DIVINE RESTORATION – Dr Chris Okafor

GIVE US THIS DAY (DEVOTION)

30TH AUGUST 2021

DIVINE RESTORATION
EZEKIEL 37: 1-10

KEY VERSE: (Psalm 51:12)
“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”

Our God does not only create, He can also restore as we see in today’s Scripture reading. You will experience this kind of restoration today in Jesus’ name.
The story is the restoration of dry bones. Ezekiel was taken to the valley of dry bones by the Spirit of God. Dry bones, of course, signify a state of hopelessness and lifelessness. When he got there, the Almighty God had a dialogue with him. Is it not amazing that whenever God wants to perform wonders, He dialogues? He did the same when He fed the five thousand in Mark 6:30-43.
The fact that God dialogues with His children does not mean He does not know what to do at any given time; rather it means that He likes to fellowship with His children. God dialogued with Ezekiel and the wonder working process began.
The first lesson in this story is that whenever the Spirit of God is upon an individual, the fellow would be able to do the impossible. Ezekiel was not even sure if the dry bones could live or not. He was just a prophet.
The second lesson is that we must always acknowledge the sovereignty of God in all matters, no matter how pressing or ridiculous the case at hand may be.
Ezekiel said only God knew if the bones could live again. He acknowledged God’s power.
1 Corinthians 1:25; 27 says: ‘’Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men… But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty’’.
Whenever we acknowledge God’s sovereignty, there will be a mighty manifestation of wonders.
Ezekiel responded positively to the instructions God gave him concerning the dry bones, he prophesied and the result was a mighty army.

G R A C E N A T I O N T H O U G H T:
Acknowledge the sovereignty of God in all matters.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, restore unto me all that the enemies have destroyed in my life, in the mighty name of Jesus.

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