Devotionals from the Prophets are published on the second day of the week (Monday). In the original canon to which Yeshua often refers when speaking of the Scriptures, the Prophets consists of the second major section of the Bible. The Prophets include the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the twelve "minor" prophets.
Sun Stand Still
“Then, on the day Adonai handed over the Emori to the people of Isra’el,
Y’hoshua (Joshua) spoke to Adonai; in the sight of Isra’el he said, ‘Sun,
stand motionless over Giv’on! Moon, you too, over Ayalon Valley!’ So the sun
stood still and the moon stayed put, till Isra’el took vengeance on their
enemies. This is written in the book of Yashar. The sun stood still in the sky
and was in no rush to set for nearly a whole day. There has never been a day
like that before or since, when Adonai listened to the voice of man; it happened
because Adonai was fighting on Isra’el’s behalf.” Y’hoshua (Joshua)
Has God stopped being God? Can we still expect him to fight on behalf of his
redeemed? And if so, can we still expect him to listen to the voice of a man?
And if so, can we still expect him to perform supernatural feats to cause us to
enter into victory?
Y’hoshua (Joshua) had an advantage in warfare that we don’t seem to have
todayhe was able to see not just his enemies, but the physical manifestation of
God’s provision; however, he expected total success because he put the
presence of God before him in every battle. Today, our true enemy is hiddennot
seen with the naked eyeand we have to take God’s word for it when he says the
enemy is defeated... indeed, who expects they can speak to Adonai that the sun
will stand still and it will be?
The truth is, however, that Y’hoshua operated in a greater degree of faith
than many of us do today. Just because he was able to assess his foes and
receive his redemption with the five senses it did not diminish his faith in the
unseenon the contrary, the intensity of the physical manifestation was directly
related to the amount of faith Y’hoshua put in Adonai. Y’hoshua had no faith
in the people of Isra’el, his own abilities, or the inabilities of his
enemiesY’hoshua’s faith was completely in Adonai... that He was who He said
He was, and He would do what He said He would do.
The Word of God is available to us to remind us of what God is capable of and
willing to do. It’s a good thing for our faith to be based in the truth that
the Holy Scriptures reveal. But sometimes, our faith needs to go beyond what we know
God can dowhat we know he’s done beforeand trust Him to do something new.
Look what Adonai did for Isra’el that day under Y’hoshua’s leadership”there
has never been a day like that before or since.” Today, the Lord wants to do
something for yousomething that “has never been” before today. Adonai is
listening to the voice of a manyouand he wants to fight on your behalf. Are
you prepared for your faith to grow where it “has never been” before?
P R A Y E R
Adonai, I praise your Holy Namemaker of the universe, designer of all the
heavenly bodies... only you can make the sun rise and set, and halt in midair.
Lord, prepare me to have faith like Y’hoshua’s faiththe kind of faith that
can say, “Sun, be still” and expect it to be so. Teach me to expect your
supernatural provision, and to broaden my mind to expect even that which I have
never seen. Thank you, Abba Father for your creative response to my little
faith. Build me up, Lord, that I may put my whole trust only in you....