August 21, 2008pm   Bake and Shake   Ezek. 37
How To Have A Revival/Extreme makeover?  Ezekiel 37:1-14

By Ron George Jr.

Big Tent Revival in Fayetteville.

How to have a revival?  Do you want one?  In you?  Gregg had a revival when he was given a new heart.  How bad do you want it?  Do we need revival?  Do we want revival?  Do we care about the lost?  Do we care about the children?  Do the youth care?  How can revival come to us today?  Can it happen like it did in Ezek. 37? 

Scripture Text:  Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breatha enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”

 

 

 

 

2.  After:  A Change took place when Ezekiel had faith and was obedient.  There was a shaking in the bones.  A noise occurred.  A revival was given by God

 

 

 

 

Will you have an extreme makeover tonight?  Will you back to the Lord and to the place  once were in your Christian life?

a The Hebrew for this word can also mean wind or spirit (see verses 6-14).

The Holy Bible : New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984). Eze 37:1-14.