LORD, You Know

 

"The Hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about:  and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.  And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? and I answered, "O Lord YHVH, thou knowest."

Ezekiel 37:1-3

 

YHVH is the Almighty, Sovereign Giver of Life.  Nothing is impossible with Him.  There is not a life that He can’t restore nor a situation He can’t resurrect.  Praise His Glorious Name!

March 18, 2014

While preparing a message several years back, the LORD took me to Ezekiel 37.  As I read verse 2 He prompted me to look up the word “dry” in Strong’s Concordance.  I told the Holy Spirit, “I got this, I know what the word dry means.”  (Yes, really….I told the Holy Spirit I didn’t need to look up the word?  Not too smart on my part, but He was merciful and continued the conversation).  He again said to me, “Look up the word dry.”  So I did.  The word [3002 in Strong’s] meant……dry.  So I said, “See I told You I knew what the word meant.  He then said to me, look up the root word [3001 in Strong’s].  I sat in wonder as I read the meaning.  The word translated dry came from a root word meaning “ashamed, confused or disappointed.”  Now that resonated with me, it gave the text a more personal connotation.    Now, this valley of very dry bones represented more than just a field filled with the bones of soldiers who had died there.  It represented the battles I had lost, or was losing, leaving me with feelings of shame, confusion or disappointment. 

You know the rest of the story, the LORD asked the prophet, “Can these bones live?”  The prophet answered, “O Lord YHVH, you know.”  I don’t know if my situation or life can be resurrected – it looks dead to me.  But, Lord YHVH, You know.  And the Lord did in fact bring all the bones together, put flesh on the bones and breathed life into the army.

 

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