Friday, October 16, 2020

You Don't Have to Irrigate By Foot Any Longer

He said to me, “Human one, these bones are the entire house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We are completely finished.’ So now, prophesy and say to them, The LORD God proclaims: I’m opening your graves! I will raise you up from your graves, my people, and I will bring you to Israel’s fertile land. You will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and raise you up from your graves, my people. I will put my breath in you, and you will live. I will plant you on your fertile land, and you will know that I am the LORD. I’ve spoken, and I will do it. This is what the LORD says.” - Ezekiel 37:11-14

I wanted to share some Thoughts on the end part of Ezekiel 37:1-14 as it has been my focus the last couple days.  We know that at this time in history, Jesus is opening graves.  He is doing it in the natural (raising people from the dead - as well as in the Spirit.  When all hope is perished and we feel completely finished, Ezekiel encourages us to prophesy, an opening up of our graves.  Ezekiel goes on to say that God will put His Spirit in us, we will live and we will settle in our own land (He will plant you on your fertile land).  This part about settling in our own land has been on my mind lately.  

Sometimes dreams get put on hold and the circumstances of life can put things in the grave, so to speak.  But I love the picture of God opening up graves and pulling out people, destinies, dreams, hopes, vision, purpose, etc. 

When I moved to Arizona, I stood on our land, in the country, and God dropped a verse into my lap about "land". He begin to speak to me regarding geographical land, spiritual inheritance for regions, etc.  Recently my girlfriend reminded me of those land verses.

"The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden.  But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven.  It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end." ~ Deuteronomy 11:11

God is taking His kids into the land that He has positioned them for.  This land may be literal geographical land, or it could be a destiny, purpose and call of God on our lives.  But there is "land" that He is giving us to possess and see fruitfulness.  I love this picture in Deuteronomy of the land God is giving us "drinking rain from heaven and God caring for."  Do you have a a place you know God is calling you to possess, that needs Holy Spirit (rain from heaven) to release a drink too?  Is there a call or destiny from God upon your life, and it's good to know that you don't have to "irrigate it by foot" any longer?  God has got it.  He's got your seed and He is watering it, caring for it, and his eye is continually on it. Ezekiel says, HE will plant you on your fertile land.  Deuteronomy says, He is doing the irrigating.  

May you be encouraged today that God is doing a new thing!  It is upon us.  He is handing out lands and territory for His kids to possess.  He is "planting you on your fertile land." He is doing it. There is something of your "own" that He has assigned to you, and as you partner and yield to Him, He is about to make fertile and  irrigate.  

"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you."  ~Deuteronomy 8:7-10 

Photos compliments of John Weldon -  taken of the geographical land in my backyard