The Day the Sun Stood Still
Would you take your bibles please and turn to Joshua chapter ten, Joshua chapter ten and we're continuing our journey with Joshua into Canaan and I want you to remember that the book of Joshua is that Old Testament book that teaches new testament victory because the land of Canaan pictures and illustrates the life of victory for the Christian.
And so, now in Joshua chapter ten we're coming to the marvelous, wonderful story of THE DAY THE SUN STOOD STILL and that is the title of our message, the day the sun stood still. And look in verse twelve if you will. ''Then spake Joshua unto the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, son, stand thy still upon Gibeon; and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the son stood still and the moon stayed until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood in the midst of the heaven and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.''
Now, there are some people who would have us to believe that the Bible is full of folklore or what they call myth, but they're myth talking because that is not true. These stories are true, these stories are real and I don't suppose that there's any story in all of the bible that bas been more abused or perhaps more ridiculed than the day of Joshua's long day, the day that God made the sun to stand still. And they say ha, this story disproves the authenticity of the bible, but in a very real way and in a very strange and glorious way it authenticates and ramifies and substantiates and underscores and embellishes the authenticity, the reliability, the infallibility, the factuality of the word of God and that's what we're going to see today as we study the story of ...
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