This is my first message that I was anointed byGod to deliver and after much prayer and covering I gave thanks to Pastor and Elder as well as Co Pastor and all those under her in their respectable places of honor. I had been prayed over in the pastor's office by Pastor and others who are strong in the Spirit before the service began on this Sunday morning, but I felt lead to pray once more before beginning the message. I asked The Lord to cover me totally and completely as I gave myself unto Him as He desired and that all of us would have eyes to see Him and ears to hear Him so that the eyes of our hearts would be enlightened. (I meant to give thanks to my husband, Jay for being there to support me, but I forgot) He was seated on the right side of the church which he had never sat there before?? I was seated up on the front with Pastor which is the first time I have ever been here in my life. The worship was an awesome event in itself. an awesome worship which ushered in the Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The anointing was awesome and so great that I had so much confidence inJesus bringing the message that I was not nervous just very excited in my spirit. Comments has been made throughout the week that God was going to do something life changing and someone(s) would receive deliverance on this day and incredibly you could feel HIM in the room sogreat and awesome and so ready to minister to HIS Children on this day!!! I had been led of The Spirit to purchase a skeleton for this message and was unable to find a human sized full skeleton. I went to Big Lots as being led and I found a bag of bones used in decorating and when I asked The Lord, He said "Perfect". I had laid these separate bones out on a table on a small comforter that resembles the layout of the dry desert valley floor. The comforter was brown and beige hounds tooth sort of pattern. Elder had placed a small library table next to the altar which was in a great place for me to be able to read the scripture and call their attention to the bones themselves. The following is as much as I can remember of the message:
Our scripture the Lord wants us to present today is found in Ezekiel 37. The Valley of Dry Bones and The Lord wants us to know that in this passage there is Life and Hope. This bible says on the front cover and Ihave heard Elder say this that most bibles have "Holy" as part of theirtitle which means the sacred Word of God. God's Word is alive not dead. Some words change in their meaning, like the word cool when I wasa child meant to be awesome, great, on top of your game, but today it only means you are not hot temperature wise. God's Word even though Ezekiel spoke these words over 2,000 yrs ago are still the same and justas they made these dead bones come to life, the very Spirit that raisedJesus Christ from the dead is the same Spirit now in these words!!! When I got save many years ago as a teenager, I could not find answersto who and what God was about. In my quest to know HIM, I could not understand the bible, my bible was an old King James edition with all the thee and thou's in it and many of the word meaning made the reading so difficult. I began to ask teachers and preachers but their answered did not satisfy my need to know the Lord, so I prayed and asked the Lordto teach me about HIM, what I was being taught was not enough and in this journey the Holy Spirit began to teach me and this message was one of the first HE taught me and I have had this message for more than 20 yrs written on my heart, but now I feel like Jeremiah when he said the word is burning in my bones, I have got to tell somebody. I have got toget his word out, it is time to tell somebody there is life in these dead bones!!! I began reading the 1st verse and emphasized on The Spirit brought Ezekiel to the valley and that the Lord wanted him to seethe hopelessness of the scattered useless bones. These bones had be tossed out as though no one loved them or thought anything of them. They were deemed of no good what so ever. They were not given enough thought to bury them or give them a name. Even if times were hard and their family did not have enough money to bury them correctly, couldn't someone have dug a hole and laid rocks on top to signify someone loved remains here not to be forgotten by someone or disrespected? God asked Ezekiel a question after having him survey the valley of hopelessness, Can these bones live? Ezekiel probably knew that when God asks you a question there is something behind the question. Ezekiel played it smart, by answering "God you know". Whatever God says is true!!! So inthe next verses 4-6 God instructs Ezekiel in what to do to get these bones to live. Notice that even though God spoke the instructions to Ezekiel, the bones did not come to live. The life was held back until Ezekiel could speak what God wanted spoken in the right time with which this should come to pass. Also, Ezekiel did not start to speak until God was finished with all of the instructions as to what needed to happen to bring life back into these that lay dead before him. Be careful when God gives you something to do, make sure of the right timing and right way to do what pleases Him. After reading verse 7, Ezekiel heard and then said what God asked him to say, the hearing activated a stirring of The Spirit of God!!! As Ezekiel watched verse 8says that muscle come on the bones to hold them all together every bonethat matched each person found their right place and so got connected and then flesh which is the protection for the bones and then skin whichis the covering over the body, but there was not life in them. Amazingas this was, Ezekiel saw only a body come together and what good is a body if you have no life. Have you ever noticed when the spirit of a person leaves the body, but the body is still alive, the person you knewis gone and what remains is just the flesh, the body. Another set of instructions came from God verse 