Covenant & Government #15: The Lord of Hosts

Of the many names for the Lord, several of them specifically refer to His position as sovereign leader. One of such names is the Lord of Hosts. Our focus on repentance and replacement for our relationship with the Lord of Hosts pertains to Him as the sovereign ruler and His governmental authority over our nation.

 

Repentance & Replacement
As a member of the Royal Priesthood, please repent for breaking covenant with the Lord on behalf of yourself, your generations and your nation for the following and replace with statements in italics:
  • sinning against the Lord of Hosts for ambushing Israel (1 Sam 15:2)
    • magnifying the name of the Lord forever by saying, “The Lord of Hosts is the God over Israel” (2 Sam 7:26)
    • magnifying the name of the Lord forever by saying, “The Lord of Hosts is the God over (the name of your nation)”
  • not being zealous for the Lord God of Hosts (1 Ki 19:14)
  • forsaking the covenant of the Lord of Hosts (1 Ki 19:14)
  • tearing down the altars of the Lord (1 Ki 19:14)
  • killing the prophets of the Lord with the sword or with the tongue (1 Ki 19:14; Ps 55:21; Ps 64:3)
    • being zealous for the Lord God of Hosts (1 Ki 19:14)
    • keeping the covenant of the Lord of Hosts (1 Ki 19:14)
    • building up altars and keeping remembrances to the Lord throughout the land (1 Ki 19:14)
    • blessing the prophets of the Lord (1 Ki 19:10; Matt 10:41)
  • denying that the Lord of Hosts is the King of Glory who is strong and mighty in battle (Ps 24:7-10)
    • acknowledging and giving place to the Lord of Hosts as the One who is the King of Glory who is strong and mighty in battle (Ps 24:7-10)
  • not looking to the Lord of Hosts to restore you as a people or government (Ps 80:19)
  • not wanting the face of the Lord of Hosts to shine upon you in order to be saved or delivered (Ps 80:19)
    • looking to the Lord of Hosts to restore you as a people or government (Ps 80:19)
    • wanting the face of the Lord of Hosts to shine upon you in order to be saved or delivered (Ps 80:19)
  • not being blessed due to not trusting in the Lord of Hosts (Ps 84:12)
    • trusting in the Lord of Hosts and receiving blessings for doing so (Ps 84:12)
  • denying the mightiness of the Lord of Hosts (Ps 89:8)
  • not believing it is the faithfulness of the Lord of Hosts that surrounds Him (Ps 89:8)
    • declaring that the Lord of Hosts is mighty (Ps 89:8)
    • believing the faithfulness of the Lord of Hosts surrounds Him (Ps 89:8)
  • being an adversary of the Lord of Hosts (Is 1:24)
  • being an enemy of the Lord of Hosts (Is 1:24)
  • being friends with the world, which is enmity with God (James 4:4)
    • loving and serving the Lord with all your heart, soul and strength (Deut 6:5; Deut 11:13)
    • obeying the Lord and being friends of God (John 15:14-15)
    • being righteous and being called a friend of God like Abraham (James 2:23)
  • being proud and lofty, for the day of the Lord of Hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty (Is 2:12)
    • being righteous as a nation, for righteousness exalts a nation (Prov 14:34)
    • being repentant and humble before the Lord of Hosts (Is 2:12)
    • being humble in order that the Lord may exalt you (1 Pet 5:6)
  • crushing the people of the Lord of Hosts (Is 3:15)
  • grinding the faces of the poor (Is 3:15): grind [tachan H2912] is a primitive root, which means, “to grind meal; hence, to be a concubine”
    • blessing the people of the Lord of Hosts (Is 3:15)
    • being kind to the needy honors God (14:31)
    • not exploiting the poor (Prov 22:22-23)
  • not exalting the Lord of Hosts in judgments and ordinances in the government’s laws and litigation (Is 5:16)
    • exalting the Lord of Hosts in judgments and ordinances in the government’s laws and litigation (Is 5:16)
  • rejecting the law of the Lord of Hosts, which causes a great devouring (Is 5:24)
    • obeying the law of the Lord of Hosts in order that you may live and be blessed (Deut 30:16)
  • not hallowing the Lord of Hosts (Is 8:13)
  • not letting the Lord of Hosts be your fear (Is 8:13)
  • not letting the Lord of Hosts be your dread (Is 8:13)
    • hallowing the Lord of Hosts (Is 8:13)
    • letting the Lord of Hosts be your fear (Is 8:13)
    • letting the Lord of Hosts be your dread (Is 8:13)
  • being a people who do not turn to the Lord when punished (Is 9:13)
  • being a people who do not seek the Lord of Hosts (Is 9:13)
    • being a people who respond in repentance to the chastening of the Lord (Is 9:13)
    • being a people who seek the Lord of Hosts (Is 9:13)
  • not looking to the Lord of Hosts who is wonderful in counsel and advice (Is 28:29)
  • not looking to the Lord of Hosts who is excellent in guidance, success and wisdom (Is 28:29)
    • looking to the Lord of Hosts who is wonderful in counsel and advice (Is 28:29)
    • looking to the Lord of Hosts who is excellent in guidance, success and wisdom (Is 28:29)

 

Declaration/Replacement Verses:

And one cried to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3).

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this (Isaiah 9:7).

“O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth” (Isaiah 37:16).

“Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God’”  (Isaiah 44:6).

As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 47:4).

But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name (Isaiah 51:15).

Prayers for Israel

For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you [Jerusalem] shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined. Isaiah 60:12

Please pray for our Nation’s involvement and support for Israel in particular with the current events taking place this week.

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this (Isaiah 9:7).

Thank you for your continued prayers!

 

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