God in the heavens

God in the heavens is a name that speaks of God’s realm. It is not a physical place but a spiritual one. God is not remote; but we must relate to Him in the spirit.

According to the Hebrew worldview, there were three spheres of the heavens: the atmosphere, stellar heaven, and God’s dwelling (the third heaven). The Hebrew word for heaven, shamayim, is constructed like a plural—perhaps a reflection of that worldview. The word can refer to anything in the created universe that is not solid: air, sky, or space. It can also mean the dwelling of God.

Another of the biblical names of God - God in the heavens (Elohim bashamayim) pictured in the Hebrew text of 2 Chronicles 20:6.

God in the heavens (Elohim bashamayim) in the Hebrew text of 2 Chronicles 20:6.


God in the heavens in Hebrew:

’Elohim bashamayim

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 8064

Bible reference: 2 Chron. 20:6

This name is part of the powerful prayer of King Jehoshaphat:

Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord before the new court, and he said, “O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. (2 Chronicles 20:6)

Similar names for God are God of the heavens, God of heaven, Lord of heaven, and King of heaven. He is also the God of heaven and earth. In the New Testament alone, we find other names of God, our Master in heaven.