“Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.' Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.”
God was announcing through the prophet Ezekiel that Israel seemingly "dead" would be restored to life. However, this promise seemed impossible in light of Israel’s present condition. She was “dead” as a nation, deprived of her land, her king, and her temple.
BUT GOD...God's Word went forth, He directed Ezekiel and Ezekiel obeyed- the bones came together and breath entered the bodies, and they stood up in a vast army.
New life depended on God’s power and Ezekiel's obedience not the circumstances of the people. God’s Spirit is in the business of resurrection! This same power rose Jesus from the dead! This same power lives in us!
O Lord, May an army rise up!