One of the most glorious and often used names throughout the Bible is THE LORD OF HOSTS. What does that name mean, and why is it so often used? Burroughs shows that it is most glorious!
The Glorious Name of God the Lord of Hosts by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)
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Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646), was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and an astute theologian. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing.
This amazing study by Jeremiah Burroughs is set on Isaiah 47:4, “THE LORD OF HOSTS is his Name.” It was initially preached as a result of the impending civil war in England, but has much to teach Christians concerning God as a God of war, and the church as the church militant.
His purpose is to point Christians to this, “name of God,” and to sanctify this name in our hearts, in such times of reformation when there is much opposition to reforming the church and living a godly life. He shows that God is a God of War, that he orders war in his providence, that he will use it for his glory and that it will show forth his name as glorious.
In a spiritual manner, and a practical one, Burroughs also demonstrates that God raises up all his children to be soldiers under Christ’s military discipline. Such warriors under Christ look to be humble and contrite in spirit, will not be a slave to the devil, or any of his own lusts or the lusts of other men. Such a resoluteness of spirit manifests itself in dangerous times, in a readiness to join with the brethren of the church in difficult services, in which there is much trouble while they live in this world. They have a spirit which is befitting this great Captain, and aims at pleasing God in all their works.
One might think, initially, “Why study the God of war?” Since God is the LORD OF HOSTS, which is no small theme throughout the Bible, and is the very substance of triumph and victory in the covenant of God, through Christ, in the power of the Spirit, then such thoughts should raise our minds to give glory to the LORD OF HOSTS, the God of war, as the majestic warrior King.
This work is not a scan or facsimile, and has been updated in modern English for easy reading. It also has an active table of contents for electronic versions.
Table of Contents
Meet Jeremiah Burroughs by C. Matthew McMahon
The God of War by C. Matthew McMahon
A Letter to Robert, Earl of Essex
To the Reader
Chapter 1: The Text
Chapter 2: God’s Providence in War
Chapter 3: Why God Works Providentially in War
Chapter 4: Touching God’s Anointed
Chapter 5: Pursuing Peace
Chapter 6: Comfort in THE LORD OF HOSTS
Chapter 7: Uses in God’s Ordination of War
Chapter 8: A Spirit Full of Courage in THE LORD OF HOSTS
Chapter 9: God’s Glorious Name
Chapter 10: Conclusion