"dry bones." "dry bones." "dry bones."
as i sit down to write today, that's all i seem to be hearing in my heart. what about dry bones? what does it mean? where are they?
Holy Spirit lead me to revelation in the Truth today!
dry: parched, lack of moisture, thirsty, needing rain, death is near, sometimes represents death
bones: the skeleton of human existence, foundation on which physical life is created, needed for human movement, physical strength or muscles attach itself to it
just some of the words or phrases that come to me as i think about the words "dry" and "bones".
living bones are not dry. they have moist marrow in their center bringing them nourishment. dry bones would be bones that have been cut off from their supply of nourishment. they would become weak and unable to hold a person's weight. they would break under the pressure of physical movement. they would cease to be able to perform their needed task for human life.
so what is the spiritual nugget in this? i know there is one!
dry bones-incapable of holding the weight of the strength of physical life, human incapacitation in need of nourishment and life.
wow! ok! now with spiritual understanding. we all have dry bones. we are incapable of carrying the weight of our own sin and incapable of enduring the pressure of physically carrying out the Law of God on our own.
i remember in Ezekiel, God tells the son of man to prophesy to the dry bones and say to them, "hear the Word of the Lord." and, God caused breath and spirit to enter them and they came to life.
without the life of God in me, i have dry bones. i am incapable of carrying my own weight and doing the righteous work of God without the breath of God and His Spirit in me. when i heard the Word of God and believed it, God caused His life to come into my bones and empowered me to carry out and fulfill His will in my life. His life gave my bones strength that i did not have before. now i am capable through His Strength to walk righteously. that makes what Paul says in Phillipians 4:13 a deeper revelation to me, "I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me: I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.)"
my dry bones have come to life through the prophesy of the Word of the Lord because He breathed His life by His Spirit in me and now my bones are empowered by His strength and i can live and move freely in His power.
thank you Lord for a fresh revelation of my complete and utter dependence upon you to enable me to live righteously! my dry bones have come to life!
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