The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 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… (Ezekiel 37:1-5 KJV)
Ezekiel 37 is about the rebirth of Israel as a nation from the captivity, which it happened in 1948. Throughout the latter part of the Old Testament to the middle part of the 20th century, Israel was rebellion against God and received their consequences by taken by the other nations. It was God’s way to try to bring His people back to Himself. We see how the people of Israel walked away from God throughout the Old Testament.
Israel became a dry bone that didn’t have any hope to escape from the Babylonian captivity. Shall this nation live again? Let’s reflect Ezekiel 37 to our nation.
I do believe that our nation has been blessed by God for many years. Before I came to this country in 1990, I heard some people said that America was like the heaven. Before the 21st century, I believed that the most Christian radio and television stations were the biblical sound programs. Yet, we continue to see that America started to become a dry bone where there are no hope and future for us to be with God. Even though there are many churches throughout the America, only few of them would escape from God’s judgment.
Remember what Apostle Peter said: “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…” (I Peter 4:17a.) It is our responsibilities to maintain God’s house and to do His given mission. The church, I’m talking here, is the body of church, which they are you and me. We are the temple of the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19). We bought with a price that we cannot be paid, which it is the blood of Jesus Christ. So, how is the temple in you? Did you trash all your junk and make more room for your Savior? Did your spiritual bone wake from the grave? I’m only talking to you personally. We cannot wake our nation up until we do our parts.
Our nation has become so religious that we have lost to stay in contact with God, family, friends, and our neighbors. We do not need the wooden image of gods to become religious. Our idol of worship can be anything that disturbs our relationships with God—such as the love of money, sports, family, or anything that bring our attentions above God.
Our nation needs spiritual rain again. We cannot wake the dry bones up until we start to cry out to God.
God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at email@example.com or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.