God Reveals Our Valley

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God reveals the valley of despair so we can turn to Him for hope

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1. Hand of The Lord - Vision

Hand of God upon Him

I remember my Dad’s hands

Brought me out by the Spirit

2. In the Middle of It

Ezekiel 37:1b–2 NIV
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.

A little history and context

- Writing this sometime between 586 – 571
- Fall of the temple by the Babylonians was in 586 – 587

Midst of the greatest defeat of Israel

We have moved forward, right?

Matthew 18:19–20 NIV
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Hebrews 10:25 NIV
not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Luke 18:27 NIV
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
Squirrel from the Attic

3. Is there Hope

Ezekiel 37:3 NIV
He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

God Asks Questions

John 4:7 NIV
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”
Shan’s Example of the deer in the valley
a. Know what can that come to life
b. Dead too long
c. But with God all things are possible!

He Sparks a Light

1 John 1:7 NASB95
but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

He Has Never Forsaken

Matthew 28:20 NIV
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

4. Your Valley Today

Colossians 3:1 NIV
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
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