One time during the reformation while Melanchthon was preaching, people began throwing sticks and stones. Suddenly they were stopped by a voice coming down the road. Martin Luther came up that dusty road singing in German:
A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing....
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus it is He;
Lord Sabaoth is His name;
From age to age the same;
And He must win the battle.
Why must Lord Sabaoth win the battle? The simplest translation of Lord Sabaoth is "The Lord of hosts."
This Lord of hosts is the Commander in Chief of all the armies of men on earth and of all the armies of the angels, seraphim and cherubim in heaven. Jehovah Sabaoth is fighting for his people. This Name of God is related to His omnipotence and sovereignty. God is over all powers - in heaven and on earth.
God used this name in the book of Samuel when the Israelites were under the Philistine attack. In these circumstances, the men of God began to say, "Jehovah Sabaoth is on our side. He is the Lord of hosts."
This name is also found in the story of David and Goliath. When David picked up five stones and went out to fight the nine-foot giant, he said, "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 [Jehovah Sabaoth], the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied" (1 Samuel 17:45 NKJV). David needed only a slingshot to win with the Lord of hosts fighting for him.
If we know Jehovah Sabaoth is on our side, no matter our battle, in the end we will be more than conquerors.
"Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them" (2 Kings 6:16 NKJV).
Thank You, Jesus, that we are on the winning side.
My daughter Arla Mitchell has been praying for a different need each day using scripture. You can see her videos of the "40 Day Prayer Challenge" on the Come to the Fire Facebook page.