Too often God’s people are like that standing army in Ezekiel 37, lifelike but not alive. How does the life come? Through the Holy Spirit using the faithful proclamation of the Word of God. Charles Spurgeon once said, “Decayed churches can most certainly be revived by the preaching of the Word”. From time to time, in response to His people’s prayers, the Lord has seen fit to send a new “breath of life” to His church and His servants, and for that blessing we should be praying today.
Are you lifelike but not alive? Even Ezekiel needed the encouragement of the power of God’s Word. Ezekiel was part of this incredible miracle of the valley of dry bones coming to life through the preaching of the Word of God. We also have the added encouragement of people sharing Christ’s resurrection again through the power of the Word of God.
Don’t take lightly the preaching of the Word of God. It is powerful and it is life changing because God is His Word! Allow the breathe of God the Holy Spirit using the Word of God to revive you so you can do great things for Jesus!