WHAT DOES JOSHUA 10:12-14 TRULY MEAN?


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WHAT DOES JOSHUA 10:12-14 TRULY MEAN?


Does Joshua 10:12-14 mean that Joshua commanded the sun and the moon in the sky to stand still and the sun and the moon in the sky stopped moving to cause a 24 hour day to last for 48 hours?

Or is Joshua 10:12-14 hidden PROPHETIC language? In other words, does the word “Sun” and the word “Moon” speak of the LITERAL sun and moon in the sky or is God prophesying of future events using figurative language? Let me explain what I mean by this. In the King James Version, Joshua 10:12 has the word “Sun” and the word “Moon” capitalized but in verse 12 these two words are not capitalized. And as I was meditating on why this is, the Lord brought to my remembrance Malachi 2:1-3 where Jesus is referred to as the Sun of righteousness. And we all agree that Jesus is NOT the LITERAL sun up in the sky. As you read Malachi 2:1-3 you can clearly see that it is a PROPHECY of the coming of the SON of Righteousness to execute the WRATH of Almighty God.


Malachi 2:1-3.


For, behold, the DAY COMES, (Please remember that the DAY of the Lord is as a 1000 years and 1000 years is as one WHOLE DAY. Also, keep in mind that one-half of God’s wrath will be executed right before the 1000 year long DAY and God will LIFT or STAY the wrath of the Sun of Righteousness until the END of the DAY of the Lord) that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 

2.  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 

3.  And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet IN the day that I SHALL do this, says the LORD of hosts.” 



Now, we know and understand that not ALL prophecy is written in the FUTURE tense such as this passage of Scripture where it is very easy to see that it is a future event and NOT a HISTORICAL event. But at other times, God hides PROPHECY within accounts of HISTORICAL events where every single detail of the account of a historical event is NOT history at all but rather it is a hidden PROPHECY of a yet future event.

One example of this is the account of the HISTORICAL account of CREATION in Genesis 1:1 where God created the ORIGINAL heaven and earth but in Genesis 1:2 the earth BECAME void, chaos, empty and covered by a FLOOD during the war between Lucifer and God. Then in Genesis 1:3-31 God is RESTORING the earth to be HABITABLE once again. And thus, the FIRST six days of creation have HIDDEN PROPHECY of future events. God saying. let there be LIGHT is a prophecy of the yet coming light of the world, Jesus the Messiah. God divided the yet FUTURE light and called it day and evening. So then, ONE of the meanings of the Moon is the Christians who are also the light of the world but this is not the only meaning of the word “Moon” in the Bible. The SEVENTH day of CREATION is Jesus FINISHING Yahweh’s NEW creation of RIGHTEOUS people during the WHOLE DAY of the 1000 year of Jesus which is Yahweh’s day of REST while Jesus rules FOR Yahweh in Yahweh’s NAME. Again, some prophecy is hidden and it is not as easy to see when future tense words like SHALL and WILL are not used in the passage of Scripture as it looks like a record of HISTORY only when we do not dig deeper to STUDY those passages of Scripture.

Anyway, I believe that Joshua 2:10-15 is such a passage of Scripture where history is MIXED with some PROPHECY. But first, I need you to see that the word Sun or sun and the word Moon or moon do NOT always refer to our LITERAL sun and our LITERAL moon up in the sky. As you have just seen in Malachi 2:1-3, the word Sun also refers to Jesus, the Messiah. And the word Moon mainly refers to the seed of Ishamel but the word moon in prophetic language speaks of any Gentile who is UNDER the feet of the woman, Israel. And, as I said earlier, the Moon can also refer to the two witnesses before the God of the whole earth, the Christians and the Jews. I know that this may seem a little confusing for some of my readers but please bear with me and you will see what I am seeing. Some of you may not agree but I believe that most of my readers will see and understand the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of Joshua 10:12,13 by the end of the study in God’s word.

There are many types, shadows, and figures of Jesus in the Old Testament and Joseph was one of them. Do you remember the dream that Joseph has where his brothers would bow down to him? Let us read Genesis 37:3-11 to refresh your memory.


Genesis 37:3-11.


