenda which is to kill, to steal and to destroy. (Jn. 10:10) As a result of the activities of satan and demons, creation has been subject to bondage and the system became deplorable just like what was depicted in the Vision of Ezekiel in the Valley of the Dry Bones -: “… set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed, they were very dry.” Ezek. 37:1b-2(NKJV).Prophet Ezekiel was faced with a hopeless situation because the valley was full of dry bones which were totally disjointed and void of any trace of moisture, indicating years of desolation. The Scripture tells us emphatically that “with God nothing will be impossible.” (Lk. 1:37) With the prophetic command given by God and the Move of the Spirit, each bone located its bone no matter how far away, finally paving the way for the emergence of an exceeding great army (Ezek. 37:10). The Spirit of God has Inherent Power to revive and redeem any seemingly hopeless situation.
The Vision also highlights the Restoration of Israel which has a Scriptural Parallel between national Israel and the Church of Jesus Christ. The Church is the Spiritual Israel (Gal. 3:29) and the valley of the dry bones represents the Church. God uses Ezekiel (a watchman) to bring restoration to the bones or the Church which is God’s Strategy for His End Time Move in reaping the overripe Harvest. We are to yield totally, trust and partner with God by playing the role of a watchman reviving any dead thing or condition. Are there issues or challenges looking extremely impossible to overcome? Remember the Lord Himself is still asking this question: “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gen.18:14a) One major key to activating the prophetic is the Hand of the Lord which must come upon you to make your words effective. The Earth may be without form and void, and darkness upon the face of the deep, but if the Spirit of God hovers over the troubled waters of your life, there would be a turnaround. (Gen. 1:3)
Heavenly Father, I commit my valley of dry bones into Your Able Hands and believe You for a Mighty Intervention and Revival in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.