The LORD God of Angel Armies

“Seek good and not evil, that you may live; so the LORD God of hosts will be with you, as you have spoken. Hate evil, love good; establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.” ~ Amos 5:14-15

I love this title frequently used throughout the book of Amos: the LORD God of hosts. Ever since Chris Tomlin released his song, “Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]”, this name for God takes on a whole new meaning in my heart.

The Hebrew word used here and translated “hosts” is tsaba’. It means “that which goes forth, army, war, warfare, host; host of angels; host of sun, moon, and stars; host of whole creation”. Doesn’t that paint an AWESOME and MIGHTY picture of our God? This little word gives us a glimpse into the very nature of who God is. He commands armies, angels, the sun and moon and stars, all of creation!

You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light

Whom shall I fear?

You crush the enemy
Underneath my feet
You are my Sword and Shield
Though troubles linger still

Whom shall I fear?

Chorus:
I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me
Yours is the victory

Whom shall I fear?

(Chorus)

Bridge:
And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful, You are faithful
(x2)

You are faithful

(Chorus)

The God of angel armies is always by my side.

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