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Jehovah-Sabbaoth

Jehovah-Sabbaoth literally means the Lord Almighty. It speaks of the sovereignty of God over all the powers of the universe. The second stanza from Martin Luther's hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" says, "Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing, Were not the right man on our side, The man of God's own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He, Lord Sabbaoth His name, From age to age the same, And He must win the battle." David understood the greatness of God when he went against Goliath with five smooth stones and a sling. David said to Goliath, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." (1 Samuel 17:45). Oh, that each of us would have this same conception of God in our battles.

Related Scriptures

Isaiah 6:3; 2 Samuel 7:26-27; 1 Chronicles 11:9; Romans 9:29; James 5:4; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 1:8; 4:8

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