Summary: We are not just a group of people on our way to heaven, We are the Army of the Lord, and we are a force to be reckoned with. (we are not here to blend in, we are here to take over).
In most cases when we hear preaching from Ezekial 37 it is used to speak to us of the Power of God: Reviving, Resurrecting, Restoring.
It shows us how our God can move into the graveyard of our lives and resurrect dreams and visions, and how he can step into the middle of your chaos and confusion and he can bring order and peace.
We see God take nothing and through the process of hearing the Word of God and the operation of the HolySpirit turn nothing into something great and powerful. And we labor with great diligence and attention to detail to show how a valley full of dry, desolate, broken,separated, bones are transformed into the final product of a mighty army standing on their feet ready for service.
Then we close the bible and shout about the miracle in the valley of dry bones, and then go home.
But I want to start this message where we usually quit.
I don’t want to preach about the dry bones and I’m not here to prophesy to dry bones tonight, but (I am here to prophesy to the army of God.)
I want to prophesy to that group of men and women, and young men and and women from every nation, every station and every condition and circumstance of life that God has called and anointed and appointed for such a time as this.
I’m not speaking tonight to the depressed and distressed, I’m not speaking to the fretful and fearful, and I’m not speaking to the wounded and worried.
I don’t mean to sound cynical or uncaring, because I do care but God has focused my spirit on another class of people tonight.
My assignment tonight is not to the dry bones, but to the Army of God.
There’s not that many in contrast to the valley of dry bones, but in every city, in every church there are a select few that have answered the call of the Spirit to come up to a higher place and live on a higher plane.
I’m talking about the Army of the Lord.
They are a rare breed of people who have learned to be soldiers.
We’ve got a lot of Saints in the church, but we don’t have a lot of Soldiers.
We have a lot of Saints holding the fort, but we don’t have many Soldiers possessing the land.
God said: It’s time for the Army of the Lord to come to attention, The adversity is great the conditions are hard but we were bred for the battle) We are Armed and Dangerous.
Yes there will always be dry bones that need a prophet who will see the plan of God and prophesy and bring restoration and transformation .
But God told me tonight: Not to prophesy to the dry bones, but to prophesy to his Army.
I’m here to prophesy to you the Army of God and God said to tell you that this is your Hour of Power.
God said he raised you up out of the valley of dry bones.
He said he has brought divine order into your life, he said he has strengthened you and nourished you by his word, and the wind of his Spirit has filled your lives and stood you up on your feet and now it’s time for you to fulfill your purpose.
You are Gods hands and feet in the earth, you are the agents of change and deliverance in the earth.
It was said of the early church: They have turned the world upside down.
It was Gods mighty power flowing through yielded vessels that threw down satan’s strongholds and raised up and established the kingdom of God.
The Baton has been passed, The mantle has fallen upon this generation, the mantle has fallen upon us. (Smith Wigglesworth is not here any more, Charles Finney and John Wesley, and Maria Woodworth Etter and Many other great Men and Women of God are not here any more) It’s our turn now to pick up the banner and run with it.
We are those who have been anointed to break through and set the captives free, we are anointed to bring deliverance to the bound and oppressed.
God said in Jer 51:20-21 Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war, for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms, and with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider, and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider.
Isa 41:15 Behold I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: Thou shalt thresh the mountains and beat them small and shall make the hills as chaff.
(Having Teeth) That means we’re not all talk, it’s not all hot air, that means we have the power to back it up.