Carol Clegg-Lamptey

There’s such beauty in fellowship. To think that all we need is 2 or 3 gathered in the name of God, that God promises to be among them (Matthew 18:20). That was the afternoon I had yesterday and it was simply amazing!
It beats any telenovela, any five star hotel – being encouraged and sharing what the Lord has been doing in our lives, His attributes,..

The God we serve eh, nooooooooo size!!!!

This name of God came up – El-Shaddai. I had run away the first time, but here we are again.

What does it mean and when does it first appear in the Bible?

There is said to be considerable debate surrounding the name El-Shaddai according to one source I found.
I came across four interpretations of the name El-Shaddai and they were
God Almighty
The Overpowerer
All-Sufficient One
The God of the Mountain
Isn’t it amazing that one name can have so many interpretations??

The name El-Shaddai is said to have been used only 7 times in the whole Bible.
It was first used in the book of Genesis when God appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as El-Shaddai, The name Yahweh (which means the Ture God) was not used until God revealed Himself to Moses in the book of Exodus.

What does Almighty mean?
I came across this meaning – having unlimited power; Omnipotent

The Overpowerer – God will do what He purposes to do. He overpoweres opposition.
Is this not getting you excited??

The All-Sufficient One – God the Almighty is enough. He is more than suficient to meet any need. He sustains me, He protects me, He guides me, He nourishes me, He protects me.
Ohhhh my goodness!!!

This brings to mind one of my favourite songs (they are innumerable) – ‘My God is all that I need’ – by CityAlight.

The God of the Mountain – God as we know lives in heaven, but He inhabited a mountain top –  Mount Sinai where He met with Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments.



Find below some verses where El-Shaddai appears as the words ‘God Almighty’

Genesis 17:1-2 ESV
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,

2 that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.”


Genesis 35:11 ESV

And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.⁠


Genesis 43:14 ESV

May God Almighty grant you mercy before the man, and may he send back your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”
(Jacob speaking to his sons)


Genesis 48:3-4 ESV

And Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,

4 and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples and will give this land to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession.


This is the final mention of El-Shaddai 👇🏾


Ezekiel 10:3-5 ESV

Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the house, when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court.

4 And the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD.

5 And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.


Our Lord is great and worthy to be praised!

Amen and amen!!!

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More
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