I know Who goes before me; I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One Who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side.
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” Chris Tomlin
The God of angel armies. Can you envision angel armies? It is a glorious picture. Don’t think of cute little pink cupids. Envision mighty warrior angels, large, winged giants, powerful, muscular, fierce and glowing with the anointing of heavenly ordination. If we could see the spirit realm with our earthly eyes, we could not even bear it. Yet, those armies are here with us. They are surrounding you and me all the time. They are working on our behalf. They are standing against the demons who are set to destroy us and providing a divine protection that not only is beyond our imagination, but we take it for granted, not appreciating the sheer magnificence of it.
Jesus Christ is called the Captain of the host. A “host” in the Bible is an unseen army, invisible to the human eye that surrounds the throne of God. It is an angelic host. (2 Kings 6:17; Psalm 148:2; 103:21) Christ said twelve legions of angels were ready to defend Him. After Joshua and the people of Israel crossed over the Jordan and before they assaulted Jericho, Joshua had this strange encounter:
Once, when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing before him, drawn sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and asked him, “Are you one of us or of our enemies?” He replied, “No, I am captain of the Lord’s host. Now I have come!” Joshua threw himself face down to the ground and, prostrating himself, said to him, “What does my lord command his servant?” The captain of the Lord’s host answered Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.—Joshua 5:13-15
The host of angel armies surrounds us. The Captain of the host is in control. Whom shall I fear? No matter what befalls us, when we call out to the Captain, He speaks and the host obeys, moves into action on our behalf. Their empowerment results from worshipping around the Throne. We must do likewise. Become empowered by worshipping at the Throne. Live as though we are surrounded by a host of angel armies who act on the command of Jesus Christ Himself. What could we ever fear knowing that? One day we will see it with our eyes. I long for that day.