The Meaning of Jehovah Sabaoth

The Meaning of Jehovah Sabaoth

Jehovah Sabaoth means The Lord of Hosts.

This name of God can be traced to 1 Samuel 17:45 when David went to fight Goliath for he said to him, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel." (1 Samuel 17:45)

David's words show us that he had placed his confidence in winning this battle in Jehovah Sabaoth unlike Goliath who had placed his confidence on his physical weapons of a sword, spear, and javelin. 


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To understand the feat that Jehovah Sabaoth helped David accomplish, you must remember that Goliath was a giant who was facing David while wearing the following:
1. A bronze helmet
2. A metal coat weighing around 125 lbs or 60 kg
3. A bronze armor covering his legs
4. A bronze javelin
5. A spear with an iron head weighing around 15 lbs or 7.5 kg (1 Kings 17:4-7)

David, on the other hand, had his staff, 5 smooth stones, and a sling (1 Kings 17:40) and yet he won this battle because of Jehovah Sabaoth.

Therefore, trust in Jehovah Sabaoth like David when you are being threatened by someone or something that is:
1. Bigger than you physically, monetarily and in any other way
2. More protected than you by physical, legal, political and other powers
3. More experienced than you 


Yes, God can do it!

To be able to achieve similar feats like David with the help of Jehovah Sabaoth, you have to keep the following in mind:


Do Not Be Afraid
Do not be afraid of all the weapons your enemies are displaying to intimidate you because as David said, "The Lord does not save with a sword and a spear." (1 Kings 17:47) 

This means that Jehovah Sabaoth does not need physical weapons to help you win your battles for it is Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts. (Zechariah 4:6) 

Therefore when you are faced with a gigantic weapons, pray and ask Jehovah Sabaoth to send His Spirit to help you win your battle.


Do Not Be Dismayed
Do not be shocked and distressed by the words your enemies say to you the way King Saul and the Israelite army were dismayed when they heard the words of Goliath. (1 Kings 17:11)

Instead, emulate David who expressed his faith in Jehovah Sabaoth when Goliath told him he would give his body to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field (1 Kings 17:44) for he replied saying, "I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel ... and today He will deliver you into my hand.(1 Samuel 17:45-46)

Therefore when your enemies taunt you with their words, first place your confidence in God and then express that confidence with your mouth since words have power for The power of life and death is in the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)

For optimum results, quote Bible verses as you reply to your enemies since The sword of the spirit is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17) 

Then, put on all the other parts of the spiritual armor of God and face your enemies fearlessly as you attack them with your prayers and Jehovah Sabaoth will help you. 


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The first thing you should do in any stressful situation is ask God what you should do about it. Seek His direction first and Do not be wise in your own eyes. (Proverbs 3:7)

Pray for He says, Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3) and these fresh insights will help you make better decisions.

As you pray, pray with the confidence that God is listening to you and He will answer your prayers even if you are the only one praying for yourself and even if you have made many big mistakes, because We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4: 15-16)

As you pray, remember that God cares for you and you do not have to develop stress related illnesses from carrying mental burdens. Therefore, Cast your burdens on the Lord, and He shall sustain you (Psalm 55: 22) because He cares for you.

Cast your burdens to the Lord by telling Him all your problems and all the people who are stressing you to Him so that He can deal with them and then promise yourself that once you have released your burdens you will never pick them up again.

After casting all your problems to the Lord, you can now ask in faith for whatever you need to resolve your stressful situation for He tells us, Ask, and it will be given to you. (Matthew 7:7)

To receive your request, you have to believe that you will receive it for His Word urges us to Ask in faith, without doubting, for the person who doubts is like a sea wave driven and tossed by the wind and that person should not suppose that they will receive anything from the Lord because they are double-minded and unstable in all their ways. (James 1:6-8)

Since Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1), asking in faith entails being able to see yourself with your mind’s eye receiving the things that you are asking the Lord to give you.

So, if you are asking for healing, you have to see the laboratory tests returning as normal, the cancerous mass becoming undetectable and the doctors telling you that you have been cured.

Finally, thank Him for the blessings that He has already bestowed on you and for the blessings that you are expecting to receive in faith. 

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Why Stories of Genesis 38 are between those of Genesis 37 and 39


Genesis 37
Genesis 37 talks about 17-year-old Joseph living at home where he was loved by his father and hated by his brothers because of his father's love, his dreams, and his words. 

This chapter of the Bible tells us how his father Jacob sent him to check on his brothers as they were herding and when they saw him approaching, they conspired to kill him, throw his body into a pit and lie to their father that he had been killed by a wild animal.

When his brother Reuben heard of this plot, he told his younger brothers that they should just throw him into the pit without killing him because he wanted to save him and return him to his father. 

However, when Joseph arrived, they stripped him of his coat and threw him into a waterless pit. As the brothers were eating, they saw some Midianite traders coming from Gilead and carrying balm, spices, and myrrh.

