The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Life of a Christian

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“Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones – hear ye the word of the Lord” are the first lines of a Negro spiritual that was sung by a male quartet in my youth. A verse goes on to say, “… de toe bone connected with de foot bone. De foot bone connected wid de ankle bone, de ankle bone connect wid de leg bone, de leg bone connected wid de knee bone… Rise and hear de word of de Lawd.”

This was an interpretation of Ezekiel 37:1-14. There were some preachers in my youth who used these words in their sermons on this passage. I can remember picturing this field of white bleached bones, and wondering how in the world could they be made to come alive. Indeed, a great transformation had to take place. There had to be much rattling of the bones. Looking to verses 9 and…

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