“Now Israel (Or Isaac who God changed his name to Israel) loved Joseph more than all his children because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors. 

4.  And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak PEACEABLY unto him. (This is the end goal of God’s plan of salvation that we all live PEACEABLY with one another, And Gibeon made PEACE with Joshua and the children of Isreal in chapter 9 which is an important clue to correctly understanding the TRUE meaning of Joshua 10:12. The bottom line is for the BROTHERS of the seed of Abraham to live in PEACE and God is very longsuffering giving the seed of Ismael and the seed of Esau time to be healed of their wounds of hatred and jealousy)

5.  And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 

6.  And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 

7.  For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my SHEAF arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your SHEAVES stood round about, and made obeisance to my SHEAF. (Keep in mind the ACTUAL dream and not how the brothers of Joseph INTERPRETED the dream of the SHEAVES bowing down to the SHEAF of Joseph as bowing down to Joseph himself. It is historical AND PROPHETIC at the same time just like Joshua 10:12,13)

8.  And his brethren said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. (Here you can see that history is recorded BEFORE it comes to pass. Joseph only had ONE dream yet it says DREAMS)

9.  And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me

10.  And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 

11.  And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.”


Now, we know the rest of the story about how Joseph arose to POWER in Egypt which is a type or figure of the whole world. Joseph was exalted to become SECOND in power and authority to the Pharaoh of Egypt which I believe is a figure of Jesus being exalted to the right hand of Almighty God. But what I want you to see right now is Joseph’s second dream about the sun, moon, and the stars making obeisance to Joseph who is a figure of Jesus. Again, we must not try to make every detail of the life of Joseph to fit perfectly with Jesus. But rather we can see that SOME of the things that happened to Joseph ALSO came to pass to happen to Jesus. Both Joseph and Jesus were thrown in a pit. Both were rescued from the pit. And both were highly exalted to second in command having only ONE over them. So we can see that the word “Sun” in Joshua 10:12 is a PROPHETIC reference to Jesus not downing down on GIBEON in the whole to come which is called the DAY of the Lord. But what about the Moon? Who does the Moon represent?

We know that God warned the children of Israel to not follow after the false gods of the Gentiles to worship the sun, the moon, and the stars. So keep this in mind as we continue this study in God’s word. For you see, every time you see the words the sun and the moon they do not always speak of the literal sun and the moon in the sky. The pagan Gentiles have a sun god, a moon god, and they also worship the stars and the planets. And all of this can be seen in Joshua chapters 9 and 10 which I will show you as we continue this study in God’s word.

The next thing that I want you to see is the second dream of Joseph is connected with the vision of John in Revelation 12:1 of the woman CLOTHED with the SUN and the MOON under her feet.


Please read Revelation 12:1.


“And there appeared a great wonder (Or a great SIGN) in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:”


Now, I believe that the woman is a symbolic language for the chosen people of Israel from which came the tribe of Judah. And through the tribe of Judah was born the Messiah. We will read the context in a moment. But first, I want to give you my interpretation of verse 1 to make the connection with the dream of Joseph. So then, being CLOTHED with the SUN speaks of the children of Israel DURING the 1000 year long DAY of the Millennial reign of Jesus accepting Jesus as their Savoir. And the MOON und her feet speaks of the seed of Ishmael and all the Gentile nations who survived the wrath of God poured out by Jesus at His coming to rule for Yahweh for 1000 years. Please keep in mind that a 1000 years with God is as a WHOLE DAY with men when we go back and read Joshua 10:10-15. Also, the twelve stars on the head of the women represent the TWELVE TRIBES of Israel that were sealed in Revelation 7 just before the rapture of the church and impending WRATH of God that will follow immediately after the rapture of the church when Jesus executes the wrath of God at his second coming to rule and reign for 1000 years or a WHOLE DAY in Yahweh’s accounting of time.

