I awoke with this song going around and around in my heart…. It comes to me at a time when my last child is leaving home to go live 300km away in the city as an unbeliever and as my wife and I are living together but separated in everything…and as we have to move out of this rented house we have been in since 2013…at a time when there are no houses and with the decision to make about where to live–here or in the city. So much pressure comes on me and yesterday I said exactly what is said in Ez 37:11
Only God can do something for us for we are indeed dead and dry and barren!
It just so happened that on Saturday 15th April I was waiting for the gates to open at the apple orchard and decided while I waited to walk through the Cemetery 100 metres away. I noticed that it was very quiet in the Cemetery! I saw the grave of an elderly sister who was the mother of the first pastor we had after moving down here in 2005 – I said without much thought…quietly “You shall rise again.”
No coincidence that the Spirit of God would bring Lauren’s song to my mind this day!!
37 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’ ”
O MIGHTY BREATH OF GOD—BREATH UPON US!! O GOD BREATH UPON OUR CHILDREN AND UPON US YOUR CHILDREN TODAY!! IN JESUS NAME I PRAY! AMEN!!
About an hour later the Lord begins to work.