The vision of Ezekiel concerning the valley of dry bones is a message for our times.
There was no more hopeless condition the prophet faced. Dry bones not only speaks of death but of long-term death. Life had long departed.
God’s answer to the condition of utter hopelessness was for His servant to prophesy. This is still His answer today.
Where there is death, where there is hopelessness, where there is despair – releasing the Word of Life is always the answer.
Interestingly, God told Ezekiel something that speaks to our situation today:
Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God : “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
Ezekiel 37:9-10 NKJV
It’s interesting that Covid-19 is a virus that effectively robs its victims of the capacity to breathe. Breath, of course, is life and God’s answer to long-dead bones is to breathe life into them.
The nations are like this valley of dry bones today – shut in away from a disease that brings death through loss of breath.
God’s answer is to have a prophetic people declare LIFE to the situation and command breath to dead bones that they may live.
Of course, the Hebrew word ruach and the Greek word pneuma, which are translated “spirit” in our Bibles, both literally mean “breath”.
The Holy Spirit is the breath or wind of God. The nations need this breath today.
The people of God must speak and release His breath of Life into the nations at this time.
The Kingdom answer to death is always LIFE.
The leaves of the Tree of LIFE are for the healing of the nations.
God’s prophetic word today is the testimony of Jesus – the Man cursed by hanging on a tree of death that ministers LIFE to those who gaze upon Him.
God’s answer to every hopeless situation of humanity is the cross.
The fruit and the leaves of the cross are LIFE and healing. This is why we preach Christ crucified. This is the wisdom and the power of God.