by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration

God’s name El Shaddai means “God of the Mountain, LORD God Almighty.” 

El Shaddai is God of Revelation and Grace.


Revelation means what God makes known or reveals to man; the whole Bible is God’s revelation. In Deuteronomy 29:29, it is stated, “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things, which are revealed, belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. “


In Exodus 19, at Mount Sinai (also called Horeb) in the wilderness of Sinai, Israel witnessed the awesomeness of El Shaddai in the thunders, lightnings, the thick cloud upon the mount, an ever-increasing loud voice of the trumpet, fire, smoke, and earthquakes. Psalm 68: 8 relates,
“The earth shook, the heavens also dropped (rained) at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.” God demonstrated His power for His people and the world to see.


Revelation is the act by which God gives men knowledge about Himself and His creation, which man could not otherwise have known. The Scriptures speak of God’s self-revelation in nature (Psalm 19: 1; Romans 1: 20) but especially in the Scriptures (II Peter 1: 21 and in
Hebrews 1:1-3)    


One interesting revelation from God includes both nature and Scripture:

To find the King of the Jews, a star guided the wise men (Matthew 2) into the land of Judea, but it was scripture (Micah 5:2) that lead them to Bethlehem, where they found Christ Jesus, the King.  


Isaiah 40: 5

“And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”


Amos 3: 7

“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing,
but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.”


God reveals throughout the whole Bible that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.


How can one ever deny that Isaiah 53 is God’s revelation of the Messiah, who suffers for mankind? Speaking for all the prophets, Isaiah calls attention to the world’s lack of faith in general.


The dynamic Isaiah 53 begins, “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?”

The Messiah, the Son of God, and His message are rejected.

Verse 2: He personally is refused.

Verse 3: His mission is misunderstood.

Verses 4-6: His vicarious suffering provides atonement for our sins, which means he suffered taking our punishment upon Himself.

Verse 7: He suffers death.

Verse 9: He is buried.

Verses 10-12 He will be ultimately exalted.


Now comes the grace part in God’s name El Shaddai, God of Revelation and Grace.

John 1: 17

“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”


John 1: 14

“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.”


Concerning God’s revelations, apathy from the world-at-large exists.


Luke 17: 30

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.


But apathy must not dull the Christians’ diligence in expecting Christ’s return.

We must be ever vigilant, while waiting for Jesus Christ. I Peter 1: 13 tells us to prepare our minds for action, to be sober, and to rest our hope fully on God’s grace through Jesus Christ.


Christ, for whom we wait, is coming!

Prepare ye the way of the LORD! Make straight in the deserts a highway for our God!
Pass the word along to anyone who will listen.
Tell them that Jesus Christ is LORD! And He is coming soon!

EL SHADDAI said so.