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El Shaddai

“God Almighty”

The name “Shaddai” is related to the Hebrew word “shadad” which means “to overpower or destroy” and refers to God’s absolute Power. Used together with the Hebrew word El, El Shaddai is usually translated, “Lord God Almighty”. El Shaddai describes God as the one who triumphs over every obstacle and all opposition. God is our all-powerful and all-sufficient sustainer. 

The Name of God El Shaddai occurs 48 times in the Bible, including Genesis 49:24; Ruth 1:20,21; Psalm 132:2, 5; Proverbs 3:27; Isaiah 60:15; Micah 2:1; Revelation 16:7.

Application: God Almighty, God All Sufficient, The Mighty One of Jacob is the Source of all our blessings. God is all-powerful. He is our Sustainer. Our problems are not too big for God to handle.

Susan Stump recalls the first time she heard the words “El Shaddai” spoken, from song writer and Christian Singer, Amy Grant, in 1982. Here are the lyrics of the chorus of her song “El Shaddai”…

El shaddai, el shaddai,
El-elyon na adonia,
Age to age you’re still the same,
By the power of the name.
El shaddai, el shaddai,
Erkamka na adonai,
We will praise and lift you high,
El shaddai.

Scripture for El Shaddai
Genesis 17:1

ESV: “When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,”

NOG: “When Abram was 99 years old, Yahweh appeared to him. He said to Abram, “I am El Shaddai. Live in my presence with integrity.”

Prayer to El Shaddai

“El Shaddai, I am so easily consumed with fears. I worry about the future, I worry about today, I worry about how my sins and mistakes in the past have affected others. I know that I am weak, but I know that You are all-powerful. My human mind struggles to comprehend that fact.

I see power in many things, people, even emotions. Strong is a word I can define. But as I think about the powers in my sphere of reference, I realize they are not all-powerful. Some can be overcome, controlled, or even conquered by human effort and knowledge. You, El Shaddai, are more powerful than any of these forces. You are over them, You created them.

All-Powerful Sustainer, please strengthen me for what I must deal with. Help me to remember that You, El Shaddai, are triumphant over all. As is written in Psalm 56, ‘When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.’
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Name of God El Shaddai
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Learn more of  “El Shaddai” in this animated video!

Posted on YouTube,  August 21, 2020, by Pastor Landon


Listen to the song “El Shaddai”, by Kids In Tune

Posted on Youtube, Feb 16, 2017

Download/Print CBJ’s “El Shaddai Printable”

Ready to color and use as a tip-in, in your bible, as seen above. Drawn by Jill Briscoe.

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Courtesies ~ Credits ~ Fine Print

The “Many Names of God” Blog (aka NOG Blog) is provided by Creative Bible Journaling, specifically as a tool for members to enhance their bible knowledge and their journaling experience. Research was accomplished by Joan Fudala, with the use of 27 different resources, both online and physical. The traced images she used throughout this blog are from the adult coloring book, “Color the Names of God”, with artwork by Marie Michaels. All content was compiled and formatted by Susan Stump and Lorraine Szontagh. The black and white printables were drawn by Jill Briscoe. Any videos will be courtesied who/when/where posted.

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