Our God is not only a warrior, but he commands an army—of angels. He is the God of the Angel Armies.
God is Jehovah Sabaoth—the Lord of Hosts or the God of the Angel Armies. In the Bible, God’s title as commander of the armies of angels appears as Lord Almighty or Lord of Hosts.
When David fought Goliath he told him: “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45).
When Elisha and his servant were surrounded by a foreign king’s army, the servant was afraid. “‘Don’t be afraid,’ [Elisha] answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (2 Kings 6:15-17).
Do you ever feel outnumbered? Don’t forget who is on your side! God heads up armies of angels who fight for us. The physical world is what we see and experience every day so it’s easy to forget that a far greater spiritual battle is being fought too. But when evil seems to be prevailing, ask God to open your eyes. There are more on our side than on theirs. Scripture says there are millions of angels (see Revelation 5:11).
The interaction of the physical and spiritual realms is a mystery to us. But it’s clear that God used both the armies of angels and the people of Israel, including Elisha, Elisha’s servant, and the Israelite army to defeat His enemies. Your responsibility is to keep doing the next right thing in every situation, to keep following Him, and to keep fighting for His kingdom with every decision you make.
And when you need help, call on the God of the Angel Armies. Then stand firm and with confidence. He and His forces are with you.
Read 2 Kings 19:35 to see what just one angel was able to do in one night.