Nature Obeys When It Is the Lord’s Business
Bible Nugget 0217 [Joshua 10 V 12 – 14 KJV]
12Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, be silent and stand still at Gibeon, and you, moon, in the Valley of Ajalon!
13And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance upon their enemies. Is not this written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
14There was no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man. For the Lord fought for Israel.
We serve a Mighty God, the creator of thee universe who keeps all the heavenly bodies intact by his awesome power. He created all things by his spoken Word. For example, God said, “Let there be light: and there was light” [Gen 1:3]. The sun, moon and stars continue to declare his glory and the marvel of his works [Psalm 19:1-6]. v1 says Joshua spoke to God concerning the issue at hand which was total defeat of their enemy. Having cleared with God, Joshua spoke to the sun to delay its setting and the moon not to hasten its appearance. How glad God must have been to hear a man created in his own image speaking words of faith and calling on the works of God’s hand to obey him. God made man to have dominion over the work of his hands [Psalm 8:6] and God was pleased to honored Joshua faith. Three issues come to mind reading verse 14.
1. The Lord fought for Israel. We need to depend on God to grant us victory in all our battles. God has all the resources in heaven to do this including assigning angels on our behalf. God knows how to keep his creation going so that we can have victory.
2. The Lord heeded the voice of a man. The Lord will always respond to a prayer of faith. Elijah was a man of like passion and the bible says he caused rain to cease for 3 years on the land when the people forsook God, and then caused rain to start again after 3 years. God can hear you and answer your prayer too.
3. God still answers prayers today even if they are for “big” thing. All you need is to step up your faith to match the “big” thing, asking in the Name of Jesus. Jesus says whatever we ask the Father in his Name it will be done by God the Father. You can believe God for a miracle in your life today.