Names of God: ★ El Elyon : The Most High God

El Elyon (The Most High God)

El Elyon is the name for The Most High God, that designates God as the Sovereign Ruler of all the universe.

  • Original Word: עֶלְיוֹנִין 
  • Strong’s #5946

Deliver, Redeemer, Ruler 

El Elyon – Strong’s #5946 Definition: the Most High

< “Strong’s #5946 – עֶלְיוֹן – Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon.” StudyLight.org. Accessed March 27, 2017. https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/5946.html. >

Origin: (Chaldee); corresponding to #5945 ; the supreme: – Most high.

< “Strong’s #5945 – עֶלְיוֹן – Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon.” StudyLight.org. Accessed March 27, 2017. https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/5945.html. >  

Greek Equivalent Words: Strong’s

  • 511 ‑ ἀνώτερος (an‑o’‑ter‑os); – higher 
  • #1883 ‑ ἐπάνω (ep‑an’‑o); – above
  • 2082 ‑ ἐσώτερος (es‑o’‑ter‑os)inner (the inner space which is behind the veil)
  • 5231 ‑ ὑπεράνω (hoop‑er‑an’‑o);  above
  • 5308 ‑ ὑψηλός (hoop‑say‑los’)high, lofty (exalted on high) eminent, exalted, highly valued; more exalted
  • 5310 ‑ ὕψιστος (hoop’‑sis‑tos)the Most High, highest, most high, highest, the Supreme

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Daniel 4:34-37 (NIV)
34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”
36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before.
37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

Psalms 20:1-5 (NIV)
1 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May He send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support
from Zion.
3 May He remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
4 May He give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.

If “the name of the God of Jacob” would “set you securely on high”,  if you would trust Him to “send you help from the sanctuary, and support you from Zion” (Psalm 20:1-2), then you must know Him as El Elyon, the Most High. For if God is not sovereign, if He is not in control, if all things are not under His dominion , then He is not the Most High, and you and I are either in the hands of fate (whatever that is), in the hands of man, or in the hands of the devil.

< © Arthur, Kay. Lord, I Want to Know You: A Devotional Study on the Names of God. WaterBrook, 2009. [Kindle Edition – ASIN: B000SEGP1Q]. >

Daniel 4:34-35 (NIV)
34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” 

Isaiah 14:24,27 (NASB)
24 The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand, … … 27 For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?” 

Isaiah 46:9-11 (NASB)
9 “Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
11 Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

Daniel 2:20-23 (NASB)
20 Daniel said, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
21 “It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
22 “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
23 “To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king’s matter.”

What difference does it make in your life to realize that God is Sovereign, that He is Ruler over all, and that nothing can happen without the ultimate sanction or permission of God? 

< © Arthur, Kay. Lord, I Want to Know You: A Devotional Study on the Names of God. WaterBrook, 2009. [Kindle Edition – ASIN: B000SEGP1Q]. >

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Deuteronomy 32:39 (NASB)
39 ‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

1 Samuel 1:5-6 (NASB)
5 but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the Lord had closed her womb. 6 Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb.

1 Samuel 2:6-10 (NASB)
6 “The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
7 “The Lord makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
8 “He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap
To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor;
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He set the world on them.
9 “He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a man prevail.
10 “Those who contend with the Lord will be shattered;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”

Isaiah 45:5-7 (NASB)
5 “I am the Lord, and there is no other;
Besides Me there is no God.
I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
6 That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
That there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other,
7 The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these.

John 19:10-11 (NASB)
10 So Pilate *said to Him, “You do not speak to me?
Do You not know that I have authority to release You,
and I have authority to crucify You?”
11 Jesus answered,
“You would have no authority over Me,
unless it had been given you from above;
for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

Ephesians 5:18-20 (NASB)
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

Even when we are wronged by others, we can still give thanks. Although we have been given a free will, still God so rules and overrules that no person, angel, demon, or devil, nor any circumstance of life, can thwart His plan.
El Elyon rules supremely over all. And because He does, you can understand how all things “work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Rom. 8:28
In everything you can “give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18

< © Arthur, Kay. Lord, I Want to Know You: A Devotional Study on the Names of God. WaterBrook, 2009. [Kindle Edition – ASIN: B000SEGP1Q]. >

Romans 8:28 (NASB) – And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NASB) pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

 

I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. – Psalms 57:2 (NASB) –

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Names of God: ★ Elohim : GOD The Creator

 

Elohim (GOD The Creator)

  • Original Word: אֱלֹהִים
  • “El” means “Mighty” or “Strong”.

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things,  and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” – Revelation 4:11 (NASB)

Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, TRUST in the NAME of the Lord and RELY on their God. – Isaiah 50:10 (NIV) –

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousnessAnd will sing praise to the NAME of the Lord Most High. – Psalms 7:17 (NASB) –  

Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him – John 9:3 (NASB) –

The NAME of the Lord is a STRONG TOWER; The righteous runs into it and is SAFE. – Proverbs 18:10 (NASB) –

For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. – Deuteronomy 10:17 (NASB) –

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. – Romans 11:36 (NASB) –

A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.  1 Corinthians 11:7 (NIV) –

🔹GLORY:  In the Hebrew language it means “to give the correct opinion or estimate of.” 

