The Day The Sun Stood Still
October 7, 2018
Israel stays true to its promise and PROTECTS the Gibeonites.
Joshua 9:15 - “Then Joshua made a treaty of peace (with the Gibeonites) to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath.”
Joshua 10:6 - “The Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal. ‘Do not abandon your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us!”
When we are facing a huge battle, the Lord will SUPPORT us.
Joshua 10:8 - “Do not be afraid of them, I have given them into your hand.”
Joshua 6:2 - “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘See I have delivered Jericho into your hands…’”
Joshua 8:1 - “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai.’”
God intervenes SUPERNATURALLY through CONFUSION and NATURE to advance His purposes.
Joshua 10:10 - “The Lord threw them into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon.”
Exodus 23:27 - “I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.”
Joshua 10:11 - “as they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horen to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them…”
Mark 4:39 - “(Jesus) got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the winds died down and it was completely calm.”
4. The Lord expects us to be BOLD and to step out in FAITH to accomplish His
Joshua 10:12 - “Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel, ‘Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon,’ So the sun stood still and the moon stopped, ‘til, the nation avenged itself on its enemies…”
Lamentations 3:37 - “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it.”
Isaiah 38:5-6 - “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord says, I have heard your prayers and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.’”
Isaiah 38:7-8 - “This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised. I make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.”