by David Davis

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Experiencing God as...El Shaddai (10 of 14)
Series: The Names of God
Dr. David Davis
Genesis 17:1-17

You will be reminded that God’s name is important to understanding His total and complete commitment to the believer. Every name is relevant to his nature and character in the way He responds to our needs.

Elohim is God’s Personality
El Elyon is God’s Position
El Roi is God’s Perception
El Olam is God’s Permanence
El Shaddai is God’s Power

The name El Shaddai means: El - The Strong One; Shaddai - Almighty, All Sufficient.

Look at what happens when you experience God as El Shaddai. Three things will take place in your life. You will discover these truths in our text found in Genesis 17:1-17.


Perhaps you have a wonderful relationship with God. You would agree with the hymn writer:
And He walks with me, And He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own.
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

When you experience God as El Shaddai, it will stimulate you to an even greater relationship with Him. What will be new about that relationship? There will be several characteristics of a new relationship with God as you worship Him as El Shaddai.

A new communion with God

Genesis 17:3 - ‘‘...and God talked with him.’’

God didn’t just talk ‘‘at’’ him. God talked ‘‘with’’ him.

Genesis 18:33 -’’And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.’’

God talked to Abraham concerning His decision regarding Sodom and Gomorrah.

Genesis 18:17-’’And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;’’

A new covenant with God

You will have a covenant relationship with God. Promises and contracts are different than covenants.
A promise is based on your best ability.
A contract is based on mutual distrust.
A covenant is an absolute binding agreement.

When two people would make a covenant, they would exchange th ...

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