El Elyon

by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration
God’s name EL ELYON means “God Most High.”
He is exalted above all. God is the Sovereign LORD. 
Jesus Christ as God’s divine Son reveals God Most High throughout the Gospels
in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 


One of the most beautiful passages in the whole Bible is spoken by Jesus in John 3: 16;
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”


God loves us so much that He sent His Son to save us. By means of the Virgin Birth, Jesus had the human nature of His mother and the sinless, divine nature of His Father.


Before Christ’s birth: “And the angel answered and said unto Mary, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest (God Most High) shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
 Luke 1: 35


“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.” John 1: 14


Some in Matthew 17: 1-2 witnessed the visible aspect of Jesus Christ’s glory. 

“And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them:

His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.


“And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with Him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus,’ Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”


“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,
‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.”   


Demonstration of Christ’s glory, sign of His deity, occurs throughout John in the miraculous actions by Christ. These include turning water into wine, healing of the nobleman’s son, healing of a man at the Bethesda Pool, feeding the 5,000, walking on water, healing the man born blind, and raising Lazarus from the dead.


Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish; neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” John 10: 27-30.


“Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, ‘ Thou blasphemest; because I said, ‘ I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not. But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10: 36-38


However, the greatest show of Christ’s glory happened after He underwent torture, crucifixion, and death, taking our place. Jesus Christ triumphantly arose from the dead the third day. Well did Isaiah prophesy this in the book of Isaiah 25: 8-9 “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.”


“And it shall be said in that day, ’Lo, this is our God;
we have waited for Him, and He will save us:
this is the LORD; we have waited for Him,
we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”