2018 The Year of Increased Growth (IG)

It’s Time To Put Your Life Back Together

Forward Thinkers, the devil, the enemy is assigned to stopping you from reaching your full potential. As a matter of fact, he is in full attack mode against man.

Forward Thinkers, the enemy desires to kill all REAL Men. Let me define REAL, and Brothers it has nothing to do with how many women you have tricked, how many toys you have acquired, or how many fights you have won.

R responsible for his actions

E example to follow after

A accountable (not a whiner or excuse maker)

L living life intentionally

Mark 3:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 But no one can go into a strong man’s house and steal his property unless he first overpowers and ties up the strong man, and then he will ransack and rob his house.

Forward Thinkers, once the man is resuscitated and puts his life back together, everything he is connected to becomes better.

Ezekiel 37 New International Version (NIV)

The Valley of Dry Bones

37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!

Forward Thinkers, The Art of War declares the loser becomes the servant of the winner and ends up in a negative place.

There was a war that left the bones of men in a valley. The bible even says there were many bones and the bones were very dry.

Let’s paint the picture:

1) Valley—a low point or condition

2) Bones—gives the illusion that everything has dried up and died

Hope, Peace, Faith, Joy all dried up

Forward Thinkers, notice God who created all and knows all asked the question can these bones live? When God asked this question He opened up the possibility of a valley full of dried up dead looking men being resuscitated.

Real life example to motivate you: This week some of the men were discussing the BP MS150 Tour which is a two-day bike ride from Houston to Austin, and one of the men said something that really blessed my spirit. He said when he watched video of people finishing the tour he noticed they were just ordinary people just like us. In other words, Tyrone was saying because they finished the tour the possibility became available for us to do it also.

Forward Thinkers, that mind-set is how we should look at the bible whenever God does something in His Word we should envision God doing it in our world.

When God resuscitates this valley of dry bones today I’m declaring every dried up man in this house, or connected to someone in this house, will be resuscitated to get up and march into their destiny.

Man, Hear the Word of God

– Faith comes by hearing the Word of God

– Faith produces confidence and every man needs confidence

– Adam, the 1st man, spent time hearing from God to receive a winning game plan for his life

– The Word of God is often compared to living water and during the heat of summer we are encouraged to drink plenty water to stay hydrated. When we don’t drink water, we risk becoming weak, dizzy, and possibly falling out.

Men this season we must stay hydrated with the Word of God.

– The enemy desires to keep men out of church so they won’t have the faith to succeed outside the church.

Results From Hearing the Word

Breath Enters You

A) Get my wind back (Win)

B) Get my life back

C) Get my strength back (Muscles restored and repaired)

Then you will know that God is Lord. Question: when will you know? After God resuscitates you. Brothers your testimony, like Meek Mills says, has levels on levels to it. On one level it delivers you and on another level it encourages you.

When a Man Receives the RIGHT WORD He Becomes the RIGHT MAN

Forward Thinkers, we opened with a valley of dead, dried up men, but after the RIGHT WORD was declared the men started to make a noise, came to life, and stood up on their feet becoming a mighty vast army.

1) Men No More BS being silent like Adam

2) Men Stop Just Existing and Start Living Right

3) Men Stand Up so little boys will sit down

Brothers, God has sent a Word to resuscitate you now it’s your move. Will you continue to lay down dead or will you get up and become a Solider in God’s mighty vast army and help resuscitate our communities.

Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church located at 200 W. Greens Road, Houston, Texas, 77067. Pastor Deckard is also the Co-Founder of the No More Bloodshed Movement. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at, follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Periscope @ Pastor E A Deckard or the church website