In the last word I published, I spoke about needing a fresh revelation of the magnified LORD showing that He is a holy God who is mighty in power! I shared that in the Bible the Lord is called by many names, and one of the names that He has chosen to use often is THE LORD OF HOSTS (Yahweh Sabaoth), the Lord of the armies of Heaven. Let's look at a few Scripture references to expand our vision and magnify Him in our eyes.
In Isaiah 6, where it shows the Lord moving in to fill His Temple, there is a verse that God has recently been highlighting to me: "...Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts" (Isaiah 6:5).
"For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and those who escape from Mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this." (2 Kings 19:31)
The Hebrew word used for zeal (qinah) is the same word used for jealousy in Songs of Songs 8:6: "Set me as a seal upon your heart...for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire..." The Lord is jealous over what and who belongs to Him.
The Day of the Lord Sabaoth Will Come and Is Upon Us!
"For the day of the LORD of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up—and it shall be brought low." (Isaiah 2:12)
The name "Sabaoth" carries great power for breakthrough, as David said to the Philistine, "...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 (YAHWEH SABAOTH), the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied" (1 Samuel 17:45, emphasis mine).
As the Bride of the Lord Sabaoth, we have been given great favor! "For your Maker is your Husband, the LORD of hosts (LORD SABAOTH) is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth" (Isaiah 54:5, emphasis mine).
The Lord Sabaoth clearly wants us to understand that His name is mighty and that He is the great WARRIOR KING of armies. He is the mighty military Commander Joshua encountered before the launch of the campaign to take the Promised Land (Joshua 5:13-15). His power and might are transcendent beyond anything we can ever imagine or think. When He rises, the enemy flees in terror.
The Lord Sabaoth is the Lord of the angelic armies of Heaven. Angels are described in the Bible as fierce and warlike; they have remarkable supernatural power. They are astonishing in their countenance, causing those in the Bible who saw them to fall down in fear. Their power is revealed repeatedly in various accounts of Scripture. When King Hezekiah prayed earnestly, God sent one angel to defeat 185,000 of the enemy's army (2 Kings 19). God opened the eyes of Elisha's servant at Elisha's request, and he saw the great horses and chariots of fire surrounding them (2 Kings 6:17). (Photo via Pexels)
Heaven's angel armies are mighty warriors, and the Lord Sabaoth is the ultimate Warrior of mighty warriors. The Lord of Heaven's armies is not drafting into His army on Earth a fearful, frivolous, complacent people; rather, He is raising up a new breed, trained and equipped, who are called to rule in His power, might and authority. They are becoming an army sold out to their King, who contends and overcomes all obstacles in their path. THEY ARE OVERCOMING WARRIORS. The promises made to the seven churches of Revelation will be given to "him who overcomes" (Revelation 3:21)!
At this time of history, in an era of spiritual war, God requires that His people know Him and magnify Him as LORD SABAOTH—the fierce Commander of great might and power, whose face is set like flint to complete His divine will. With a fierce determination to annihilate His enemies, He fights on behalf of His people to defend those who belong to Him, and for the reward of a great harvest of souls that also belong to Him.
The name "Yahweh Sabaoth" is seen in the account of Hannah. Hannah was greatly troubled in her soul because she was barren. However, I also believe that Hannah perceived by her spirit that a child was in her destiny; she perceived that she was in a battle more significant than she understood. Hannah rose up and went to the temple, and in her struggle and deep groans of travail before the Lord, I believe she received a revelation of the Lord Sabaoth, and with this understanding made her appeal to Him.
"Then she made a vow and said, 'O LORD of Heaven's hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.'" (1 Samuel 1:11)
Hannah recognized she needed the Lord of hosts—the Lord of heaven's armies—to fight on her behalf! Hannah was fighting for the fulfillment of her destiny according to the will of God. She was fighting for a miracle and received one. Hannah dedicated her child Samuel as a Nazarite, one who was given over wholly to Yahweh Sabaoth.
