Scripture Lesson:

Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

Ezekiel 37:5


One of the first stories you probably heard from the book of Ezekiel was about the valley of dry bones. According to Ezekiel, God took him to a valley of dry bones where he was to prophesy to the bones and God would put muscle and skin on them. God told Ezekiel that he would also breathe into the bones and bring life to them. From this, these bones, which represented the nation of Israel, would know that the Lord was God.

We have also heard exegesis on what these dry bones represent in our lives today. Some believe these bones represent our dreams and hopes that have somehow become deferred. Some believe that these dry bones represent the spirituality of man without God. Whatever these bones represent, they experienced total restoration through God.

One of the interesting things in this chapter is how God used Ezekiel to be part of the solution. Although God could have addressed these bones without Ezekiel, there appears to be dominion principles represented here that need to be examined more closely.

The first thing God does is show Ezekiel the problem. Without acknowledging there is a problem, the solution will not be sought after. He then asks Ezekiel if he thinks these bones can live. Although Ezekiel doesn’t know the answer, he does not give God a negative response. He defers to God and tells him that only He knows. However, the question that God asks Ezekiel starts him thinking about the solution.

God then instructs Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones. Ezekiel must speak to the bones and tell them how God is going to restore them. But that’s not all. Once the muscle and skin was on the bones, the bones were not alive. Ezekiel had to prophesy to the wind and tell it to breath into the bones. It was only then that life came into the bones and they became a mighty army.

Do you have a few dry bones around that need restoration? Are you looking for a prophetic word from the Lord that would speak life into your dry situation? You already have it, the Word of God. You don’t have to wait for a prophet to stand you up and speak a word of hope to your situation. You can prophesy to your dry bones. Speak to the resources that you need in order to accomplish the dreams and goals that you have. Speak life into your situation, whether it is health, finances, relationships, or peace of mind. You have the authority and ability to do it. You have the Spirit of God living on the inside of you.


I have the Spirit of God living on the inside of me. I can speak the Word of God to my dry bones and see miraculous changes.  I am so grateful for the promise that God will cause breath to enter my dry bones, and they will live.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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