Scary Bible Stories — Ezekiel 37:1-10 — The Valley of Dry Bones

English: Scan of a Gustave Doré engraving &quo...

English: Scan of a Gustave Doré engraving “The Vision of The Valley of The Dry Bones” – 1866 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scary Bible Stories – Ezekiel 37:1-10 – The Valley of Dry Bones

See also: Heb. 4:12; Gen. 1:27, 2:7; John 6:62-26; 2 Cor. 5:5; I Cor. 6:19-20

B-O-N-E-S

Barren Valley – God takes the prophet to the desert as God did with Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. Ever been to a spiritual desert?

Ossuary – Bones in the barren land create an unclean environment for the prophet.  He walks among the spiritually dead.

News – Prophesy without comment.  God never asked Ezekiel for a commentary.  The faithful prophets know they must say God’s word alone.

Enlivening word – God’s word is a quickening agent like active yogurt cultures.  God spoke and humanity was created, God spoke and dry bones came to life.

Spirit – More than backbone was needed.  What was needed was the Holy Spirit.  So it is today. We need the Holy Spirit to make us complete in Christ.

Exemplary Stories: Originally the zombies of film land were the walking dead.  They lacked spirit.  Many church goers who lack spirit are the walking dead.  They walk into the assembly dead, and they leave the assembly dead.  God would restore us all with the Holy Spirit to serve today.

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