August 2015: El Elyon: Restore Breath of life to My Dead and Dry Bones

Sometimes we experience Spiritual emptiness in our lives which makes us comes to a standstill and at these times we find it difficult to carry on praying because we are overwhelmed by situations that feels insurmountable. There seems to be problems in everything such as relationships, business, work, debts, finances, and ministries, suffering various infirmity, barrenness, emptiness, dryness of good things, poverty or lack, ill favour, and above all spiritual dryness or lack of God’s power among many other misgivings. These experiences can significantly be liken to a period of deadness and dry bones in the valley. The valley represents a low point in our lives as was illustrated to the Prophet in the vision in Ezekiel 37: 1-10 and what is significant in this vision is the prophet’s realisation that God’s power is immeasurable.

Ezekiel 37: 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.

*** For with man it is impossible but all is possible with God***

Note: Prophet Ezekiel was fully aware that for any restoration or revival to take place in the deadness and dryness of the bones it was totally dependent on God. We must come to this realisation before there can be a change in our situation to the glory of God.

There must be a realisation as to the hopelessness in our own inability to resolve the situation and an affirmation that God is able to do all things for those that are called according to His purpose. The prodigal son also came to this realisation in the sinful state he was as stated in Luke 15:17 and affirmed that he was better off going back to his father. If sins reigns in our body and it controls our life then we have spiritual death. God can leave us to our devises and fleshy intuitions until we arrive at a place of reasoning and acceptance of His supreme being. The heavens will also rejoice when there is a conversion of a soul from its sinful nature to that which is right with God.

Isaiah 1: 18 Come now, and let us reason together Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow

Luke 15:24 for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

Disobedience can bring us into a place of captivity and spiritual death as it was with the Israelites in their Babylonian exile where they were completely dry spiritually, physically, financially and materially. The Israelites became carnally minded, lost the purpose and benefits of God’s covenanted promises and blessings in their lives and nation through disobedience to God’s command. But God remained faithful.

2 Chronicles 7: 14-15 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.…

*** You cannot serve two masters, either you serve one and leave the other***

We can come into a place of deadness and dryness sometime through the test of faith as it was for Job in the book of Job 1:9 So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? But the beauty is that when we hold on to the confession of our faith and remain strong in the Lord we have assurance of a better latter days.

Job 42:12-13 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters.

In the case of barrenness such as experienced by Hannah in the book of 1 Samuel 1:6-7…. because the Lord had closed her womb. So it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the Lord … therefore she wept and did not eat.

In this situation the bible makes us realise that Hannah never stop from going to the house of the Lord and that actually she recognises her hopelessness and cried out the more to the Lord in prayer knowing that God was the only answer to her problems in verse 10 the bible says that she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish and in verse 11 she made a vow to back up her request to God. It came to fruition and she bore a boy named Samuel and she kept her vow to the Lord.

ISAIAH 55: 8-9 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

God sees our situations most especially the terrible situations of His people attracts Him more than any other. When He sees, He acts to deliver, most often when His people cry to Him. God is full of compassion for us His children, no matter how hard and serious the problems we found ourselves in, whether through disobedience or ignorance or procrastination. God is also full of good thoughts of peace and not of evil for us. This is the first thing we must know and have confidence in whenever we find ourselves in the valley of life exile and captivity.

Crying out can be liken to the prophesy made by Ezekiel as was instructed by God in verse 4-5 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.

***There is no other God beside Him for only God is El Olam (Everlasting God) ***

The word of God is potent and so powerful that it will infuse a new life into that which appears dead. There is always inherent power in the word of God that enable us to do whatever He commands as was demonstrated by Christ Jesus in John 5: 5-9, the man with the infirmity for thirty eights walked and in Mark 1: 40-42, firstly the man was aware of his helplessness and hopeless state but he also knew who could change His situation and he obeyed the spoken word and was healed.

Where our resources are exhausted and situation becomes futile as was experienced by Simon in Luke 5:1-11, we can count on the word of God, Jesus made them go back to the spot where it was impossible for them to make a catch initially by themselves and turned impossibility into abundance because the presence and word of God created a newness in the atmosphere for the change in circumstances.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope…….I will be found by you, says the Lord, ….

