Ezekiel 37:1-14 – The Valley of Dry BONES

Ezekiel 37:1-14 meaning, lessons, and prayer points

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Explained

Ezekiel 37 popularly known as the valley of dry bones gives us a clear picture of the power of God’s Word. 

In Luke 1:45, we understand that nothing is impossible with God. Ezekiel 37 shows the reality of this. Therefore, it does not matter how bad a situation is or as become, the moment God steps in, mountains becomes plain. 

One very important thing to note in this scripture is the power of spoken words.


When the prophet Ezekiel got to the valley of dry bones, God asked him if the dry bones could live again. Off course He knew they would live again, but he asked. One thing is to have faith in God concerning a particular situation, another one is to exercise your faith by speaking to the challenges in confidence. 

God didn’t automatically make the dry bones live. Rather he told prophet Ezekiel to speak directly to the challenge by exercising his spiritual authority (faith). 

When he spoke to the situation in faith, it obeyed. There’s power in spoken words. 

What Actually Moves Mountains, Not Faith.

Ezekiel 37:1-14

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.

Ezekiel 37 Lessons 

There’s power in spoken words, exercise your spiritual authority by speaking to the challenge. 

Nothing is too big nor too small for God to do, all things are possible with God. 

It is only your faith that can limit the work of God in your life. Whatever your faith can take God can give as long as it is not contrary to his will for your life. 

Ezekiel 37 Prayer Points 

Lord Jesus, 

Let everything dead against your will in my life and family be restored in the name of Jesus. And let everything Living against your will in my life and family be destroyed in Jesus Name, Amen. 

Ezekiel 37 Other Translations

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Message (MSG)

New International Version (NIV)

New King James Version (NKJV)

New Living Translation (NLT)

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