10 to Ezekiel to call the breathe of God to come from the four winds and breathe on these the slain so that they may live. Ezekiel obeyed again and watched as the bodies came to life and stood on their feet, but look at what happened they didn't comeback to life just like they were before they died? I asked for everyone to get this and I emphasized strongly "an exceeding great army!!! You may be dead to everyone else, but to God you are "an exceeding great army" for these last days!!! After reading verse 11 where God told Ezekiel "these bones are the whole house of Israel" are we the adopted Gentiles, even though the Jews were the first chosen, we have been adopted and this makes us part of the whole family of God!!! Is this us today, the last part of the verse says, "our hope is lost andwe ourselves are cut off". Do we feel abandoned by this world, our friends our family and all our hope is lost. Look at these bones here, is this what we look like or feel like? Think about this, have there not been times when we have given of ourselves to others and gotten no return from them? Times when someone needed a favor and even though youwent out of your way to give, when you needed something no one came to help you? Every time you do something for others a piece of you gets taken and if that favor in your time of need does not come back to you, maybe slowly but the process of breaking you apart piece by piece is just what you see here. You become broken, empty and no hope of gettingyourself back in one piece without someone coming to your rescue. Doesanyone care that you lie here no hope whatsoever? Family should care and maybe this is some of you family laying here in pieces just like youand so they can't help either? Someone Special does care about you andwhen someone mentions his name, you are scared and you don't want HIM to see you like this? Will someone cover me up at least, I can't let HIM see me this way? I have not been responsible with this life HE gaveme? I have let others take from me and I have not been able to get it back from them, HE will be ashamed to see me like this? (I walked over to the table and tried to head the dead bones by spreading my skirt overthe head of the bones and after a few seconds Francis came over and puta sheet over the skeleton, which was great. To see this set of bones covered up with a white sheet then become a grave.) Ezekiel was given another command over now this grave of bones, verses 12-14 are an awesome great hope spoken of the Lord over HIS family, HIS children and these words seem to have a life all their own as I spoke these verses itwas so powerful and HE seems to be speaking these words HIMSELF over HIS children in the sanctuary on this day!!! After proclaiming HIS wordsover HIS people, I was led to proclaim " Those who have ears let them hear what The Spirit is Saying!" I then went down into the midst of thepeople and HE was asking them to not let anything separate them from HIS love. He was pleading with them to push through whatever was tryingto keep them from getting to HIM. We are the only thing that can separate ourselves from being with HIM. He speaks life and hope to all of us if we will only obey. Ours is to press forward leaving those things behind that try to beset us to our higher calling!!! It seemed like several awesome moments that HE spent with HIS Children in the mainpart of the sanctuary and I don't remember all that HE did or said, I do remember that HE said all of us could come before HIM no matter what shape we see ourselves in and HE would remain faithful to renew us , restore us and refresh us for the work at hand. HE also said that the devil came to the Father from time to time in the Holy of Holies and being the accuser that he is, would come to tell the Father the truth about our faults and failures, You know the devil, satan cannot lie to the Father, the Father knows before he even starts to tell a lie so he can't get away with it even if he tried, but when he comes I just step over to the Father, you know I have access to the Father first as being The Son, so I just stand with my back to the devil and start talking to the Father and I just tell Father "I know the one he has come to tell onand I know that they will ask for forgiveness, they are okay by ME, Father. So I stand in for you so that you are forgiven!!! (This was awesome and I had not even thought about the fact that the devil cannot lie in heaven, he is known as the father of lies but that is here on earth?) As I could feel HIM beginning to leave, I returned to thepodium and I remembered what Pastor had said earlier, you will know when HE is finished and when you know that is done, don't linger. Give the floor back over to me or whomever is in charge and we will make the closing. I closed the Bible and gave one last remark, I hope you are willing to do as HE desires of you, HE offers life not death and hope when all else seems hopeless. If I could give you anything I would giveyou JESUS!!!
Pastor began to plea with the children of God and Isat down and I could feel HIS pull on HIS children that none leave there with out getting what they needed from salvation to gifts, naturaland spiritual!!! HE is so awesome!!! I could see people as HIS children and even though I know them in the natural many of them looked so different, like new people I had not seen before?? I prayed for them as He asked me to, as I looked around and Co Pastor asked me if I needed my water and a paper towel and it was then that I noticed my mouth was pasted together and I was dripping wet with sweat. I had beenasked earlier if I wanted water and a cloth to dry off with and I said water would be fine but I do not sweat so the cloth would not be necessary, boy was I wrong. The anointing of God is hot through and through!!!
To God Be All The Glory!!!
Nov 14, 2010 The Valley of Dry Bones Ezekial 37:1-13 Mission With A Vision,Columbiana AL
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