One of the most comforting names of God is Jehovah Sabaoth–the Lord of Hosts. In this name, We learn that we are not alone. God is Master over of a host of Heavenly warriors that make him invincible and always ready to protect the chosen from any and all enemies. When Elisha and his servant were in Dothan, The King of Aram sent an Army to capture him. The King was sick of God’s prophet staying a step ahead of his great battle strategies. So, the king sent his troops and surrounded the place where Elisha was staying.
Elisha’s servant walked out and saw that the army had them surrounded and he became deathly afraid. He ran to Elisha to warn him. Elisha, unalarmed asked the Lord to open the servant’s eyes to see the world from God’s perspective–and immediately, the servant saw a host of warrior angels in chariots of fire surrounding the now little army of the enemy. Then, the fear became joy and triumph as the servant finally understood Jehovah Sabaoth–the Lord of Hosts of Armies!
The same Lord of Hosts remains with us. Paul told us in Romans 8, we are more than conquerors. We, Like Elisha and his servant, have Jehovah Sabaoth–the Lord of Hosts–at the ready to protect us from the enemy. In the current culture, there are many days that we feel alone and surrounded by the enemy and his evil plan to destroy us. But, as the Lord reveals himself to us, we see that there is nothing that can separate us from him. That same heavenly host remains ready to intervene and prevent the enemy from winning the day. We are his people and he will not allow any enemy–foreign or domestic to come between us and him for now through eternity.
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2 Kings 6
14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.
15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[j]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.