Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 37:4-6 ESV
Only God can take something that is dead and make it live again. There are many things in life which are impossible. Making a valley of dry bones come together, placing flesh upon them, and breathing breath into them would be at the top of the list. But that which is impossible with man is always possible with God. In fact impossible, does not exist with God. Jesus spoke these words in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” So as we read this passage from Ezekiel, what are some important elements to experiencing the impossible?
You HEAR the WORD of the LORD
What is it that dominates your thoughts? Many times our minds are cluttered with the noises of the world so that it is difficult to hear what is really important. I’ve been to large cities where the sounds of traffic, car horns and the general rush of people clutter the air with noise. Noise that would drown out the beauty of birds singing or the sound of a gentle breeze blowing in the trees or the flow of water in a gentle stream over the rocks….. if those things were there. You could also be in the middle of a park void of the noises of the city with all the afore mentioned and still not hear the beauty of God’s creation if your mind is cluttered with the noise of useless thoughts. It can be difficult to still our thoughts in the world in which we live. Difficult, but not impossible. Yet being still is of upmost importance when hearing the word of God speaking to us. Psalm 46:10 God says, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nation, I will be exalted in the earth!” Don’t miss this!!!! Just as birds sing, the breeze blows, and the water flows, these things all happen whether you hear them or not. God will and is being exalted, and the last place you want to finally hear and know this is when it is too late. So the first step to seeing the impossible is to hear.
Behold /See What God Does
Could you imagine being an eye witness of a valley of dry bones coming to life? If you read a little past the above mentioned verses in Ezekiel, you will see the command for Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones to come alive. Ezekiel did, and he witnessed the bones do exactly what God said would happen. In life we can see God do the impossible when we listen / hear and live the truth of the Bible. In many cases you will never see God move until you do what He speaks to you from His word… the Bible. Do you want to see God work? Do what he says and behold the impossible, not in someone else’s life but your own. Back to the first point in reference with this thought, “But be doers off the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 ESV
Know That He Is Lord
He is King of kings and Lord of lords, there is none like Him! God does not ask for our direction or opinions. God is sovereign in all that he does, and in love we should honor, respect, and devote our lives to Him. Ah Lord God, it is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17 ESV He is Lord over all creation and everything we hear, see, and do that is worthy of worship and honor should be offered up to Him by praising his name. I will give to the Lord thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing to the NAME of the Lord, the Most High. Psalm 7:17 ESV ….. Sing praises to the LORD, O you saints, and give thanks to his holy NAME. Psalms 30:4 ESV …. Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his NAME; give to him glorious praise! Psalms 66:1-2 ESV …. Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his NAME, for it is pleasant! Psalms 135:3 ESV Let them praise the NAME of the Lord, for his NAME alone is exalted; his majesty is above the earth and heaven. Psalms 148:13 ESV We know the name of the Jesus is most precious for God has made it so. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the NAME that is above every name, so that at the NAME of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-10 ESV
This is how revival can begin in the life of all who seek and desire to experience His presence.
Because of His Grace ~ Pastor David