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Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God.

Updated: Jan 23

Atik Yomin is the Hebrew name for God meaning the Ancient Of Days. God is referenced as the "Ancient of Days" three times in the book of Daniel, chapter seven. The name Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days does not point to an elderly ruler made feeble by age, but to a divine ruler who is eternally all-powerful. He is the everlasting God who rules in sovereignty. This name of God points to Him as the divine judge.


Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days

I watched as thrones were put in place

and the Ancient One sat down to judge.

His clothing was as white as snow,

his hair like purest wool.

He sat on a fiery throne

with wheels of blazing fire Daniel 7:9.

Pronouncing The Name: ah-TEEK YOH-meen


This is Day 20 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE


Understanding the Name Of God, Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days:

The name of God, the Ancient of days is unique to the book of Daniel. It appears three times.

Let me set the scene of a courtroom drama:

It is 553BC. Daniel has a dream and a vision given by God about the Gentile nations of the world and God’s dealing with them. It is a dream of prophecy. The prophet had a vision of four world empires that rose to great power but they crumble and fall. Then a fifth world power emerged in the vision. Many theologians believe that this power represents the Antichrist of the end times. But then the Ancient of Days took His seat on the throne and He destroyed the Antichrist and opened heaven's gate for Christ's return.


Ancient of Days Bible Verses:

Daniel 7:9-10

I watched as thrones were put in place

and the Ancient One sat down to judge.

His clothing was as white as snow,

his hair like purest wool.

He sat on a fiery throne

with wheels of blazing fire,

10 and a river of fire was pouring out,

flowing from his presence.

Millions of angels ministered to him;

many millions stood to attend him.

Then the court began its session,

and the books were opened.


Daniel7:13

As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence.14 He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal—it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.


Daniel 7:22

until the Ancient One—the Most High—came and judged in favor of his holy people. Then the time arrived for the holy people to take over the kingdom.

There is some debate among scholars regarding whether the title Ancient of Days refers to God the Father or God the Son in these passages.


Daniel 7:13 is clearly referring to God the Father since the "son of man" comes before Him. Because some see Daniel 7:22 as referring to Jesus returning in judgment, the Ancient of Days is here often viewed as a reference to Jesus. In either case, Ancient of Days refers to Deity, emphasizing the idea that the Lord is eternal.

Daniel's prophecies predict a future day when the Lord will return to provide a perfect final judgment.

It is important to remember that God is a triune God, meaning three Persons in One, and at different times “Ancient of Days” refers to Jesus Christ and at other times, to God the Father. But in the prophetic sense, it clearly refers to Jesus, the Ancient of Days returning to pronounce judgment on the world (Daniel 7:22).


When you have time read the whole chapter about Daniel's vision in the book of Daniel chapter 7. It is a mystery and I myself don't completely understand it. It gives us a true picture of our Eternal God. He is and always has been and always will be. God, the Ancient of Days had no predecessor and He never will have a successor. He had no beginning and He will have no end.

Here is a comforting fact:

While everything around us changes, the Ancient of Days-Atik Yomin remains the same.


The Ancient Of Days Song:

Do you know the famous song and hymn about the Ancient of Days?


Blessing and honor, glory and power

Be unto the Ancient of Days

From every nation, all of creation,

Bow before the Ancient of Days


Every tongue in heaven and earth shall declare Your glory

Every knee shall bow at your throne in worship

You will be exalted O God

And Your kingdom shall not pass away

O Ancient of Days


I also love this hymn by Walter Chalmers

1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes, most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might, thy justice like mountains high soaring above thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

3 To all, life thou givest, to both great and small. In all life thou livest, the true life of all. We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.

4 Great God of all glory, great God of all light, thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight. All praise we would render; O help us to see ‘tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.


Applying the name of God, Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days to your life:

Spend some time thinking about the truth of this name of God. God is your Ancient of Days who has always been and always will be watching over your life. God is in control. The Ancient of Days sits on the throne. His rule is right and His reign is sure!


How does knowing God as Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Daysaffect your life?

I have prepared a free printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.

This page has prompts for you to use as you prayerfully meditate on the names of God.

So who is Atik Yomin to you?

How does knowing God as Atik Yomin impact your life?

How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as Atik Yomin?










Praying the Name Of God, Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days:

When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation-it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it. When you pray God's name, you are declaring the truth of who God is and you are proclaiming His power at work in your life. And when you pray to Atik Yomin, you are praying to the God who has always been and always will be watching over your life.

Let's Pray:

I worship You, Ancient of Days. Thank you for loving and caring about every unique and fine detail of my life! You know all things from the beginning to the end. You sit on the throne. Only You are in control. Help me to comprehend Who You are. Amen.


We will be using these bible verses in the month of January 2021 as our daily devotionals in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. Come join us there and join me every day for the next 11 days here as we unpack each name of God in a daily blog and I will try and explain how to pronounce the Hebrew Names Of God too. I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via emailkaren@scripturalgrace.comor on our FACEBOOKpage.

Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days..

It's all about His grace

xx Karen.

Here is the list of blog posts about 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning : Introduction, 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning (Free Printable) HERE

DAY 1. Elohim: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 2. Yahweh: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 3. El Roi-The God Who Sees Me: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 4. El Shaddai-The All-Sufficient One, God Almighty: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 5. El Olam-The Everlasting God Or The Eternal God: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 6. Yahweh-Yireh-The Lord Will Provide: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 7. Adoni-Lord And Master: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HER

DAY 8. Yahweh Rapha-The Lord Who Heals: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 9. Yahweh Nissi-The Lord Is My Banner: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE DAY 10. El Kanna-Consuming Fire, Jealous God: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 11. Yahweh Shalom-The Lord Is Peace HERE

DAY 12. Qedosh Yisrael-Holy One Of Israel: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE

Day 13. Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE Day 14 Yahweh Roi-The Lord Is My Shepherd: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE DAY 15 El Elyon-God Most High: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE

Day 16. Yahweh Shammah-The Lord Is There: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE Day 17. Miqweh Yisrael-Hope Of Israel: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERe

DAY 18. Magen-The Lord Is My Shield: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 19. Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE

DAY 20. Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE


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