With God Nothing Is Impossible
The sermon this week was brought to us by Jerome Rhodes. The message here is to not be deceived because with God nothing is impossible. Matthew 19:26 says, “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
In the vision of the dry bones in Ezekiel 37:1-10, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Ezekiel and he had a spiritual experience about a physical situation. This situation is explained in Ezekiel 36 where the people of Israel were being taken as slaves and scattered because of their actions and conduct, but God promised to restore them for His name’s sake. The dry bones represent the people of Israel of that time.
In our own lives there may be certain places that we know are dry. We may have dreams, aspirations, or a word from God, but we have let go of these things and with letting go comes dryness as the life and breath have been taken out. This could be in our relationships, situations, or even the body of the church where we have become dry and lifeless. But when the Lord comes upon us He takes us to a place of remembrance and say’s “Do you remember this?” He takes you around your situation so you may see it form all angles and know that if a breakthrough was to happen in that situation, it could be no one but God who did it.
When God asks, “Son of man, can these bones live?” what He is really asking is, “How do you see me?” “Do you see me as the God who can do the impossible?” This is questioning your focus. Is your focus on the situation or is your focus on God. Ezekiel responded, “Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” That is what our response should be concerning our lives, situations, and the church. Our prayer should be, ‘Lord I don’t know, but you know.’
Proverbs 3:5 tells us “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Let us not lean on our own understanding when we face situations and obstacles that seem beyond repair. Despite what our eyes can see, focus on God and believe that with Him nothing is impossible. When we understand what nothing is then nothing should be nothing! When we know who God is then God is above everything.
God said “I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” But before that He said to “Prophecy to these bones” Therefore we have a duty to speak to our situation of what God will do. God not only gives us instruction but also vision and direction.
In Ezekiel 37:8 all bodily parts were in place but there was no breath in them, therefore there was no life. A body without life is a corpse. You may be functioning but be artificially sustained. 2 Timothy 3:5 talks about “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” This is why we need the breath of God to sustain our lives. Whatever we do in church or as individuals God’s Spirit has to be prominent because He is the breath of life.
In order for everything to function as a body with life there must be a process. This is the Word of God in you and His Holy Spirit, which is life, working in and through you. This is how we are revived. This is a revival!
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