When one is in this position of deadness and the bones are dry, there are three things that need to take place.

• We must grasp what could be the cause of the situation; Sin, disobedience or test of faith
• We must appreciate our limitation and Cry out or prophesy to the situation through the word of God.
• Know that God is the only one that can breathe life, revive and restore and that He is an orderly God that will perform in the stages of body first then breathe.

Isaiah 44: 3 “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed and my blessing upon thine offspring

Restoration and Revival is of God and only He alone has the power and withal to do just that, a man of God can prophesy into a situation only at the command of God that it is when it can become spiritually fruitful for God has the grace, mercy and compassion to revamp all situation.

We love you, remain in faith and believe always that God has your best interest at hand.

Yomi and Bola

Living under God’s grace, guidance, love and peace (prayer and counselling line: 07803813247)


God is infinitely wise, powerful and good. He is the total embodiment of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, love and compassion. We cannot accuse Him of being unfair in his dealings with us as humans, it was our sinfulness that entrapped us and condemned us. Yet God, out of His infinite mercy chooses to save and bless us.
The basis of God’s mercy is not in a person’s conduct but His own compassion for us. God’s Sovereign makes Him free to show mercy to whom He chooses and grace upon us is not based on our achievements.

Note: When we pray and expect the answer to our prayers, we must exercise faith and believe that the prayer has been answered. Some people pray, yet have doubts in their mind and their heart is not totally committed to God and when they don’t get the desired answer, they easily fall prey to the notion that “Prayers do not work”.

Matthew 17:20 …. Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there; and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
V21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

Bear in Mind: Our walk with God is an essential and integral part to our prayer life, for you to expect the grace and mercy from a loving father, there must be a relationship.Children expects presents from their parents and makes such demand because they have a relationship with them. When children makes such requests, they often expect instant answers but the parents uses their discretion as to the right and appropriate time for the presents.

*** Relationship is Key ***

Jeremiah 9:24 “But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, exercising loving-kindness, judgement and righteous in the earth. For in these I delight “says the LORD.

*** Relationship leads to Trust ***

Jeremiah 17: 7-8 Blessed is the man who trust in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by waters…… And will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will he cease from yielding fruit.

Note: - God’s love and grace is unmeasurable and as such he is willing and able to grant us our requests through his mercy.
He who must serve and expects answers from God, must first believe that he exists and must be willing to walk in faith and in Spirit and in truth. In seeking the grace of God, one needs to activate the relationship by repentance of sin and firstly requesting for the baptism and direction of the Holy Spirit as was pointed out in Luke 11: 13 that our heavenly father is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask.

***A relationship with God changes meaningless wearisome toil into spiritual productivity and purpose. ***

Romans 8: 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our weakness. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning’s which cannot be uttered.

Important: It is the Spirit that knows the things of God and as such it searches all things according to the will of God, therefore prompting us to make prayers in accordance to the will of God. Prayers open/unlocks the door of impossibility when we align our faith, believe and trust in God through obedience and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound towards you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may have abundance for every work.

Matthew 19:26 …. “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

***Prayers of possibility is the grace of God***

Mark 11:24 Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

***Grace is unmerited favour and blessing***

King Solomon was aware how important the grace of God was in answering prayers that at the time he was dedicating the temple of God, he prayed that in God’s mercy that all prayers rendered towards the temple should be granted so that people far and near would know that God is the is the “Great I am that I am”.
King David appreciated God’s mercy in all his exploits, that he always sought His grace in every situation. Jesus Christ demonstrated how important it was to seek God’s mercy in order that His grace is manifested in all situation even though He was God personified and sinless before the father as a Son.
As Apostle Paul pointed out in 2 Corinthians 4:1 therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. And he stated in verse 15 for all things are for your sakes that grace having spread through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it was written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have it entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.

