Ezekiel 37:4, 5 - Spiritually Dry Seasons are Healed with a Breath of Life.

Ezekiel 37:4, 5 (NIV) 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 breath 
enter you, and you will come to life.  


   A couple of years ago, the southern half 
of the United States went through a time of 
drought that led to a widespread crop damage. At the 
same time, the western part of the country was 
also experiencing an extensive drought, and 
wildfires threatened the lives and homes of countless 
   When dryness comes, it is easy to shrug 
our shoulders and think, "It will rain soon." 
However, after a few weeks with no sign of rain, we 
begin to wonder if we will ever see wet pavement 
again. The spiritual drought that hit Judah lasted 
for years. The people were spiritually dry and 
failing in their development to God. Yet they were 
the ones to blame because they had abandoned 
their devotion to the Lord.  
   God led Ezekiel to a valley where a 
mighty battle had taken place. Dry, sun-bleached 
bones littered the landscape, and the prophet felt 
hopeless at the sight. However, God reminded him that 
He had not abandoned His plan for the nation. 
Once again, He would breathe life into the 
nation, and even the bones in this valley would rise 
to new life. 
   When we open the door to sin, our lives 
become dry. When we ignore it, they become even 
dryer. When we refuse to heed God's warning by 
turning away from the very things that separate us 
from Him, we become dryer still. 
   Spiritual dryness leads to complacency 
and apathy. It brings a sense of deadness to our 
souls and turns us away from the things of God. 
Satan loves to entice us away from spending time 
alone with God in prayer and Bible study each day. 
He knows that if we fail to read God's Word, 
our lives will become dry, and we will lack the 
right kind of refreshment that brings life, hope, 
and joy to our souls.  
   If you feel dry and weary, turn back to 
God, and drink deeply from His pool of 
everlasting refreshment and life. Then you will be 
spiritually revived and renewed. [Alternative View with 
Dr. Tony Evans; 


   From time to time we all experience 
spiritually dry seasons. God can feel distant even 
nonexistent. Prayers go unanswered, the Bible becomes 
just another book and our world seems out of 
control. Fellowship with other believers is foreign 
and our faith is on life support. Sweet sleep is 
rare and it is a chore to take care of ourselves, 
much less anyone else. When the walls of faith 
are crumbling down, how do we rebuild them? How 
do we spiritually hydrate during dry times? 
   The Christian life is not without sorrow, 
sin and sickness. The body can assault our peace 
with pain. Our mind can play games on us by 
questioning the reality of God and the validity of our 
faith. Our emotions can control us with unresolved 
anger or cause us to obsess in fear and 
uncertainty. Our will can grow weary in well doing and 
give in to selfish taking. Indeed we are 
vulnerable to the enemys lies when we lie awake at 
night. But spiritual dryness is not the end. 
Ezekiel experienced his nations demise, yet God 
called him to speak life into their dry state. 
   For I will pour water on the thirsty 
land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour 
out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing 
on your descendants (Isaiah 44:3). 
   Therefore, during dry spells allow the 
Spirit to spell out how much He loves you. Be 
patient and look for the Lords love in the little 
things: a glass of cool water, a cup of warm coffee, 
a hot crackling fire, a cloudy moon and a 
misty morning. Record the kind deeds done around 
you and thank God. Wait in humility for the 
Spirit to reveal unseemly traits in your soul. Let 
His flame of love burn away spiritual soot, so 
you can burn even brighter for Christ. Spiritual 
dryness should ready you for redeployment to active 
duty with God. Grace mops up the dustiness of a 
dry soul! 
   Moreover, our body that betrays us in 
this life will be raised to newness of life in 
the next life. Death gives way to life. 
Righteousness replaces sin. Joy overcomes sorrow. Worship 
and praise mute idolatry. Healing puts pain to 
death. Weakness submits to strength. Satan is cast 
into hell forever--his influence extinguished. 
Lest we forget: spiritual dryness is never in 
season in eternity. So be hopeful, heaven is real. 
Pray for the Lover of your soul to water your 
parched heart with His compassionate presence. Ask 
the Holy Spirit to breath life into your dry 
   The body that is sown is perishable, 
it is raised imperishable; it is sown in 
dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in 
weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural 
body, it is raised a spiritual body (1 
Corinthians 15:42-44). 
   Heavenly Father, during spiritual dry 
times teach me to not give up, but to give in to 
You. [Wisdom Hunters Devotional] 


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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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