God of Elijah

This name of God is only found once. The prophet Elisha spoke it as he returned from seeing his mentor, Elijah, depart for heaven in a chariot of fire. Elisha wanted a double measure of Elijah’s prophetic anointing. When Elisha reached the River Jordan and needed to cross, he struck the water with Elijah’s cloak and called out, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” Yahweh (Jehovah) was Elijah’s God. Elijah’s name actually expresses the same thought; ’Eliyyahu means “my God (’Eli) is Yah.”

Every name of God that commemorates a relationship between God and an individual or group of people expresses something about that relationship. “God of Elijah” reminds us that God gives miraculous and prophetic power to men. Do you want God to use you? Study Elijah’s life and devote yourself to God as He did. Ask for His presence and anointing, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?”

A name of God pictured in the Hebrew text: God of Elijah (Elohei Eliyyahu) in 2 Kings 2:14.

God of Elijah (Elohei Eliyyahu) in the Hebrew text of 2 Kings 2:14.

God of Elijah in Hebrew:

’Elohei ’Eliyyahu

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 452

Bible reference: 2 Kings 2:14

And [Elisha] took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. (2 Kings 2:14, KJV)

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