God is El-Shaddai
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty [El-Shaddai], but by my name the Lord [Yehovah/Jehovah] I did not make myself fully known to them. – Exodus 6:3
God is El-Shaddai
In the Hebrew language, El means God, god, god-like one, mighty one, and mighty things in nature, strength, and power. Due to the application of El being able to refer to God, the one true God or mighty men, men of rank, mighty heroes, angels or false god, often times when El is used to refer to God there are more words added as a descriptor. These descriptors allow us to put into perspective exactly Who we are referring to in the Word.
El Shaddai, God Almighty, is one of the most common early names used by the biblical patriarch Job. Of all the times El Shaddai is used, approximately two-thirds was used by Job. God appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as El Shaddai. El as we know means God. Then He says Shaddai to describe Himself as Almighty, One who makes fruitful with the ability to sustain, destroy and rebuild an abundant supply.
God says to Abram, before He changes his name to Abraham, “I am Almighty God [El Shaddai]; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Abram fell on his face and worshiped El Shaddai and He changes his name from exalted father to father of a multitude. El Shaddai is the God of more than enough.
When Isaac is blessing Jacob he says to him, “May God Almighty [El Shaddai] bless you, And make you fruitful and multiply you, That you may be an assembly of peoples…” Isaac is able to introduce and bless his son in the Name of God who his father introduced him to, El Shaddai.
When Jacob is going back to Bethel he has another interaction with God. God changes Jacobs name to Israel then say’s to him, “I am God Almighty [El Shaddai]; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants. The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.” The Almighty God of more than enough sustained them, changed their names, and abundantly supplied them.
We still can know Him as El Shaddai. The same provision provided for Abraham, by El Shaddai, is accessible to believes today. If you are Christ then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise. He is El Shaddai to Abraham; therefore, He is El Shaddai to me. We love you in the name of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Christ Messiah Anointed One).