Judah, another brother of Joseph suggested that it was not profitable for them to just kill Joseph. He said they should instead sell him to the Midianites traders who were going to Egypt and they did just that for 20 shekels of silver.

It seems that Reuben was not part of this plot because when he returned to the pit, he was distraught because Joseph was not there and he tore his clothes because of it.

The brothers then took Joseph's tunic, dipped it in goat's  blood and took it to their father. They told him they had found it and asked him if it was his son's.

Jacob recognized it and said a wild animal  had torn his son to pieces. He then tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourned for many days. His other children tried to console him but they could not for he wept saying he would go to his grave mourning Joseph.

Genesis 37 concludes by telling us that the Midianite traders sold Joseph to Potiphar who was an officer of Pharaoh in Egypt. 


Genesis 38
We would expect Genesis 38 to continue with the story of Joseph's life in Egypt as a slave but this is narrated in Genesis 39.

Genesis 38 instead talks about the troubles of Judah. 

His first son Er was killed by God because he was evil.

His second son Onan was also killed by God because when he was asked to marry Er's wife Tamar so that he could raise an heir for his brother as per their tradition, he emitted to the ground. 

As if those were not enough problems for Judah, his wife Shua died. 

After her death, Judah went in to his daughter-in-law disguised as a harlot and she took his signet, cord, and staff as insurance until he sent a goat to pay for her services.

Genesis 38 thus ends with public humiliation for Judah when he asked his daughter-in-law Tamar to be burned because she was found to be pregnant out of wedlock and she produced the evidence that he was the father of her children. 


Genesis 39

Genesis 39 talks about Joseph's life as a slave in Egypt. It tells us how Potiphar's wife falsely accused him of rape and he was imprisoned.



Why?
When I inquired of the Lord why the events are described like this in the Bible with Judah's problems being placed between the selling of Joseph into slavery and his life as a slave, the revelation I received was that this was to suggest that Judah had something to do with Joseph's problems.

This is because if Judah had not suggested that Joseph should be sold as a slave, he would have been left in the pit and Reuben would have saved him and taken him home to his father. 

However, because of Judah's words, Joseph was sold and he suffered because of being wrongfully accused and imprisoned.

As he was suffering in Egypt, his father was also suffering inconsolably in the land of Canaan.

The "misfortunes" happening in Judah's house could, therefore, have given his father an inkling of suspicion that he may have done something wrong and possibly even involved in Joseph's disappearance.

This story has two sided to it because even though Joseph's brothers meant evil by selling him into slavery, God turned it around for good. (Genesis 50:20) This good was for their own good since they were saved from starvation and also for Joseph's good since he fulfilled the destiny he had dreamed about. 

However, the same principle that is in Matthew 26:24 of The Son of Man will go just as it has been written about Him but woe to the person who betrays Him! also applies here.

This principle is that some bad things must happen to good people for various reasons but do not be the one the one through whom they happen.

Therefore even if Jesus must be betrayed to fulfill his destiny and Joseph must be sold to Egypt to fulfill his to, do not be the one that opens your mouth to betray him or lifts your hand to sell him.  

This is because there are consequences for Judas experienced a lot of woe until he committed suicide and the things happening to Judah's house could have been part of the woe he had to live through as a result of betraying his brother and selling him as a slave.

Bible Prayers for your Blog

Bible Prayers for your Blog

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Since The sword of the spirit ... is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17), it makes perfect sense to say Bible verse prayers for your blog like the following if you want it to be successful: 

Father God, Your servant is in the middle of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be counted. I, therefore, ask You in the name of Jesus to give me Your servant an understanding heart so that I may blog effectively for Your people. (Adapted 1 Kings 3:8-9) 



Heavenly Father I ask you in the name of Jesus to bless my blog so that it may be full of posts that supply all kinds of useful information.

Bless my ebooks and ecourses so that they may bring in thousands and ten thousands of dollars. 


Bless my affiliate accounts so that they may be well laden. 


Bless me so that there may be no hacking into my website, plagiarizing of my content or spamming of my site. (Adapted Psalm 144:13-14)


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Since we are told to Ask in faith (James 1:6) ensure that you believe that God can do all these things you are asking Him to do for your blog.


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Since Faith without works is dead (James 2:26) ensure that you also combine your belief with working on your blog. 

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How to Fight Shame with Bible Verses

How to Fight Shame with Bible Verses

How to Fight Shame with Bible Verses


Shame is one of the tactics that the enemy uses to stop people from reaching their full potential. 

We can see an example when David was asking the army soldiers the reward for killing Goliath because his older brother Eliab asked him, “Why did you come down here?” and “With whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness?” And, even stated, “I know your pride and your insolence.”  (1 Samuel 17:28)    

By saying these things publicly, Eliab was trying to make the other soldiers view David as a proud and insolent shepherd of a few sheep so that David could be ashamed and stop talking to them.

However, David did the right thing for He turned away from Eliab. (1 Samuel 17:30)   

Therefore if someone is trying to make you feel ashamed, turn away from them physically and/or mentally by turning towards God in prayer.






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