Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Process of the Dry Bones

The process of the dry bones

God grabbed me. God ’s Spirit took me up and set me down in the middle of an open plain strewn with bones. He led me around and among them—a lot of bones! There were bones all over the plain—dry bones, bleached by the sun. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Master God, only you know that.” He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones: ‘Dry bones, listen to the Message of God !’” God, the Master, told the dry bones, “Watch this: I’m bringing the breath of life to you and you’ll come to life. I’ll attach sinews to you, put meat on your bones, cover you with skin, and breathe life into you. You’ll come alive and you’ll realize that I am God !” (Ezekiel 37:1-6 MSG)

God is a God of processes if you think about. Everything has a process.

Abraham - what a process for the fulfillment if the promise for his descendants.

Jesus - what a process waiting for him to be born.

Creation.

The coming again of Jesus - what a long process of us waiting for Him to come again.

Pregnancy - a very long 9 full months process.

Crops - what a tedious process of waiting for the harvest.

Sanctification - what a process we go through from the point of salvation to the time if glorification.

Everything is a process.

When I was reading Ezekiel the other night I couldn't get my mind off of the story of dry bones. First of all I just love the book of Ezekiel! You need to study it! Powerful insight to the spiritual realm!

God came to Ezekiel. Literally transported him to a land of bones. The bones were very dry. Everything taken out of them. All the nutrients, all the substance just dry bones. Have you ever been there? Just life sucked out of you? If you have you know there is a process for God to get you back where you need to be. If you are there now He wants to take you in this process! He wants to restore your dry bones!

God told Ezekiel to prophecy over the bones. This is what he told them.

Watch this, I'm bringing the breath of life to you. {once you receive salvation Jesus is a breath of life to your spirit. It becomes alive! Jesus lives inside of you}

I'll attach sinews to you {sinews is like tendons or ligaments it what holds your bones to other bones} {see he is forming you back it's the first part of the process}

I'll put meat on your bones {muscle} {He isn't just going to stop once he puts your bones back together he is going to put your muscle back on next, giving you strength back, giving you substance back}

Cover you with skin {putting every final thing together, every last detail, restoring everything}

And breathe life into you {final restoration, and I believe this to be the second breath of life which would be referring to the in filling of the Holy Spirit}

You'll come alive and realize that I am God!

Complete restoration! If you really start thinking about this process and all the things mentioned in this scripture it's a beautiful thing. You see God has the power to instantaneously do anything in a blink of eye. But it is His processes that make Him so honorable. The time and intricate detail that he demonstrates in the process. He is truly an awe inspiring God!

Is He in the middle of working a process in you life? If He is take time to be thankful for the process and realize the beauty and love. Honor Him for it! Because even though He could do it in a blink of an eye, He is taking you through a process.

Thank you so much for reading this! I would love to minister to you on this subject of processes that the Holy Spirit has Kate's on my heart! You can contact me at catmalonesellers@yahoo.com

God Bless you today! You are victorious through Him!






2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful devotion. I am praying today for the people in my life that I know he is taking through a process! Two that is going through and me also that is standing with them. I praise The Lord for your ministry Mary Catherine Malone Sellers! Your mama is always so proud of you:) Pamela Britt Malone

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  2. This devotional was for me. Sometimes it so hard to understand why a God who could take care of a problem instantaneously would choose to take His time. There is so much we would miss out on if we missed the process. Thanks Mary!

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