Faith is received as a gift but it’s matured by walking in steps of obedience

***Give me an exhibit of your faith and I shall release My blessing (grace). ***

Obedience is key to receiving God’s mercy, sometimes God uses things that might seems to be foolishness in our sight to show his mercy and grace upon our requests such as bringing down the walls of Jericho, God commanded that the people walk around the wall seven times singing praise to His holy name, as the instruction was carried out to the letter, the outcome was glaring for all to see as the walls of Jericho fell down. It is important to realise that has the Lord has spoken surely that is what he will do and take confidence that it is not by power or strength but the Spirit of The Lord.
In 2 Chronicles 20. King Jehoshaphat demonstrated obedience to God’s instruction in order to receive his mercy on their prayers and in V21, He appointed those that will sing praises to the beauty of His Holiness saying “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever”. One should always take courage that the Lord will always fulfil what he has promised to do and no matter the situation, as Apostle Paul rightly said “ His grace is sufficient in our weakness, for in this He is made strong”.

Prophet Jerimiah was sure of a favourable outcome because he had understanding of God’s mercy to win him the battle of set up by his persecutors that he stated in Jeremiah 20:11 but the LORD is with me as a mighty awesome One. Therefore my persecutors will stumble and will not prevail, they will be greatly ashamed for they will not prosper. Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten.

Note: When the mercy of God grants our prayers, the anointing oil and His grace overflows in our situation for the benefit of all to see that His goodness endures forever to those that seeks Him.

Now: The basis of receiving the mercy is also in our conduct towards God. Gentleness and humility are ways to quicken answers to prayer also encompassing obedience and listening to the word of God guarantees His will be done in our lives.Goodness, faithfulness, forgiveness, self- control, meekness, patience, joy and peace, love and kindness are virtues that God expects from us in exchange for the grace and mercy.

All is achievable by the little steps we take daily in developing that wonderful relationship with the father. Bear in mind that it takes a powerful person to wait on God and meekness is strength under control.

James 5:13-15 (NLT) Are any of you suffering hardship? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.

***confession is an important key***

Bear in Mind: The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful result by the mercy of our great God.

***The blessing of God makes one rich and add no sorrow with it***

We join with Apostle Paul to say that for this reason we bow our knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named that he would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Remember always that we love you and we always have thoughts of you in our prayers that the almighty Father that loves most will always be merciful towards you and all that is yours and that he will grant his unmerited grace upon you to favour and bless you beyond your comprehension.

Remain in faith and believe always that God has your best interest at hand.

Yomi and Bola
Living under God’s grace, guidance, love and peace
Appreciate God's Presence in the Quietness of Time
In the quietness and coolness of the morning, I seek your face. In the dawn of a new day, I seek your wisdom. In the rising of the sun, I seek your knowledge. In the dusk of the evening, I seek your understanding.
Father, You created the season and time for a purpose, You alone bear witness to creation and You reveal Yourself to those who will humble themselves and seek you by faith. To those who rely not on their ability but totally surrender to you, these you show your innermost treasure and glory.
For those who must know you must come with a clean heart and the right purpose. For your knowledge is beyond comprehension and your wisdom is not for the self-righteous or the wise.
You alone understands the mystery of life and reveal it to those who worship in Spirit and truth.
There is no other God beside you, there is no existence beyond You. To You be all glory and honour. You are highly lifted up, highly exalted and highly revered. You are the most high and I seek only today and forevermore in everything of life. Amen
Apostle Yomi
Know Today: The keys to Blessings
The Psalmist said I shall praise the lord with all my soul and sing of His goodness all the days of my life. He further emphasis that I will sing a new song daily on to the Lord who out of the goodness of His treasures He blesses me. And the bible makes us realise that the Psalmist was counted as a man after God’s heart and He was highly blessed and favoured of the Lord. The psalmist was so much counted worthy that His Lineage is blessed with the most high priest Jesus Christ and under whose name every knee shall bow and confess Him as Son of God. Praise the Lord and give thanks with a grateful heart and see Him pour out His blessing upon you and deliver you from all issues. He deserves the glory and honour.
Important keys to blessing are praising and thanksgiving, as you seek the lord’s favour and grace over any issue, believe you will receive and continue in these keys and I believe the doors are open for your testimonies.
Psalm 86: 11-13 Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.…
Colossians 3: 16-17 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.