Gen. 17:1-3 “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God (El-”Shaddai)i; walk before me, and be thou perfect.  And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.  And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him . . .”

The name “God Almighty.” or  El Shaddai in the Hebrew emphasizes God’s ability to handle any situation that confronts His people.  “El” is the singular form of Elohim, and “Shaddai” is literally “sufficient” or “self-sufficient”.  

God wanted Abram to know He is in control of every situation.  Satan tries to destroy us from within.   He can give us physical trouble, and he can give us much opposition in the work we try to do for the Lord.   But the frontline for the battleground is your mind.  Satan knows that if he can defeat your thoughts, he’ll defeat your faith.  He wants to make you skeptical of God’s promises.  So he seizes on every setback and problem as an accusation to bring to your mind.

But God told Abram, “I am the Almighty God. . .”  In other words, he said, “Abram, you see a lot of obstacles ahead,  You see only the problems.  But I’m bigger than any of your problems, and I’ll fulfill my promises to you despite all the problems, if you’ll turn them over to me.”

God is able to take care of whatever trouble I’m facing!  He may not show me how He’s going to do it; He doesn’t have to show me.  He only reminds me that He is the Almighty God, more powerful than any problem in my life. God, the Almighty, El-Shaddai, is far greater than any political theory or economic system or social utopia.  God blesses those who are faithful to Him, even when His blessings contradict human logic.

                                                          *…Lester Sumrall THE NAMES OF GOD

Kenneth Hagin peached an awesome message on this and included the phase–”El shaddai, the God who is more than enough.  Which includes the idea, if God doesn’t have it, HE’LL MAKE IT FOR YOU!”

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