Jul 30th, 2017
Ezekiel 37:4 - 10, 4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’” 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. 9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. (NKJV)
As we begin a new series on Prophetic Principles, the first principle we look at is the principle of prophetic prayer. In the above scripture, we see how Ezekiel prophesied to the dry bones, and how this principle can be applied to the way we fight with prophecy through prayer. We first give voice to God’s word, and speak a contradiction to the circumstances and then prophesy to the breath, which means the “atmosphere” or “air” which causes life to come into that which was dead.