Listen, all you victims of abuse today!
This is the message I felt to say…
Abuse leaves you all so battered and broken…
But this Mighty Word was previously spoken!
For I too felt like scattered old dry bones…
used and abused, torn apart, and alone.
But God had said, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
Then to Ezekiel, an order to prophesy, He did give.
“Prophesy to these bones and say to them,
‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
I will make breath enter you,
and you will come to life too.
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 again.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
So Ezekiel prophesied.
Then there was a noise, a sound of a rattle,
and the bones came together, bone to bone, no longer scattered.
and tendons and flesh appeared on them
and skin covered them,
but there was no breath in them.
Then God said, “Prophesy to the breath…
Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain,
so that they may live again.’”
And as Ezekiel prophesied… breath entered them;
they came to life and stood up on their feet–a vast army.
I felt this call today…
To speak to the bones this way.
To all the abused and broken…
For these Words were previously spoken.
But I declare them again this day.
Arise dry bones to join His Army today.
For He breathes new life into you…
He will heal and restore you too.
For God brought new life to a valley of bones,
and He will bring new life to fight these wrongs.
He hears the cries of His children today,
and God is raising His Army to fight this battle His way!