Restored life in Christ.
Prophet Ezekiel is shown a vision about the spiritual state of the people of Israel. The people of Israel felt that they were disconnected from God and stood in a place where they felt dry and hopeless. I believe most of us can relate to this feeling, as we would have gone through a similar journey in our lives, where we have felt hopeless, dry and cut-off. But the Lord sent a word to his people through his prophet. As you are reading, this word might be your prophecy. Just like how God restored the future of the people of Israel by sending His breath of life and resurrected all the dead dry bones through his spirit, God can just do the same for you. God can resurrect your dead finances, your dead marriage, your dead family relationship, your dead situation at work, where you feel that you are completely lost and there is no hope.
As you spend time in prayer, ask for the Holy Spirit to resurrect your faith and trust in Him completely for the holy spirit to move and work in your life. You will see restoration happening in your life. As apostle Paul writes in Romans 8: 11, the same spirit that resurrected Christ from the dead, is alive in us. Let us live out the resurrection power in our life, and experience restoration in the name of Jesus.
Lord, I pray that you will restore my lost hope and future. Just as you promised to the people of Israel, “I have spoken, I have done it”, help me to hold on to your promises and to your word. I receive your restoration in Jesus name, Amen.
1 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 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. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 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.” ’ ” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 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!’ 12 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. 13 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. 14 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.’ ”