Dear Faithful Ones,
10 of the book of Joshua recounts the Israelite battle against
the Amorites. Joshua marched his
troops all night and engaged in battle. Joshua prayed to
O sun, stand still over
Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon (10:12)
Scripture recounts that God heard and answered this manís prayer.
sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down
about a full day. There has
never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord
listened to a man. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel.
explanation is that the earthís normal rotation slowed and gave Joshua more
time. Another is that some unusual refraction of the sunís rays
gave additional hours of light. (Life Application Bible, 1991) A
writer for Tabletalk, the devotional magazine published
by Ligonier Ministries, Lake Mary, FL, USA, puts it like this:
The Lord responded
in this spectacular way to the prayer of His zealous servant.
The Almighty did not hesitate to make use of His divine power
to work salvation for His people.
take Scripture at face value; I believe God intervened and
that specific day was prolonged by a miracle. God
heard and acted upon the petition of a man zealous for the Kingdom
of God. As you pray for the salvation of the MNK, do it
with zeal, knowing that time is indeed running out. Pray
for those who labor among the MNK, that we will be diligent and
faithful. Pray for Godís miraculous intervention! Pray
for a church planting movement to begin among the MNK!
let me know how I can assist you in becoming more knowledgeable
about the Mandinka as you advocate on their