I never cease to be amazed, awe-struck really at what God does for us, and I know I shouldn’t because he tells us he can do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine”. So I have been reading Joshua and I had not read this passage before (sometimes find the Old Testament passages hard going), here we are another war, another power struggle but God has promised that he had given the enemy into Joshua’s hand. So when the fight starts Joshua asked for the sun to stand still and the moon to stop
- Joshua 10:12-13 – He said, “Sun, stand still over Gibeon. Moon, stand still over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still. The moon stopped. They didn’t move again until the nation won the battle over its enemies.
Not only does God stop the sun in the sky in this battle but he also sent giant hailstones that kill many of the retreating soldiers, he provides all the support required for Joshua to be victorious against the enemy.
What does that tell me? God keeps his promises, he protects and shields us, he will not let us be overcome and he is able to literally move mountains or stop the sun in the sky if it serves his purpose, he will provide me with all the support I need to overcome my enemy. AWESOME
- Romans 8:31 – What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
- Romans 8:37 – No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
THE BATTLE IS HIS
A mighty battle rages, God engaged in a fight for life, don’t ever underestimate the magnitude with which he pursues the enemy, God protecting and shielding, building strongholds, we are more than conquerors through him who loves us, the sun and the moon bow down to our God, they are under his command, God stopped the moon and sun so we could gain a flavour of our Creator’s power, we are nothing without Jesus, if he departs from us we are lost, but God has promised us he will never leave us or forsake us, if he is for us who can be against us, for our battle as we know is not against flesh and blood but the dark forces of the spiritual realm, with God at the helm we are safe, secure in the knowledge that he’s freed us from bondage, our chains are broken and we are soaking in the Spirit’s power, fire of God surrounds us, protects and binds us with the heavenly forces, God reinforces our combined resources as we stand in unity against the enemy, Spirit of God living in me, uplift, empower and strengthen me, open my eyes to your love for me, for I know you’ll never stop fighting for me.