Summary: What we have to do to come alive in 2005
Coming Alive in 2005
This year is the year for many to come out of their religious closets and to start professing the things of God. This year will be a year for some to start being the Kingdom of God instead of sitting on the sidelines. Though 2005 will be an eye opener for some, many will remain in their dormant state, not doing anything but just getting in the way of those who are trying to build the kingdom of God
As I began to ask God what 2005 had in store he took me to a place that was familiar, but in a place I had no desire to be. I hastened to ask him Lord what does this place have to do with me? He showed me that even as Ezekiel stood in the valley of the dead bones over 2500 years ago the spirit of those bones are still around today waiting for someone to prophecy life into them.
· Those bones will only come alive if there is a voice to prophecy life into them.
· Those bones will only come to be what they need to be if someone will just listen to God long enough to speak hope into a generation that has lost all hope
· Someone to speak healing into the lives of those who are afflicted
· Someone to speak deliverance into the lives of those who need set free
· Someone to speak prosperity into the lives of those who are walking in poverty
· And Someone who will speak life into those who are spiritually dead
Eze 37:1-10 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, (2) And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. (3) And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. (4) Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. (5) Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: (6) And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. (7) So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. (8) And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. (9) Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. (10) So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
There are those here in this room that will be like the prophet Ezekiel and will speak life into those who are dying but it will come with a cost and desire. A desire for His presence and His glory to come forth and cover you, guide you, and to preside over you as you take His Word to the those who need to come Alive in 2005.