Staying Alive Spiritually

The power of the Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

Ezekiel 37:1-10
The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.  Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry.  And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

So, I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”  Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones:  “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.  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.” 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.  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.  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.’”  So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. 

The written word brings understanding

Ezekiel 37:3
Job 32:8
But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.
Luke 24:45
And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the scriptures.

The written word brings order

Ezekiel 37:7
Psalms 33:6
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

Genesis 1:2-3
The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My words be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And I shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

The written word brings strength

Ezekiel 37:6, 8

Exodus 15:8-10
And with the blast of Your nostrils The waters were gathered together; The floods stood upright like a heap; The depths congealed in the heart of the sea.  The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied on them.  I will draw my sword, My hand shall destroy them.’  You blew with Your wind, The sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

John 20:22
And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

The written word of God brings life

Ezekiel 37:10

2 Peter 1:20-21
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 4:20, 22
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.  For they are life to those who find them  and health to all their flesh.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

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