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Pastor’s Corner

I gladly welcome you afresh into the New Year 2024, which is God’s Year for our Divine Healthy Relationships. Amazingly, our Christian faith is not another man-made religion but a dynamic relationship with the almighty God through our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 26: 17-18). Indeed, there are many temporary and permanent relationships in the world but the most indispensable is our covenant relationship with God by the grace and salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 17-: 1-3) It is very conspicuous that when get our primary relationship with God right, every other secondary relationship will be wisely aligned. Amazingly, this Month of April is the Month of the Lord of Hosts.

  The name “LORD of hosts” occurs some 261 times in the Old Testament Scriptures. God is first called the “LORD of hosts” in 1 Samuel 1:3. The word LORD, capitalized, refers to Yahweh, the self-existent, redemptive God. The word hosts is a translation of the Hebrew word “Sabaoth”, meaning “armies”—a reference to the angelic armies of heaven. Thus, another way of saying “LORD of hosts” is “Jehovah, God of the armies of heaven.” The NIV translates YHWH Saboath as “LORD Almighty.” This name for God first appears at the close of the period of the judges. In the same sentence as “LORD of hosts” is a reference to Shiloh, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The Ark symbolized Yahweh’s rulership, among other things, for He sits enthroned above the cherubim (1 Samuel 4:4; Psalm 99:1). Some have suggested that “LORD of hosts” reaffirms that God is the true Leader of Israel’s armies, in spite of the low spiritual condition of the nation of Israel at the time of the judges. In 1 Samuel 17:45, as part of his pre-fight verbal sparring with Goliath, David evokes this name of God. In doing so, David was claiming that God is the universal ruler over every force whether in heaven or on earth. Soon after David’s defeat of Goliath, Israel would enter the international scene. It was necessary for the nation to realize that Yahweh was King even of the many other mighty nations. This kingship of the LORD of hosts is vividly expressed in Psalm 24:10: “Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!” (ESV). He is the glorious King of Israel, and Zechariah 14:6 tells us that He will be King of the world, over all the kingdoms of the earth (cf. Isaiah 37:16). Eventually, Yahweh of armies will put down all rebellion (Isaiah 24:21–23) and establish His Kingdom from Mt. Zion (Isaiah 31:4–5; 34:12).

  As the LORD of hosts, God is the all-powerful Ruler over the entire universe. All power and authority are His. He alone intervenes to provide victory for His people. He alone brings world peace. At the same time, He is available to hear the prayers of His people (Psalm 80:19). There is no other God like this. The sovereign LORD of hosts has the grace to always be there for the one who comes to Him through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The King of glory, who commands the armies of heaven and who will eventually defeat all His enemies in this world, is none other than Jesus Christ. He is the LORD of host (Revelation 19:11–20).
Now let us get ready and be rested and watch our great Lord of Hosts fight and win every long-standing battle for us today (Amen).


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The Voice of Hope-Vol-136- April 2024

Monthly Prophetic Prayer Power-Points

  1. I declare that the Lord of Hosts will war against every spiritual battle in my life and family (Exodus 15: 1-5)
  2. Today I decree that the Lord of Hosts will remove my long-standing shame as He did for Anna (1 Samuel 1: 3, 11)
  3. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, I have invited the Lord of Hosts to intervene in every prolonged battle of my bloodline (2 Chronicles 20: 15)
  4. In the name of Jesus Christ, I call on the mighty Lord of Hosts to go ahead of me against every battle in my future (Isaiah 42: 13)
  5. Today I call on the powerful Lord of Hosts to deal with every evil Goliath tormenting my life and family (1 Samuel 17: 45)
  6. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pronounce divine vengeance against every stubborn and sworn adversary of my destiny (Zephaniah 3: 16-17)
  7. Today I decree that the Lord of Hosts will turn my apparent defeat into total victory and celebrations (2 Samuel 5 6-10)


In the Gospel of Luke, “a multitude of heavenly hosts” appeared to the shepherds announcing the Messiah’s birth.