Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. 1 Samuel 17:45.
Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.” Isaiah 6:2-3.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Do not fear. I tell you that over and over from the Old Covenant to the New and then some. And yet so many of you do. What are you so afraid of? When I am for you, no on can be against you and succeed.
Today I would like to introduce Myself to you as the LORD of Hosts. I often refer to Myself that way in My Word but it always has to do with defeat of the powers of darkness and the reversal of things to do with the curse. When you see Me use that Name you know that things are about to move in a big way and there is going to be a shift to the BLESSING from a place of the curse. There will be a shift from wilderness wandering to an entrance into a place of abundance. A place of entrapment and oppression to a place of freedom and authority. A place of poverty to a place of prosperity. A place of GLORY. And when My glory appears your joy shall be full.
Who is this King of Glory? The LORD of Hosts, He is the King of Glory. Psalm 24:10.
You may have an idea, but do you know who the Hosts are? Angels. My goodness, presence, and power manifest to you in many ways but one way is by the ministry of angels. Have I not made them all ministering spirits sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14.
Do you recall from My Word what took place the night My Son was born according to the flesh in Bethlehem of Judea? Let Me show you from the Gospel of My servant Luke: “In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will.’ When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” Luke 2:8-15.
One of My angels and a multitude of the Heavenly Host showed up on the scene. And My glory shone all around them.
Do you recall that Jesus told the men that came to arrest Him in the Garden of Gethsemane? “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53.
Yes, the angelic host, they have chariots of fire, Elisha and Elijah were both witnesses of this. They are warrior angels sent to defend, protect, and deliver My people. They are ready and equipped for war. When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” The captain of the LORD’s host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:13-15.
Joshua experienced the help of the Heavenly Hosts. Right before going against Jericho I showed Him the Leader of those forces and, of course, you know who He is, you see Him riding before them again in the book of Revelation, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16.
And what happened at Jericho? The walls went down at a shout of the Israelites, but who do you think took them down? Well, I did, of course, but I did it through the ministry of My Holy Angels in the Heavenly Host.
My servant David called Me the “LORD of Hosts” more than anyone else. Why? He fought battles and needed supernatural help. You will note he was never defeated and never injured in any of the many battles he fought, beginning with Goliath. And you remember what he said to Goliath? “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. 1 Samuel 17:45. And I tell you that “David became greater and greater, for the LORD God of hosts was with him.” 2 Samuel 5:10.
And listen to the Psalm David wrote, and some of you need to apply it to your lives now, he was well aware of the ministry of the angelic host on his behalf, “Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield and rise up for my help. Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue (chase, persecute) me. Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life. Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me. Let them be like chaff before the wind (ruach, which is translated wind, breath, or Spirit), with the angel of the LORD chasing them on. Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.” Psalm 35:1-6.
And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD, it shall exult in His salvation. All my bones will say, “LORD, who is like You, who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, and the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?” Psalm 35:9-10.
And his conclusion? “The LORD be magnified, who delights in the prosperity of His servant. And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness and sing Your praise all day long. Psalm 35:27-28.
Yes, call on Me and I will send twelve legions of angles to defend and protect you. And there are also angels who will bring you provision. Pay attention: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts. All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts.
I, the LORD of Hosts, open to you the floodgates of Heaven and pour out a blessing you cannot contain. And I send the angels with it. And that is all in response to your tithing.
I love you. It is time you met Me as LORD of Hosts.