The LORD of Hosts

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on May 4, 2008
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Psalms 24:1-10 LORD - strong, mighty, and mighty in battle is the LORD OF HOSTS. The first time "hosts" is used is in Genesis 2:1 "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts." The subsequent occurrences are frequently translated as "armies." When used with "LORD," it refers to the God of the armies of heaven and earth.

1 Samuel 17:45 David went up against the Philistine giant in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel.

2 Kings 19:1-37 The Assyrians went up against the LORD of hosts and did not fare well. (2 Kings 19:25 is referring to Deuteronomy 32:1- 43, the song of Moses.)

Isaiah 10:5-19 The Assyrians thought their success in conquering was due to their own ability.

Isaiah 9:1-ff The LORD of hosts is often associated with the judgment and wrath of God.

Isaiah 13:1-ff The day of the LORD will be the day that the LORD of hosts takes His revenge.

Isaiah 31:1-ff

Psalms 46:1-11 A psalm about the last days when the wrath of God will be poured out upon the earth. In that day, we will have the LORD of hosts as our refuge (Psalms 48).

Psalms 84:1-12 We can have great trust and confidence throughout our lives because our God is the LORD of hosts.

James 5:1-11 When we are wronged today, we do not need to take revenge; rather, we are to let it go, maintain holiness, and be patient, knowing that the LORD of hosts is coming with His judgment and wrath. The LORD of the armies of heaven and earth is coming; be patient.

Romans 12:14-21 "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay."

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