Ezekiel 37:4-8 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
This is one of the strangest sections of scriptures in the book of Ezekiel. This could be a scene in a Sci-Fi movie. Ezekiel sees a vision of dry bones that have no life left in them and the Lord breathes life into them and they rise up and the bones come together and tissue and skin forms on them and yet they have no breath in them. The book of Ezekiel is full of crazy stories and in 622 BC I am sure that Ezekiel seemed both radical and crazy even among his contemporaries!
This is actually a picture of Israel and the hopelessness that they felt. They were dry and lifeless. They weren’t the vibrant people they once were they had lost sight of God and His power in their lives. I feel that this is the state of God’s people today. They are just going through the motions. They get up on Sunday morning and go to church they listen to the message without really taking it to heart. There is no real change in their lives. Somewhere along the way they lost hope. The cares of this world caused them to doubt and they stopped walking in faith. They know God is real in their hearts they just think that things will never change in their lives.
God is always with us! He wants to raise up His people in the last days to be a strong army. He wants to renew a right spirit in us, and breath new life into us. God wants us to be filled with His Holy Spirit to overflowing. This is the time for all of us to rise up and ask the Lord to fill us. As the Lord is with Israel He is with us!