There will be times in our lives where we face tasks that seem beyond us. Situations that we believe only the world can solve based on our understanding of what is. The Most High is a God of creation. We serve a God who knows all and creates all things out of nothing. So, we already have an understanding of what it is and what isn't through serving him. The revelation and understanding of all things will come in time.
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:10
The beginning of one's life is a beautiful experience. It's a time of great innocence and great joy. It also represents the start of the clock to the the day we depart from earth. We walk through the valley of the shadow of death as death's shadow is in the background waiting for us to fall victim to the dark ways of the world. Our faith is tested but God is with us in that valley. When he took Ezekiel to the valley he asked him this one question.
“Son of man, can these bones live?”
The people of God had undergone various periods of feast and famine. They thrived when the followed God but they suffered when they forsook him. Ezekiel was commanded to speak the word of God to the dry bones and all bones, tissues and muscles were restored. The word of God is what puts us back together again. Why do we need the word of God? There is a nature God desires to cleanse us of.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.”
Our identity is in Christ and our standards should be shaped by him. He already sees you for who you are so be honest with him. His words are life. These words will begin to bring life out of any spiritually dead state you find yourself in.
Born of the spirit
The body may have been put back together but it was not yet fully alive. Ezekiel was then commanded to prophesy to the wind and breath came into the bodies allowing them to stand. It's the Spirit of God that makes us come alive again.
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
Now able to stand, they still found themselves in their graves. They described their bones as dry, feeling like all hope was lost as the stains of their previous desolate state still remained. Ezekiel was then told to prophesy to the people that God that he would open their graves and place them into the land he prepared for them.
God restores us but sometimes we still find ourselves in the same environment that nurtured our fallen state. We find ourselves in dead spaces physically and mentally. Let God guide you through and out of our dead spaces. By faith in God's word, will the "dryness" of our bones be healed.
“It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”
This world offers us many ways to walk by faith. Any attempt to narrow that down to the one true way will make you more enemies than friends. Know this, you will always have a friend in God. The very God that told Abraham to get out from where he was before he would go on to bless him. The same God that took Moses to Mount Sinai and found David in the field with his sheep.
“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.”
Jesus Christ went up to the mountains and took his disciples there as well. Sometimes we just need to step away. The people of God are a set apart people. If God pulls you out from amongst the crowd it may be for your own good. It may just be that he wants to join you to those who are friends to both you and him.
“And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”
God will take us apart, but only to put us back together again. Surrender to the will of God and have faith in him as the scripture says. Let him renew you day by day and trust in him above the will of man. Live in God, walk by God and be blessed by God.
“And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.”