“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. 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. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.” Ezekiel 37 vs 1-3.
The valley of dry bones represented the state of God’s people Israel. The breath, the laying of sinews (a tissue that unite muscle to bone or bone to bone) and the covering of flesh unto the dry bones signified restoration and the coming together as one nation. The joining of the sticks also signified the coming together as one nation. God is not partial; he is still mindful of us today and is willing to restore us. He is willing to restore nations and he is willing to restore you individually. He will place the same covering over us by breathing new life in us and give us a fresh anointing. But we must be true in our hearts and be honest before him, we must be willing to admit to him that we have sinned and need to be restored. God is not so much interested in what you have done, but he is more interested in your repentance because that’s when change happens.
That’s what Nehemiah did, when he heard of the distressful situation with the Jews and how the walls of Jerusalem were broken, he knew he had to do something. There was no security when there is a breach in the walls. There was nothing to keep off the enemy’s attack if the walls are breached. So, he went to God in prayer. He prayed for forgiveness and mercy like never before. Nehemiah did not go before God with a drive thru prayer, the Bible says he prayed day and night unto God about his people and about Jerusalem (These days we are not willing to spend time before God in prayer, we need everything to be done quickly and we are not willing to wait on him to speak, no wonder so many false prophets are prophesying). This was Nehemiah’s prayer, “I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments. Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel they servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee, both I and my father’s house have sinned.” Nehemiah 1 vs 5-6. (please read to the end of chapter 2). Only after he prayed and sought God’s intervention before the walls were rebuilt and at that point, he did not care what anyone said to him about the wall, whether they laughed at him or discouraged him, he was confident that the hands of God was upon him to rebuild and nothing or no one else could get him to stop (Nehemiah chapter 2).
That is what we need to do in our individual lives and as a nation. Our valley is filled with dry bones and broken walls are around us. We have left our spiritual gates open for too long. There is a mole in our nation and in our homes and that mole is called sin. We have allowed our hearts to become cold and dry and we have called evil good. But God wants to rebuild our walls and he want to restore every dry situation in our lives and in this nation in the name of Jesus. Now is the time to speak and to make the right declarations over your life and over this nation. I dare you to prophecy to your mountain of fear to go in the name of Jesus. I dare you to open your mouth and prophecy to the sick so they can be healed, open your mouth and speak life over every dead situation in the name of Jesus. There is still work left for us to do. Its not over yet. You shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord (Psalms 118 vs 17).
Let us pray: Lord I repent of my sins today. I thank you for your word. I pray that you will restore everything that’s dead in my life according to your will for me in Jesus name. Amen. Until Next time. God bless you.
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