We must declare life to that which is dead—beginning with ourselves and all across our nation.
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. 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. He asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘Sovereign Lord, you alone know.’ Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 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.’’—Ezekiel 37:1-6
From March of 2020, there were 26 deaths in my family. This has brought great grief to us all, but God is greater than the grief. I have been called not to focus on death, but to start speaking life and calling for the dry bones to live again.
In September and October of this year, I received four powerful words from the Holy Spirit. During that time, I lost a son-in-law in the Kimberley to suicide, but I know my Father in Heaven has a great plan in that for the greater good. Following this, I was heavily involved in the National Solemn Assembly, which was a time of great inspiration and encouragement.
God carries us out by His Spirit to do His works. In Ezekiel, God speaks about the dry bones. There were so many dry bones in this valley. This reminds me of the dry bones within us and around us. These bones represent not just the house of Israel, but all of us.
First, that which he had to say to them was that God would infallibly raise them to life: “Thus, saith the Lord God unto these bones, you shall live” (v. 5). And again: “He that speaks the word will thereby do the work; he that says, ‘They shall live,’ will make them alive: He will clothe them with skin and flesh” (v. 6). In other words, God will restore these dry bones in the same way that he originally made them at creation: “You clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews” (Job 10:11).
Even with flesh covering bones, it’s possible for people to still not be fully alive. God has given us the authority to speak to and call up the bones within our community, our Government, and our country—this Great South Land of the Holy Spirit.
Let us become whole again. As it says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” We are now needing to speak into the dry bones so that our Father in heaven can heal the land.
Father, I come in the name of Jesus, therefore I am blessed according to Your Word in Psalm 118. I speak into my body, the atmosphere, my city, my state, and my country that all dry bones shall live; that the Holy Spirit might give life to everything around me and beyond. Father, hear from heaven and start the healing. I decree and declare this in Your holy name. Amen.
Prayer Points for October 2020
1. Pray for a Breakthrough for LIFE, specifically an end to abortion and euthanasia in our nation. Exodus 20:13
2. Pray for a Breakthrough for INDIGENOUS LIFE, specifically an end to high youth suicide and premature death due to ill health. 3 John 1:2
3. Pray for new POLITICIANS for LIFE, especially pray for the upcoming elections in Queensland (31st October), ACT (17th October) + USA (3 November) & New Zealand (17 October). Proverbs 29:2
4. Pray for the Revitalisation of SPIRITUAL LIFE, namely repentance, renewal & transformation, that our nation might return to God. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Gloria Watkins was born in Tammin, a small wheat belt town in the central agricultural region of Western Australia. She is a descendent of the Noongar people; an Indigenous tribe from the southwest corner of Western Australia. She has 6 children and 6 grandchildren and her ministry is called Shalom Ministries.
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