I am praying for our nation this morning and out of my spirit comes Psalm 127:1 “Except the Lord builds the house, those who build labor in vain; except the Lord guards the city, the watchmen stays awake in vain.” Immediately after this, the song El Shaddai by Amy Grant rises up within me and I start singing…El Shaddai, El Shaddai, El-Elton an Adonai; age to age You’re still the same, by the power of Your name. El Shaddai, El Shaddai, Erkamkana Adonai; we will praise and lift You high, El Shaddai. This song came out in 2006 and I cannot tell you the last time I heard it let alone sang it. Because of this spontaneous combustion coming from my spirit, I knew the Lord was saying something about our nation.
I began by studying the words El Shaddai, for in His name there is always meaning, which gives understanding. The first time this name of God is mentioned is in Genesis 17:1 “And when Abram was 99 years old and the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I AM El Shaddai, walk before Me, and be perfect.” Immediately tears come to my eyes, because it was at age 99 that Sarah gave birth to Isaac, so I knew this was the Lord saying we are in a promised fulfilled time.
I then study the word El Shaddai in Hebrew and learn it’s literal translation is “The Mighty Teat”. Teat is connected to milk and it is said, the mighty teat will supply His children with His life sustaining milk. The Lord then drops in my spirit Isaiah 60:16-18 “You will also suck the milk of nations And suck the breast of kings; Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of bronze I will bring gold, And instead of iron I will bring silver, And instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. And I will make peace your administrators And righteousness your overseers. Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.” Now I am completely undone!
The Lord is about to treat us SO much better than we deserve. We are about to experience His abundance in ways we never could have dreamt of. It will not be mammon we worship when He releases this abundance, but El Shaddai, God Most High, Adonai. My friends, the Lord is about release an abundance of life sustaining milk and we are going to be overwhelmed by His goodness to this nation.