THE LORD OF HOSTS

THE LORD OF HOSTS IS WITH US 

  • JEHOVAH SABAOTH JEHOVAH ELYON IS WITH US EX 6:1-5
  • Amos 4:13
  • For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. Amos describes God by a title indicative of supremacy over all creatures, and especially the earthly and the  heavenly armies
  • The aim of the Prophet to impress us with a conception of the matchless majesty of God.
  • Psalms:24:7-10 Lift up your head, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?  The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.  Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?  The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.  Selah.
  • The thought of God in these words is mainly that of a God of strong and victorious energy
  • He is the   Warrior-God, a conquering King, One whose word is power.
  • The One  who rules amidst the armies of heaven and earth
  • He also rules   amidst the inhabitants of  the earth…
  • ‘The Lord of Hosts,’ is the Captain of all the armies of heaven and earth.
  • That name indicates, that every creature is subject to the authority of the Lord.
  • And in addition to that, we must understand that  that the unity of nature is the will of God;
  • And that when the Commander issues His orders over all the field, His will must be done.

∙   No matter what has to be done, the Lord will see to it

∙   God has the whole world in His hands and is working out His divine purposes for the good of His people and the glory of His name. Ps 104

∙   This  assurance includes the truth that He is Jehovah Sabaoth and it  gives His people peace, no matter how difficult the circumstances may be.

  • Psalms 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
  • This Psalm  speaks of One with inherent ability able to produce a strong effect.
  • Literally the Greek translation reads “Lord the dunamis God” the one able to carry out whatever He deems fit and proper!
  • We need to remember this truth about His Name forever, especially at this time.
  • It is  certainly a precious privilege to have the Lord of Hosts on our side in these days of uncertainty
  • We should always remember this fact and rejoice and be glad in the Lord all the time
  • It is amazing that we often forget this truth and start to  panic and to be discouraged
  • We should rather be thankful and keep praising the Lord of Hosts
  • Is the Lord on YOUR side? Is Emmanuel, God with us, YOUR  Redeemer?
  • Is there a covenant between you and God as between God and Jacob?
  • Can you say like Job I know my Redeemer liveth?
  • Can you say like Paul “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day”.2 Tim.1:12
  • If  you feel so, happy are you indeed .
  • Show your blessedness  by always praising the Lord with  joyful songs
  • And even in times of trouble  continue in the spirit of praise
  • And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the  which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
  • Col:3:16-17
  • “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
  • Once we decide to live a lifestyle of faith and gratitude  in the Lord of Hosts,
  • Once we decide to live a lifestyle of  praise and thanksgiving to Him,we must continue Heb 8:15
  • “ By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. “
  • We have to continue to live for Him so that none will be discouraged and backslide
  • David prays  that those who have come to believe in God through him would not be confused because of his personal problems
  • Psalm 69:6
  • Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake.
  • If  we backslide , others who have believed God through us , would be discouraged and disappointed.
  • As for the unbelievers  they are already doing enough to turn our faith  in God into ridicule
  • Therefore our constant prayer should be “ O Lord  God of Hosts,” let not my case cause the enemy to blaspheme”.
  • Our blessed Lord always has  a tender concern for his people, and would not have anything oppress our spirit or  become a source of discouragement to others
  • David  appealed to the Lord of hosts to save him from certain embarrassment and shame
  • Our God is our  Covenant Defender. He always  moves  to help us by his covenant faithfulness to  us
  • He  will strengthen  and rescue us  whenever the need arises  we shall be more than conquerors in the end
  • We must just  hold fast our confidence  to the end.
  • So when the “Goliaths” come against us, we must just remember that “Jehovah is with (us) like a dread champion.”
  • However ,like Jeremiah of old we too can be faced with a sense of discouragement & spiritual opposition  as we preach  God’s word
  • Jeremiah cried out in Jer 20:7-13
  • O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily. Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name.  But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side.  Report, say they, and we will report it.  All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause. Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
  • No need to panic the  Lord of hosts is with us and He is till in charge
  • He will supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus
  • John 6:1-14
  • After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
  • 2  And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
  • 3  And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
  • 4  And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
  • 5  When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
  • 6  And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
  • 7  Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
  • 8  One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
  • 9  There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
  • 10  And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
  • 11  And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
  • 12  When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
  • 13  Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
  • 14  Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
  • In 2 Kings 7:1-20,we see a similar situation of miraculous provision by the cheer mercy of God
  • 1 Chron,29:10-13.Joel 2:21-end;Ezekiel 34:25-end 
  • MINISTERATION PS 121;PS 145
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