Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Are Your Bones Rattling?

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.  He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.  He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”  I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life.  Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin 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 it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. ~ Ezekiel 37:1-10

Do you have dry bones?  Let the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord breathe new life into you. 

Many blessings,

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  1. Hi Lisa - great post. Yes, there are bones I want God's life breathed into. Trusting Him for that.
    God bless

  2. Great post! I love the way God brings life when we feel so dead inside. He loves making something beautiful out of dust.

  3. There are times when I DO feel like the dry bones Ezekiel saw. The scripture and your poignant question spoke to my heart today. Thank you!
    Pam at

  4. I just read this story recently in the Word and LOVE it. I never want dry bones. I want the Spirit of the Lord living inside me.

  5. Amazing! A friend and I were talking about this story and could not remember where it was in the OT. I went hunting while she continued to talk and found it. I know now I will not forget it again! Thanks!

  6. Wonderful Word Lisa! Such a powerful image of God's power this paints.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  7. What a great word! May He continue to breathe life into us and keep dry bones far away from us.
    Happy WFW...

  8. What an awesome Word Lisa! I don't want to be dry bones...I've been listening to a song about this very thing...confirmation! Thank you!! Blessings!

  9. Praising the Breath of Life today! Thank you for this post!

    joy & blessings,

  10. Needed to read this today :) thanks so much.

  11. Lisa~~I needed to read this today. I believe the Lord has been talking to me about this very thing! I always want to let HIM breathe new life into me when ever I need it! Thanks for the good word...Chelle