The Fleet Of Yhovah
Almost 300 times, the God of the Old Testament is referred to as the Lord of Hosts. The word host is taken from, tsaba’, pronounced tsaw-baw’; a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially organized for war (an army). The proper rendering of the phrase is “Lord of Hosts” is Yhovah of the Army. This is an army, or fleet, of many thousands of chariots and millions of beings called the Malak, or angels. The Army of the Lord is actually so large it can’t be numbered. The chariots of God are also called chariots of fire and are described as flying. It is also clearly stated that the clouds are his chariots.
Since Jesus is Yhovah of the Old Testament, and because he will return coming in the clouds it is doubtless that those clouds are the flying chariots of fire of 2 Kings. Thousands of them certainly constitute a fleet. Bible text states that this fleet was involved in the creation of our current biosphere and will be the force that wrests control from the rebel angels that have power over the Earth and imprison these rebels for a 1000-year period. For a more detailed look at the number of vehicles and beings in this fleet go Here.
The Army of Yhovah
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
This verse shows another aspect of the nature of these supreme beings, they have an army. The word host is taken from ‘tsaba’, which literally means an army. This army is spoken of almost 300 times from the creation to Armageddon with the God Yhovah as its supreme commander. Although it does function as a fighting army this verse shows that combat is only one of its functions.
Genesis 32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
host = machaneh pronounced makh-an-eh’, an encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army
A Captain of Yhovah’s Army
Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
A high-ranking member of the Army of Yhovah hovering over him confronts Joshua.
Battle in the StarsJudges 5:20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
Unclear as to significance but this verse seems to be talking about a stellar battle.
Armies of the Living God
1 Samuel 17:26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
1 KingsThe Army of the Sky By the Throne
1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
Yhovah is on his throne and the army of the sky are by his side. Hosts = army.
Spinning Chariots of Fire Take Elijah
2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by awhirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
Elijah and Elisha are talking and suddenly a bright flying vehicle and a cavalry of bright flying objects appear and Elijah ascends into the sky by a spinning-flying vehicle. The word translated into horses, ‘cuwc’ means rapid movement or flight. This cavalry of glowing vehicles is most likely the army spoken of where hosts appears.
Chariots of Fire
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
The King of Syria has surrounded the city of Dothan where Elisha is and Elisha asks Yhovah to help him. Suddenly the sky was filled with rapidly moving bright flying objects all around Elisha. One or more flying objects descend to the ground and Elisha asks Yhovah to cause blindness to befall the surrounding army which he does. The army is captured and later Yhovah restores their sight.
Army of God1 Chronicles 12: 22 For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.
Destroyed by Yhovah’s Army2 Chronicles 14:12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled. 13 And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
The Sky Army and the Throne2 Chronicles 18:18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the Lord; I saw the Lord sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.
Yhovah is described as sitting on his throne the army of the sky beside him. See 1Kings 22:19
Sky Army CommandNehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
The army of the sky pays homage to Yhovah the creator and protector of all the skies.
Number of Yhovah’s “Armies”Job 25:3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?
Clouds As ChariotsPsalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Yhovah makes thick clouds his vehicles and travels on the edge of the wind.