"I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD."
God has a very particular way to teach His will to every one of His sons and daughters, and to have them renew their minds through visions and dreams. The Lord took the prophet Ezekiel to a valley full of dry bones scattered over a field. Witnessing that stunning picture God asked him, “Son of man, can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37:3) God was showing him the spiritual condition of His chosen people. Even when they were physically alive and moving, their spiritual being had been dead a long time, and they looked like simple bones scattered across a valley. After performing a careful inspection of the place, the Lord asked him, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel answered, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Then God told the prophet, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!’” The Lord pointed out to the prophet that the answer to the problem of the nation was dependent on his words, and that the miracle would happen if he dared to prophesy.
Jesus said, “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life” (John 6:63). We must understand that preaching the Word of God has the power to give life to those who are spiritually dead. The Apostle Paul said, “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1 NKJV). Diligently, Ezekiel began to prophesy as the Lord ordained. That’s why he said, “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army” (Ezekiel 37:10).
The miracle that you wish to obtain must first be seen in the spiritual realm; then, through faith, you must prophesy and declare the promise. Whatever you see in the spiritual realm, you will see happen in the natural realm. When God spoke to the prophet, telling him that the answer to the problems of the nation was dependent on his words, he was also speaking to you. The miracle you need in your family, your health, your emotions, or wherever you need God’s touch is dependent on your words. Prophesy and proclaim with faith what God will do.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby marsh. He dropped his tools and ran to the marsh. There, sunken to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
“I want to repay you,” said the nobleman. “You saved my son’s life.” “No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,” the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hut. “Is that your son?” the nobleman asked. “Yes,” the farmer replied proudly. “I’ll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll grow to a be man who you can be proud of.” And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming’s son graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill.
"I believed the promise, I can see my miracle and I have proclaimed it with faith."
Today's post is an excerpt from Pastor Cesar Castellanos' book, Declarations of Power for 365 Days of the Year: Volume Three.
TODAY'S BIBLE READING
- Old Testament: Isaiah 14-16; Proverbs 21:1-16
- New Testament: Luke 22:1-13; Hebrews 4:1-11