I Fell on my Face – I am For You – Ezekiel Chapter 36

A few years ago, I did a detailed study in the book of Ezekiel. I’m going to be posting the prophetic insights from each chapter over the next little bit. If you want the full teaching, it’s available on my YouTube channel (link below):
👉🏼 He is FOR us and is always interested in rebuilding ruined and desolate places. If he says he will do it, do we have the faith and patience to trust his timing?
1. Through faith and patience, we inherit the promises of God.
“…that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
Hebrews 6:12 NKJV‬
We have promises from God. There are clear promises in scripture. Some of you have very specific promises from God that you have received through a prophetic word. It is hard to sit in the space of a long-awaited promise from God. His timing is perfect. We inherit the promises of God through 2 things. One is faith: that is, believing that God is who he says he is, and will do what he says he will do. We have hope in this because God is faithful to fulfil his promises.
Faith, a line is not enough, though. We also need patience. Why? Because it’s through faith and patience we inherit the promises of God. If you are waiting for a long-awaited promise to manifest, et me know in the comments so I can pray for you 👇🏼
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. It’s already within us, but we need to give it time to bear fruit in our lives.
2. Inward holiness before outward prosperity.
I have many people ask me from time to time. How to live the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. It’s important to understand that we do not have outward prosperity, without inward holiness. There is a call in this hour for the church to return to holiness. We cannot be messing around with “greasy grace”. We cannot be hiding our sins and pretending that God doesn’t see them or that they won’t eventually be exposed. They will. (*Originally prophesied May 4, 2022).
Sin is deceitful. It will find a way to betray you. If we want outward prosperity and the blessing of God, it starts from within. It begins with inward holiness.
3. Put off and put on.
“…if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
Ephesians 4:21-24 NKJV‬
In this scripture, we are encouraged to put off the old man and his carnal ways. We are then told to put on the new man. In the Greek, this verb implies “sinking into” holiness. It’s like a garment. We do not strive for holiness. We rest in HIS holiness. God alone is holy.
If we are striving for holiness, because we want to be prosperous, then we’ve got it all wrong. We press in to be like him. He is our mirror. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. When we’re in Christ, we put off the old and we put on the new by RECEIVING it. Holiness is an invitation. The only thing he requires from us is our repentance and surrender. We pick up.
Our cross out of obedience and follow him. Everything else will fall into place.
4. Partnering with God.
The prevailing theme of Ezekiel chapter 36 is that God is FOR us. God has promises for us. But oftentimes we have to partner with God to pray for what he’s promised. It’s a partnership. If he’s promised us something, we can’t be passive and think it’s just gonna happen. There is faith required in believing for the promises of God, but faith requires action. We need to pray and partner with God to see his promises fulfilled in our lives. We need to trust in his faithfulness. We need to say, “Lord, I am trusting in you. I am adding my faith to this promise and I’m waiting patiently to see it manifested in my life and in the life of my children, my family, my workplace, or whatever the promise may be for.
Will we add patience to our faith and trust his timing?

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