And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God (אֵ֥ל) Most High (עֶלְיֽוֹן). Genesis 14:18.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:9.
I will set him securely on high because he has known My Name. Psalm 91:14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Come up higher, set your mind above. Your focus should not be below but above where I have seated you in Christ at My right hand. Let Me take you out of the miry depths of the swamp to place your feet on the height, the rock that is higher than you.
I gave Abraham My Name of God Most High. If you are joined to the Most High you can only go higher—above and not beneath, the head and not the tail, an overcomer who is more than a conqueror. And that is Life Lesson No. 12 of our series on how to know Me by knowing My Name: “El Elyon (אל עלין).”
My Name is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are lifted up inaccessibly high (sagab (שָׂגַב): to be (inaccessibly) high). Proverbs 18:10. You who are born of Me, the Most High, I keep you and the evil one does not touch you. 1 John 5:18. Why? I have raised you up and placed you in the strong tower of My Name securely on high. Psalm 91:14. You are in My mighty hand, lifted high, and there is no snatching out of My hand. Why? I am the top, the Most High, no one else can reach that high. Satan tried, but never got where I have seated you in Christ. I revealed to you My Words to the devil when he fell from being the anointed cherub, “O shining one (Lucifer), son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15. No one can reach the secret place of the Most High unless I open the way to them. And I have now opened it by a new and living way, Hebrews 6:20, to all who believe in the Name of My Son and have received Him as the risen Lord. All those who are or have become descendants of Abraham. For if you belong to Christ, you are a descendant of Abraham and heirs of the promise. Galatians 3:29.
I first introduced Myself under the Name of God Most High, when Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine to Abraham after he had defeated the four kings and rescued Lot along with the other people of Sodom and Gomorrah and their goods. I introduced Melchizedek as priest of God (אֵ֥ל) Most High (עֶלְיֽוֹן). Genesis 14:18. Without father or mother, Melchizedek, which means King of Righteousness, came to offer the covenant meal to Abraham (then Abram) and Abraham gave him the tithe of a tenth of all he had gained in battle.
And I, when I raised Jesus from the dead, again swore to My Son, “You are a priest forever according to the Order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4. And I exalted Him at My right hand, gave Him the Name above every other name, and made His enemies His footstool. And I raised you who believe in His Name up with Him and seated you there with Him because you are in Christ. Ephesians 2:6. Far ABOVE all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And I put all things in subjection under His feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1: 22-23.
Therefore you who have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at My right hand. Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things. Revelation 4:1. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in Me, in the secret place of the Most High, in the shadow of Shaddai. When Christ, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory—riding on the clouds of heaven with the King of kings and Lord of lords. Colossians 3:1-4.
Lift up your eyes, enlarge your hearts, let My Spirit tell you of the things to come and share My thoughts with you. For My thoughts are higher than your thoughts and My ways than your ways. But I send them down to you like rain or snow, which come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is My Word which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me void, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11. You need to catch hold and hold fast to My Words to have the promise contained in those Words.
You have to live up where I AM in order to walk in victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. The devil, when you hear My Word, comes IMMEDIATELY to steal it out of your heart so that it will now grow. Do not let him steal your benefit. What am I telling you to do? For example, you wake up in the morning and your body is seriously being attacked with pain so that you can hardly move your leg. Get up, do not give in and give up, but immediately begin shouting and singing of your healing. Thank Me for being your healer and for your healing, thank Me that Jesus took your sins and bore your pains. Thank Me that you have Me, the Most High, as your Healer, even as you drag your leg painfully along thinking it is not working. But hang on to your confession of faith, don’t give it up until it comes to pass. It will. In fact count it all joy that you are able to exercise your faith and have another faith victory in your life! Be pleased you have another opportunity to put the devil where he belongs, under your foot. And this is the same for every area of your life. Never let fear come in, keep declaring, “I refuse to fear for I am in the secret place of the Most High.” And just read what that means in Psalm 91. Get that inside you and speak it out, and you will not fear. I have not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Declare that and act like it even if you don’t feel it at the moment.
