Names of God: El-Shaddai

In the Old Testament times, a name was not only identification, but an identity as well. Many times a special meaning was attached to the name. Throughout Scripture God reveals Himself to us through His names. When we study these names that He reveals to us in the Bible, we will better understand who God really is. The meanings behind God’s names reveals His central personality. If you get this …You will never question whether or not it is God’s will regarding:
  • Healing
  • Provision
  • Peace
  • Righteousness, etc.

Over the next few weeks we will study the names of God. My challenge to you is to use God’s names in the specific areas of your life while you pray.

El-Shaddai  [shah-dahy] All-Sufficient One, Lord God Almighty of blessings.

This word appears 7 times in the Old Testament. It first appears in Genesis 17:1, “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—`God Almighty.’

The word El is another name that is translated as “God”. It is used in conjunction with other words to depict God’s character. Shaddai is derived from another word which means breast, which implies that Shaddai is one who nourishes, satisfies, and supplies His people with all their needs as a mother would her child.

When you understand his name – El-Shaddai – The Lord Almighty – it is God who is powerful enough to bless us with and provide for every need in abundance.He is all sufficient!

Homework: How will you use the name of El-Shaddai in prayer?

About jasonexley

After growing up as a Missionary Kid in Argentina and other Latin American countries, my wife and I now live in Midlothian, TX, where we pastor a really exciting new church called Life Church.

Posted on August 11, 2011, in Church, Love Articles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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