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?
"A girl needs to be so lost in God, that the guy is going to have to seek HIM to find her!" ...Maya Angelou