As the Amorites retreated down the road from Beth-horon, the LORD destroyed them with a terrible hailstorm from heaven that continued until they reached Azekah. The hail killed more of the enemy than the Israelites killed with the sword. Jos. 10:11 NLT
In Joshua chapter 9 the Gibeonites fooled the Israelites into signing a treaty with them. Yet in so doing they greatly angered the Amorite nations around them. Provoked to war, the Amorites surrounded Gibeon and set about its destruction in Joshua chapter 10. But the Gibeonites had an ace in the hole, Israel. Calling on their new found friends the Gibeonites hoped for salvation. And they received it in spades as Joshua 10:11 indicates.
I’m not sure the Gibeonites counted at all on God but the Israelites did.That is what made the difference in the war for Gibeon.
You and I both know people whom we would consider allies or friends in life…people who don’t know the God we serve but who do know we are people to be counted on in a crunch. At some point you will be given a divine appointment to meet a need for your friends with the power of God. When that opportunity comes make sure you are ready not only to fight in your own strength but make sure you bring something of the supernatural God along with you to the battle.
Let’s pray: Father God thank you for the souls you have placed in my pathway! Allow me the opportunity to be a supernatural witness of your love and glory to them I pray. Breathe salvation upon them through my life. In Jesus name A-men!
Jesus, thank you for the souls you have placed in my pathway. Yesterday, our mother publically gave her heart to Jesus. Talk about the best early birthday present ever!!! Sandy and I both were with her. God is so awesome!!! Thank you, Pastor J for I am praying that prayer and thanking Him for His glory yesterday. That song is so beautiful I hear so many harmonies. Welcome, Melanie back for Tom and I.
Hallelujah! What a victory! I have been praying for your Mom!
It is so necessary to ALWAYS be ready, dependent on His leading and enabling. It is His work, but He chooses to work through His people.
A-men what a privilege to be involved in the work!
Powerful post, Pastor J! Thanks for sharing! Lord, may I operate in the supernatural power, that only comes from being in relationship with You, and being filled with the Holy Ghost! May I be ready to go to battle, for Your glory and honor, that I might be a light unto someone, lighting the way which leads to salvation!” God bless you, Pastor J!
A-men Paulette and may the power of that prayer extend also to me!
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