You see, the patriarch Isaac who God renamed as Israel had twelve sons. And the “SHEAFS” or the offspring of those twelve sons are the children of Israel. The “SHEAF” of Joseph represents or is a figure of Jesus as the King of kings and the Lord of lords in the world to come. But this does NOT mean that Jesus came from the seed of Joseph. It simply means that the sheaf of Joseph is a FIGURE of Jesus and all the twelve tribes of Israel bowing down to Jesus IN the world to come. Right now, in this present world, the only people who bow down to Jesus as their Lord and Saviour are of the seed of the tribe of Judah from which came the seed of PROMISE, Jesus, the Messiah. And all those who believe in Jesus become one with Jesus in the world to come, according to John 17:11-24. And according to Revelation 3:9 Jesus will make those who SAY or CLAIM that they are JEWS but they are NOT the true Jews of PROMISE to come before the saints and bow down before us in the world to come.


Please read Revelation 3:9.


“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which SAY they are Jews, and are NOT, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before YOUR feet, and to know that I have loved YOU.”


Also, we know that DURING the WHOLE DAY of 1000 years the Jews will be the head and not the tail. In other words, the seed of Ishmael along with all the gentile nations left alive after the first half of the wrath of God will SERVE the twelve tribes of Israel. In other words, the Moon, as in, all those who are NOT of the PROMISED seed will CONTINUE to the END of the WHOLE day, spiritually meaning, the END of the 1000 year long day of the Millennial reign of Jesus in the world to come, according to the hidden prophecy in Joshua 10:12,13. Now, let us read Joshua 10:12,13 left in its context. I will start with chapter nine but I will only quote one verse for now. I highly recommend that you read the whole chapter 9 to see how Joshua made a peace treaty with the Hivites of GIBEON. And then we continue right on into the immediate context after reading verse 15 from the previous chapter in a broader context.


Joshua 9:15; 10:4-15.


“Joshua 9:15. And Joshua made PEACE with them, and made a league with them, to let them LIVE: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them

…4.  Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it has made PEACE with Joshua and with the children of Israel.

5.  Therefore, the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it

6.  And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us

7.  So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor. 

8.  And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before you. 

9.  Joshua, therefore, came unto them suddenly and went up from Gilgal all night

10.  And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goes up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. 

11.  And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword

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 you still upon Gibeon; (Now, to ME, this is a hidden PROPHECY of the STAYING of the wrath of the Sun of Righteous to not go down upon GIBEON which is a figure of the people who SIDE WITH Israel at the coming of the Sun of Righteous to execute the WRATH of Almighty God in the very near FUTURE)  and you, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon

13.  And the sun stood still, (OR the Sun of Righteousness held peace or waited for the final Day of Jusment at the END of the WHOLE DAY of 1000 years long) and the moon stayed (Or the moon continued or endured. The moon can speak of Satan not being destroyed for the WHOLE DAY of the 1000 year long DAY of the Lord. Or the moo could be speaking of the descendants of Ishmael who were once worshipers of a moon god before their prophet Muhammad came along. In other words, the moon could refer to the Muslims of Islam with the crescent moon and star as its symbol who go into the 1000 year long DAY of the Lord in their mortal bodies) 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. (I have not read the CONTEXT of Jasher but I am sure that it will also tell us that Jasher is speaking PROPHETICALLY as well)

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. (To me, for this LITERAL interpretation that the LITERAL sun literally stood still to be a historical event CONTRADICTS the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:21,22)

15.  And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.”


Please read Matthew 24:21,22.


For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be(In other words, there cannot be TWO days that never happened before and shall never happen again. So to ME, Joshua 10:12-14 is a PROPHECY of the great and notable DAY of the Lord which is 1000 years long having WRATH at the beginning and WRATH at the END to make an END of all sin by destroying all the wicked and Satan who is behind iniquity)

22.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake, those days shall be shortened.


Now let us read some quotes from another website that gives us some facts about the VALLEY of Aijalon when Joshua spoke to Yahweh saying, “Sun you stand still UPON Gibeon and you Moon in the VALLEY of Aijalon”. WHere is the VALLEY of Aijalon?


A Greek transliteration from the Hebrew Har Megiddon, or “Mountain of Megiddo.” The valley of Megiddo is in the western portion of the plain of Esdraelon about 75 miles north of Jerusalem. Several times the valley of Megiddo was the scene of violent and crucial battles during Old Testament times (Judg. 5:19; 2 Kgs. 9:27; 23:29). A great and final conflict taking place at the Second Coming of the Lord is called the battle of Armageddon. See Zech. 11–14, especially 12:11; Rev. 16:14–21.


