Dry But Not Dead

Dry bones.  They may look dead when we gaze upon them with our natural eyes, but what potential lies within them?  Dry bones in our lives could look like a prodigal child, an illness, a broken relationship, a marriage in need of restoration or any number of other situations. Ezekiel 37 speaks to dry bone situations.

Ezekiel 37:4 – Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!’ ”  A second time God commands Ezekiel to prophesy over the dry bones in Ezekiel 37:9 which reads…Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.’ ”

When Ezekiel looked at that Valley of Dry Bones there was nothing but what appeared to be death before him, but despite what he saw with his natural eyes he was obedient each time God told him to prophesy over the dry bones.

To prophesy means to utter by or as if by divine inspiration; to predict with assurance; to speak as if divinely inspired; to give instruction in religious matters.  What are you prophesying over your dry bones situation?  Are you speaking life or death? Are you being obedient to deal with that situation the way God told you to and believing with faith that the situation can change, or
are you merely going through the motions of obedience?  Obedience
without faith is going through the motions.  Let’s be faith filled,
obedient life speakers!


4 thoughts on “Dry But Not Dead”

  1. This is SO good!! And really challenging me–I keep saying this one part of my life is dead and I keep asking God why He won’t let me move on…perhaps it is time to speak life in this area!


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