El Elyon

El Elyon; the Most High God

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament El Elyon occurs 28 times. It occurs 19 times in Psalms. El Elyon is first used in Genesis 14:18.

Strong’s Reference: H5945

El Elyon in the Septuagint: ho theos ho hupsistos – the God most high

Meaning and Derivation: El is another name that is translated as “God” and can be used in conjunction with other words to designate various aspects of God’s character. Elyon literally means “Most High” and is used both adjectivally and substantivally throughout the Old Testament. It expresses the extreme sovereignty and majesty of God and His highest preeminence. When the two words are combined – El Elyon – it can be translated as “the most exalted God.”(Psalm 57:2)

At issue here is the sovereignty of this God. There is no higher power to appeal to in heaven or earth. In His sovereignty God confers with no one in making decisions for His creation. No one has influence or sway with our sovereign God.

Before I go any further I need to explain that in context with God’s interactive will for man. It would seem to appear that God takes counsel from certain intercessors but that practice is illusionary. God first sets in place the need from intercession to show Himself for the purpose of enacting His salvation plan. God, the all-knowing God, knows what is needed in any circumstance to reveal Himself to His creation with purpose. The need for intercession is a primary interface with any lost generation.

God does not need your involvement, permission, or knowledge to invoke His sovereign will upon your life. If you should be so blessed as to witness any act by God by His sovereign will, it will be done with purpose. Praise God for that blessing if it should fall upon you to witness it.

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