By: Daniel Adams
Publish Date: October 17, 2022
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I AM THE ALMIGHTY GOD; walk before me, and be thou perfect. — GENESIS 17:1
The original Hebrew of this Old Testament verse reads that God said, “I am El Shaddai.”
God was revealed to Israel by seven covenant names, one of which was El Shaddai — which literally means “the God who is more than enough,” or “the All-Sufficient One.”
God is literally “the One who is more than enough!”
Throughout the Old Testament, God showed Himself as El Shaddai — the God who is more than enough. One example is when God brought the children of Israel out of Egyptian slavery and bondage, Pharaoh’s soldiers went after them to capture them and make them slaves again. On one side of the children of Israel was the wilderness; on the other side, mountains. The Red Sea lay before them. They seemingly were boxed in in an impossible situation, but they looked to God — the God who is more than enough — and He worked a miracle and divided the sea! He congealed the depths in the heart of the sea (Exod. 15:8)! The waters stood up on each side like a wall, and Israelites walked through to the other side on dry ground. Our God is more than enough! He is mighty to deliver.
Confession: My Father is El Shaddai, the God who is more than enough. He’s more than anything that I go through. He is causing me to live in victory today in Jesus mighty name!