Breathe life to those things that seem dead to the natural just as Ezekiel did.
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. – Ezekiel 37:3-5
Breathing Life To Dry Bones
When we are surrounded by things that seem broken or dry or with no hope often times we turn our attention to God and ask- “Why”, “God fix it”, “God what are you going to do about it.” “God I need you”, that’s our natural response, but before Ezekiel could even get a question out of his mouth- God asked him a question, and I think God wants to ask us the same question about our valley of dry bones, He said to him “Ezekiel can these bones live?”
I think there comes a time in our own situation where we have to answer the question “Can these bones live?”, “Can I have a restored marriage?”, “Can I have a restored relationship?”, “Can I see a financial breakthrough?”, “Can I believe God can make that dream come to past?”, “Can I believe where there has been brokenness there can be wholeness?”Can these bones live?”
God wants Ezekiel to answer the question, and he wants some of us to answer the question for ourselves. Ezekiel asked the question back to God “Only you know” and God wasn’t going to let him off that easy he said yeah I do know and I’m going to explain to you how these bones live and God said “You’re going to prophesy life to that dryness, the miracle is actually in your mouth Ezekiel.
You’re actually going to speak words over this dryness and you’re going to see something happen, because I’m going to get the other side of those words, and I’m going to add my breath to your breath.
I’m not going to do it void of your voice I’m going to need your voice, I need you to prophesy what you don’t even see yet. I need you to speak into being what you can’t even understand with your mind, I’m asking you to be a part of this miracle if you want dry things to live I need you to open your mouth.
God wants to make dry things come alive by he needs your voice he needs your words, he needs the breath inside your lungs, he needs you to open your mouth and breathe life.
If we don’t know how to speak life to the dry bones how can we ever reach our community and tell them how to breathe life into their dry bones
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The Dry Bones In Our Life
What are we doing with the bones in our life? What are we doing breath in our body? Many of us want to want to bury what God wants to breathe on. We just want a replacement, but God wants a resurrection. Resurrections are a lot harder work, we say; “I’m leaving this relationship”, “I’m leaving this church”, “I’m walking away”, “I’ll just get a replacement”, and often times Gods like why waste all of that is there when I can breathe my life over it.
Some of us need to be breathalyzed if we took a spiritual breathalyzer what would be found? Would our breath be toxic, is out breath filled with things that it should have never been filled with? Do we need to be spiritual breathalyzed because the reason the bones aren’t coming alive is because you haven’t fixed the breath within our own lungs.. we need to learn to breathe some clean air, so we can have hope for the future , we all have the responsibility to breathe life.. its not easy because things want to get inside of us that affect our breath, we need to do a breath check…
Spiritual Breath Check
1. Bad Breath
If you breathed in the Spiritual breathalyzer Would God say you have bad breath, That you let offense come in your lungs and you haven’t breathed out and you let it Go toxic on the inside of you and its stale and when you speak, people hear the bad that’s in your lungs, when you breathe over your marriage you only speak of the negative and the hurt and the pain, when you breathe over your children you only speak of how they have failed and how they have let you down. When you breathe over the possibilities of your future it’s with doubt and fear and you wondering why the bone is not responding, but the breathalyzer is saying your not breathing life your breathing death. Maybe you need to fix some bad breath change some confessions, get rid of some toxicity in your lungs and ask God to help you breathe fresh today. Stop saying some things about your marriage, stop saying some things about your kids, stop saying some things about people in the church. Stop having bad breath over things that God wants you to breathe life.Stop having bad breath over things that God wants you to breathe life. #breathelife #faith #trustwhatHesays Click To Tweet
2. Waste of Breath
Maybe Gods breathalyzer would say stop wasting your breath. Because your breath is used in arguments that are just taking you around and around in circles that the conversations your having are just repeating and repeating what your talking is not changing and maybe you need to stop wasting your breath on things that aren’t building life into the bones but are actually taking all the energy out of your lungs Stop wasting your breath on a past mistake its gone, you can’t get it back.. Stop wasting your breath like a parent on where you have failed and start to look where you’re going to succeed. Stop wasting your breath on the mistakes in your marriage and start saying ok I’m leaving it on one side and breathe life into the bones of what I see for the future.
3. Short of Breath
If you breathed in the spiritual breathalyzer would it say you were short of breath. Tired, exhausted, weary, overspent, lifeless. You barely have enough breath for you to get through the day, never mind breathing life over the dryness in the valley you find your self in. Some are short of breath, life not over, its not going to get worst, but it feels like it is, because your winded, something happened its knocked the wind out of your sails you can’t catch your breath, you didn’t see it coming, its a shock, its a disappointment, its bad news, and your trying to catch your breath. God is whispering Breathe… Just Breathe.. Capture my breath and just breathe. But I’m so upset: Just breathe… But It’s not fair: Breathe….
You have the breath of God inside of you and life wants to choke it out of you. Life wants you to waste the breath that is inside of your lungs: circumstance wants to dominate what that breath is used for… Prophecy to your bones.
Ezekiel began to speak to the bones, The bible says that as he spoke to the bones there was movement that happened, there was bone that began to attach to bone, tendon began to attach to tendon; there was a noise and Ezekiel stepped back and surveyed what had happened, even though there had been movement and progress, but there was no life.
So many of us have tried and believed. We have prayed and have seen a little improvement. Things have gotten a little easier, they say time heals. Things have gotten a little more grace-filled, it may have gotten little better in that broken relationship but if you were honest and stepped back and looked it, you would be little disappointed because it’s certainly not alive in the way you wanted it.
Its not an army in the way the scripture talks about, and you’re stepping back like Ezekiel did and saying there’s movement and there’s noise, God is that it?.. and no that’s not it, because when there was movement and there was noise Ezekiel looked to God and was like God I’ve been speaking and there’s been movement, and Gods like no you haven’t finished yet; I’m not done, I need you to go back and prophecy again, this time I need you to prophesy to the breath; So of us need to be reminded that God’s not finished yet, so don’t quit now; don’t say “well there’s little improvement I guess that’s it.”No go again, breathe again.
Prophecy to the breath again until what is dead comes back to life. God does not do half miracles; He is a God of wholeness, so if wholeness isn’t there yet, it means God isn’t finished yet.
Keep believing that the breath of God within you will awaken the bones around you.
‘So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’ ” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord , when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord .’
God Isn’t Finished
There is nothing to far gone for God, but you must give in to breathing; you’ve got to breathe again.. Gods not finished in your story. So don’t quit too early. There may be a rumble- there may be a noise, but God said it will become a vast army.
Until you see the army don’t quit, until you see the strength keep breathing.. until you see the abundant life keep talking, until you see wholeness keep prophesying.
What does that look like?
Its when you wake up in the morning and speak life over your marriage, when you wake up in morning you speak life over your children.. when you wake up in the morning you speak life over your finances, when you wake up in the morning you breathe life into the atmosphere, and you declare the word of God over all the words that will be spoken and we begin to shift dryness into full bone life again, because the word of God never fails. Today breathe the breath of GodGod is whispering Breathe… Just Breathe. Capture my breath and just breathe. #speaklife #breatheondrybones #comealive Click To Tweet