PART 1: SPEAKING LIFE TO DRY BONES: PLACED IN THE CENTER

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desert-wallpapers-hd-6The LORD took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the LORD to a valley filled with bones. 2 He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out. (Ezekiel 37:1-2, NLT)

As I was studying this passage the Lord began to share different phases of the process of seeing life come to dry bones. Many of you may find yourselves standing in the midst of your own dry bones and many of you may find yourself standing in the midst of someone else’s dry bones and they are looking to you for answers and help. Wherever you find yourself I believe there’s a process that took place in this passage that we can apply to life today.

In order to prophesy to dry bones, we must first be able to see the dry bones. That may require us to be placed in the center of the dry bones. If you have a prophetic voice, God will place you in the center of dry bone situations because He needs YOU to speak life. He needs YOU to prophesy to dry bones. Remember the keys that posted on Sunday, “When everyone else sees a valley of dry bones, it is incumbent upon us as prophets and prophetesses to envision a mighty army and begin to procreate with God through prophetic declarations. As we see through Ezekiel’s story, prophecy is not just telling the future. Oftentimes, God calls us to cause the future.” ~Kris Vallatton

Everyone else around you may see dry bones, God needs you to see life. Ezekiel had to be brought into the valley, in the midst of the dry bones. Maybe, just maybe, God has brought you into a valley, into a dry place because He wants YOU to prophesy to the dry bones and speak life. I love Kris Vallotton’s statement above, “Prophecy is not just telling the future. Oftentimes, God calls us to cause the future.” Some of you reading this, you’ve either been dealing with someone who’s been in a valley for some time or you’ve been in one yourself. It’s time to speak words that don’t just tell the future but cause the future.

Don’t be discouraged when you find yourself in the valley of dry bones, begin to look around and see what could be if there was life in those bones. You’ve been placed in the center for a reason!

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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