Battle for October

Joshua 10:1-15.  The Sun Stands still to Help the Israelites Defeat the Ammmorites.

The call to arms is the opening of this scripture.  In verse 5 we see the forces who join the fray. Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachich and Eglon.  Gibeon see the crisis and calls for Joshua and the Israelites to help.  He doesn’t hesitate and he hears from the Lord in verse 7.

“Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.”

It was a successful surprise attack and as they fled they were pelted with hailstones.

This is when Joshua asks for a miracle - verse 12

“Oh sun stand still over Gibeon”

Colossians 1:17 “He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.” And 1:29 “His energy which so powerfully works in me.”

Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.  Nothing is too hard for you.”

I am so blessed by scripture like this! This chapter ends with a call to all of us in whatever battle we face.  “the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.”  We are to pray, witness and minister to others – understanding that if there is going to be victory it is God who gives it.

The battle belongs to the Lord.  Thank you to all who attended the AFLC conference.  I really appreciate the team you have called into service.  Anne, Karen, Deanna, Liz, Margie and Dawn.  What a treasure!


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