Did you know that God reveals Himself to us through His names? Each name is like a window into His character and nature. Let's dive deep into these 16 names of God in this beautiful new book "16 Names of God: a Strong Tower to Run to." From Creator God—Elohim, found in Genesis, to The Lord Is There—Jehovah Shammah in Ezekiel, we see His awesome character and nature. Let's explore the meaning and significance behind each of these names as we find safety in the Strong Tower.
Reflect These 16 Names of God and Discover His Character.
As Christians, we are called to reflect God's name. His name is great and worthy of our praise (Psalm 8:1; 48:10). His names are like a mighty fortress providing protection for His children. In this new book, "16 Names of God: a Strong Tower to Run to," you will see how you can reflect God's character through your daily life. You'll also discover how His names depict His unmerited love for you.
Embrace These 16 Names of God and Honor His Character.
Are you thirsty to know God better, deeper, and with more passion? Soak up these 16 names of God, and unlock a richer and more in-depth understanding of His character and nature. There is only One true God, but many names describe His attributes. With this inspirational book, you will explore the depth of His love, provision, and healing. You'll also discover that knowing Him by His names is the pathway to trusting Him more.
God knows us by our name (Isaiah 43:1). Shouldn’t we also know Him by His?
El Shaddai: Lord God Almighty
In Genesis 17:1-8, we read of a profound encounter between Abram and the Almighty God, El Shaddai. At 99 years old, Abram hears the divine command: "I Am the Almighty [Shaddai] God; walk before Me and be thou perfect [or blameless]." This pivotal moment marks not only a change in Abram's name to Abraham but also the birth of the everlasting covenant, a foreshadowing of salvation itself. This post explores the significance of El Shaddai, tracing the name throughout the Bible, and how this name of God is a promise of abundance, fruitfulness, and transformation.
El Shaddai: The All-Sufficient Satisfier
El Shaddai consists of two components: "El," signifying the all-sufficient One, and "Shaddai," translating to "Almighty God." This name encapsulates the essence of God as the One who satisfies the deepest longings of our souls. The Bible mentions El Shaddai 48 times, with its prominence in the book of Job, where Job experiences God's all-sufficiency amidst trials.
Replacing El Shaddai with Jehovah
Interestingly, the name El Shaddai is used more frequently before the giving of the law, with the name Jehovah taking precedence afterward. Nevertheless, El Shaddai's significance remains unchanged, signifying God's authority over creation and His ability to meet all our needs.
The Characteristics of El Shaddai
El Shaddai in Biblical Promises
El Shaddai's promises extend to us just as they did to Abraham and other biblical figures:
The Challenge of Spiritual Fruitfulness
While Abraham's physical fruitfulness is evident, we are called to bear spiritual fruit—offspring who come to faith and follow Christ. We are spiritual seed planters, nurturing faith in the generations that follow us. I find the title of "spiritual seed planters" so exciting, but it comes with great responsibility!
El Shaddai, the Almighty God, is our all-sufficient Satisfier, Enricher, and Nourisher. Like Abraham and Sarah, we may laugh at the seemingly impossible tasks God sets before us, but our faith is counted for righteousness. El Shaddai transforms us, changes our names, and fulfills His promises, just as He did for Abraham and Jacob. Through adversity, discipline, and trials, we can find growth and fruitfulness. El Shaddai's promises of blessing, protection, reward, and deliverance extend to us today. As spiritual seed planters, we can impact future generations for the Kingdom of God, trusting in El Shaddai's abundant resources and unwavering nature. May you know Him as your El Shaddai—a God of abundant blessings and transformations, even in your old age.
How has the study of this name of God been impactful to your life?
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