by Adrian Rogers

When Time Stands Still
Adrian Rogers

The Book of Joshua, Chapter 10. We're going to mention today an episode that, uh, we looked at as we preach through the Book of Joshua, and I'm entitling the message today "When Time Stands Still." "When Time Stands Still." I like to hear those pages flutter. That's a good sign that you have your Bible in your hand. Joshua, Chapter 10, Verse 12: "Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said," that is, Joshua said, "In the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun 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 still in the midst of Heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And, uh, 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 to Israel." Now, I would say that there's probably, uh, no story in the Bible unless it's the story of Noah and, uh, -- excuse me, unless it's the story of, uh, Jonah and the whale that is perhaps more characatered, more lampooned, and more ridiculed by those who. Hate the Bible than the story of Joshua's long day, when according to the Bible, God just extended the day, that the sun as it were stood still in the midst of the Heaven, and God gave an extra long day. And so some take this and they laugh at it and they ridicule it and they use it against those of us who believe the Bible. But, to the contrary, I want to show you that it is a marvelous confirmation of the Word of God, and there's some sweet and blessed instruction and encouragement for our heart, and I pray for the heart of every one who is listening to me today. Now, uh, I want you just to follow my thoughts along with me. So, uh, first of all, we're going to be talking about a strategic fight. And then secondly, ...

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