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Them Dead Bones

Posted: Tuesday, November 18

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Ezekiel 37:1-38:23
James 1:19-2:17
Psalm 117:1-2
Proverbs 28:1


Verse of the day:

So I spoke the message as he commanded me, and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet—a great army. (Ezekiel 37:10)

I like to imagine what I would have felt if I was Ezekiel in this scenario. God has taken him in spirit to this massive grave sight. There are literally bones as far as the eye can see littering the valley ground. I’m not to disgusted by the sight of blood, but to see the skeletal remains of humans far beyond what I can count might be a little much for me. But then God does this phenomenal work and begins to literally build humans from the inside out. Ezekiel records that the bones began to fit back together as intricately as they are designed, followed but the muscles and skin begin to grow organically fleshing out people. What were dry, dead crusty bones now had been assembled piece by piece to create life - almost. 


Standing before Ezekiel were fully constructed bodies, but lifeless creatures that were mute and incapable of thought or actions. If you recall the original Genesis creation of man, a very similar process took place. Adam was shaped and formed by the literal hands of God, but was a lifeless being until a certain pivotal action took place - God breathed life into him. Once God breathed His Spirit into both Adam and these bodies Ezekiel was witnessing they were became capable of thoughts, actions, and feelings. Without the Spirit of God, man was and is nothing but mere flesh and bones incapable of existing with purpose. 


We all know people who are searching far and wide for purpose and hope in their lives. Many turn to drugs, or relationships, or the ultimate pursuit of happiness. But those things alone have no power to breathe life into a human being. Government can, has, and will continue to try to bring hope and stability to live of their citizens. As vital as the family is, it alone does not have the power to bring purpose to an individual. Jesus Christ alone has the power to breathe life and meaning into us. This is incredible news, and for those who have experienced what a relationship with Jesus has done for our lives we can attest that there is nothing in this world like Him. Thank God that He chose to breathe life into us and offer relationship with Him! Remember today that God alone can change lives. Share with someone what He’s done in your life!