Plain of Esdraelon, also called Valley of Jezreel,

In other words, the valley of Jazreel and the valley of Megiddo is one and the same valley where the battle of ARMAGEDDON will be fought. And Jesus will come to END that war. And as you will see the VALLEY of Aijalon is CONNECTED to the valley of Megiddo.

Here is another quote from a different website.

Three strategic geological formations protect the “heart” of the land of Israel. Whoever controls these formations controls the Jewish nation’s vital interior. These formations consist of the Shephelah, the Jezreel Valley, and the Jordan Valley...

...Five east-west valleys intersect the Shephelah: the Aijalon, Sorek, Elah, Guvrin, and Lachish...

...The Aijalon Valley provides access to the area north of Jerusalem. Significant biblical cities of the Aijalon Valley were Aijalon itself, situated in the eastern part of the valley, and Gezer, guarding the valley’s western entrance.

In recent times, the main road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was built to wind its way through the entrance of the Aijalon Valley, then on to follow the foothills just north of Eshtaol. During Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, this road was constantly under Arab attack. One of Israel’s bloodiest defeats took place at Latrun, which was a police station south of the biblical city of Aijalon.



Below is a link to a good map of Israel in Old Testament time that you can ENLARGE and actually read. Click in the link and scroll down to the map then click on the map to enlarge it. Scroll down the map to the Sat Sea and then find Jerusalem. Just northwest of Jerusalem you will see GIBEON and on the left of Gibeon, you will see that valley of AIJALON.


A MAP OF ISRAEL IN OLD TESTAMENT TIMES



Now that you have a good reference to the valley of Aijalon and its defense to the city of Jerusalem in Old Testament times you can see the PROPHECY of Joshua concerning the Moon IN the VALLEY of Aijalon. The ARABS used the valley of Aijalon to attack Israel during the war in 1848.

Many of you may already know that the Arabs were worshipers of the MOON during the days before their prophet Muhammad came along to destroy all their idols to their many gods including the idol to their moon god. But yet that spirit of the moon god remains to this day in the Middle East as you can see by the crescent moon and star symbol of Islam. So what I am seeing in the hidden prophecy of Joshua 10:12,13 is for the WRATH of the Sun of Righteous to not go down upon the Gentile nations who SIDE will Israel and who REPENT and call upon Jesus to save them alive in their mortal bodies at the coming of Jesus. And I am seeing the Moon in the valley of Aijalon to be the PEACEFUL Muslims and perhaps some of the RADICAL Muslims will repent of their hatred toward the Jews who then call upon Jesus at his coming and Jesus will save them to go into the Millennium to live another WHOLE DAY during the 1000 year DAY of the Lord. 

Please understand that I am NOT saying that the generation that will be saved at to coming of Jesus will live to be 1000 years old. But rather, the seed of Ishmael and Esau will live from generation to generation during the WHOLE DAY of the 1000 year long DAY of the Lord. And when Satan is released from the bottomless pit to deceive the NATIONS one final time to make WAR then the WRATH of God will come down to destroy them and the END of the DAY. And that, to ME, is the true sound Biblical meaning of Joshua 10:12,13.

And here are a few more reasons WHY I have come to this conclusion. Whether the earth is FLAT or whether the earth is SPHERICAL in shape, the LITERAL STOPPING of either the sun or the earth would have cause CATASTROPHIC events that are not recorded in the Bible or in history during the days of Joshua and this battle with the Amorites.

BUT as PROPHECY there is sound Biblical evidence of such CATASTROPHIC events in the SUN, the MOON, and the STARS at the second coming of Jesus. And who knows, the LITERAL sun and the LITERAL moon MAY LITERALLY stand still in the sky for a LITERAL 24 hour day. For you see the Bible does say that it was a day like NEVER BEFORE. And Jesus said that the great tribulation right before the wrath of God will be such as was NEVER BEFORE ON the earth nor shall ever be again. So was Jesus lying or is the INTERPRETATION of Joshua 10:12,13 of the literal sun and moon standing still in the day of Joshua in HISTORY is in ERROR. Again, I am seeing that Josuha is a FIRGUE of Jesus making war with those who will make war with Israel bothe at the send coming of Jesus and at the end of the WHOLE DAY of the 1000 year long DAY.

