El Elyon – The God Most High (Genesis 14: 8-20, 22; 2 Samuel 22: 14)

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El Elyon – The God Most High (Genesis 14: 8-20, 22; 2 Samuel 22: 14). This name for God appears more than two dozen times in the Old Testament.[1] It speaks to God’s absolute supremacy.

Genesis 14: 18-20, 22 says, “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: and blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all… And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 57: 2 says, “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.” In Psalm 61: 2, we read, “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee , when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

And in 2 Samuel 22: 14, we read, “The Lord thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.”

Other gods attempt to assign power to themselves, but there is no other god who has the power to create, the power to save, the power to heal-there is no god like the God Most High. Every other god must bow to the God Most High.

Psalm 78: 35 says, “And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.”

And Psalm 92: 1 says, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name O most High.”

We worship God not because of what He has done for us but because of WHO he is-the most high God.

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