Joshua 10:13-14

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.


Joshua and the mighty men by his side found themselves in a particularly difficult battle. The Amorites were descendants of Canaan, and inhabited the land of Palestine and Syria. The five Amorite kings came together against Israel and, as always, Israel found themselves outnumbered and outgunned. However, Joshua had a unique trick up his sleeve that would turn the tide of the battle and lead to Israel’s victory.


The trick was not a normal battle time maneuver. Definitely not mentioned, to my knowledge, in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War or the articles of good warfare. It was a simple request from God that he used. Joshua turned around, knowing that they needed more time to complete the victory, and said, “Sun, stand still and moon you do the same.” The sun stood still for a whole day and Joshua and his army avenged themselves against the Amorites. 


Since Joshua is a type of conquering the land and receiving the Holy Spirit, I ask you what can you and I accomplish with the Holy Spirit in this day and age? Joshua was able to make the day and night stand still and stop the rotation of the earth around the sun for a whole day, simply by asking for it. What can we ask for in faith and receive?


We are in the land of the Holy Ghost so I ask you what heights could we achieve in Christ, if only we could step out in faith and ask?


60-0515E - "Adoption #1" 

61 One day he had—needed a little time, extra time. The sun was going down; the men couldn't fight very good at nighttime. Joshua, that great warrior, anointed of God, positionally placed into the land, like Ephesians to the new church, possess—possessed in the—possessing the land, taking it over. He needed some time, so he said, "Sun, stand still." And she stood still for about twelve hours until he took the land. See? Now, the Book of Ephesians placed us positionally in Christ, what they was in the holy land. We are placed not in the holy land, but in the Holy Ghost.


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