“PROPHESY TO THE WIND”
…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
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Are you aware that you can change hopeless
situations and effect positive changes in your
life through the creative power of God’s Word in your
mouth? You can change anything through the gift
of prophecy. To prophesy means to speak words of
divine revelation and potency: words that have, and
In our opening scripture, Ezekiel found himself
in a valley full of dry bones, and the Lord asked him,
“Can these bones live?” Ezekiel’s response was,
“Lord, you alone can tell”; it was a hopeless situation.
Nevertheless, God said to Ezekiel, “Prophesy to these
bones”; He needed Ezekiel’s cooperation.
Now, here’s the interesting thing: the first thing
God said would happen to the bones following
Ezekiel’s prophecy was that He would cause breath
to enter into them. But read what happened: “ So
I prophesied as I was commanded: and…when I
beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon
them, and the skin covered them above: but there
was no breath in them” (Ezekiel 37:7-8).
Ezekiel prophesied as he was commanded, but
the very first thing God said would happen to the
bones didn’t happen; there was no breath in them. He
brought this to God’s attention and God said to him,
“…Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man…”
Notice the difference this time: he was to prophesy
to the wind, not the bones now. When he did, the Bible
says, “…breath came into them, and they lived, and
stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army”
(Ezekiel 37:10). This is as profound as it is instructive.
Sometimes, a word of prophecy comes to us, and
we’re waiting for it to be fulfilled, and it doesn’t; so we
think the prophecy was false. But we never asked the
Lord what next to do as Ezekiel did. Ask the Holy Spirit
the next step to take; the specific words to speak now.
He’s our Instructor; He leads and guides us. He’ll show
you what to do, and tell you what to say. Maybe you
need to “Prophesy to the wind” too. Hallelujah!
Righteous Father, you have set me over the nations
and over the kingdoms, to proclaim your goodness
and declare your faithfulness to the ends of the earth.
Your righteousness is established in the nations, and
the Gospel of Christ prevails and is glorified in all the
earth, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 10:6-8; Romans 12:6; Hebrews 13:5-6