Jehovah Elohim Tsaba
Meaning: LORD God of Hosts.
The name “LORD of hosts” occurs some 261 times in the Old Testament Scriptures. God is first referred to as the “LORD of hosts” in I Sam. 1:3. The word LORD, capitalized, refers to Yahweh, the self-existent, redemptive God. The word hosts is a translation of the Hebrew word sabaoth, meaning “armies”—a reference to the angelic armies of heaven. Thus, another way of saying “LORD of hosts” is “God of the armies of heaven.”
This name for God first appears at the close of the period of the Judges. In the same sentence as “LORD of hosts” is a reference to Shiloh, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The Ark symbolized Yahweh’s rulership, among other things, for He sits enthroned above the cherubim (I Sam 4:4; Ps 99:1). ”LORD of hosts” reaffirms that God is the true Leader of Israel’s armies.
Jehovah Elohim Tsaba thank you that you are the Lord God of hosts. Thank you that you have made your strength available to me through my relationship with you. I’m grateful to you for each and every time in my past that you have shown up to right a wrong, or to defend me in a situation where I had been wronged. I have seen your powerful hand in history and I trust I will continue to see it in the days ahead. Thank you for your presence as I face trials and troubles in my life. In Christ’s name, amen.