Thursday, August 04 2011
Verse of the Week:V5 “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:”
1. The Dead Lives (V1-10)
V3 “And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.”
The Lord GOD brought prophet Ezekiel to an open valley full of dry bones, and asked Ezekiel whether these dry bones could live. Ezekiel, the man of God, knew that with God nothing shall be impossible, and God could certainly make the dry bones lived. Indeed, God spoke to the dry bones, and caused breath to enter into the dry bones, and they lived.
V5 “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live;”
2. The Nation Lives (V11-14)
V11 “Then He said unto me, 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.”
The Lord GOD showed prophet Ezekiel the dry bones of the whole house or nation of Israel, and again, asked Ezekiel whether Israel could live and had hope in the Almighty God. Again, Ezekiel believed that with God nothing shall be impossible. Indeed, God put His spirit in the people of Israel, and Israel lived, and had hope in the Almighty God.
V14 “And shall put My spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.”
3. The LORD Lives (V15-28)
V24 “And David My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them.”
The one shepherd is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. One day, the Lord shall reign forever, and everyone who believes in Him shall live and reign with Him for evermore.
V26 “Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.”
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, thank You for saving my soul; I once was dead spiritually, but now I live, yet not I, but You live in me.