Text: Joshua 10:9-14
“So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.” Joshua 10:13
There is a common saying that “Time and tide wait for no one”. This means that time won’t stop because you haven’t completed your assignment. That is why people use the limitation of time as the cause for their low performance and wished time could be extended for them.
In our text today, God didn’t extend time but put a hold on time. While the Israelites were winning in the battle against the Amorites, Joshua saw that time was no longer in their favour as the sun was about to set which will make their victory incomplete. Thus, Joshua made a bold and unheard of demand from God, to put a hold on the sun and the moon. Therefore, the sun didn’t set over the battle field for about a whole day! 24 hours sunlight and only in that field! (Josh 10:13-14). Wow!
Friends, God can put a hold on time for you. He can keep that window open until your case is addressed. Hallelujah! Our God rules not only in the past and in the future but also in the present. Are you running out of time academically, professionally, financially or maritally? Are you running out of time by the virtue of your age? Have you started experiencing some unfavorable age-related changes in your body? Dare to believe God for the impossible. Dare to make a bold demand today. I decree that the gate remain open until your case is addressed in Jesus name.
1. Father, please put a hold on time in my favour and until my case is addressed in Jesus name.
2. Father, please put a hold on the setting of any age-related changes in my body until Your purpose for my life is achieved in Jesus name.
1. My God does not only rule in the past and the future but also the present.
2. The gate will not be closed until I have passed because my God is the Almighty.