Before the creation of man a war took place. This battle was in heaven not on earth. Michael, God’s archangel and the army of God fought against Lucifer. (Now Satan) God being the ultimate warrior cast Lucifer from heaven along with his fallen angels. God is the Lord of Host and everyone, everything is under His authority.
The Lord of Host is a military term which means “God of the Battles.” This military term is most appropriate for our God. He is a fighter. He is a warrior. A warrior who wins. And actually, if you are a child of God you are also a warrior in God’s army. The beautiful thing about this battle is that it is already won. We are victors because of God and the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. We operate through the success of Jesus Christ. This is very good news. When Satan inches his way into our life by spiritual warfare, we have a chief warrior. God, Jehovah-Tseboath “The Lord of Hosts.”
We anchor ourselves in the Lord of Host. We depend on Him to fight with us in battle. He is the Lord of the battles and He’s the Lord of Victories. James 4:7 reads, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil , and he will flee from you.”
There is also another very important scripture in the Old Testament in which I find great comfort. Isaiah 31:5, ” As birds flying, so will the Lord of Hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.”
God not only defends, He delivers, He not only delivers but He preserves! Praise the Lord of Hosts! My battles are not mine they are His. There is hope, deliverance and safety in Jehovah-Tsebaoth. Thank you God for being my Chief Warrior.