The title “LORD of Hosts” (used 46 times in the book of Zecharaiah) means that all created agencies and forces are under the leadership or dominion of God, who not only made them, but maintains them (see Gen. 2:1; Isa. 45:12). Notice that God tells sinners that if they will forsake their evil ways and deeds and turn to Him, He will turn to them. This was the case with the prodigal son. After leaving the pigsty, he found that his father was waiting for him to return (see Luke 15:20).
Zecheriah 1:3 Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return tto Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.