Faith Speaks Part 4: Pastor Jason Lozano
Faith Speaks – Dry Bones in The Valley
Ez 37:1-14 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.” 4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. 9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
1. Faith and Speaking Were Designed By God To Change Things
Mk 11:20-23 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
God said what he believed and wanted then he saw what he said
We are made in God’s image and this is how He expects us to operate
Heb 11:3 By faith we know that the worlds were made by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
2. We Must Guard and Protect Our Internal Conversations
Ez 37:11 They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’
Our internal conversations become our beliefs and out of our beliefs we speak and what we speak we will become
We don’t deny the gravity of our dilemma but rather we choose to say and release what God said about it because our God is greater
Romans 4:17 “I have made you a father of many nations” in the presence of Him whom he believed God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they already existed
Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue
3. Lets Allow God To Use Us To Raise An End Time Army
Ez 37:10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
The Church is a Body, Bride, Family, Hospital and Army
Speak my word over them until they become a disciplined Army of soul winners and disciple makers
Matt 28:18-19 “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.