‘Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.’ James 5:4
Sabaoth means ‘Lord of hosts’ which would be the same Lord of hosts that was mentioned in Malachi 3:10-12. 'Bring all the tithes into the storehouse...says the Lord of hosts...and I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit (the profit, donations, or wages) of your ground (from your business, ministry, or job), nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, says the Lord of hosts.'
The Lord of the Sabaoth, whose ears have heard the cries of the laborers, is the same Lord of hosts that rebukes the devourer. But it gets better. Wait until you find out Who the Lord of hosts is!
The Hebraic definition for hosts is ‘armies of God.’ Therefore, the Lord of hosts, the Lord of Sabaoth is actually the ‘Lord of the armies of God.’ Not army, as in one; but armies, as in several. And not just any army; the armies of God! You know how reverent folk get when you mention Navy Seals and Green Berets? Well, this is the armies of God! The Lord has a Special Ops Task Force that He sends specifically to fight your financial battles. Yeah I know you think you grown and got it, but it sholl feels good to know that if you're a faithful tither and giver - God's got YOU! SIDENOTE: If you're still not tithing, don't feel condemned. Start with 1% or 2%. But don't feel condemned, get scared, or feel discouraged. Start where you are!
Pray this with me: Heavenly Father, thank You for fighting my financial battles. I know that through my giving, You’re able to protect me financially. I thank and praise You for it. In Jesus’ name.
If you want to catch up on the rest of the Tithing series, click here.
Copyright © 2013 Real Issues Ministries®. All rights reserved.