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Summary: To show that GOD, the LORD SHEBAOTH, the GOD OF WAR Himself is always with me and He is also my Refuge, Fortress and Protection.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you protected by the LORD?

Yes. Externally He always attacks my enemies and brings me victories left and right, all I have to do is stand still and see Him win, and from within He is my Fortress and Refuge.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD, the LORD SHEBAOTH, the GOD OF WAR Himself is always with me and He is also my Refuge, Fortress and Protection.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 46:11 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are the LORD OF HOSTS that is always with me and You are my Fortress and Refuge.

VI. TITLE:

The LORD of Hosts is with me

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Psalms 46:11 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalms 46:11 (King James Version)

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

A. The LORD of Hosts is with us

"The Lord of hosts is with us;"

Hosts or "tsaba tsebaah" in Hebrew meaning: a mass of persons organized for war, a campaign: hardship or worship, company, soldiers, waiting upon, warfare.

The LORD of HOSTS is often used in battle or war where the LORD will fight for His people for the battle is the LORD's and we don't have to fight but just stand still in His Presence.

1 Samuel 17:47 (Amplified Bible)

And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.

Exodus 14:13 (Amplified Bible)

Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.

Job 37:14 (Amplified Bible)

Hear this, O Job; stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.

The LORD OF HOSTS simply means the GOD of WAR is with us always ready to fight the battles in life and always bringing us into victory.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (Amplified Bible)

But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our battles in life here on earth is always a choice, it's either hardship or worship, I'll go for worship. In times of hardship, I won't be affected because I will worship.

For example, souls are made for worship of the LORD and bringing them to the LORD is worship itself.

2 Timothy 4:5 (Amplified Bible)

As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.


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