The God of armies

The Bible describes God as “the Lord of hosts”.  Host is an ancient word for army, angels armed and ready for battle.  The Lord is the commander of this fearful fighting force!  When Jesus prayed “Deliver us from evil”, save us, rescue us, He was thinking of God in this way.  He was thinking of the fight that the Chrisitian life is.  He was thinking of the resources we all have for victory.  He did not indulge in double-talk.  He would not pray for deliverance if deliverance is unavailable.  Friend, have you surrendered the idea that you can live free from the patterns of sin that have so long neutralized your witness and broken the heart of the Lord?  Call out to God!  Ask Him to deliver you. Resist the Devil in the strength He supplies.  “Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling and present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24-25)  Will you ask the “God of armies” to come and fight for you?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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