Getting To Know God
His Name Is...
The LORD Of Hosts - The ANGEL Of The LORD - The Fear Of God - The Providential Sovereignty Of God
Controlling The Birth Of Nations
Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, "I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude." And the Angel of the LORD said to her: "Behold, you [are] with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your affliction."
One of the most fascinating attributes of Jesus Christ are His Old Testament appearances as, “the Angel of the LORD.” How do we know Jesus is this Angel? Notice how this Angel has the same traits as God the Father, as the “LORD of hosts;” which teaches about God’s sovereign and providential control. The Angel swore to multiply the descendants of Ishmael in the same manner that the Father promised to multiply the descendants of Abraham through Isaac. Who but God has control over creation, to raise up people like a commander raises up an army, according to promises that have eternal implications?