Dry Bones Hear the Word of the LORD

Ezekiel 37:3–5 (NKJV) “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.’ ” ’ ”
 
As we look across the valley of East Texas and across the landscape of America, we see the dry bones of a Church that was once alive and thriving, a Church that thundered God’s truth from its pulpits and laid the foundation of God’s word in the homes, businesses, schools, and government of our land. Where is that Church today? Many have given up on the Church. We are like this valley of dry bones. It seems there is no hope and that all is lost. But I am hearing the Lord say to me, “Prophesy to these dry bones!” What must be prophesied? “O dry bones, HEAR the word of the LORD!” The people’s ears have grown dull of hearing. They hear with the ears on their head but not with the ears of their heart. Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let Him hear!” We must begin to target the hearing of God’s people in our prayers and in our prophetic declarations. It is time to prophesy HOPE to a hopeless generation: “Surely I will cause BREATH (Spirit) to enter into you, and you shall LIVE!” It is time to HEAR! It is time to BELIEVE! It is time to PRAY! It is time to PROPHESY! It is time to EXPECT! It is time to RISE! God is on the move. The ARMY of GOD is about to arise!  May we rise up and follow Jesus, our Lord of hosts!