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When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. Genesis 17:1

Then God said, "I am El-Shaddai--'God Almighty.' Be fruitful and multiply. You will become a great nation, even many nations. Kings will be among your descendants! Genesis 35:11

I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El-Shaddai--'God Almighty'--but I did not reveal my name, Yahweh, to them. Exodus 6:3

El-Shaddai - God Almighty! An often used phrase in our prayers and worship and sermon etc. But have we given much thought to it's meaning?

El-Shaddai according to some Bible translators stands for 'God Almighty' but not all agree. No doubt El means God; it is the Shaddai that causes controversies among Bible translators. Some say it means 'mountain' and some claim it means 'destroyer'. Putting these arguments aside, let us consider the almost universal meaning - God Almighty.

Dictionary defines the word 'Almighty' as as "having complete power or control"; with synonyms such as: absolute, all-powerful, invincible, mighty, omnipotent, supreme, unlimited, etc.

So when we pray to our El Shaddai - our God Almighty - we are in fact standing in the presence of Omnipotent, Supreme, All-Powerful, God. He is the very same God who created the whole earth and all that is in it by His mere words.

King David acknowledges Him by singing, "He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm." in Psalm 33:9

Knowing our Lord as God Almighty will give us a new perspective when we pray. There is nothing He cannot do. There is nothing impossible for Him. He is Almighty! Our El-Shaddai! Amen!

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