In the same way we say today: it would be wrong for Israel's enemies tonight to think that God has cast them off, and thereby they can get away with what they are doing to Israel - they cannot do what they like to God's ancient people, for God has not finished with His ancient people! Now what am I saying? 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. c) Believe God to do it. Hallelujah! God does this for us. You remember we looked, in chapters 25 through to 32, at God's judgement on the Gentile nations round about Israel, and we can see a parallel in the nations round about Israel today. Ezekiel looks out over the carnage. Our sermon ideas on the Valley of Dry Bones will help you preach a powerful message. The Dry Bones-"Bones that were very dry." I was mowing the grass this week and I had to stop and get a drink; the grass would have to wait as I went to the sink and got a cold glass of water. Email Subscriptions to my blog are welcome or you can contact me through Facebook (facebook.com/peterpilt), Twitter (@PeterPilt) or Insta (@PeterPilt). God has poured out the Holy Spirit, and it would do us well to follow Jesus’ command to His disciples; if you have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues then are you willing to wait in the Lord’s presence today that He might fill you? 6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”. But as we come here we see that God is saying that these mountains have become desolate, the hills have become eroded and have left empty crags and wildernesses. How you can receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is a sinew, a body, the bones are together, the sinew is covering it, muscles and flesh and skin - but it's dead spiritually. Come thirsty! Pastor Bobby Earls, First Baptist Church, Center Point, Alabama, How would you react if you were summoned as the guest speaker at a social gathering where the entire congregation was corpses? Whoever believes . Now, you go to Palestine tonight and again once more the great sycamore trees are to be found on its mountains, again the tamarisk tree and the myrtle trees are there - they have been planted in their tens of thousands in the area that flourished only 3000 years ago - for 2000 years they have been a wasteland. Each year 83,000 tonnes of grapes go out! 'I will say to the north, Give them up' - every nation in the north of Europe: Czechoslovakia gave 20,000 of its surviving Jews from the war; 30,000 came from Turkey; 36,000 from Bulgaria; more than half of the Jews in Yugoslavia were imported. You're not going to tell me that these are spiritual promises to the church? Anyway, Ezekiel understood what it was like to preach to a lifeless congregation. He was the very one who sought to slay the infant Christ who, remember, was the rightful King of the Jews! All your life you’ve known what you’re going to do- go into the family business. This is a powerful vision that the LORD gave to Ezekiel, and one which is an important message to preach today. Now the Hebrew word 'ruach', for breath or wind, is the same word for spirit. Of course had it been anyone else asking the question, the answer would have been obvious. God’s being. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley… In His grace God will bring the land from desolation to His delight, from desperation and dispersion to re-gathering, from defilement to cleansing, and God will remove their disgrace and bring great glory to them again and to His name. Growing secularization and apathy towards God. Men may not perceive it, but we hope that men and women of God like Ezekiel who have been ascended by the word of God to see the revelation of God's word, that we will perceive and be able to tell the times and the seasons. By the rivers of Babylon we sat down, and we wept when we remembered Zion'. 21:4-9). Verses 9 and 10 talk about when the bones came together it was like an exceeding great army, now that's speaking of a day that is yet to be. He says: 'On the first stick you've to write 'For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions', and on the second stick you're to write 'For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions''. That's speaking of the nation's hopelessness. Then he gives his wise answer. The wind in Greek is “pnoe” it comes from the same root as Spirit (Ghost) – “pneuma”. Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to encourage believers to obey the inner voice of God, and remain faithful at thier present task, because there are no limits to what God can do. Now the remaining two tribes that occupied the south of the Promised Land lived as conquered... Now, we're in a series of messages on God's Hall of Fame. 4. He was deported to the country of Babylon, 900 miles from home. In the same way we say today: it would be wrong for Israel's enemies tonight to think that God has cast them off, and thereby they can get away with what they are doing to Israel - they cannot do what they like to God's ancient people, for God has not finished with His ancient people!