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.