“Can These Dead Bones Live?”


This is the Word that kept coming to me this morning as I prayed about my loved ones. The situation looks hopeless, but the Holy Spirit reminded me of these words to Ezekiel chapter 37-when the Spirit of the Lord took him to the valley.

He asked this question when he observed the dead bones everywhere. The Lord answered him, that yes, with His power these bones would live. He told him “to prophesy over these bones.”

They immediately came together and yet, without the life in them. They were just bodies, lacking the breath to live. Now the Lord told him to prophesy once again, to the breath.

In his obedience, he did what the Lord commanded and the life came back into the bodies to resurrect them from the graves.

I realized that the Lord was reminding me to speak to these circumstances to bring life. We are created in the image of God. He breathed life into Adam. He created the heaven and earth with the spoken word. He has told us that we have the exact same power to speak with the creative breath of the Holy Spirit.

He’s told us in scripture that, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Proverbs 18:21 We hold the power of a blessing or a curse in our mouths.

After my prayers I went out to my patio. Much to my surprise I looked behind a little table where I had set an orchid last year. I was going to toss it out, as I have never had too much skill with plants. But thought better of it since moving it outdoors. It had been three little sticks. Dried up and shriveled. There was my little plant, blossoming on all three branches, with more buds to bloom! I was looking in amazement and thinking of my prayers.

The Lord reminded me that when we are ready to “toss things away, or consider something dead, He truly reveals His power. This little plant gave me the hope and and faith to “speak to those dead bones,” of trials in my life.

Yes, I will prophesy that these problems are only opportunities to speak LIFE! I speak life into my children and extended family. I speak life into my friends and coworkers. I speak life into everything that the enemy tries to convince me is dead and without hope.

He is the Resurrection and the Life and all who believe in Him shall never die, but have Life eternal!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tony
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 22:59:21

    I believe that there is a much bigger picture here. Here is a dream I had on Ezekiel 37.

    I had a dream, in the dream, i saw a human body laying on the ground. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t have been anything special except that the body was completely flat because it had no bones in it. What the Lord showed me was that the bones are representative of people and it is people that make up the structure of the church. this is what what the Lord had showed me in Ezekiel 37, “the valley of dry bones”. In Ezekiel’s vision, the Lord took him and made him to set down in a valley. The valley is symbolic of death and despair. There were many bones in that valley they were both very dry because they had no covering and they were also scattered, meaning that they were not connected(no relationship). When the Lord asks Ezekiel ,”can these bones live” , Ezekiel knew that bones, were without life and hope of ever having life. Yet the Lord tells him to prophecy to the bones and say,”hear the word of the Lord”. The Lord, through the prophetic word spoken spoken by Ezekiel brought the disjointed bones together,however, bones cannot attach themselves to one another, they need ligaments(relationships) to hold them together. However, the ligaments themselves do not posses the strength to hold the bones together alone. So, wrapped around the ligaments is muscle(representative of leadership), which brings me to the skin, which is the covering(representative of the church),which brings me back to my latest dream about the body with no bones. Everything heretofore mentioned is needed by/for the skin(church) in order for it to take shape. The skin will adapt to the structure it is covering. Even though Ezekiel saw the body formed, he notes that there is no breath in them. As James says, the body without the spirit is dead, so was the case here in Ezekiels vision. It looked like a body but it had no life because the breath had not come into the body. Again he is told to prophecy to the 4 winds and command breath to come into the body and it is at this point that they stood on their feet and became an exceeding great army. The point here that I feel that the Lord is saying is that every part of the body is needed for it to function properly. The body(church) is to be a living organism, not organization, made up of billions of individual cells. Eph. 2:22 says that we are built together for a dwelling place for God by his Spirit. Lastly, Col2:19 says that it is He who puts us together in one peice, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God only as he nourishes us.

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