Lord of Hosts!

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on April 27, 2010

When I think of Jesus being the Lord of hosts, I think about the myriad angels surrounding Him in worship, being sent forth as messengers on His behalf. But sometimes I think of Him as the Lord of Hosts in another way. He is Lord of the hosts of believers who have gone on before us. I see King David standing with Him cheering me on as a worshiper. I see the disciples standing with Him cheering me on as a proclaimer of the Good News. I see Steven the martyr standing with Him cheering me on to see all harvest that will come from the laying down of my life. I see the countless saints who have paved the way for me standing with Him cheering me on to saying, “We have done it by His grace! So can you!” I see men like Keith Green cheering me on to listen for the songs of praise and ministry He is singing my way! He is Lord of the hosts of believers inhabiting the earth right now. And I want to proclaim along with the heavenly hosts, and the hosts of those who have gone on to glory the freedom I have found in knowing the Lord of Hosts! 

Are there any areas of your life it would be nice to hear someone cheering you on? Ask the Lord to let you ‘hear’ some of the cheers from heaven being uttered on your behalf. 

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 

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