**May 26, 2017**
**A Year of Greater**
*Joshua 10:13, NIV
“So the sun stood still and the moon stopped till the nation avenged itself on its enemies.””*
Joshua is mainly known for the battle of Jericho where the walls came tumbling down due in part to a shout, but did you also know that Joshua stopped the sun when he called out to the Lord? The sun actually stood still because a man called out to the Lord!
Fast forward now to Mark 10:46-52. It is the account of another man stopping the sun. This time it is the Son of Man, The Son of God. Mark records that Jesus stopped when Bartimaeus cried out. Bartimaeus found himself in Jericho with the walls of blindness unable to come down. He shouted but they still remained. He needed the Son to stop for him and He did!!! The Son of Man, The Son of God, stopped when a man cried out to him! Bartimaeus’ blindness left him in a life of less, it left him by the roadside. Left him begging and in want, but that was all about to change. When Bartimaeus heard it was Jesus passing by, that day was not going to be like any other day before or ever again (Joshua 10:14). Bartimaeus stopped the Son and the walls of blindness came down and everything else came down as well, from begging to being in want - it all ended when the Son stopped for him.
Here’s the good news if you are born again, washed in the forever blood – never able to lose salvation, secured by Jesus Christ. The Son stopped for you! You stopped the Son when you called out to Him. Just like Joshua experienced in Joshua 10 and Bartimaeus in Mark 10, there’s never been a day like that day or ever will there be again. The Son – stopped for you! That means the battle is won. The walls of blindness, begging and want have come down. Instead of less, it’s a life time of best. Jesus, The Son said to Bartimaeus, “Go!” and immediately he received. The Son has stopped for you… Go! It’s a year of Greater; it’s a time of peace, joy and abundance. Throw off the cloke of excuses like Bartimaeus did and see. See that the Son has stopped for you. It’s a day unlike any other day that was. It’s a Day of Greater, a Year of Greater, a Life of Greater! Go!!!
Go and enjoy it; Go and receive it!