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DESCRIPTIVE TITLES OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, No. 10.
8) THE ARK OF THE LORD OF HOSTS
2 Samuel 6:2: “And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ARK OF GOD, WHOSE NAME IS CALLED BY THE NAME OF THE LORD OF HOSTS THAT DWELLETH BETWEEN THE CHERUBIMS.”
What an amazing name! We also read a similar name in 1 Samuel 4:4: “The ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims.”
The Lord of hosts mean the Lord of the heavenly armies, the God of battles. Throughout the ages, God’s people have faced many battles, both personally and nationally. Israel has faced many wars and persecutions. Christians in many counties have faced, and are currently facing, great persecution in the form of imprisonment, torture, hunger, and deprivation of food and clothing.
We must never forget that the same God who sent His angel to shut the lion’s mouths when Daniel was cast into the lion’s den is the same God that provided Elisha with a mountain full of horses and chariots of fire to protect him and his fearful servant.
The God who sent His angel to rescue Peter who slept between the two guards while the church prayed without ceasing for him is the same God who is more than willing to fight our battles for us too.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were provided an Angel like unto the Son of God to save them from fiery furnace.
We as families and churches must learn to call upon the One who sits on the Mercy Seat in heaven, the Captain of the heavenly hosts whoa are mighty in battle.
In the margin of my Bible regarding 2 Samuel 6:2 it states: “At which the name of the LORD of hosts was called upon.” The ark was the place where they called upon the Lord God of heaven’s armies.
Dear families and churches, we must never lose sight of Jesus Christ, who has now been given all authority and power to smash down all our enemy strongholds.
To be continued.