EL is God in His power, and the active demonstration of that power. The first occurrence of El, being compounded with Elyon, gives the understanding that of God in all power and might and there is no other; none-higher, none beside. Wherever and whenever we see El, it represents Him active in His Omnipotence. EL is mighty in His acts-all of them are unparalleled. EL is active in His, obliterating righteousness, active in mercy, active in justice. He is Terrible, to be feared, to be reverenced
The 1st occurrence puts El, four times with Elyon, Most High, Genesis 14:18-22. God is not only All Powerful, but Sovereign Most Eminent, but as the eminent Nebuchadnezzar learned (Daniel 4:34-37), Elyon is to be praised, and extoled and honoured and all His works are truth. In the first mention, Melchizedek, the king-priest, referred to God as El Elon three times, giving full and sound witness to this revelation of God. Abram, received this double-triple revelation of Elohim, whom he'd believed and followed all these years, and responded to Melchizedek, likewise addressing Elohim as El Elyon, Possessor of Heaven and Earth
Elyon does appear some 53 times in the Bible, usually referencing rulers, monarchs or angel-princes: 19 of the 53 refer to The Most High God. Elyon is God Most High, Possessor of Heaven and Earth across span and dimensions, all nations, all doctrines and dispensations, and makes Himself know to all His creation. The animate and the inanimate respond to Eloyon. The haughty of man or heavenly hosts, as Nebuchadnezzar or the anointed Cherub , the faithful, as Abraham, or the army of heaven the rebellious as Balaam alike are given the revelation of Elyon--The Most High. In every case, the response is to reverence Him, fear Him, praise Him, and worship Him because of Who He is and how He does... whether in heaven, in the earth or under the earth (Eph 1:10; Phil. 2:10).
- Daniel 3:26, 4:2, 5:18, 21 has `Illay 'Elahh, the Aramaic equallivent to El Elyon
- Numbers 24:16 Balam's vision and Messianic prophecy
- Deuteronomy 32:8 El Elyon divided to the nations their inheritance
- II Samuel 2:14 YHWH thundered from heaven, and El Elyon uttered His voice.
- Psalm 78:35 — They remembered that Elohim was their rock, El Elyon their Redeemer.
- Psalms 78:56 — Yet they tempted and rebelled against El Elyon and didn't keep His testimonies;"
- Luke 1:32 & 35 — Gabriel announced to Mary, The power of The Most High will overshadow thee.
- Mark 5:7 Acts 16:17 — Demons recognize The Most High God & The Son Of The Most High
El is Who He is in Himself whereas, Elyon is Who He is in relation...i.e., in relation to anything or any entity: and thatm, not for His sake, but ours. For example, the eminent Nebuchadnezzar knew that the greatness of Babylon flourished under his royal reign, his military prowess and armed force. He earned majesty and lauded it and would have others laud him as well. He did not know that even the most accurate account of one’s remarkable merits, unique skills, and notable accomplishments are simply incomparable to Elyon, the Supreme Sovereign, the Possessor of Heaven and Earth. Mercifully, through a most severe and humbling trial, Elyon helped Nebuchadnezzar to the understanding that “…all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven and amount the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand or say unto Him What doest thou? Read His entire testimony in Daniel 4:34-37EL SHADDAI
Bible dictionaries and commentaries often define El Shaddai as The Bountiful Provider, Fruitful Supplier, The Full Breasted God. El, of course is God in awesome power and force, with utter might. In the Name, El Shaddai, the force of that power and might is occupied with fullness of provision, especially that provision which is needed to nourish the necessary; to nourish that which is ordained of God: i.e., nourish physical life, or provide for that life, nourish the God given call, dream, business, ministry, family, nation, prophecy, purpose, destiny and such. Bible dictionaries and commentaries often difine El Shaddai as The Bountiful Provider, Fruitful Supplier, The Full Breasted God. El, of course is God in awesome power and force, with utter might. In El Shaddai force of that power and might is occupied with fullness of provision, especially that provision which is needed to noursh the necessary; to nourish that which is ordained of God: i.e., nourish physical life, or provide for that life, nourish the God given call, dream, business, minisry, family, nation, prophecy, purpose, destiny and such.
In God's revelation to Abram as El Shaddai, He said walk before me and be perfect, Genesis 17:1. To walk in El Shaddai, is to move in Him, move with Him, traverse in Him, have his manner of life in Him. That is what Jesus says to us in John 15--abiding in Him as a branch lives in and because of the vine. That is living, moving and having our being in Him as in Acts 17:28 . This being done, being perfect, as El Shaddai commands is the outcome. Just as Noah, living in the revelation He had of God, was declared to be "perfect in his generations. Genesis 6:9b Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Likewise, of Job, the Scripture says, "...that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. It has always been and ever shall be that the child of God be perfect, and that perfection is found living in Him.