…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 
(Ezekiel 37:1-5).
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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 
give life. 
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…” 
(Ezekiel 37:9). 
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

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