Jan 18, 2010

El Elyon - The Most High God

Joining with Yolanda at Joy Comes In The Morning we continue our study of the Names of God from the book by Kay Arthur, Lord I Want to Know You.

This week we studied the Name El Elyon which means The Most High God. Honestly just saying that makes my heart soar with worship and adoration. This is the Name that refers to God as Sovereign. He is in control 100% of the time. His Authority reigns over ALL things, ALL people, ALL creatures, and ALL forces. There is no one and nothing that can thwart God's plans. His plans will always prevail regardless of our choices, and regardless of Satan's attempts to prevent them. Even Satan has to get permission from God as shown in the book of Job. God not only has to grant permission, He is the one who sets the boundaries.

What does the Name El Elyon mean to me personally?

This is the God I had in mind when I was an agnostic and asked Him if He was real. I knew that if He was real then He could tell me in a way that I would know without doubt. I didn't realize it at the time, but He knew that I was appealing to El Elyon for that answer.

It is El Elyon that I look to when much Faith is needed in my circumstances or decisions. At these times I often say to myself "Either He is God (El Elyon) or He isn't." It is El Elyon that I place all of my trust in. It is El Elyon that I look to for what seems impossible. He is the MOST HIGH GOD and He alone is in control!

My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. Psalm 7:10

I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me. Psalm 57:2

Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, Psalm 50:14

They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. Psalm 78:35

For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Psalm 97:9

Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!" So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, Daniel 3:26

It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. Daniel 4:2

The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

How does the Name El Elyon speak to you?

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Anonymous said...

Edie - thanks for this. Reading it brought peace to my heart. And, a smile to my face. Blessings and hugs to you my friend! I've been thinking about you a lot and praying for you!

Andrea said...

Just dropping by to say THANK YOU for being such an awesome friend. I will zap you an email a little later. I was asking Mary's advice on choices without telling her what I thought. Guess what she did...picked exactly what I thought GOD was telling me! HE IS AWESOME!!

PS: Tell Ms. Olivia that sitka sends his furry love and lots of hugs!

Tammy said...

I love coming here and learning the different names of God.

love ya,

Kathy S. said...

Ooh, I keep falling in love with Him over and over and over and over again...

El Elyon thrills my heart!

Thanks Edie!

RCUBEs said...

Popping over to say "hi" and leaving with so much encouragement knowing that I have an "All-Knowing God" Whose greatest attribute is love. So, I am feeling loved :) all the time :)

God bless you sister. Looking forward to knowing more about His Names. Glory to God! The Most High!

Sue J. said...

My first thought was the lyrics to Michael Card's "El Shaddai", since he references El Elyon right after that.

There's a lot of security in knowing that the Most High God wants to be in a personal relationship with you. There's also a lot of power in that name, and it makes me wonder why I don't always see it; accept it; call upon Him....

Jackie said...

Hey Edie!! Of all the names of God my favorite is El Elyon! Of course I love them all, but El Elyon has ministered to my heart is so many powerful ways over the years!

He (my Daddy, Father God) is MOST HIGH! There is none like Him!!!

Thanks for your encouraging post!

Sweet Blessings!

KrippledWarrior said...

Please know that I love you, sister. And thank you for keeping it real.

lisasmith said...

I find myself looking to El Elyon today. Love the scriptures, Edie!!

Irritable Mother said...

God Most High, 100% in control of everything, is with my friend's sweet daughter this morning. And HE will do what is good and right in regards to her surgery. I believe it!
I am thankful for your study of the Names of GOD.

LisaShaw said...

El Elyon...indeed He is the Most High God. He is my GOD.

I love you and thank you for sharing with us.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

I dropped over from Andreas blog. I needed to hear this today because I am going through a time of loss.

Melanie said...

With our Sovereign God, do you think that "prayer changes things" as we so often hear? Or "prayer changes us?"
Sovereign God, in his knowledge...the kind I don't have, has the pleasure of my son and we don't anymore...for awhile.
Just thinking things through.
Does Kay Arthur broach that subject? If so, I need her book.
I prayed that HIS purposes would prevail in Andrew's life. But I thought that meant cancer free here with us and more years for him. Here on earth. With us.
I just miss him with every fibre of my being.
My love to you,