by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration

God’s name EL ROI means “ God Who Sees”, the sovereign omniscient GOD. 


EL ROI sees what is happening here on earth. The land is full of blood and the cities full of perverseness: for mankind says, “The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD sees us not.”1 God knows deceitful men: He sees the wickedness also; will He not then consider it? 2 “For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He sees all his goings.”3 God does not see as a man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks upon the heart.4


Daniel 2: 22 states that God knows what goes on in the darkness and the light dwells with Him. God’s light shines in the darkness, though the darkness comprehends it not.
John 1: 9 states that Jesus Christ is this Light.  


Over and over scriptures prove that this Light, Jesus Christ, is EL ROI. 

A few examples are: 


John 1: 50-51, an individual seen beforehand

Philip, one of Jesus’ disciples, brought Nathanael to Jesus. Jesus said to Nathanael, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Solitude under a fig tree was a favorite place for a Jew to meditate. Being under the fig tree, Philip must have been praying about the Messiah. Because, after Jesus said this, Nathanael proclaimed, ”You are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” Jesus replied, “Because I said I saw you under the fig tree, you believe Me? You shall see greater things than this. Verily, verily, I say unto you, ‘Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.’ “  


Matthew 20: 18-19, sacrifice of the Passover Lamb foreseen

Jesus said,” Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.” 
Later in Matthew 26 we read that Judas sets-up the betrayal just as Jesus had foreseen. Then later in Matthew 27, the chief priests and elders deliver Jesus to Pontius Pilate, which leads to Jesus’ crucifixion, just as He had also foreseen.


John 13: 38, Peter’s three denials foreseen

At the last supper, Jesus said to Peter, “Wilt thou lay down your life for My sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee,’ The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied Me thrice.’ “

Later in John 18, Peter denies Christ Jesus three times as Jesus had said and had deep remorse afterwards.  


Jesus Christ is EL ROI. He is also the Savior. Although the evil of darkness is rapidly increasing, the good news is that whosoever accepts Christ as Savior overcomes the world. He that believes that Jesus is the Son of God overcomes the darkness and its evil. 5


While we wait for Jesus Christ’s Second Coming, there is hope now;

For EL ROI sees and acts on our behalf, as written in II Chronicles 16: 9,


“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, 
To show Himself strong on the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.”


Praise be to the name of GOD – EL ROI!

1 Ezekiel 9: 9

2 Job 11: 11

3 Job 34:21

4 I Samuel 16: 7

5 1 John 5: 4-5