~ The Title “Jehovah-Sabaoth” ~
Jesus said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30).
There are quite a number of Jehovah titles. This series has focused first on the name Jehovah and then seven Jehovah- titles which embrace the fullness of Jesus Christ for His people. These titles include the completeness of Jehovah’s name as it is manifested in the life of Jesus Christ for His people. They titles show how the Messiah completely meets His people’s need from their guilt to their future glory.
There is another Jehovah title which is important to consider. It does not fit neatly into the general names of God or the covenant names of God.
Jehovah-Sabaoth means “the Lord of hosts,” or “the Lord God of Hosts” or in today’s vernacular the Lord of armies or the Lord of multitudes.
“Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with 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 defied’” (1 Samuel 17:45). This was certainly no empty boast on the part of young David as he came against the giant named Goliath. David had the joy of salvation and a deep confidence in His God.
Implication ~ We serve the same God today. If we are working on God’s side in His way, then He is on our side. You and God are a majority (even without you!).
Reference ~ In your personal studies you may want to look at the following passages:
2 Samuel 5:10, 6:2, 18, 7:26; Psalm 48:8; Isaiah 1:24, 2:12, 3:1,15, 5:7,9,16; 6:5, 8:13, 10:23-24, 26, 33, 13:4, 18:7, 19:12, 14:24, 27, 21:10, 22:5, 12, 15, 25:6.
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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