TODAY’S TEXT: "But when you send out your life-giving breath, things come alive, and the world is new again'(Psalm 104:30)
TODAY’S WORD: THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT BRINGS RENEWAL AND RESTORATION
The word but changes the direction of every statement. There was some line of thought before verse 30, and that we found in verse 29, it says, “when you turn away from them they become frightened. When you take away your breath they die, and their bodies return to the dust'. And then we now have verse 30, "but with the supply of your spirit, life is restored, creation is renewed'(paraphrase mine)
Whatever seems dead in your life today is experiencing the restoration of heaven now!
The supply of the spirit brings renewal and restoration.
In Ezekiel 37, the prophet found himself in the valley of dry bones, and their situation was so dire the bible described the bones as ‘very dry’, now only the prophet can really tell us how dry these bones were but for lack of proper adjectives he said they were ‘very dry’. But it seems to me the prophet has concluded in his mind, ‘this is all hopeless, there can be no life here again’. But God knows better and asked the prophet, ‘can these bones live?’ The prophet not wanting to sound negative told God, only you can answer that. And here was God’s response, and it’s the same response to you today:
‘4 again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live’
At the instance of God’s breath, the life of God was restored. At the instance of His Spirit, there was renewal and recreation! Remember in the verse we read earlier in Psalm 104:29 we were told the reason for their death was because the breath of God had been withdrawn. Didn’t David pray that prayer, ‘take not thy Holy Spirit from me’? Without the Spirit of Christ we are nothing in life! We are dead, hopeless, lifeless, powerless and without a future. But if the Spirit of Christ is in us, daily supplied to us, then that same Spirit ‘will quicken our mortal bodies’ to serve the living God!(Romans 8:11).
The supply of the Spirit will bring renewal into your life in the next few days of this study and prayer program.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Lord quicken and renew my life by the breath of your Spirit
TODAY’S THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Without the Spirit of Christ we are nothing in life! We are dead, hopeless, lifeless, powerless and without a future. But, if the Spirit of Christ be in us, daily supplied to us, then that same Spirit ‘will quicken our mortal bodies’ to serve the living God!
OTHER SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:11, Genesis 2:7