If you notice in Joshua 10:11 the verse right before Joshua 10:12,13 you will see that the WRATH of Yahweh killed MORE men that the swords or war used by the men of Israel. In other words, the WAR was basically OVER before Joshua spoke those famous words TO Yahweh to STAY his wrath UPON Gibeon the people who made peace and SIDED WITH Israel and also ALLOW the MOON to continue until the END of the WHOLE DAY.

Also, if so be, that the interpretation of the literal sun standing still in the sky until they hunted down every last Amorite to slay them then that literal sun would have to have stood still in the sky for WEEKS, according to CONTEXT of the verses of Scripture that follow Joshua 10:12,13.


Please read Joshua 10:16-41.


“But these five kings FLED, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. (Now, the interpretations that I have heard say that Joshua asked Yahweh to not let the sun go down UNTIL he found all these kings and he slays them so that they cannot regroup and come again to attack Israel anymore. So what I want you to do is to read the following verses and see just how LONG it would have taken for Joshua to FINISH the job so to speak. Keep in mind that just the JOURNEY to some of these cities would have taken DAYS. And then Joshua had to fight all these individual wars one by one after he journeyed to each of these cities which would have taken at least another day at each of these individual battles that were a part of the same war)

17.  And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah. (How long did that take? Maybe just an hour or two) 

18.  And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them: (How long did that take? Great stones do not get moved that easily. But in trying to force the WHOLE DAY in verse 13 to mean a LITERAL 24 hour day let us say that this took only two to three hours)

19.  And stay you not, (Or after you finish blocking the mouth of the cave and set a few men to guard it, do not stay there) but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand. 

20.  And it came to pass when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities. (Let us say that it took no less than three to four hours to catch up to those fleeing because they had to take time to find the five kings, tell Joshua, they obey Joshua to block the cave and then they had to run and catch up to the men fleeing. And then after they caught up to them they had to fight that battle but still, some got away and made it back to their fortified cites)

21.  And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. (Perhaps saying nothing about not being successful to slay ALL those that fled) 

22.  Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave. (How long did that take to remove all those great stones? Another two to three hours perhaps?)

23.  And they did so and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon. 

24.  And it came to pass, (Now, usually, when the Bible says it came to pass it does not mean in the next few minutes. It usually does not mean the same day. And the phrase, it came to pass, unusually means longer than the same day. But for the sake of trying to make the WHOLE DAY be a literal 24 hour day we can assume that it came to pass could mean just a little time later) when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. (How long did that take? Perhaps this only took a few minutes but it is still precious time being eaten up by the LITERAL WHOLE day in verse 13.)

25.  And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom YOU fight

26.  And afterward, Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening. (How long did this take. The actual slaying of the five kings probably did not take that long. But then they had to take the slain five kings and hang them from trees. Perhaps this took less than an hour if the trees they hung them from were close by the caves. But keep in mind that now it is EVENING and the sun has gone down, But yet Joshua does not seem to be in a HURRY to finish the job chasing down those who escaped back to the fortified cities. So to ME, the INTERPRETATION that Joshua need more TIME to win the battle does not AGREE with the CONTEXT of how long it would have actually taken to FINISH the job so to speak)

27.  And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hidden, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day. 

28.  And that day (Assuming that this is still talking about the LITERAL 24 EXTRA hour-long WHOLE DAY in verse 12 to FINISH the job of slaying all those who fled. Remember that the sun just went down and there are STILL those who fled that are still alive in their fortified cities. So to ME, this is another day. And again, this could be another hidden PROPHECY of when the FIGURE of Joshua finished the job so to speak. Anyway, the Bible says And that DAY) Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho. (How long would these two battles have taken?)

29.  Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah: (How long would that journey and battle have taken?)

30.  And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho. 

31.  And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it: (To set up CAMP speaking of taking more than just one day. Plus there was the travel time from one city to the next city)

32.  And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah. 

33.  Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people until he had left him none remaining. (How long did that take even if the SECOND day is to be interpreted as being part of the extra-long literal 24 hour day?)

