The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory.
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One of the strangest battles of World War I was waged on August 23, 1914 — the Battle of Mons — when four divisions of the British Expeditionary Force met German troops over the sixty-foot-wide Mons Canal in Belgium. After withstanding six hours of bombardment, the British forces withdrew amid terrible scenes of conflagration. Here’s what’s strange about the retreat. London newspapers shortly afterward carried the accounts of British soldiers who reported seeing heavenly guardians aiding in the retreat and saving the army from annihilation. Some of the hospitalized soldiers spoke of “the secret army of Mons,” and many became believers in Christ.
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When we read such stories, we’re intrigued and perhaps even encouraged. But we don’t base our doctrine or build our theology on personal accounts or individual experiences. Our beliefs are grounded in Scripture alone. The Bible itself sufficiently speaks of angels as organized like an army, mobilized, ready to come to our aid as God directs them.
Angels are innumerable heavenly beings — immortal and invincible creations of God. He is the Lord of the hosts of heaven.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Thomas Ken, in the “Doxology”
By David Jeremiah.