Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!’ This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: ‘I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.'”
Death and life lie in the power of the tongue. What that means is that our words actually have more power than we think they do. I look at my social media account today and see so much hate being thrown around that it’s scary. I can only imagine how much emotional scars people now have because of the words spoken to and against them. The power of the tongue has been used to malign, attack and insult people, sometimes we speak about the issues we are supposed to be speaking to.
Our words are very much affected by what our physical eyes see. When you see a dead body what is the first word that comes out of your mouth about that person? Well, God sees people differently. When God saw the valley of dry bones, He didn’t see bones. Instead, He chose to see life. We can choose to either to speak of our circumstances and people around us according to what our physical eyes see or we can speak of others according to what God sees.
Not only did God bring back the dry bones to life, He called Ezekiel into a vision to see it for himself. God in the same way is calling a generation that desires to see Him bring life back into the broken, the hurt, the lost and the dismayed, a generation that speak to the mountains and situations not about them. Remember, when Ezekiel prophesied to the dry bones, he wasn’t speaking his own mind. When asked by God whether he believed God could restore the valley, the prophet was unsure. However, he chose not to focus on his certainty, but on God’s word. Are you speaking God’s promises and life into the dry bones or your own judgments and speculations? Stop speaking dead to dead and start speaking life to dead.
I Declare: Today I DECLARE God’s life over my life. I will not be stopped by dead, debt, discouragement or disappointments. God’ s breath is bringing life and newness to all that is dead around me, I have solutions to every problem I will ever face already lined up.
Ignite Thought: Whenever the Lord speaks to and through us, things happen.