(Jesus to Mankind Prayer Meeting Thurs. 1st April, 2021)
Prayer Theme: Faith, Family, Nations (Group A & F)
Bible: Joshua 10
Book of Truth: 7th February, 2013
Joshua 10: 1-15
1. Now when Adonizedek, king of Jerusalem, heard that Joshua had captured Ai and put it under the ban, and had done to that city and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made their peace with Israel, remaining among them, 2 there was great fear abroad, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, greater even than Ai, and all its men were warriors. 3. So Adonizedek, king of Jerusalem, sent to Hoham, king of Hebron, Piram, king of Jarmuth, Japhia, king of Lachish, and Debir, king of Eglon, with this message: 4 “Come and help me attack Gibeon, for it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.” 5 The five Amorite kings, of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon, gathered with all their forces, and marched against Gibeon to make war on it.
6 Thereupon, the Gibeonites sent an appeal to Joshua in his camp at Gilgal: “Do not abandon your servants. Come up here quickly and save us. Help us, because all the Amorite kings of the mountain country have joined together against us.”
7. So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with all his army and all his warriors. 8 The LORD said to Joshua: Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your power. Not one of them will be able to withstand you. 9 After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua made a surprise attack upon them, 10 and the LORD threw them into disorder before Israel. The Israelites inflicted a great slaughter on them at Gibeon and pursued them down the Beth-horon slope, attacking them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.
1While they fled before Israel along the descent of Beth-horon, the LORD hurled great stones from the heavens above them all the way to Azekah, killing many. More died from these hailstones than the Israelites killed with the sword!
12 It was then, when the LORD delivered up the Amorites to the Israelites, that Joshua prayed to the LORD, and said in the presence of Israel:
Sun, stand still at Gibeon,
Moon, in the valley of Aijalon!
13 The sun stood still, the moon stayed, while the nation took vengeance on its foes.
This is recorded in the Book of Jashar. The sun halted halfway across the heavens; not for an entire day did it press on. 14 Never before or since was there a day like this, when the LORD obeyed the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel. 15 Then Joshua and all Israel returned to the camp at Gilgal.
Comment: This was a most amazing story. The Gibeonites had chosen to make peace with the children of God and remain among them. They knew that God was on the side of Joshua and the Israelites. But this did not sit well with the surrounding Kings. They feared this alliance. But the main reason was hatred. King Adonizedek convinced 4 other kings to join with him in attacking the Gibeonites just because ‘they made peace with Joshua’. This story illustrates today’s prayer theme of Faith, Family, Nations.
The Gibeonites immediately turned to Joshua and his army for help, who do not deny them assistance. The Lord tells Joshua not to fear the armies gathered against them. The Lord again is in battle beside them. Joshua led an all night march- which reminded me of an all night prayer vigil. The armies were surprised by the Israelites and fell into chaos. A great victory was given to them– shown by the number slaughtered in battle and upon the hill, while they were retreating. But The Lord did more.
He unleashed large hailstones upon the treating army, (stones from heaven) which killed more of the army than those who had died by the sword! Just so there was no question, on either side, as to Who was giving the Victory. Then filled with courage, Joshua calls on God to make the sun and moon stand still in the heavens– to make time stand still. AND IT DOES! The Israelites can then finish the task given and bring to completion, the fullest victory.
This is an amazing sign.
What we are given to know is, The Lord fought for Israel. He loves us. We are His family. The enemy is nowhere near as strong as it imagines and it acts out of revenge. This was a mighty sign. So many signs He has given us in these times, too. Are you observing these? Are you amidst them?
Listen to The Lord as Joshua did. Trust in Him. We must ask The Lord to join us in battle; this is a spiritual battle. Fight beside one another with all the weapons God has given- and entrust the Victory to Him.
The Love of God given through Jesus, dwells within us and is our strength and power. Much of this battle is internal, although outside forces will act to attack us. This is explained in the message below. All love on earth must be secondary to our love for God; all is subservient to the Creator. We are called to a hard journey, closer towards God. This is not going to be easy. But He directs us in this and will lead us to the Greatest Victory. Only those strong enough will reach the final steps.
Reading from the Book of Truth
God the Father: Come, follow My Son, along the Path of Truth
February 7, 2013 @ 11:30pm
My dearest daughter, what does it matter that My children so love the good things I provide on earth?
What does it matter that the beautiful world I created is so loved and admired by My children?
What does it matter that My children love each other and find joy in others?
These are all Gifts from Me, your beloved Father. You must never fear these wonderful Gifts, nor should you feel guilty when they bring you pleasure.
The most important Gift, however, I bring you, is My Love for each of you. This is a unique Love and the love you hold in your hearts, for others, bears only a small resemblance to My Almighty Love.
It is only when you place your love, for these special Gifts, before your love for God, that you will fail to feel peace. So, while you will find joy in the Gifts I gave to you, they can only be enjoyed properly when they are combined with a pure love of heart for your Creator.
My proof to you of My ever embracing Love was when I sent you My only-begotten Son to free you from sin. He was My greatest Gift and, through Him, you will find eternal life in My New Paradise.
The Path has been carved out for you and it will be shaped carefully, all the way to the Gates of Paradise, through this final Mission from Heaven.
Come, follow My Son along the Path of Truth and allow Him to gather you into a cocoon of safety, through His Great Mercy.
I extend My Sacred Arms and embrace you into the Covenant of My Son, as He prepares the final stages of bringing all of My children home to Me.
Your home will be entwined with Mine. Patience, perseverance, suffering, tears and love for My Son, will all be combined, as you walk this tough path towards Me. Only those strong enough will reach the final steps.
Your beloved Father
God the Most High
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