Today’s prayer post is about EL ELYON which is translated as THE MOST HIGH GOD.
In Genesis 14:18 God is revealed as EL ELYON – The Most High.
“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.” Genesis 14:18-20
Abram had just returned from battle and rescuing Lot and his family who had been taken captive. It was the God Most High who gave Abram victory and restored everything which had been stolen back to Abram. This is an important truth. God Most High sets captives free and restores what the enemy has stolen. Hallelujah!
Isaiah the Prophet encountered God Most High when things were not going well. The King had died and the people were not honouring or obeying God. It was then that God revealed himself and Isaiah saw God high and lifted up. He received a different perspective. This is what Isaiah describes:
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.”
Sometimes when we are at our lowest, in a place of despair or grieved in heart, we need that fresh revelation of the God Most High. We raise our heads, look up and see God in the Highest place. It give us renewed hope, strength and confidence. The Most High is on our side.
If you are feeling oppressed or under spiritual attack or are praying for someone who is, then I believe this is to encourage you today. God the Most High is sovereign over you, over those you are praying for and He is higher than all circumstances and situations. I am reminded of these bible verses:
“So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
To those who were conspiring and scheming against Israel, David’s prayer was:
“That they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth.” Psalm 83:18
We take confidence that Jesus our Saviour, who lives to make intercession for us, has been exalted to the right hand of God. He is seated at the right hand of the Father. Jesus’ name is above all others.
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name” Philippians 2:9
We come in prayer today to EL ELYON, the Most High God.
“In the name of our God We will set up our banners: The Lord fulfil all your petitions“ Psalm 20:5
Dear God our Father in heaven, you alone are El Elyon. Open the eyes of our hearts today so that we see you high and lifted up. We long to see your glory, your majesty, your throne and power. Open our eyes to see your son Jesus Christ who you have raised to the highest place and given all authority and power. We acknowledge that Jesus has the name above all names. Lord we humble ourselves under your mighty hand today. We acknowledge that there is none higher than you. You alone are worthy of all praise, honour and glory. Lord we are in your hands and there is nowhere else that we are safer. You are our refuge. Deliver us from the evil one and make your name known to our enemies. Raise up your standard over us. Restore to us what the enemy has stolen especially we pray for those whose peace, hope and joy has been stolen. May they see you today Lord, high and lifted up. Restore unto them the joy of their salvation. Be their strength today. Amen