The Book of Joshua, ch. 5 with BAC Commentary: An explanation of the term the Lord of Hosts.
Â Â Â The Old Testament mentions the "Lord of Hosts" more than 200 times throughout its pages and in every single case it refers to the above definition. The 'Host' of heavens involves an army of people or soldiers that were ready to do battle, ready to defend, the 'Lord/Lords' of Scripture.Â The question is - who was the 'Host', and who was the 'Lord' they were willing to do battle for - to defend and die for.
Was the army actually natives of Egypt or where did they originate? If the army was descendants of Joseph - was Joseph actually an Egyptian (see Imhotep) himself?Â Was Moses actually an Egyptian?Â If Joseph and Moses were actually Egyptian, were they purely human, or sons of the gods that came to this planet in earlier years? Could the Israelites actually have been an army formed under Moses' command to rise up against the Pharaoh at the time, due to differences of opinion? Wasn't Jesus one who had a difference of opinion from the main stream Jews of his time and gathered around him an 'army-host' of followers?Â Wasn't Jesus referred to as a 'Lord' (Captain)? Moses' followers carry on to this day, as do the followers of Jesus.Â Did the followers of Joseph/Imhotep follow after him for thousands of years as well?
Â They (armies) fought from aloft (the sky); the stars (battling spaceships at night would appear to be stars) fought against Sisera - the Captain of the opposing army.Â In the 21st verse of Judges 5, Jael (the wife of Heber, the Kenite), drove a nail into the head of (sleeping) opposing Captain Sisera killing him. Now Sisera was dead, so God (the Elohiym - see Elohiym) subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the army of Israel. Then the army of Israel pressed heavier and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.
Â Â Â Â These were wars and battles being carried on all throughout the old testament - taking place on the land and in the skies overhead. The hosts were the armies, the Lords were the Captains of the Armies - nothing more - nothing less.
The SUPREME SOVEREIGN GOD OF ALL CREATION IS NOT A CAPTAIN OR GENERAL OF AN ARMY - THE GOD IS ULTIMATE IN POWER AND WISDOM AND IS A PART OF THE NATURAL ORDER OF PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS - HE WOULD NEVER HAVE NEED OF A HUMAN ARMY.Â Does gravity need our assistance to hold the earth in place? Does the sun require our assistance in keeping the fires burning?Â Does man need to manufacture a fresh batch of oxygen each day for breathing?Â You get the point - use your head - use common sense - use reasoning.