Topic: Be Still, Sun, Until Total Victory Is Won!
Text: Joshua 10: 13
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation triumphed over its enemies. Amen
When Adoni-Zedek, king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed it; doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and also that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and had become their allies, he and his people were very much alarmed at this, because Gibeon was an important city, like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were good fighters.
He appealed to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish and Debir king of Eglon. “Come up and help me attack Gibeon,” he said, “because it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.”
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! Help us, because all the Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us.” So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with his entire army, including all the best fighting men. The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.”
After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise. The Lord threw them into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon. As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.
On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, 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, till the nation triumphed over its enemies.
Beloved, rise up – it’s time to pray. When the enemy teams up and comes after anyone or anything close to you, you must be ready to take him by surprise. Do not be afraid of their numbers. “Not one will be able to withstand you” saith the Lord. Stand on this word and destroy every weapon fashioned against your life, career and aspirations. It shall not prosper in Jesus name!
The sun will not go down yet, until you have triumphed over them all. Pray till the Holy Spirit whispers VICTORY into your soul. We will take the devil’s intimidations no more!
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