El-Elyon: Genesis 14:22-24
“I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth…”
- El – strength, prominence, power
- Elyon – strongest, most high, most mighty, most prominent
- El-Elyon – the strongest strong One, the mightiest mighty One
God Most High
El-Elyon is over kings
- Melchizedek and Abram (Genesis 14:18-24)
- Melchizedek, king of Salem, and priest of God Most High (14:18)
- Abram (not yet Abraham), Blessed by God Most High (14:19)
- Abram relied on the Lord, God Most High, not on men, “lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’” (14:24)
- Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 3:26-4:2 and 4:32-36)
- Beware of pride (4:30)
- Which leads to a fall (4:31)
- Be thankful for grace (4:34-37)
El-Elyon is over nations
- Power to set borders (Deuteronomy 32:8-9)
- King over the earth (Psalm 47:2)
El-Elyon is over Satan and his minions
- Day Star, son of Dawn (Isaiah 14:12)
- Beware of pride (14:13)
- Which leads to a fall (14:15)
- No grace here! (14:16-20)
- Legion (Mark 5)
- Macedonian slave girl (Acts 16:16-18)
- Our protector
- Our provision
- Over us
- Over Satan
- Over demonic world
- Over kingdoms of man
In Elohim we see God as the Trinity, and Jesus as God. In El-Elyon, we see God Most High, with Jesus as a priest after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:6-10, 6:20, 7:1-15) a priest of God Most High. Jesus is God, and He is a priest of God Most High. What does that mean to you?
Praying to God by Name
From “Praying the Names of God” by Ann Spangler, published by Zondervan, © 2004 by Ann Spangler
Reflect On: Psalm 97
Praise God: For He is exalted far above all gods.
Offer Thanks: Because the God of all the earth has revealed Himself to you.
Confess: Any overemphasis on pleasure or comfort in your life.
Ask God: To sharpen His image in your soul.
Reflect On: Luke 6:27 – 36
Praise God: For His all-surpassing goodness.
Offer Thanks: For the ways God has shown you mercy.
Confess: Any pride that would keep you from modeling God’s character.
Ask God: For the grace to display God’s character to those who don’t deserve it.
Reflect On: Acts 1:1-11 and Hebrews 1:3-4
Praise God.· Because He reigns above all
Offer Thanks: That your life is hidden in Christ.
Confess: Any tendency to live as though there’s no such place as heaven.
Ask God: To help you set your heart on the things that are above, where Christ is.