[The Glory Unveiled]
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! ( Ezekiel 37:4 )
Ezekiel was occasioned to visit the valley of dry bones by the Spirit of God. In that valley, there was everything but life. The stench of death had taken over the valley and all one could find was the symbols of death. But God wanted to invade that valley with life. And so He sought for an opportunity to carry out that life giving experiment. Usually, God will always do something on earth through a human host. And so now that He had found Ezekiel, the first requirement seem to be met but then it does not end there. Now, there was the need to bring about that which God intends to see done. And that can only be a reality when God’s voice comes on the scene. So, God asks Ezekiel to convey the word of God, which is the voice of God to the dry bones. In the book of Acts; in the third chapter we see a recreation of these events, where Peter and John met a lame man [“dry bones”]. The only way that man’s situation could change was for the man to hear the voice of God through the word of God. And so Peter said, “in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, rise up and walk”. “In the name of Jesus” suggests that the command was coming from Jesus and not Peter. The word of God is the agency for creation and recreation on earth because everything was founded by the word of God. They can only be recreated by that same word. So, instead of complaining like the man at the pool of Bethesda, (John 5:5-7) let us search for the voice of God, and then our dry bones situations will change.
Prayer_Bead: God over everything, Lord over anything, thank you, for your voice is not scarce in my day. Please give me the ear to always hear your voice in every situation of life. And thank you as you recreate the challenging situations of my destiny.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.