Faith is not just an abstract theological concept. It is a powerful gift and the constant connection between us and God. At times, God gives us supernatural faith that goes beyond the simple decision to trust in Him…the kind of faith that can move mountains or stop the sun in its tracks ––The Gift of Faith!
In the Bible, Joshua famously led the Hebrews through conquest and battles, entirely driven by faith. God performed amazing feats for them: parting the Red Sea, knocking down the walls of Jericho, providing mana and water for them when they were hungry and thirsty… and all to demonstrate the kind of faith they could place in Him.
In a great battle with the Amorites, Joshua’s faith was so great that it moved in an amazing way:
Then Joshua spoke 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 still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies.
Joshua 10:12-13, NKJV
Joshua led his entire campaign by faith. But now, at a crucial hour, he commanded the sun itself to stop in the sky so the children of Israel could win the battle. And the sun actually stopped! Amazing!
This supernatural kind of faith is a testament to just how much believing in God can do! It is also given to YOU through the Holy Spirit. If Joshua’s great faith could stop the sun in the sky, just imagine what it can do for the battles you’re fighting right now if you were to tap into your gift of faith!
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