What are the things you face that you just can’t get a hold of? There are things in life that we seem to have no control of. Maybe they are addictions, habits, failures, frustrations, or any other uncontrollable aspects of life.

There is an answer to your question…

We can see only one incident in Bible where God listens to man’s request which had cosmological consequence (Joshua 10:14). It was Joshua’s stopping of the Sun and Moon which is explained in Joshua 10. Israel usually went for war during daytime with the aim of conquering before evening. When Joshua realized that they would need more time He commanded the Sun to stand still to extend time.

Scientific understanding:

As we know in the solar system, Sun is a huge fireball which burns 620 million tons of Hydrogen/second and all the planets revolve around the Sun in a particular orbit. Earth needs 24 hours to rotate itself which we call “one day.” Joshua commanded “”Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.” And next verse says “So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies.” It is commonly understood that Sun goes from east to west (Morning-Evening) but the truth is the Sun is not moving only the earth is in motion. Earth rotates and that leads to day and night. When Joshua commanded to the Sun and the Moon, it was the earth that stopped still in space. In fact the earth normally rotates at the speed of 1674 km/hour.

God neutralizing force:

Here another problem arises. If such an event would have happened in an instant the earth would have again become empty and void(Gen 1:2).  All the mountains and everything would fly to another continent including Joshua himself due to the high force produced by the sudden break. For instance consider a bus traveling at 100km/hr and stopping suddenly, the entire passengers who are sitting at the back will come to the front due to the exerting force. Same thing will happen if earth stops to ‘zero’ from its 1674km/hr motion. But God neutralized this force so that the life on earth was unharmed. Yeah for a moment God acted against the law of Physics (Newton’s Law). The stopping of the earth might have affected the moon’s rotation which stands there due to earth’s strong gravitational force and hence it also came to a standstill!

God of miracle

When Joshua commanded the Sun and Moon to stand still, the earth stopped from its higher speed and God neutralized the force formed by the sudden break which might have destroyed life on earth. The Spirit of God who worked in the creation of the cosmos here preserved the cosmos It is the same Spirit which came upon the people on the day of Pentecost. The same Spirit and power of God that worked for Joshua is available for us who believe. In Ephesians 1:19 “Now to Him who by the power at works within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than we can ask or imagine”. The God who works for Joshua to give victory over the enemy by breaking the natural law the same God will act supernaturally for those who believe! This same power of God is available to you to face every circumstance that seems impossible to you!



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