Summary: God of the impossible
Beloved this morning I want to make a disclaimer and that is beloved that God can bring dead things back to life. See beloved this is a missing jewel in the church world today, the drawing of a man or a woman that would dare come to God and boldly ask for the impossible to come to pass. Today church is filled with very spiritual intellectual religious super spiritual sinners rather than God fearing, bible believing Christians. We serve a God that is able to move mountains, raise the dead, heal the sick, allow the lame to walk and the blind to see but most of all we must always keep in mind that we serve a God who is a miracle worker. A miracle beloved is something that God can do, that we cannot do.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
Beloved we serve a miracle working God.
1 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” 4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. 9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”
Here in our scripture beloved we have the resurrection of souls from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, to a holy, heavenly, spiritual, and divine life, by the power of divine grace. This speaks to us of the resurrection power of God in those areas of our lives that are dead, that have lost hope that have been afflicted by the sting of sin. And in this scripture we have the promises of God. This morning there are some if not all yet maybe even one precious soul that’ll hear this lifeline promise and that beloved is that God can speak into dead things and cause them to live.
Beloved only after a disaster can one be resurrected.
1st Point “Dry bones”
In our opening text we have the prophet Ezekiel listening to the word of God given to him, he is taken in the spirit into a place where there are many dry dead bones. These bones have no strength in them, if you walked on these bones they would crack into pieces. No strength, no life no hope. So God takes the man of God to a place and shows him all these dry bones. Think with me for a moment, this can symbolize many things, our faith, our families, our marriages, our vision, beloved we can look out in this city and see a sea of dead things that need life.