• Monique Renewed

What Does God Almighty or El Shaddai Mean?

Almighty- A name or title for God. Having complete power. Omnipotent, supreme authority, or immense.


I’ve been having some weird dreams lately and before I went to sleep last night, I asked God to protect me in my dream. As I went to sleep, I dreamt that an intruder was in my house. I was able to get to the intruder before he saw me and attack him in self-defense. When I woke up, I heard “El-Shaddai” in my spirit.

El-Shaddai is one of several names God uses to describe Himself. We first see this in Genesis 17:1-2, when God appeared to Abraham and said “I am El-Shaddai- ‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.”

Who Do We Really Think God is?

This post stems from a previous demonic attack I experienced in my dream. Nevertheless, the Lord came to the rescue on my behalf through prayer and supplication. However, I exhibited some form of fear a few days after this attack, which led me to ask for protection before going to sleep in the subsequent days. I didn’t have fear until I began to really think about and stew over the situation. We have to realize who God is not based on preconceived notions or feelings, but on who He says He is. God is El-Shaddai over everything including all forces of darkness, evil, and bad situations that happen. All of creation is subject to Him and whatever He allows is for a purpose beyond human comprehension.

Psalms 145:1-3

I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise. No one can measure his greatness.

Sometimes we have to be brought down to our knees and into humility to recognize our need for God. God does not want us to only come to Him when times get rough. Perilous times are often how many of us initially come to God, including me, but it should not stop there. God is seeking an actual relationship with you. My honest hope is for people to use these perilous times to come to God, but to not let it end there. Do not mention God only when disaster strikes or when you are in desperate need of something.

As God said to Abraham, we are to serve Him faithfully and make Him a part of our daily lives.

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