Ezekiel 37: 1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and laid me in the midst of a valley that was full of bones. 2 Then he made me pass by them, all around; and behold, they were in very great quantity on the surface of the valley; and behold, they were very dry. 3 He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live again?” I replied, “O Lord, O Lord, you know it.” 4 He said to me again, “ Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will bring forth the spirit into you, and you will live again. 6I will put the flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put the spirit in you, and you will live; then you will recognize that I am the Eternal ». 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; while I was prophesying , there was a noise; and here is a shaking; then the bones came close to each other. 8 As I looked, behold the tendons and flesh growing on them, which the skin covered; but there was no spirit in them. 9 Then he said to me, ” Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man and ‘the spirit: Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live” 10 SoI prophesied as he commanded me and the spirit entered them, and they came back to life and stood up: they were a great, very great army.
With his question: ‘ can these bones revive?’ the Lord wanted to stimulate the faith of the prophet, but to his answer: ‘ You know it’, which he probably did not like, he continued: “ prophesy… tell them … then you will recognize that I am the Eternal ”. Ezekiel did what God had commanded him and the bones moved, joined together, shaped the bodies that were clothed in flesh and skin, but had no life. The Lord again said to the prophet: ” Prophesy … prophesy …”. He did and life entered those bodies, they became a great army!
In other words, God suggested to Ezekiel what he should say, he did, and he saw a great miracle take place before his eyes, he saw disorder become order and life enter where death was.
With us, God does the same, he wants us to prophesy, so that impossible things become possible and where there is death life enters.
Matthew 15:11 : “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man; but it is what comes out of the mouth that contaminates man. »… 16 And Jesus said:« Have you not yet understood? 17 Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth goes into the belly, and is expelled into the sewer? 18 But the things which come out of the mouth proceed from the heart; it is they that defile man. 19 For evil thoughts come from the heart, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are the things that defile a man; but eating without washing one’s hands does not contaminate man ».
The Lord says that evil thoughts come from the heart that lead man to commit very serious sins that contaminate him and among these sins there is backbiting, which many underestimate, but which is destructive, because it pollutes the heart and does not allow faith. to function.
If we are contaminated, we must decontaminate ourselves by asking forgiveness for the words we have spoken and which have produced wounds in those who have suffered them.
Sometimes we delude ourselves that our words do not have negative consequences for ourselves, but this is not the case, in fact if we are contaminated our prayer will not be heard and our faith will not work. We cannot speak badly of people and then, as if it were nothing to pray to God; we cannot behave in church one way and at home in another. We must be imitators of Jesus, who was always the same and who always had words full of grace and love. The Word of God teaches that we must live every day as the Lord pleases and that Christianity is a way of life.
Proverbs 10:11 states that The mouth of the righteous is the source of life, because when we declare His Word, God heals, frees, saves, imparts life, does all things by His Word.
During his three years of public ministry, Jesus was tireless, he went through all the towns and villages, visited all the synagogues of the nation, and never ceased to preach, teach, and heal. But what was the key to his success? Let’s read it in the Gospel of John.
John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The words that I tell you, I do not say them by myself. The Father who dwells in me is the one who does the works.
All of His words were translated into works and all of His works were born of His words. When it was declared by Jesus, the Word of the Father became effective.
If we are like him, with a heart full of love, truth and grace, our words will come from the heart of God and we will also bring words of edification, exhortation, consolation, grace to others.
When we do not know how to pray, let us remember that we always have a supernatural way, that of praying in other languages, which allows us to support the initiative of the Holy Spirit and to enter the world of the Spirit, in the territory of grace.
The apostle Paul states that He who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds the church (1 Corinthians 14: 4)
Verse 4 clearly states that speaking in other tongues benefits our whole being, not just the spirit, and even if we believe what the Word of God says, it is good to know that it has been scientifically proven that speaking in other languages languages releases well-being factors that increase the immune defenses.
In verse 18 the apostle says: I thank my God, because I speak in tongues more than all of you, and if he spent a lot of time speaking in tongues, because he felt the need, how much more do we need it!
Jesus gave so much importance to the words, that when Peter said to Him: “May it never be, Lord, that you must die!”, He immediately annulled those words, because they would have produced incredulity in the other disciples and reproached him thus: “Get away from me, Satan, because you do not have a sense of the things of God, but of the things of men “(Mark 8:33).
If we want to have happy days, let’s stop from uttering negative, useless, slanderous words, which in addition to hurting others harm us spiritually, and let’s open our mouths only to pronounce the words that come from God.
The apostle Peter himself warns us: “Whoever wants to love life and see good days, keep his mouth from evil and his lips from speaking deceitfully” (3:10), then adds: “Whoever speaks, let him do it as if he preached the oracles of God ”(4:11).
Let us therefore meditate on the exhortations that come from the heart of God and fill our heart with His Word, so that from our mouths always and only a word that is a source of life, salvation and blessing comes out.