34.  And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it: (Again, setting up CAMP takes TIME. So to ME, the phrase “ON THAT DAY” in verse 35 is speaking of the third day) 

35.  And they took it on that day, (Speaking of the next day after the ENCAMPED against it) and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish. 

36.  And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it: 

37.  And they took it and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were therein. (How long did that take? How long did it take Joshua and the army of Israel to take all the cities around Hebron and slay every last person? And what about the travel time between all these cities?)

38.  And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it: 

39.  And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king. (Again, how long did it take Joshua to overcome these DEFENSED cities PLUS conquer ALL the surrounding cities to slay ALL the people? And let us not forget the travel time to all these major fortified cities and all their surrounding cities which may or may not have had defenses?)

40.  So Joshua smote ALL the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded. (And according to the LITERAL INTERPRETATION of Joshua 10:12,13 he did all of this in 48 literal hours)

41.  And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon

42.  And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, (Or at a PIECE at a time, as in, one city at a time) because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel. 

43.  And Joshua returned, and ALL Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.”


Most people don't know about the geography of Israel. There are many mountains, and hills, and deserts, and very rugged terrain. There were rivers to cross and miles upon miles to cover on FOOT. The country of modern Israel is only 8630 square miles in total area. It is 270 miles long and 85 miles wide at the longest and widest points. This may sound small in size until you start WALKING to all the cities on rugged terrain that Joshua supposedly conquered in 48 literal hours. Do not misunderstand me, I sincerely believe in miracles. I have no doubt that it is POSSIBLE that God could stop our spherical earth from rotating on its tilted axis for 24 hours or for 24 thousand years if he so chose to do so. So my point is NOT to discount any miracles of God stopping the earth, the sun, and the moon from moving if so be this LITERAL happened in the past as a historical event. But rather I am simply showing you what the Lord showed me about the INTENDED meaning of Joshua 10:12,13 being PROPHETIC and NOT LITERAL. You decide what you want to believe.

Before I conclude this study in God’s word, I would like you to imagine a spherical dome with a ball suspended inside and a line is drawn around the spherical dome that represents the equator. Imagine all the stars on the outside of this spherical dome covering the earth. Imagine all the stars circling the spherical dome of the earth. Now, if so be the firmament of the earth is indeed SPHERICAL then you could see ALL the stars circling the earth. And on our real genuine spherical earth, we can indeed see all the visible stars in heaven. BUT we cannot see ALL the stars on the FLAT earth model. In THEORY, you can but in reality, you cannot. In other words, in theory, you could see the North Star from Australia on a flat earth. BUT in real life, you can NOT see the North Star from Australia.

Please watch these two very short two minute videos and notice that the stars rotate in the OPPOSITE direction in the southern hemiSPHERE than they do in the northern hemiSPHERE. This would be IMPOSSIBLE on the FLAT earth.

Here is a link to an 8 1/2-minute on YouTube showing the stars rotating from EACH of the two hemispheres of the earth. And as you can plainly see, there are DIFFERENT stars in each hemisphere. And the stars rotate in the OPPOSITE direction. And that would be IMPOSSIBLE if the earth was flat. Please take the time to prove to yourself that the earth is not flat.


“IS THE ABSOLUTE PROOF THE EARTH IS ROTATING?”

 

Now again, on the flat earth model, the stars would ALWAYS rotate in the SAME direction no matter WHERE you are on the earth. So the rotation of the STARS rotating in OPPOSITE directions from one hemisphere to the next hemisphere proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the earth is a SPHERE just like the Bible ITSELF teaches us when you CORRECTLY interpret the Scriptures.

Also, please consider closely that on our REAL GENUINE SPHERICAL earth that the Bible ACTUALLY teaches us, the NORTH star can NOT be seen when you cross into the southern hemiSPHERE. Here is a quote from a website called EARTH SKY that you can check out for yourself. The emphasis is mine.

 

As you travel northward, Polaris climbs higher in the sky. If you go as far north as the North Pole, you’ll see Polaris directly overhead.

As you travel south, Polaris DROPS closer to the northern horizon.

