"The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will 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. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army"(Ezekiel 37:1-10).
Today's Morsel: I heard on the news a few days ago that someone had found some dinosaur bones and that scientists may be able to take some DNA from those bones and clone a dinosaur. Solomon said, "Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself." (Proverbs 18:1-2). When God sat Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones, He asked him if they could live. But these bone weren't just any bones, they were a representation of the nation of Israel. In a sense, they could represent a dead church. God doesn't want His people dead, dull, and boring. He wants them to be alive. They are to be a mighty force to be reckoned with. Eagles soar! Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life and that more abundantly." If you are born again, death has no dominion over you. You are free to worship. Free to shout. Free to jump. You should be like the lame man at the Gate Beautiful. This is one of the reasons apostolic churches are so lively, they have Holy Ghost life. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Sing: I get joy when I think about what He's done for me! I get joy when I think about, what He's done for me! I get joy when I think about, what's he'd done for me, I get joy, joy, Joy!
God don't need no matches, He's fire all by Himself; God don't need no matches, He's fire all by Himself; God don't need no matches, He's fire all by Himself; I've got joy, joy, joy.