The Valley of Dry Bones…

“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones.

He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.

He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.”

Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.’

Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.

I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.'”

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.

And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.

Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”‘”

So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.”

Ezekiel 37:1-10 (NASB)

The Lord has laid it on my heart to complete this post today (tonight now ūüôā )…

To be honest I’ve been avoiding¬†“bringing forth”¬†what the Lord has shown me regarding this¬†scripture which,¬†looking back, has been “building” on my heart for a number of years…

What I have seen in this scripture is challenging to my faith and I believe it but I have doubted – maybe wrongly – that others will believe it and so I’ve been reticent¬† – again maybe wrongly (in fact I think wrongly ūüôā )¬†– to “proclaim it”…

Well, the day has come and here goes…

There is a day coming and now is when those who are dead will hear His Voice…

They will hear His Voice and they will come to life…

They will arise to their feet and serve the King of Kings…

They will not hesitate in unbelief but they will hear His Voice and obey…

They will go where He tells them to go and do what He tells them to do…

They will arise in the spirit and power of Elijah and do exploits in this world for the Glory of the Most High God…

They will be filled with a Holy Boldness which the Prophet Elijah exhibited against the prophets of baal and against the wicked king Ahab and against his wicked wife queen Jezebel…

They will stand in the power of the Holy Spirit and speak¬†truth, with great boldness and fearlessness, against all the wickedness which is now practiced in this world…

They will be hated by many and loved by those who are coming to the truth…

Those who are coming to the truth of salvation in the Name of Jesus and by His shed Blood alone will love and accept the word spoken by these endued with the spirit and power of Elijah…

God is going to turn the hearts of the fathers to the hearts of the children…

The curse of rebellion will be removed from those who receive this liberation from the Holy Spirit, there will be unity amongst the Body of Christ on this earth, unity between all who “name the Name of the Lord from a pure heart”…

They will move together, regardless of age, station in life, gender, socio-economic status, race,¬†education and calling and operate as a¬†unit – a mighty army – each in their appropriate position – as appointed by the Holy Spirit – under the Directorship of the Holy Spirit of the Living God…

They will not seek political power, they will not seek to “change the¬†world” in some “cosmetic way”, they will not seek “social reform” or “social justice” or “crusade” for the¬†rights of the “oppressed” or “downtrodden” to be established in the physical realm, they will not see humanity as “victims” but rather as¬†guilty perpetrators of rebellion against God, suffering the just outworkings of their actions…

They will seek the rightness of the hearts of all mankind with their¬†Maker – the LORD¬†God Almighty…

They will seek the kingdom of God to come in the hearts and minds and¬†souls and spirits of every man,¬†woman, boy and girl alive and breathing on this planet…

They will not rest until every creature has heard the message of the Gospel…

They will not stop, they¬†will not be deterred, they will not compromise or change their message for anyone no matter what opposition they encounter…

They will be filled with the Holy Spirit and they will¬†prophesy in His Name and in His Holy Fire which will bring conviction to all who hear them and “those who are appointed to eternal life will believe” as the scripture says…

They will be opposed by all who “oppose themselves” and “reject God’s purpose for themselves” as the scripture says…

Just as¬†in the days of John the Baptist, who operated in the spirit and power of¬†Elijah, the Pharisees “rejected God’s purpose for themselves”, those who reject their message will be rejecting God’s purpose for themselves and denying themselves of the call to salvation by grace through faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ – “the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world”…

There will be no mercy for those who reject this clear call to¬†salvation, they will condemn themselves and their condemnation will be just…

The Gospel is going to be¬†preached in power, in the same power that¬†it was preached on the day of Pentecost it will be preached all over the world by this army, who God is raising up from all over the world to preach His Gospel – the Gospel of the Grace of His Son Jesus Christ – and many will believe their message and inherit eternal life, they will join this army and the spread of the Gospel will continue…

The Holy Spirit is concerned for the hearts of men, women, boys and girls all over the world, He is not concerned – or primarily focused –¬†regarding political systems or ideologies or outward manifestations of evil in the nations of the world, He is concerned – or primarily focused –¬†with the hearts of the people and His concern is to change their hearts so that they will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ…

He is aware that once¬†a person comes to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ they become “salt” and “light” to the world and will be more and more a preservative influence on the society in which they live, the change will be from the “inside out” and not from the “outside in”, He is seeking¬†radical heart change in the hearts of those He¬†brings to salvation¬†and knows that once this is¬†established they will touch¬†others with Him as¬†He leads them…

I feel¬†led to post a music video of “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin at this point…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsyiGgSlqY&feature=related

And all the earth shall see the Splendour of our God…

O God You are coming, You are coming in the Person of Your Holy Spirit to¬†indwell Your saints¬†and to fill them, to fill us, with Your Glory…

You will live through us Father in the power of Your Holy Spirit and You will accomplish through us, Your Church, what You have on Your heart to accomplish at this point in history…

We are at Your disposal O Lord, to do through us whatever it is that You have on Your heart to do, use us Lord, we stand here in Your presence tonight like a valley of dry bones waiting for Your breath to come and breathe on us that we might live, Yes Lord, we have Your Spirit living within us but we do not have the power that comes from the complete possession of our entire beings by Your Holy Spirit, come in our emptiness tonight Father, in our admission of our emptiness – we are just dry bones waiting for You to fill us – and fill us for Your Glory – take full possession of what is already Your possession, our bodies, for the Glory of Your Name…

Live through us Father and let all the earth see “how great is our God” as the song says…

Save and¬†deliver, restore and rectify, transform and translate us into the kingdom of Your Dear Son, into the demonstration of Your Dear Son, into the likeness of Your Dear Son, the Son whom You love…

O God rend the heavens and come down, let¬†Righteousness flow before You and let rivers¬†spring up in the desert…

Come Holy Spirit and breathe on these slain that they may¬†come to life…

Breathe on us O Sovereign LORD that we might come to life, that we would come to life and rise to our feet a vast army all over the world this night Father let us rise in the power of the Holy Spirit and feel His breath coming within us to rise to¬†our feet, a mighty army…

For the Glory of Your Name I pray this, in Jesus Name, so let it be, so let it be Lord, we give ourselves to You – empty – for this purpose, let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven through Your Church in this generation, Thank You Lord, Fill us with Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus Name, Amen

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Technical Director - Design, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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2 Responses to The Valley of Dry Bones…

  1. It does me good to read what you write, and I am once again encouraged and inspired. Quite a few years ago I travelled through NZ with Cindy Ruakere with a very clear call that ‘the Lamb would receive the reward for His sufferings’ and it was apparent at that time there was a need to rise up in Him above the mediocrity that was calling itself by His Name. Can these dry bones live? Only if we will allow His breath to blow upon us, over us, through us to lift us above social reform and justice into an area of heavenly work that gives all the glory where it is deserved. I’m glad you felt this was the time to write what you had been given – there’s been some kind of shift recently and I do believe we are in a different time. Much blessing.

  2. Amen Judith, I am encouraged by what you’ve written, someone else on another blogsite awhile back mentioned Cindy Ruakere to me and I’m sure we were given a CD of her prophetic songs a number of years back, Praise God for the shift you feel, Amen to that, This is encouraging… ūüôā

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