The Unusual God, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi
Text: Ezekiel 37: 1-10.
Other texts: Psalms 119: 89, Isaiah 40:8, Mark 13: 31, Numbers 23:19, Romans 3: 3-4.
I want to believe that all of us is convinced and not confused that whatever is written in the bible is true and forever settled.
The bible has no editions 1,2,3….it has been constant and it will continue to be.
I serve an unusual God that does unusual things in unusual ways.
Recently I had an unusual encounter with the unusual God and He did some unusual things in my life that I will like to share some with you this morning.
God took prophet Ezekiel in chapter 37 to an open valley full of dry bones and ask him a very “tempting” question which prophet Ezekiel was also diplomatic in answering.
As I think his long and level of knowledge about God make him not to be categorically blunt on this occasion.
Vs 3 says the son of man can these bones live? but Ezekiel said o Lord God thou knowest. (Ezekiel might be saying in his mind “why tempt ye me” o Lord.)
But God been the unusual God instructed Ezekiel to prophesy upon the dry bones and He will cause His breath to enter into them and they shall live again.
In a nutshell, the very dry bones eventually became an exceeding great army. Ezekiel 37 vs 10.
This morning I want to challenge you with these scriptures we have just read,maybe there is an area in your life that you have considered dead and dried, that is, a state of absolute hopelessness, as the breath of God enter into those hopelessly dead and dry bones (situations),they will live again in Jesus name.
The other texts we read is to confirm to you that ones God says it, it is settled forever.
Is your SPIRITUAL life considered dead and dried,before you do fast and pray effortlessly with the help of the Holy Spirit, but now it is a big struggle to pray not to talk more of fasting, which seems to be out of plan completely, by the mercy of God your spiritual life will jack back to life in Jesus name.
Can it be your CAREER that seems to be in the state of complete hopelessness, you were a manager or highly placed before you came to this land, but now you are doing what you will have considered “abomination” I prophesy in the name of Jesus, your career shall live again.
Your MARRIAGE may have been speaking quietly inside of you, I am dead and dried just forget about me. I have a good news for you this morning, at the breath of the Lord, your marriage is coming back to life.
You may have before been well established in BUSINESS, but everything seems to be going down the drain in your very eyes, at the name above all names, your business will bounce back and your song shall be, I didn’t know you can favour me this way x4 thank you, Jesus.
What about your FINANCES,you are working, but it has become a normal trend that not only that your account is in red but you will have to borrow to get by before the next paycheque. Listen to me sir,I serve a God His name is Jehovah Jireh, and in that name from now henceforth, I decree you will borrow no more. (Amen).
In your ACADEMICS, are you about to give up on it, the psalmist says I have more understanding than all my teachers, because thy testimonies are my meditations, Psalms 119 vs 99, if the word of God can never fail then you will not fail again.
Could it be that the so-called medical experts have given you a report about your HEALTH and the devil in the spiritual realm has issued you death certificate, in the name above all names Jehovah Rapha, I declare your health is restored in Jesus name. (Amen).
Finally, you will pray like this, O Lord according to your word in Ezekiel 37 vs 5, cause your breath to enter into me and let…………(mentioned the situation) live again.
I will hear your testimonies in Jesus name. (Amen).
I can see everything turning around x3 for my good.
The sermon, The Unusual God, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi, was delivered on August 5, 2018.