This — is from ten years ago, and STILL true today. Generally this is the same Word, but I’ve edited it just a wee bit.
We all know about The Valley of Dry Bones, don’t we?
“The hand of The LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of The LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of The LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am The LORD.’” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet — a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am The LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I The LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares The LORD.’” Ezekiel 37:1-14.
I think that The United Kingdom and The United States of America are both in a valley of dry bones right now.
I also believe the final few words apply to Great Britain right now.
“I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I The LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares The LORD.”
America will have to wait a little longer for her ‘injection’ of The Holy Spirit.
Both Britain and the USA have been through a long season of lost Faith — almost apostate faith.
Of course, there have been pockets of revival-like Fire here and there, dotted around, but there has been a wide-spread drastic decline in Faith.
The LORD is saying now that the time is right for us to “speak to the breath” and to prophesy life back into our Faith.
The time has come for a resurgence of national Faith; for the Army of The LORD to arise from the valley of dry bones, it has become into the vibrant living Army of God.
God is preparing The United Kingdom for a time of Revival, which will rapidly spread across the globe prior to end-time events starting to manifest.
America has entered, and is still in, The Valley of Dry Bones.
There is a great loss of Faith, even among those once considered unshakeable. There is a growing Faithful Remnant, yet generally, the shaking has only just started, and there is a period still to come when, as prophesied in Amos 8:11-14,
“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of The LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of The LORD, but they will not find it. In that day the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst. They who swear by the shame of Samaria, or say, ‘As surely as your god lives, O Dan,’ or, ‘As surely as the god of Beersheba lives’ — they will fall, never to rise again.”
Only when this day has passed, will America be ready for their own breath of life.
Such is their condition before The LORD, that He has been withholding His hand and, although He will not allow her to be destroyed, there is a considerable shaking still to come.
Great Britain and The United States of America, take heart! The LORD has not finished with you, nor has He forsaken you. The best is yet to come.
First published: 29 June 2012, updated 2022.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.