THOUGHT: EL SHADDAI is usually translated as “GOD ALMIGHTY” or “THE ALMIGHTY GOD“, which point to God as being responsible for bringing all that you know into creation. John 1:3 “All things were made by Him, and without him was not any thing made that was made”. He is the Almighty One who was able to bring it to pass.

EL is​ a generic name for God or any god​.​ It is a shortened form of ELOHIM, and is used as a prefix to another named description ​of who GOD is. Examples: EL QANNA is the only god who is Jealous and Zealous for you. There is no other god who has this characteristic but GOD Himself. Similarly, EL SHADDAI is the only god who is ALMIGHTY. When you consider all supposed gods or controlling powers, only JEHOVAH GOD has all of the characteristics and powers that are communicated to you in His many names.​ El is also used in the names of individuals, such as El-ijah, “JAH (or JEHOVAH) is God”; El-isha, “God is Salvation”; Dani-el, “God is my Judge”; Samu-el, “Heard by God”; and Immanu-el, “God with us”.

T​here are shades of meaning to ​SHADDAI which further amplify ​y​our understanding and ​your ​knowledge of the power, character and strength of your God.​ SHADDAI could be rendered “THE ALL-SUFFICIENT ONE“, ​which ties in to ​God’s SELF-EXISTENCE. Since the root of ​SHADDAI ties also into the word for mountain​,​ ​it also could be translated as “G​OD OF THE MOUNTAINS“. You may recall that He often visited with His people from the top of the mountains. A key to understanding the power and might of God is in the rendering of E​L SHADDAI as “G​OD THE OVER-POWERER“. This highlights that the God who has made many seemingly impossible promises is able to bring the​m​ all to pass, even when it means overpowering any opposing persons, forces or circumstances.

PRAYER: ​DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER AND MY EL SHADDAI: ​Knowing You as “the Almighty God“, “the God of the Mountains“, “the All-Sufficient One” and “the Over-Powerer” is a boost to my understanding, faith and confidence in You. ​I know that there is no situation in my life that I may encounter that You do not know about or that is too difficult for You to overcome. I place my hope and trust in You to take me through the trials of life and to be victorious, In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

Amy Grant: “EL SHADDAI”

Linda Randle: “God on the Mountain”

About Pastor Lawrence A. Fox

We believe that along with many others, we are called by Jesus Christ to engage in a world-wide effort to reach those in and out of the Christian world with the message of full salvation and healing in His name. This effort starts in our own hearts through the power of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. It then finds growth and nourishment in the fellowship of the local church and fans out through every believer’s home, in our neighborhoods, with our relatives, in the workplace and in every human interaction that we engage in on this side of eternity. We are excited to be ambassadors for God in bringing His message to a lost and dying world. II Corinthians 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
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