The Word Does The Work

Eze 37:3–4, 3 Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Every time you share the gospel with the lost, you are like an Ezekiel. You bring God’s Word to the dead because only The Word of God has ever awakened the dead. It took a Word from God to awaken Lazarus (John 11) and to awaken the dry bones, as Eze 37:7–10 states, “So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had 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 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 the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.”

The Word of God does The Work of God!  Paul tells Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete,  equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17).  In the parable of the sower, the power was in the seed (God’s Word), not in the sower (Mark 4), and this brings about a God saturated fruitful, like a tree planted that brings forth fruit (Psa 1:3). God preached word pleases Him as Paul wrote, “it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe” (1 Cor 1:21).

Soli Deo Gloria: Do you believe that God still raises the spiritually dead today by His Word? If you believe that, what keeps you from speaking God’s Word to the lost?