Monday, April 25, 2011

The Longest Day

Jos 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
Jos 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
Jos 10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

Scientifically, it is impossible for the sun and the moon to stop. Nothing is impossible for God regarding his covenant people.

The angel said to Sarah regarding a promised son in her old age:

Gen 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

The angel said to Mary:

Luk 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Mar 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Did the sun and moon really stop? I believe the Bible is the true word of God. Is there any proof that this happened in history? Yes, there is evidence.

In the ancient Chinese writings there is a legend of a long day. The Incas of Peru and the Aztecs of Mexico have a like record, and there is a Babylonian and a Persian legend of a day that was miraculously extended. Another section of China contributes an account of the day that was miraculously prolonged, in the reign of Emperor Yeo.

What about the reference to the book of Jasher? Is this book available today?
There is no mention of the Book of Jasher in the Bible after the time of David. However, there is a book by that title today, although it is not the same book. It is an eighteenth-century forgery that alleges to be a translation of the “lost” Book of Jasher by Alcuin, an eighth-century English scholar. The Book of Jasher mentioned in the Bible was lost and has not survived to modern times.

Beware of books that are not included in the Bible.

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