Hear The Word Of The Lord

I was reading the bible one morning and I began to understand a verse that I had not taken much thought on before. The verse was in Ezekiel chapter 37. In this chapter the writer says that God showed him a valley full of many> very dry bones. The Lord then asked him a question. “Can these bones live?’’ Remember these bones were very dry. In verse 4 he says,” Again He said to me, ‘Prophecy to these bones, and say to them,’’ 0 dry bones , hear the Word of the Lord!’.
Isn’t that amazing? God did not care that the bodies were dead, the bones completely dry and scattered and not even attached together anymore. He just expected the dry bones to hear. He expected the dead to hear. He knew the dead could hear His voice. Not only that they would hear but that they would obey and come alive. He knew they would come alive when they heard Him! These bones were beyond resusitation. Before there was life He told the bones to hear..
It did not matter how the bodies had come to be in this dead and dry condition. I thought as I read that we feel like these bones sometimes. Whatever has happened to us or around us to cause us to feel dead God speaks and because He knows we can hear Him He commands us to hear His Word: His Words of love, good thins and new life..
In John chapter 11 there is the story of Lazarus. Lazarus got sick and died. He was even buried in a dark cave with a stone in front of it. He had also been bound up in burial clothes and had been dead long enough to stink. But Jesus did not care about those things.He a simply said, “Take the stone away.” (Verse 38) He stood outside the burial sight and commanded, “Lazarus come out!” (Verse 43) He expected the dead to hear His voice-His Word. Verse 44 says, “And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said said, ‘Loose him and let him go.’” Do we feel dead sometimes? Yes we do. It does not matter whether we died because of sin, anger, resentment, disappointments, burnout or whatever has happened. God knows that we can hear His Word. His Words of life..
God expected and knew that Lazarus would hear and come alive to Hid command. He walked out. He stood up and came forth from all that had caused death and walked int new life. Lazarus did not have to make himself alive. All he had to do was to hear God’s Word to him. God knows that if we hear Him just as Lazarus did while even still bound up that He will Loose us into new life and freedom..
John 11:25-26 Jesus says~ “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, ).
though he may die, he shall live, And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”.
11Corinthians 1:20 says, “For no matter how many promises God has made. They are ‘Yes’ in Christ, and so through Him the ‘Amen’,is spoken to us by the glory of God.’’ Jeremiah 29:11 says, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”