When confronted by a valley of dead, dry bones, Ezekiel was commanded to prophesy life. He’s completely surrounded by a seemingly hopeless, impossible situation. Yet, as he spoke what God had said, everything changed. At first there was a sound - a rattle - and then there was a movement as the bones formed together and life returned.
Some of us are confronted and surrounded by pain, problems and needs which seem completely overwhelming and unchangeable. Stop speaking ABOUT the problem and start to speak, decree and declare what God has said TO the problem. It may seem completely hopeless, lifeless, impossible, even finished. But our God is famous for bringing dead things to life. Speak His Word until what you see lines up with what He has said.
At first you may not see much change - but often we sense the change before we see it. There is just a sound. A rattling. A stirring. There is something within us that just knows that things are not going to be the same. These dry, dead bones are coming back to life.
“The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know. ” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord. ' ” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' ” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet - a vast army.”
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”