The View Within the Valley (Ezekiel 37:1-10)Bro. Mike Meade, December 17, 2017
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Life is a series of ups and downs. One day we are in the valley, and the next we are on the mountain top. No one chooses to be in the valley. We all want to experience the mountain top experiences.
But did you know that there are things that we can only experience within the valley? There are things that God can only show us when we are deep within the valley, things that those on the mountain top can not see or experience. Your valley has a purpose and a reason. Do not waste your valley.
Ezekiel was brought to a valley by God Himself, and experienced something within that valley that he would have missed out on if he had not been there. During the times of life when we find ourselves within the valleys, remember Ezekiel and use him as an example of how we should walk through our own valley.
Get your eyes off the people on the mountain top and focus them on God instead. Let Him show you what He has planned for you within the valley.
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1The 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, 2And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 4Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8And 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. 9Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. (KJV)