Sunday, 19th July 2015
Rev. Daniel Poon
This morning, Rev. Daniel shared with us the book of Ezekiel 37:1-14. People cannot live without hope. Without hope we will not be alive. In the prison, the most serious punishment is to be put in a small, dark room, by themselves. They are still fed but had no one to talk to and to interact with. When they came out from there, they will be dry and hopeless.
It’s like when our church opened the window, we can see the streets, the buildings, and the outside world. The streets and buildings have always been there, but our eyes were blocked by the partitions. Hope is always there, but the world tells us it’s impossible to have what we want. We never know until we try, but often when someone tells us, ‘it’s impossible’, and we will easily give us.
God is the God of impossible. In the scripture, the Spirit of God brought Ezekiel to the middle of the valley, where he saw all the dry bones. Do we know our current situation of our life, our marriage, our work, or our family? There are many couples, who are not divorced, but spiritually they are divorced, because they don’t have any connection, and they only do their own things. We need the Spirit of God to open our eyes, and see the dry bones in our lives.
- Inspired by the Vision of the Dry Bones:
What is our dry bone? Have we lost hope in God in our marriage, financial situation, family, work, study, health, future, or our spiritual life? Rev. Daniel reminded us to recognise our dry bones.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (Samuel 16:7)
We look at outward appearance but God looks at the inside. Are we able to prophesise to the dry bones like Ezekiel did? When we see the vision of the dry bones, we should not be discouraged but to believe that all things are possible through God. Because He’s the God, who brings dry bones to flesh.
- Can these Dry Bones Live?
Do we believe that God and make the dry bones live? To be honest, Ezekiel did not know, but he obeyed anyway. Today, we are different to Ezekiel, because we know. Jesus already came to this world and told us that through Him, we can receive eternal life. If we believe in Him, we will always have hope and our dry bones will become flesh.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4)
When we do our part, God will do His part. We don’t need to worry what happens after we prayed, because it’s not up to us to perform miracles, but God’s. God is a mighty God and all we need to do is to believe in His mighty power, and do our job properly. Then we will see the impossible becoming the possible.