Ezekiel 37:6 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.
Many of us use our imaginations the wrong way, we go to fear, worry and anxiety imagining the worst-case scenarios and what can go wrong. But God wants you to:
“Speak what you see in God‘s Word even when you are in the middle of your worst trial.”
Ezekiel was surrounded by dead, dry bones. He’s standing in a valley of death and God tells him to speak life over these bones! Likewise, when you are surrounded by problems, trials, and delays, start speaking the life of God’s Word over them.
In verse 7 Ezekiel says,'So I prophesied as I was commanded.’
“Faith speaks to the problem before seeing the power.”
Many Christians want to see the power first, they want to see things beginning to turn around before they will start saying anything positive. But don’t wait until you see something before you say something. Because faith is what activates the power of God’s Word.
Look what happened when Ezekiel started speaking…
vs7 And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound…
2 Corinthians 5:7 says that we walk by faith and not by sight. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Too many people are waiting to see something before they will do something but faith doesn’t operate based on what it does or does not see – it operates based on what it hears.
When Mary and I first heard God calling us to Hong Kong we went to our Leadership (Pastor Phil Pringle) and said what we were hearing. The eldership advised that we all pray for a month or two and reconvene. Everyone came back together and agreed that we were all hearing the same thing. So our lives were now signed, sealed and delivered to spend the rest of our days in Hong Kong – but we had never seen or set foot in Hong Kong. Faith comes by hearing and not by seeing.
When Mary, Jake and I first arrived in Hong Kong we heard; “start a worship service within six weeks.” We had nothing, no people, no team, no band, no production – we couldn’t see how we could start a service within six weeks of arriving in Hong Kong. But within six weeks we did! Faith comes by hearing and not by seeing.
It is so important to walk by faith and what you hear from God and not go by your sight. If you wait for what you see in the natural, you will always walk by what you see and not by faith.
Ezekiel then said he saw the“bones coming together.”He had spoken the word of God and now he saw the power of God. Everything might not yet be together in your life, but as you continue to walk by faith, you will see things coming together. I’m believing with you!