SUNDAY SCHOOL, 17th APRIL 2016
TOPIC: CAN THESE BONES LIVE?
BIBLE TEXT: EZEKIEL 37:1-14
ATTENTION: HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE YOU BELIEVED?
MEMORY VERSE: EZEKIEL 37:3 And He said to me, “son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.”
Introduction: Brethren, it was a promise last Sunday that part two of this lesson with the topic and attention that dealt with what dried bones is all about will come our way today. It summed that our thought and perception will go a long way in our bid to move up or move down. Study on. Until you love what you do and do what you love, there will be no peace in your service. Beloved, Ezekiel was a potent man who possess the spirit of God in him ( Joshua 1:8-9). He meditate on the word of God at all times, feel it at all times (Eccl. 5:3), hence his mind was always busy with good things ( psalm 45:1&2). When God came to him, God took away his property, which is His spirit in Ezekiel to discuss certain facts of life with him. The question arose, Son of man, can these bone live? Ezekiel who is always with the word of God answered precisely well. Lord, thou knoweth; This is not the period to start casting and binding. This is the period of displaying what you have done with your ministry. Lord thou knoweth. At times your marriage suffer troubles and instead of you to involve God and do his will, you start to blame people around you. It is because of Satan’s spirit in you. Just as the spirit of God picked up the spirit of Ezekiel to see things before Ezekiel was ordered by the Lord, so also Satan’s spirit can take some people to coven to instruct them on what to do. Note proverbs 23:7.
As a man thinks in his heart, so he is. This is very true. If you are on the Lord’s side, the lord will take over and then you will overcome it. If you are on the Satan’s side, you will still be taken to a place, where you will be shown those that are against you will be pushed to attach them by yourself. At the end, you will be disgraced. Frustration will make you to fall into a situation where you ought not to go. Instead of the word of God to proceed out of your mouth, smoke is now coming out of your mouth. You may see yourselves everywhere at the end. You see yourselves nowhere. In your own situation, I asked, can these bones live? These are situations that bring you to your pastor or Prophet. You are having a battle that is not ordinary, not natural forces all around you. Review your understanding. Approach the situation with wisdom (proverbs 3:10-13). if your pastor or Prophet commit himself by telling you that he can do it without God, such crop of people will be mocked at last. Jesus has asked us all to occupy till He comes. We are to occupy with the BIBLE verses that are suitable to our predicaments. No gift that is ot useful in the body of Christ. In giving or tithing, do it with a cheerful heart. This is where people missed it. These are the characters that scare people away in the presence of God. We cannot even fight the least enemy in our life. You will agree with me that many people’s character have chased many people away from the church.
GOD bless you. Bring your 10% tithe to the Altar of GOD. Sow a good seed of intervention to bring down GOD’s glory to your needs.