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El-Elyon – the Most High God.

“I cry out to God Most High, who will fulfill His purpose for me.” —Psalm 57:2

Sometimes our problems seem bigger than God. When God is worshipped, praised, and elevated to His rightful place in our lives, these “giants” are put into perspective. The name of God–El-Elyon–the Most High God reminds us of who God is and what He has done. As long as we traverse the earth, we will fight battles and face problems. Like enemy ogres that attack, these invade our thoughts, interrupt harmony in our relationships, and intrude on our peace. No matter what we’re up against, God is bigger than any giant we might fear. El-Elyon is the name of God that means the Most High God. It is used about 40 times in the Old Testament. El-Elyon was responsible for Abram’s victory over his enemies. God delivered the enemy armies into Abram’s hand.

El-Elyon means “supreme God” or “most-loved God.” In Genesis 14, Abraham was up against insurmountable odds – three hundred and eighteen household servants fighting the most powerful armies of Melchizedek. When our giants seem bigger than God, God can’t be overshadowed. With God on our side, we have the victory

Let El-Elyon bring to mind the verses like, “He will keep thee in perfect peace when he keeps his mind stayed on me”(Isaiah 26:3.) Ask God for the strength to keep your mind on Him; when your mind wanders, intentionally refocus it back to God and His presence. This is difficult when you are tired and you feel you don’t have the physical or mental resources on your own. But El-Elyon, the Most High God, is big enough to shield us from everything that wants to run us down, including ourselves.

“Abram gave God the credit for his success. He wanted his ungodly neighbors to see how god blessed him; he wanted them to realize that he served “the Lord, the most high God.” —Lester Sumrall, The Names of God, page 53

El-Elyon the God Most High, is the Only One who can deliver us from our enemies. He will invade our enemies, take captive our thoughts, and win our battles. Let’s give God credit for our victory; others will notice. Take the example of King of Salem, Melchizedek, in Genesis 14:19: “And he blessed Abram, saying, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.’”

Let’s let El-Elyon have his rightful place in our lives as the Most High God. As we elevate Him, the shadow of the Most High will cover our giants with His presence, minimizing them to a manageable capacity. You don’t have to live under your circumstances; with El Elyon, the God Most High, you can rise above your circumstances! 

Dear El-Elyon, I recognize you as the Most High God. You are the only One who can deliver me from my enemies. Your ways are not my ways. Thank you for the truth in Psalm 46:10 a, which says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Help me to be still and let you fight my battles. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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  1. Cydney Haynes

    Hi Sheryl, thanks for the devotionals. I think of so many through the years: Streams in the Desert, The Practice of the Presence of God, My Utmost for His Highest etc. etc…..I was looking for something lately, think I’ll do yours. Thanks! Your mom looks so cute on your blog! Still want you, Justin & I to get together some time…..just so many Drs.appointments right now. Much love to you and your family.

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