Samuel was a priest who served the Lord wholeheartedly and ferociously—a warrior prophet who killed the Amalekite king (1 Samuel 15:33). He was the prophet God sent to anoint David, the warrior king in whose lineage was Lord Sabaoth, Son of David. Samuel was God's idea, not Hannah's. God wanted a priest and a prophet who would do according to what was in His heart and mind (1 Samuel 2:35). God put the seed of Samuel in Hannah's spiritual womb before the foundation of the world—a seed she had to contend for!
Birthing the Nazarite Generation: Make Your Appeal Known!
In the day of battle, in the season of spiritual war, like Hannah, we must make our appeal to the Lord Sabaoth and begin to contend for the seeds in our spiritual wombs to come forth at the appointed hour. This generation is primed like Hannah to give birth to mighty things for the Kingdom of God—Nazarite churches and Nazarite ministries wholly given over to the Lord Sabaoth's purposes! Apostolic and prophetic Nazarite mothers and fathers are called to birth the Nazarite generation that prepares the way for Lord Sabaoth. (Photo via Unsplash)
Like Hannah, Lord Sabaoth is waiting to hear our cry—our appeal! The widow in Luke 18:1-8 was a woman also contending in a battle for justice and received her answer. The Scriptures say that this woman was persistent in her cry. Scripture reveals that whenever Israel cried out to God persistently, they always received answers! Lord Sabaoth wants to hear our cry and strong appeal! Why? Because in the cry, we become real, authentic and engaged. We can easily fall into the trap of praying rote prayers because we know how to! Our cry shows we have a stake in birthing God's will on Earth, like Hannah.
The cry is not something we can work up. Our spirit and soul become one with the Lord's in the appeal. He hears our cry because it is His. We join with Him in His passion to bring forth His desires. His cry encompasses His people, the harvest, the children, the nations and Israel, His family. We have each been given a part of the cry of His heart in seed form to bring forth. To fully enter His cry, we must first ask Him to release to us His compassion, His heart and His passion. When we truly feel His heart, we can pray in unison with Him as one heart.
The Lord's Army of Warriors
The Lord Sabaoth is now arising in His people to fulfill His purposes in this season of spiritual warfare. We have His attributes of a warrior as He lives and moves in us. His first coming to redeem humanity was an act of war against the enemy. The Cross was a triumphant act of war. When we call for His Kingdom to come...this is an act of war. When we declare, "Thy will be done," this is an act of war. The Lord is now moving to lead a great captivity of souls out into freedom. This is an act of war.
The Lord Sabaoth is now primed to move out in the sons of God in resurrection power that will destroy demonic strongholds and capture the harvest. We work together in a dance of unison with Yahweh Sabaoth and the angel armies of Heaven.
The blueprint of this end-time generation has been precoded and preloaded for the battle to birth! The warrior code is already in our DNA! We must call forth our warrior spirit to the forefront to take its place on the front lines of the battle for the coming Kingdom of God on Earth. The Spirit of YAHWEH SABAOTH is upon us, sending us forth to do His work. He is with us and has come to destroy the works of the enemy!
"...With justice He judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns... The armies of Heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean." (Revelation 19:11-14)
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Faith Marie Baczko, Executive Director
Headstone Ministries International | Schools of The Last Wine
Faith Marie BaczkoÂ is the president of Headstone International Ministries and HWAM â€“ Headstone Women's Apostolic Network. Faith is an apostolic, prophetic teacher and author, bringing significant revelation to mobilize, equip and strengthen the Body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. She carries key insights into the profound significance of Israel's place in the purposes of God for the time of the summing up of all things in Christ. She models a life that inspires others to live undistracted and rigorously devoted to passionately pursuing Christ. Faith is an international speaker, and through her ministry and work in South America, she has garnered enduring relationships with pastors and leaders, united in passion for truth that is the foundation of revival. Her books are also available in Spanish.
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