Carol Clegg-Lamptey

When I first saw this name, I concluded that it meant – The Lord of the sabbath. I mean just look at the name. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it rather means – The Lord of Hosts.

Jehovah Sabaoth is said to be mentioned, wait for it, over a whopping 270 times, making it the most frequently used compound name of God in Scripture.
Good time to say wooooow! πŸ˜ƒ

Some other meanings I came across were Almighty, Sovereign, Self-Existent God over all multitudes (whether an army, the sun, moon and stars or creation itself)
Nooooo size!!!!

Guess where it was first mentioned?
Let’s all turn our Bibles πŸ˜‰ to 1 Samuel 1:3. We find Hannah making a covenant with God as she cries to Him to give her a child,..a son in 1 Samuel 1:11.

Another verse which is a favourite of mine where this phrase is found is 1 Samuel 17:45. I simply love the confidence with which David spoke; confidence in His God!

1 Samuel 17:45 NIV –
David said to the Philistine, β€œYou come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

Look at Zachariah 4:6!

So he said to me, β€œThis is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: β€˜Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.

Again in Isaiah 6:3

And they were calling to one another:
β€œHoly, holy , holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

I found this and I have to repeat it verbatim:
β€œThroughout Scripture, we find this Lord of Hosts as our ever present defender, the Sovereign and Holy God over all the universe who sees us, loves us and moves mountains on our behalf. He fights our battles, wins our wars and is the refuge we can run to in time of need. He is Jehovah Sabaoth!

There is nothing He cannot do, nothing He does not know, nothing He cannot control, no enemy He cannot defeat, no heart He cannot heal, no mouth He cannot shut, no miracle He cannot perform. And how beautiful to know He longs to work in our lives and on our behalf as the Lord of Hosts!”

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Let us call on Jehovah Sabaoth to fight on our behalf. We fight our battles on our knees, calling on our Mighty God to fight for us just as Jehoshaphat did in 2 Chronicles 20:3-15.

God bless us all!

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More