The first instance of the name El Shaddai being used in the Bible is when God was speaking to Abram.
Genesis 17:1-5 (ISV) Gen 17:1 When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and announced, “I am God Almighty (El Shaddai). Live in constant awareness that I’m always with you, and be blameless.
Gen 17:2 I’ll establish my covenant between me and you, and I’ll greatly increase your numbers.”
Gen 17:3 Then Abram fell to the ground as God continued speaking to him.
Gen 17:4 “Look, I’ve made a covenant with you. You will be the father of many nations.
Gen 17:5 Your name is no longer to be Abram. Instead your name will be Abraham, since I’ll make you the father of many nations.
El Shaddai means Almighty God or the God who is more than enough!
He doesn’t have to wait on someone else for Him to do His job. He is not walking around saying, “If I just had some more power, health,wealth, stability, then I could answer their prayer.
He says I Am El Shaddai! I am the God of more than enough!
My friends, whatever your need is today. Present it to the Lord and know this. He is the God who can meet “ALL” of your needs!
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