No Greater Power

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

When you marvel over a stunning sunset or a magnificent mountain, your heart sees the essence of Elohim, the Hebrew term used in the Bible to identify our all-powerful, creator God. The word elohim appears over 2,500 times in Scripture – with a wide range of meanings (i.e., angels, false gods, human rulers, and Sovereign God). Where it appears as God in our Bibles, the original context points to God’s transcendence – clarifying that He is above all other elohims.

Strength and might is the core concept of the prefix El (in Elohim). Often El is combined with other divine attributes to reveal more of God’s nature (e.g., El Roi is the God who sees). Other times el appears in an individual’s name to draw attention to the aspect of God that most influences their life (e.g., Daniel means El is my Judge). But only Elohim is omnipotent: all-powerful.

Nowhere is the power of Elohim, the Creator, seen more clearly than in Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth (Amplified Bible).

No greater power exists than creating something from nothing, and that’s just what God did. He spoke, and His words became reality. With just a word, God created the world as we know it – and with just a word, He can transform your world. There’s nothing you need that Elohim can’t provide.

Elohim’s power and creativity extend to a passion for unity and relationship. When Elohim spoke of man’s creation in Genesis 1:26, He said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” God’s multi-faceted nature exists in total unity, and you are made in HIS image! We are made to live in harmony – with Him, with ourselves, and with others. Imagine how different our world would be if we all lived in the security of God’s power – and in our identity as God’s image!