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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Can These Bones Live?

Ezekiel 37:1-14

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley, which was full of bones.

Our topical discussion today is focus on Ezekiel's vision where God used an analogy of dry bones to show the depth of the nation's sins. Ezekiel was to preach God's Word to a sinful nation who had become so sinful until they were likened to dry bones in the valley. God asks Ezekiel "can these bones live?" God knew the answer because He knows all and His prophet would obey His command to preach even if the people were as dry bones.

The vision continues to the conversation between God and Ezekiel with instructions been given to preach and God would cause the bones-people to hear and repent (v. 5). In verse 6 we see Ezekiel preaching and the results is flesh coming on these bones-people coming alive by hearing God's Word and repenting.

This scenario brings these questions to mind, given the magnitude of today's sins can our nation be considered a valley of dry bones? Are we listening to God's preachers? There is power in the Word of God; it brings a spiritual healing from ones sin sickness. There is salvation in His word. There is joy in His word; there is peace in His word.

Preachers preach because these bones can live and the valley of dry bones becomes a valley of living souls.

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