What/Who can bring strength when circumstances and situations we face are a struggle, hit from out of nowhere, and hard to understand?
Again, knowing God’s Name (which as a reminder explains His Nature, His Character and His Attributes) is what grounds us in strength (His strength – which is greater than any strength we can try to muster on our own).
Psalm 18:32: “The God who girds me with strength”
Psalm 18:39: “For You have girded me with strength for battle;”
Psalm 28:7: “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; ”
Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble”
Because God is in absolute control, anything that comes to us must go through God first and only comes if He gives permission. – (Job 1 & 2).
Recall what Truths you know about Elohim:
- He has a purpose and a plan for all Whom He has created.
- His plans bring Him Glory – to show a correct estimate of Who He is.
- His plans are not thwarted. (Job 42:2: “`I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”)
- His plans reveal the message of His love. Matthew 20:28: “ just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
- John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.“
His Name – El Elyon – 1st mentioned in Genesis 14:20 – “And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand”.
God – Elohim — Creator
Most High – Elyon — Sovereign Lord; ruler over all
El Elyon– Elevated; Lofty ; The Supreme – as title; Exalted One.
He is the Highest above all in every realm of life. He rules and reigns over all.
El Elyon: He (GOD) rules today over the affairs of men. There is nothing in all of Creation Which GOD does not have total, complete, absolute control.
Daniel 4:34-35: “and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever; For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, `What have You done?”
We will address His Name – El Elyon all week – take time to ask God to speak to you about Who He is and All He wants you to know about Himself.
He will strengthen you and reveal more truths to you about Who He is so that when you face trials and tribulations in life – you will rise up in confidence knowing
- He holds you in the palm of His hand and
- He holds our future – He loves us as His special creation and
- He will lead and guide through every and all circumstances we face.
1 TIMOTHY 6:12: Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.