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El Elyon-God Most High: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God.

El Elyon is the Hebrew name for God meaning, God Most High. This term for God can be translated in two different ways: "the Most High God" or "God Most High." either way, they mean the same thing. God is supreme. He deserves all our focus, worship, and praise. In the New Testament Jesus is known as the Son of the Most High while the Holy Spirit is the power of the Most High. There is no one that can match El Elyon. He alone is sovereign, most powerful, and most merciful.

El Elyon-God Most High

I will thank the Lord because he is just;

I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17.

Pronouncing The Name: El el-YOHN

This is Day 15 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE

El Elyon Names of God day 15 free names of god chart and prayer journal

Understanding the Name Of God, El Elyon-God Most High:

El Elyon! I am lost at trying to find the words that adequately describe this name of God. He is the "Superlative" God - the all-surpassing God! The term, Elyon when applied to God means "Highest" or "Exalted One". This term emphasizes that God is the highest in every realm of life.

Let's see some examples in scripture that describe this characteristic of El Elyon:

Remember that God is good all the time. He has a good plan and a purpose for each of us. So we should prioritize our time to worship Him. The Lord wants us to seek Him passionately and to look to Him for His strength.

Psalm 57:2

I cry out to God Most High,

to God who will fulfill his purpose for me.

When you fully entrust your plans, your desires, your families, your careers, your everything, you are looking to God Most High.

Isaiah 55:8-9

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways

and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

Psalm 91:1-4

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. 4 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Take to heart these Bible verses from Psalm 91:9-10.

If you make the Lord your refuge if you make the Most High your shelter,

10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

I pray these verses constantly over myself, family, and everyone that I come in contact with both in real life and on social media. They are powerful scriptures to pray. When you read and pray them, remember that you are praying to El Elyon-God Most High. I have written a post called Scripture Plan To Battle Fear- With Psalm 91 & Other verses that you might also like to read HERE

Psalm 92:1-3

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. 2 It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, 3 accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp,

and the melody of a lyre.

El Elyon in Hebrew:

Elyon was the title given to the highest of the Canaanite gods. The Hebrews appropriated it as a title for Yahweh. It is first used in relation to Melchizedek, the king of Salem, who was also called "priest of God Most High" (Genesis 14:18-20).

The passage in Daniel regarding the interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream illustrates what happens when we forget who is the highest in heaven and on earth. You can read that in Daniel 4:19-34 HERE

Applying the name of God, El Elyon to your life:

As you prayerfully use the following prayer journal, consider how can you acknowledge God's greatness. What specific thing could you do?

How could you express your worship to Him?

Is God the Most High in your life or do other things in your life take that place?

How does knowing God as El Elyon-God Most High affect 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 El Elyon to you?

How does knowing God as El Elyon impact your life?

How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as El Elyon?

Praying the Name Of God, El Elyon:

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 El Elyon, you are praying to the God Most High who fulfills His purpose for you and whose power, mercy and sovereignty cannot be matched.

Let's Pray:

El Elyon, you are God Most High. Thank you that you have a plan and a purpose for me. I worship You, You are all-powerful and soverign. There is no one like You! Thank you for Your mercy. Help me to keep You number one in my life. Show me where I do not give You Your rightful place in my life. You are my everything! 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 15 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, Yahweh Roi-The Lord Is My Shepherd.

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 HERE

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



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