Topic: It Is Not Hopeless [TREM Devotional Sunday May 20, 2018]
“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.” Ezekiel 37:7
No situation is hopeless if God is involved. No matter how bad the situation is, it can still turn around. In our text, the prophet Ezekiel was in the valley of dry bones. I mean the Bible describes the bones as being ‘very dry’. This shows that based on natural assessment, this was a dead issue, forgotten issue; there was no hope at all. There was absolutely no sign of life; it was a hopeless situation, but God. With God, there is nothing like hopelessness, no matter how impossible a situation is, our God is able to turn it around. Ezekiel was in the midst of these bones, and the Lord asked him a question saying, “…Son of man, can these bones live?” To the average person, it’s like what type of question is this? Live how? It’s not even remotely possible, but I like Ezekiel’s response, he said to God “O Lord God You know.”
Ezekiel by his response gave room to God for divine intervention. He could have said absolutely not, and he would have been right from a human standpoint, but he recognized the place of divinity in giving his response. “Again, he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:4 KJV) At the mention of His name, every knee bows, including death. And we see from our text above, that life came into the dead bones.
I prophesy to you that life is coming to you, that situation is not hopeless. Whatever represents a dry bone in your life, life will come into it in Jesus name. Yes, the doctor may have told you there’s no way things will turn around, but I declare a turnaround is coming to you. Child of God, it is high time that there’s a distinction between the believers and the unbelievers. Your challenges will bow at your feet in Jesus’ name.
Further Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Job 14:8-9
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Chronicles 10-12; Evening- John 6:45-71
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.