🔹Can you see how awesome it is to know that you have been created for God’s glory? That you are to live in such a way as to give all of creation a correct opinion or estimate of who God is?

🔹if I live for His will, that is His pleasure, or if I bring Him pleasure, it is because I have done His will.

🔹You have seen that you have been created for His glory, for His pleasure. Your life is to be lived in such a way as to reflect Him, to show the world the character of God—His love, His peace, His mercy, His gentleness. You are to live for Him, to accomplish His will. To miss this purpose is to miss fulfillment. It is to have existed rather than to have lived” 

< © Arthur, Kay. Lord, I Want to Know You: A Devotional Study on the Names of God. WaterBrook, 2009. [Kindle Edition – ASIN: B000SEGP1Q]. >

Isaiah 43:1-7 (NASB) –  But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.  
“For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.“Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life. “Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.“ I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. ’Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth, Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory,Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” 

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things,  and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” – Revelation 4:11 (NASB)

Thou art worthy, O Lord,  to receive glory and honour and power:  for thou hast created all things,  and for thy pleasure they are and were created. – Revelation 4:11 (KJV) – 

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Elohim – Strong’s #430  Definition
Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: – angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

< “Strong’s #430 – אֱלֹהִים – Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon.” StudyLight.org. Accessed March 25, 2017. https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/430.html. >

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The word Elohim is the plural of El (or possibly of Eloah) and is the first name for God given in the Tanakh: “In the beginning, God (Elohim) created the heavens

< “The Hebrew Name for God – Elohim.” The Hebrew Name for God – Elohim. Accessed March 25, 2017. http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Names_of_G-d/Elohim/elohim.html. >

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Only Christianity adequately answers the problem of the one and the many. “God,” in today’s passage, is used as the translation of the Hebrew plural noun Elohim. It can be translated “gods,” but the context demands otherwise. Biblical monotheism, as well as the fact that Elohim is often followed by a singular verb, reveals that Scripture conceives of only one God, even when it uses a plural name for Him.
Why, then, do the biblical authors use Elohim if it is a plural noun? Because the Lord’s character and attributes are multifaceted, Elohim describes the depth of the riches of His being. This use, the plural of intensity, emphasizes His transcendence and His authorship of the world’s diversity. Elohim, as a plural of majesty, highlights God’s oneness. Everything ascribed to deity finds its fullness in Him. He is the “Most High God” because being itself finds expression ultimately in Him. Elohim’s orderly cosmos reveals the order in Himself.
Elohim’s Trinitarian existence most fully demonstrates this principle. Three distinct persons exist harmoniously within God’s one essence. A universe of complexity and harmony exists to manifest His unity and complexity to His glory. Moses may not have had the doctrine of the Trinity in mind when He wrote Genesis, but it is not inconsistent with the name Elohim. This name was not inspired haphazardly, for it hints at His unity an complexity.

<“Ligonier Ministries.” Ligonier Ministries. Accessed March 25, 2017. http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/elohim/. >

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Meaning and Derivation: Elohim is translated as “God.” The derivation of the name Elohim is debatable to most scholars. Some believe it derived from ‘êl which, in turn, originates from the root word, ‘wl (which means “strong”). Others think that Elohim is derived from another two roots: ‘lh (which means “god”) in conjunction with ‘elôah (which means “fear”). And still others presume that both ‘êl and Elohim come from ‘eloah.

< “O.T. Names of God.” Blue Letter Bible. Accessed March 25, 2017. https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm. >

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❖ Ephesians 6:10-20

➤   BV#016  ➙  Ephesians 6:10-20   – •  #ArmorOfGod  — 
Ephesians 6:10-20  – • Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

 

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Efésios 6:10-20   (ARC.Pt)   —   No demais, irmãos meus, fortalecei-vos no Senhor e na força do seu poder. Revesti-vos de toda a armadura de Deus, para que possais estar firmes contra as astutas ciladas do diabo; porque não temos que lutar contra carne e sangue, mas, sim, contra os principados, contra as potestades, contra os príncipes das trevas deste século, contra as hostes espirituais da maldade, nos lugares celestiais. Portanto, tomai toda a armadura de Deus, para que possais resistir no dia mau e, havendo feito tudo, ficar firmes. Estai, pois, firmes, tendo cingidos os vossos lombos com a verdade, e vestida a couraça da justiça, e calçados os pés na preparação do evangelho da paz; tomando sobretudo o escudo da fé, com o qual podereis apagar todos os dardos inflamados do maligno. Tomai também o capacete da salvação e a espada do Espírito, que é a palavra de Deus, orando em todo tempo com toda oração e súplica no Espírito e vigiando nisso com toda perseverança e súplica por todos os santos e por mim; para que me seja dada, no abrir da minha boca, a palavra com confiança, para fazer notório o mistério do evangelho, pelo qual sou embaixador em cadeias; para que possa falar dele livremente, como me convém falar. –
 
