Welcome to StartRight With Jesus. In this concluding part of the series "Bounce-back-ability: Turning Defeat into Victory" we look at Ezekiel 37: 10 where we see the former dead and very dry bones, have made progress. They became a mighty army. This happened only after God commanded the prophet to prophecy to the four winds, and that breath should come into them.
This has implications:
First, life is more than just having flesh and sinews. The fact that you have flesh and muscles does not mean you have fullness of life. Flesh and sinews may include money and great physical success, but its not enough.
It’s the breath of God that gives life
11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you
But Its Your duty to stand on your feet. As soon as they received breath, they came alive but they had to stand on their feet. How do you stand? By using the talents and resources (flesh and sinews) God has given you. Those creatures didn’t just lie down there expecting God to pull them up, they stood. Stand means they made effort. The bible did not say God carried them up, but that they (personal responsibility) stood. But even if you’re unwilling to stand, he can pull you up like he did to the lame man in Acts 3.
Standing is so important because its first step to greater things. You can’t walk without standing. You can’t run without standing, not to talk about matching forward. You can become a mighty army, when you stand and fight for what belongs to you, for your mission.
Specifically, its Gods plan for you to be great and not small. God wants to make a big deal out of you.
In Ezekiel 37, God was not just content in giving them life. He made them a mighty army. He can also make you mighty today.