THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES

In Ezekiel 37:1-14, in the valley of dry bones, The Hand of the LORD was upon Ezekiel in a vision as God carried him out in the spirit of the LORD, and set him down in the midst of the valley full of slain dry bones. 2 God caused Ezekiel to pass by them round about: and behold, there were very many in the open valley and lo they were very dry. 3 And God said, Son of man, can these bones live? Ezekiel  answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest4 Again God said, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, God will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live . 6 And God will lay sinews upon you and bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin,and put breath in you, and ye shall live ; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So Ezekiel prophesied as commanded and there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8 And when Ezekiel saw, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then God said unto Ezekiel Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD Come from the 4 winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live10 As God commanded breath came into them and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then God said unto Ezekiel, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD Behold, O my people, I will bring you from your opened graves and put my Spirit in you and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live. I shall place you in your own land then shall ye know I the LORD have spoken and performed it, saith the LORD. God will bring back to life again the slain from the whole house of Israel so gather all together to restore love, peace and unity. God will save again so gives Holy Spirit through Christ to live eternally in God’s Presence. These predictions are continuous process until total completion fulfilment in Millennium. The valley of dry bones of the slain represents tragedy and catastrophe that reminds believers of aftermath of horrible events in history. Similar to Ezekiel’s visions the news constantly reports horrific attacks barbaric attacks, decapitation deliberately intended to spread ghoulish terror virally to invoke fear. The shocking atrocities, devastations, genocides, massacres, tragic beheading, vicious assaults butcher God’s creation. God’s priceless precious lives slain in the prime of their lives intended to cause hurt terrible pain deeply by man-made inflicted wounds psychologically, socially, emotionally. Plus concurrent, simultaneous epidemics, diseases, tremors and avalanches are overwhelming. Jesus said do not be afraid of beginnings of birth-pang sorrows. Events or Visions are God’s Test Run Warning Signals to stir mankind in obedience to heed soul’s end-time need.   

These increased pressures on life globally literally puts many lives at risk particularly women and children who bear the brunt of consequences of such traumas. Yet despite, the fear and hopelessness and hopelessness God reassures His people His Words can penetrate the darkest hearts and worst sinners. God heals emotional wounds, hurts and pain that compels to cause to seek revenge. The slain are targeted to demonstrate macho power of resources of chariots, horses to punish them. Yet instead results is grief and sorrow on both sides who never accomplish good success trigger happy. The intense spiritual battles are common to both men, women and children from all walks of life. God proves His fight is not through barrel of gun though war mongers benefit so earn trillions of profit in blood money. The martyrdom of millions of God’s people are part of the tribulations Jesus talked about in Matthew 24. God puts the Holy Spirit into hearts to change hardened hearts into soft loving hearts of flesh, kindness, compassion, mercy grace, caring, sharing human beings, God replenishes, regenerates dead situations to spring forth into restored, renewed life once again.The devil is fighting like a dying horse on its lasts legs knowing believers his time of intimidation is coming to and end. So staggering worst atrocities caused by satan to rain down attacks to intimidate redeemed innocent because of his own pathetic failures. God’s love and pardon extends to the worst sinner who lay down wicked vicious actions in repentance at the feet of the cross. Vengeance belongs to God, so those who vigorously torment, torture, destroy others inadvertently destroy themselves in the process.God will repay every injustice of atrocities including the stubborn rebellious stony hearts. Even great conquerors once known as the scourge of God and the fear and terror of the World famous  for razing cities, utterly annihilating to plant fields of barley in ruins have passed incognito. Their kingdoms are no more except the evident remains of gruesome macabre signature left behind in great towers built of skulls of the city’s former inhabitants. Those who gather against God’s people for a season may think they are in control but God Wins in the end. The enemies instead cause millions to seek refuge in God turning from satan’s control, false religion and idol worship to Jesus Christ every day. God ‘permits’ people to be shaken by noisy, taunting, harassing, enemies bent on damaging those on the front lines of God’s Great spiritual battle but the battle is the Lord’s so God Wins. The people of God are assured of their souls saved eternally. So those who touch the life of others have God Ability to breathe new life to touch lives awakened in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ The Lily of the Valley walked through valley of shadow of death in victory so conquered death forever more. The valley of dry bones is the ossuary of Ezekiel’s vision location to encourage all to lift them up to build up all down in valley of shadow of death. God calls it shadow because God restores life into immortality in Christ so death is banished forever in Jesus Name. When the perishable is clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory and causes us to triumph always through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm, let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain for God will keep you alive forever more eternally in Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58.

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