Okay…we are still with Ezekiel Chapter 37. He is watching God take a hopeless situation, and knit the answer together piece by piece until He has taken a pile of dry bones and knit them together to make them bodies. Sinew…flesh…and everything…except. Who needs a bunch of dead bodies? Who needs a bunch of dead bodies?!?!?!?
What good is it having the structure and the body if you aren’t living??? How many of us are walking around dead? Just going to work every day to pay the bills, because we have too much stuff, and hating your job….because we only do the job to pay the bills, and we only pay the bills so we can keep our stuff. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Do you enjoy being dead? Back to Ezekiel…
Ezekiel 37:9-10 – 9 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 come to life.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
YES…WE HAVE LIFE!!! God has taken these dry bones, and made them bodies “capable” of living…and NOW WE LIVE!!! Because He is the author of life, not death. He desires us to live…not to die. That is what eternity and Heaven are all about…He wants us to LIVE!!! Oooops…not so fast. Did you notice that He restored life to those who were “slain?” Wait a minute…what killed them? Here is the answer…life without God killed them. Life, doing it our way killed them. Sin killed them. Walking away from God killed them. You can call it what you want, drugs…booze…adultery…lying…cheating…coveting…IT IS SIN!! And sin is what kills…just like it killed Adam in the garden. Because we wanted to be like God…and we still do!!
But God can restore those bones…and He can restore you!!! Be encouraged…HE WANTS TO!!! Why do you resist???? So what if you don’t quite understand it all? So what if you think that you are beyond hope…God says that He can restore you!!
In fact, not only does the verse say that the bodies came to life…but an Army stood before Ezekiel…a great Army (or if you are a Navy guy like me, you could say a great Navy!)!! Why an Army? That is tomorrow’s blog…
But suffice to say, God CAN and WILL restore you!!! Please…please…please…let Him! He wants to so badly! Why would He want you slain…He is the God of LIFE!! I pray that somebody…somewhere…will read this and let God revive him or her.
Grace and Peace, Dan