Summary: If you’ve never been hurt, or mistreated or wounded, this message is (not) for you, this is a message of hope healing and restoration.
First of all let me say to you tonight: I didn’t come here just to preach, I came to prophesy (I came with the word of the Lord in my mouth) and I came to decree and declare that tonight is a night of resurrection and restoration.
It doesn’t matter what it looks like, or sounds like or feels like, I came to prophesy transformation.
There is nothing too hard for the God we serve.
I don’t know what your situation or your problem or dilemma is tonight but I can tell you this (God is bigger than that).
He can turn a red sea into a super highway.
He can cause water to flow out of a rock like a river.
He can open blind eyes, unstop deaf ears, make the lame to walk, restore missing body parts.
He can burn cancer out of your body.
He can raise the dead, walk on water, calm the storm, feed the multitude with a sack lunch.
He can save the drug addict deliver them and set them free, and fill them with the Holy Ghost in one step.
He can heal broken hearts, restore marriages and put families back together again.
I just want to remind you that God can do anything:
Our text begins by saying (He set me down in a valley full of bones):
Notice the scriptures are very clear that this valley is filled with bones, it does not say bodies it says bones.
That’s not a very encouraging picture
It is speaking of brokenness, separation, confusion, disorder, and of course pain.
This scene tells us that there has been a very violent encounter that has created great chaos and destruction, misery and pain.
I’m talking to someone right now who knows exactly what I’m talking about, you have personally experienced something in your own life that has caused a brokenness, and separation and has brought disorder and pain into your life and it has left you hurt and confused.
And the bible says: And these bones were very dry
In other words what it is saying is that the Joy of living was gone.
In the bible Moisture and water speaks of life.
Pro 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Broken here means (wounded) (smitten) (afflicted)
So these bones speak to us of lives that have been wounded, hearts that have been broken, smitten, afflicted.
I know most of us walked in here tonight looking good, smelling good, most of us had a smile on our faces, but the truth is (somebody here tonight is hurting, somebody here listening to this message is smiling on the outside but you are crying on the inside).
Somebody here is suffering from a broken heart, somebody has lost the moisture of life, the joy of living is gone and you are just going through the motions.
Somebody listening to this message, has been wounded: That’s just part of life, it’s going to happen sooner or later.
The bible says: Lu 17:1 It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
The problem is that many who have suffered and been offended and been wounded, have never gotten healed, and if a wound does not heal it will become infected and poison will begin to enter the body and get in the blood stream and if it is not caught soon enough it will kill you.
Oh I’m not criticizing anybody, I’m not putting you down, and I’m not making fun of you. (It happens to everyone) It happens to Pastors, It happens to Evangelists, It happens to Prophets, because we’re all people and if you live long enough somebody is going to hurt you.
Somebody is going to break your heart, (somebody is going to lie on you, steal from you, cheat on you, abuse you, take advantage of you, somebody is going to say something to you that is going to wound you.
That’s called life: And if you don’t get healed, your heart will become dry and calloused and hard, and you will become dull and insensitive and indifferent, and you’ll find yourself just going through the motions, playing a roll.
God supernaturally, divinely, and sovereignly deposits his prophet into the middle of this tremendous misery and chaos.
I think I need to say right here, that when you surrender your life to God and commit yourself to serve him) you are not in charge of where he sends you.
God is like the military in this respect: He will put you where you are needed.
God put his prophet where he needed him and he told him to prophesy
Vs 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded, and as I prophesied there was a noise and a shaking.