I have come to understand in life that anything is possible. I have also realized to seek divine knowledge in everything I do. How come God created everything and saw it was good and suddenly it stopped working according to divine plan?
How come we have a leap year instead of a uniform year? It should be either 365 days or 366 days. Science says February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years which is called leap year as a corrective measure because the earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days. There are many reasons within their disposal to prove their theory but I disagree. The reason we have a leap year is that one man altered the calendar through prayer, that man was Joshua.
When the five kings planned to make war against the Gibeonites who had made peace with Joshua, the men of Gibeon came to Joshua for help (Joshua 10:1-6).
Joshua agreed and waged war against the Amorites.
When Joshua saw that the sun was going down and the battle was still in progress, he prayed for God to make the sun and moon to stand still over Gibeon.
Joshua 10:13 says, “So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Is this not written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day“.
It simply means for a whole day (24hrs), the rotation of the earth which causes day and night was altered by Joshua which is the first reason that brought the leap year.
The second reason is that the leap year came in the month of February which was when the battle against the Amorites occured. The month of Adar which is between the end of February and beginning of March in Jewish calendar was when the battle took place.
Why I am using this illustration is that the heavenly bodies can be manipulated against anybody, family, nation or anything. The rain, climate, thunder, weather can be used to stop you. Do you think those earthquakes, hurricane, tectonics, volcanic eruptions, are mere abnormal earth changes?
No wonder David said in Psalm 121:6, “The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night”.
If Joshua can alter the rotation of the earth for a whole day just to win a battle, then you have the power to alter every force to win your battles this year. The sun had to stand still before victory was achieved. The Scripture said Joshua “prayed”. That means, there are things that are supposed to stand still before you can make progress. Now go down on your knees and begin to pray. Shalom.