I stand in the midst of a valley of dry bones bones that are rooted into the ground like the roots of a tree.
Singing songs without power and without meaning. You sing his praises and you call upon his name and wonder why your words have no power why your hands don’t heal and why you don’t hear his voice.
You are at worst dead at best asleep you are in between you are lukewarm and apathetic a thing for which God cannot stand. As God says in Revelations 3:16 “So because you are lukewarm neither Hot or Cold I will spit you out of my mouth.”
Your pride and your dignity is like a poison coursing brought your body blinding you and killing you. It blinds you to the reality of yourself to the reality of your spirit. You cry out for revival but nothing happens you pray for healing but no healing comes you pray for power but receive none. For bones cannot create a revival they can only be revived.
Bones cannot heal they can only be healed. You cannot receive power until you are ready to receive it and you are not ready. How can you be his hands and feet when you cannot walk? Dry and weary bones that have been bleached by the sun and stick out of the ground cannot command themselves to stand up and walk.
Ezekiel 37:1-14 “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 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.”
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had 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 the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’
Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”
I call upon you as the LORD GOD directs me to. I CALL UPON YOU TO RAISE UP AND LIVE AGAIN. LET THE BREATH OF GOD FILL YOU AND FLOW THROUGH YOU LET IT CONSUME YOU LIKE A FUNERAL PYRE. And once it consumes you, you shall live again. Let it empower you and fill you. Let your pride and your dignity and your worldliness fall away and leave it where it falls. Look for it no more you don’t need it you never did it was only ever a hindrance to you. Stand up and breathe the breath of GOD he wants to fill you with himself. But first you need to put yourself aside fall down on your knees and bow down to your LORD GOD AND KING.
Copyright Jordan Francis 2016