Unlimited: In the Kingdom We Speak to The Bones
Feb 15, 2022 211
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live (Ezekiel 37:4–5, NKJV).
One of the most striking images in the Bible that has stayed in my head since childhood is the valley of the bones. In Ezekiel 37, the prophet was shown in vision, a valley where a battle had happened long ago, and the bones of the dead were scattered across the valley floor.
God tells Ezekiel to speak to the bones. What a stupidly hopeless task that must have seemed! Speak to the bones? Surely the most useless sermon ever!
But as Ezekiel obeyed God, the bones reassembled themselves into people who came back to life. Before Ezekiel now stood a vast army of living men.
Speak to the bones.
You and I have been given a task that is seemingly hopeless: to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15). Yet everywhere we look is spiritual death; everywhere there seems to be a profound rejection of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
God is calling you to share and support the gospel of the kingdom of life with every word you speak, every activity you undertake, and all means at your disposal.
Are you happy to sit by yourself in a valley of dry bones? Well, what are you waiting for? Start speaking to those bones. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: Psalm 23 talks about travelling through the “valley of death,” and encourages you not to be afraid. How has fear held you back from doing what you know God wants you to do?