The Valley of Dry Bones
37 The hand of the Lord was on 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, “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 breathenter 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, breath, from the four winds 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 people 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: 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.’”
I ask for urgent prayer today. There is a young woman in our church named Kelly. She is a wife and mother of two young girls…and the daughter of a woman near and dear to my heart. She is approximately 32 weeks pregnant and has been seriously ill throughout her pregnancy. Kelly has now been diagnosed with a very rare bone marrow disorder called Aplastic Anemia. Very. Rare. About 2 to 6 people in one million are diagnosed with this in a year. And there are very few who have ever been pregnant. This is the kind of case that many doctors will never, ever see in their lifetime. Her bone marrow has basically stopped functioning. She is no longer producing red blood cells or platelets. I cannot stress how serious this is for her.
There will be a prayer vigil for Kelly tonight, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary of Pleasant View Baptist Church. (150 Downin Lane, Port Deposit, MD 21904) Please plan to attend and spend some time lifting up Kelly as the doctors prepare to induce labor sometime early this week for the delivery of baby Aaron Thor. We are waiting, expecting the mighty hand of God to move in power!
Dr. Neal Young from NIH did advise the team of physicians at U of MD that they should proceed as soon as possible to deliver the baby, as it is imperative to start treatment asap.
We are praying that just as the Lord breathed life into the dry bones in Ezekiel, that He will breathe life into Kelly’s bone marrow and heal her whole body, regenerate her health, and put this testimony of healing, health and wholeness on her lips. When God speaks His WORDS of TRUTH to the dry bones, no further treatment will be needed!
If you cannot attend in person, please join us in spirit at 5 pm, praying for Kelly wherever you may be.