Efésios   (NVI.Pt)   — Finalmente, fortaleçam-se no Senhor e no seu forte poder. Vistam toda a armadura de Deus, para poderem ficar firmes contra as ciladas do Diabo, pois a nossa luta não é contra seres humanos, mas contra os poderes e autoridades, contra os dominadores deste mundo de trevas, contra as forças espirituais do mal nas regiões celestiais. Por isso, vistam toda a armadura de Deus, para que possam resistir no dia mau e permanecer inabaláveis, depois de terem feito tudo. Assim, mantenham-se firmes, cingindo-se com o cinto da verdade, vestindo a couraça da justiça e tendo os pés calçados com a prontidão do evangelho da paz. Além disso, usem o escudo da fé, com o qual vocês poderão apagar todas as setas inflamadas do Maligno. Usem o capacete da salvação e a espada do Espírito, que é a palavra de Deus. Orem no Espírito em todas as ocasiões, com toda oração e súplica; tendo isso em mente, estejam atentos e perseverem na oração por todos os santos.
Orem também por mim, para que, quando eu falar, seja-me dada a mensagem a fim de que, destemidamente, torne conhecido o mistério do evangelho, pelo qual sou embaixador preso em correntes. Orem para que, permanecendo nele, eu fale com coragem, como me cumpre fazer.   —  




❖ John 3:16; ❖ John 10:10; ❖ John 14:6; ❖

➤   BV#011 ➙  John 3:16 – • #Salvation
John 3:16  (NIV) — For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.   —   

 

➤    BV#012 ➙  John 10:10  – • #
John 10:10  – • The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
 

➤   BV#015 ➙  John 14:6  – • #Salvation  — 
John 14:6  – • Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.



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João 3:16    (ARC.Pt)   —   Porque Deus amou o mundo de tal maneira que deu o seu Filho unigênito, para que todo aquele que nele crê não pereça, mas tenha a vida eterna.   —  

João 10:10   (NVI.Pt)   —   O ladrão vem apenas para roubar, matar e destruir; eu vim para que tenham vida, e a tenham plenamente.   —  

João 14:6   (ARC.Pt)   —   Disse-lhe Jesus: Eu sou o caminho, e a verdade, e a vida. Ninguém vem ao Pai senão por mim.   —  

❖ Romans 3:23; ❖ Romans 6:23; ❖ Romans 5:8; ❖

➤   BV#009 ➙  Romans 3:23  – • #Salvation
Romans 3:23   (NIV)   —   for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,   —  

 

➤   BV#013 ➙  Romans 5:8 – •  #  — 
Romans 5:8  – • But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


➤   BV#010 ➙  Romans 6:23 – • #Salvation
— Romans 6:23   (NIV)   —   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.   —  

 

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Romanos 3:23   (NVI.Pt)   —   pois todos pecaram e estão destituídos da glória de Deus,   —  

Romanos 5:8   (NVI.Pt)   —   Mas Deus demonstra seu amor por nós: Cristo morreu em nosso favor quando ainda éramos pecadores.   —  

Romanos 6:23   (NVI.Pt)   —   Pois o salário do pecado é a morte, mas o dom gratuito de Deus é a vida eterna em Cristo Jesus, nosso Senhor.   —

 

 

❖ Philippians 4:4-9; ❖

➤   BV#001 ➙  Philippians 4:4-5 – • 

Philippians 4:4-5   (NIV)   —   Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.   —  

 
 
➤   BV#002 ➙  Philippians 4:6-7 – • #Prayer — 
Philippians 4:6-7   (NIV)   —   Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. —  
 

➤   BV#003 ➙  Philippians 4:8-9 – • 

— Philippians 4:8-9   (NIV)   —   Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.   —  



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Filipenses 4:4-5   (NVI.Pt)   —   Alegrem-se sempre no Senhor. Novamente direi: Alegrem-se! Seja a amabilidade de vocês conhecida por todos. Perto está o Senhor.   —  

Filipenses 4:6-7  (NVI.Pt) — Não andem ansiosos por coisa alguma, mas em tudo, pela oração e súplicas, e com ação de graças, apresentem seus pedidos a Deus. E a paz de Deus, que excede todo o entendimento, guardará o coração e a mente de vocês em Cristo Jesus. 
 
Filipenses 4:8-9   (NVI.Pt)   —   Finalmente, irmãos, tudo o que for verdadeiro, tudo o que for nobre, tudo o que for correto, tudo o que for puro, tudo o que for amável, tudo o que for de boa fama, se houver algo de excelente ou digno de louvor, pensem nessas coisas. Ponham em prática tudo o que vocês aprenderam, receberam, ouviram e viram em mim. E o Deus da paz estará com vocês.   —  

The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20)

 

Ephesians 6:10-20

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,

with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and

with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Take the helmet of salvation and

the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.