Do not limit what I, the Most High, can do for you. The Israelites limited Me by fear and unbelief. They did not make victory declarations but failure declarations. But Joshua and Caleb were of a different spirit, the spirit of faith, and they stepped up a level, so I raised them higher and higher until Joshua could command the sun and moon to hold still and Caleb could take down a mountain of giants single handed at 85 years old.
When Satan tries to harass you and bring you down to the miry swamp of despair, let Me set you on High because you know My Name. You know I am the Most High, you know that I, the LORD, am your healer, you know that I, the LORD, will provide, you know Me as Shaddai, the God of enough for any situation you face, you know Me as the God of all comfort and the Father of mercies, and you know Me as the LORD your righteousness so that no weapon formed against you can prosper and every tongue raised in accusations against you, you will prove false.
How do you live as I, the Most High, live? I live by faith. Since the beginning I speak those things that be not as though they are and so they are. I make them out of My Words. I invite you to do the same with My powerful Words. Imitate Me as My dear children. The righteous shall live by faith. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done My will you may receive the promise. Faith and patience will inherit the promise. Do not ever let your guard down.
My secret place, seter in Hebrew, of the Most High puts you up in the very Holy of Holies, and I tell you that you can come there with confidence for I have given you a great High Priest who is a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek, the priest of the MOST HIGH. You have nothing to fear. And He is the High Priest of your confession (homologia, which means agreeing with Me by speaking My Words and not your own in any given situation).
But how do I tell you to get in My secret place of perfect protection? I tell you in Psalm 91, “say to the LORD, my refuge and my fortress, My God in whom I trust.” Say it to Me now and get to know Me that way.
Now let us look at the Name Elyon in Hebrew letters (עֶלְיֽוֹן). The first letter is Ayin, which means eyes and the pictograph is an eye, the letter today is the two eyes joined by the cranial nerve. It tells you that I have My eyes on you. I direct you by My eyes. It means you must lift up your eyes and look into My eyes as the eyes of a servant are on the hands of His master to see the direction. Higher ground. I make your feet hinds feet and put you on the heights. But how do you get there? With joyful singing. Zion, fairest of heights, you enter with joyful singing and shouting. To go to the temple on Mt Zion the Hebrew people sang the psalms of ascent.
The next letter is the Lamed, which means to learn, and its pictogram is the shepherd’s staff. You learn from your Shepherd, who is your Teacher. My Word made flesh, you find Him not in My Word. And He prepares a place for you and takes you there in Him even now, into the secret place of the Most High, the holy of holies.
The next letter is yod, which means “hand” and has the pictograph of a hand. There is no snatching out of My hand or out of the hand of Jesus, your Shepherd, and the next letter is a vav, the meaning and pictograph of which are a large nail or peg. So that nailed hand is holding the staff and you, letting you always remember that your sins are gone and I remember them no more. I nailed them to the cross and seated you on high with Him. And you see that in the final letter, which is a Nun, which is the only letter in Elyon that we have not already learned about in these Life Lessons.
Nun (נ) is the fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, its numerical value is 50, the number of the Jubilee. Its pictograph is a fish or a seed and its meaning is a humble servant. This letter tells you of Jesus. He is the Word, which is imperishable seed, and the early church used the symbol of a fish for Him. There are two types of nuns. The “bent” nun (נ) begins or is in the middle of a word. The straight, or final nun (nun sofit) (ן) is employed only at a word’s end. In Elyon it is at the end of the word, so it is straightened. And the meaning of nun is a humble servant but it is one of the crowned letters. There are decorative “crowns” (tagin) which I place on certain letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The taga is regularly composed of three flourishes or strokes, each of which resembles a nail. In the New Testament the taga is called “tittle” (Matthew 5:18). The letters Gimel, Zayin, Tet, Nun, Ayin, Tzadi and Shin have crowns with three on the points of the upper horizontal bars.
If you notice Ayin and Nun are crowned letters and both are in Elyon, one on the first letter and one on the last letter. The Most High is crowned with many crowns.
Did you know there was so much in My Name Elyon? There is even more to show you, but My Holy Spirit will guide you to all truth. Let Me give you My Name.
I love you. I Am El Elyon. Come up here with Me. I already seated you there. Please take your seat with Jesus and keep the enemy under your feet. Watch your words. Make them Words.