“Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: and I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord,” Ezekiel 37:4-6.
“For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass,” James 1:23.
How does one breathe and eat the word of God every day?
This becomes an important thing to grasp for those who desire to live a life that is above and not below.
I’m finding that one can receive all types of revelations and messages from God, but if we don’t eat them so that they become a part of us, what is their usefulness to us?
Psalm 1:3 tells us:
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
But who is the one that shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water?
Well of course, it is he who mediates upon the Word of God daily.
It needs to be a part of our thoughts and then those thoughts are seen in our actions throughout the day.
When one eats nutritious food then the body becomes healthy and full of life.
The same is true of what we feed our spirits for they can either thrive or eventually dwindle due to the weeds and garbage that we eat.
Of what value is it to hear the word of God, to read it, and yet to not put it into practice?
What would the point be of not putting these things into practice knowing that without doing what it says only diminishes the value of it?
It is like having a great steak dinner in front of you and smelling and seeing it, only to have your senses gratified but not to digest the food that is contained within it.
But I believe that one must go much further than we have in order to live a life fully in Him.
Even as the words of prophecy come, and those things that need to be taught are taught, those very words must become part of us.
For without doing this, all of it, even though it may be filled with much wisdom and instruction, can simply be like dust in the wind and blow away.
For those words must take root in the soil of our hearts to produce an everlasting fruit that would sustain us in our daily lives.
If we don’t put these things into practice then every wind of doctrine will easily carry us away and cause us to stumble and lose the road that we’re upon.
Putting the word of God into practice adds sinew and tendons to what was just a skeleton before.
And how can a man or a woman walk upon this earth as just a skeleton?
Ezekiel spoke to the dry bones and as they came up out of the earth they were given form and shape and a mission to perform.
The words of prophecy uttered from the prophet brought forth a mighty army in the Spirit.
I pray that a mighty army would come forth even as the dry bones lived.
May our bones gather the needed sinew and muscle for the journey ahead.
May we feed upon the life-giving logos and rhema words from the Father.
May we become all that we were meant to be.
May the weak become strong. May the lame walk, and may those in bondage be delivered, and may the body come unto maturity.
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive,” Ephesians 4:13-14.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?