If you get as far as the equator, Polaris SINKS to the horizon.

South of the equator, Polaris DROPS OUT of the SKY.

 

And if you do not trust the information then you can do your own research. If you know someone who lives in the southern hemisphere that you trust then you can send them the information on the website where I got this quote and ask them if they can see the BIG DIPPER and the NORTH STAR. Or you can do the experiment yourself if you TRULY desire to know the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God that teaches us that the earth is a SPHERE that HANGS upon NOTHING and fly to Australia and see if you can see the NORTH star. You should be able to if so be the earth is flat.

So then, is NASA and SCIENCE the ones that are lying and DECEIVING Christians? OR is it the Illuminati, the hand behind the UNITED NATIONS pushing for a ONE world government that is NOT prophesied in the Bible. In other words, is the Illuminati responsible for reviving the ancient teaching of the FLAT earth in order to DECEIVE and DIVIDE Christians? Please visit these two websites so you can see with your own eyes that the EMBLEM and SEAL of the United Nations are the same image the “flat earthers” use. And after you have clicked on both links to see for yourself that the Illuminati is the hand behind the United Nations, then we will continue covering the rest of the verses used to try and prove that the earth is flat.

I want all my readers to CLOSELY consider the following questions? WHAT is the DECEPTION? Is the teaching that the earth is “SPHERE” the deceptions? OR is it the teaching that the earth is FLAT that is the deception? I want my readers to examine the FACTS real close so you can see which is the TRUE deception and WHO it is that founded this deception. Please closely consider what God led me to find while doing my OWN research on whether the earth is flat or whether the earth is a sphere. Here is a quote from another website called Art Sign Works Incorporated. I want to read the quote first and then I want you to click on the LINK and go to that website and look at the LOGO emblem SEAL of the UNITED NATIONS.

 

“On the right is shown a design for a carved wall plaque of the emblem/seal/crest for the United Nations (UN).”

 

Did you see that? It is the SAME picture of the FLAT earth that “flat earthers” use in their model of the flat earth. WHY would the UNITED NATIONS use this image of the FLAT earth as their SEAL, logo, and emblem? Now please read a quote from another website called Queens Museum and you will see WHY the United Nations uses the FLAT earth model as their SEAL. Again, please read the quote first and then click on the LINK and go to that website and view ANOTHER picture used by the UNITED NATIONS and you will see WHO is BEHIND the United Nations.

 

The People’s United Nations (pUN) is an event and exhibition by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. The event takes place on November 23-24, 2013, and the exhibition runs from November 9, 2013-March 30, 2014. Pedro Reyes: The People’s United Nations (pUN) is a playful homage to the United Nations, inspired by the fact that the global body’s General Assembly met from 1946-1950 in the building that later became the Queens Museum...This experimental gathering will test Reyes’ hypothesis that, since diplomacy has not yet solved the world’s problems, conflict-resolution techniques proven in other fields should be tried instead...Welcome to the People’s United Nations (pUN), an exhibition and performance by Pedro Reyes!...pUN is made up of over 150 citizen-delegates from the 195 member and observer states of the (real) United Nations. They’re with us today to use popular theater and other techniques to grapple with real-world problems from a personal, playful perspective.”

 

Now please click on the LINK and go to that website and view the PICTURE used by the UNITED NATIONS (pUN). Did you see the all-seeing EYE in the HAND that is behind the UNITED NATIONS? Most Christians know and understand that the image of the all-seeing eye is the logo and emblem of the Illuminati. So anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can clearly see that it is the ILLUMINATI that is behind the DECEPTION of the FLAT earth and NOT some so-called deception of the earth being a SPHERE as the flat earthers CLAIM.

Please consider reading all the studies I have written on this subject on whether or not the BIBLE teaches us that the earth is FLAT or whether the earth is SPHERICAL in shape. Please click on the following link to find a list of links to all the studies showing the ERRORS of INTERPRETATION made by “flat earther” Christians to try and prove the earth is flat. >>>DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THE EARTH IS FLAT?<<<

To continue reading the Scriptures that PROVE the earth is a SPHERE, please click on the link called “IS THE EARTH A SPHERE CALLED THE GLOBE?”

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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