“This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself, who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,” and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.”- Isaiah 44:24,28 NIV
Lest we forget the GOD WE SERVE! He is Jehovah Sabaoth, the LORD ALMIGHTY! The name “LORD of hosts” occurs some 261 times in the Old Testament Scriptures. God is first called the “LORD of hosts” in 1 Samuel 1:3. The word LORD, capitalized, refers to Yahweh, the self-existent, redemptive God. The word hosts is a translation of the Hebrew word Sabaoth, meaning “armies”—a reference to the angelic armies of heaven. Thus, another way of saying “LORD of hosts” is “God of the armies of heaven.” The NIV translates YHWH Sabaoth as “LORD Almighty.”
Leader, the identity of God as Almighty serves to establish the sense of AWE and WONDER we have toward Him and the realization that He is God above all things without limitation. Isaiah wrote this prophecy about Cyrus almost 200 years before he was born! GOD is showing us his OMNISCIENCE and OMNIPOTENCE; All knowing and ALL POWERFUL. “This is what the LORD says- the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands? It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts. I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty.”- Is 45:11-13
Conduit, GOD IS IN CONTROL! There has never been an emergence meeting of the TRINITY! God knows where we are at, where the world is at and where HE IS AT, in relation to the world- so trust in HIM; GOD HAS THIS! Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. (James 5:7-8) Remember JESUS is the REASON for our SEASON! The sovereign LORD of hosts has the grace to always be there for the one who comes to Him through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The King of glory, who commands the armies of heaven and who will eventually defeat all His enemies in this world, is none other than Jesus Christ. He is the LORD of hosts (Revelation 19:11–20). TRUST IN THE LORD with all your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding, For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Amen!