Ezekiel 34:9-10 He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath. Prophesy, son of man. Tell the breath, ‘God, the Master, says, Come from the four winds. Come, breath. Breathe on these slain bodies. Breathe life!’” So I prophesied, just as he commanded me. The breath entered them and they came alive! They stood up on their feet, a huge army

There is always a reminder to check our words, to make sure our words are seasoned with grace. To buttress this points, our attention often turns to Proverbs 18:21 ‘life and death are in the power of the tongue’. Yet, today’s text from Ezekiel takes things a whole step further emphasising the creative power of words.

Under the right guidance, not only could a valley of dry bones get organised, receive flesh and sinew, even the breath, which gives them Life could equally be called forth. That in literal terms, is the ‘power of life’; that we can speak to breath under the guidance of God and get a response.

I come today sounding not a warning,  but with an appeal, that we once again begin to take real and careful consideration about the words we speak forth. We cannot allow just anyone and any situation to become the inspiration for what we say because regardless of the circumstances, those words possess the power to bring things to life.

Whatever situation you face then, even if they look like a valley of dry bones, if breath responds to instruction under the guidance of the Spirit of God, you can likewise with faith, speak life into that situation and expect a response.


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