Dyed4you Art Flag: El Shaddai

This is our El Shaddai flag, which features our El Shaddai (The All-Sufficient God) silk. This flag is part of our “Names of God” Dyed4you Art flag line. Each of these flags feature an image of a related Dyed4you silk, the word for which is included as part of the word that goes with this flag. Additionally, these flags are anointed with the same oils as the original silks.

The Hebrew lettering on this flag says: El Shaddai, which means God Almighty or All-Sufficient One. This name comes from Genesis 17:1 (NLT) [emphasis mine] “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai–‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.”

Hebrew4Christians expounds on the name “El Shaddai”:

Most English translations render El Shaddai as “God Almighty,” probably because the translators of the Septuagint (i.e., the ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament) thought Shaddai came from a root verb (shadad: שָׁדַד) that means “to overpower” or “to destroy.” The Latin Vulgate likewise translated Shaddai as “Omnipotens” (from which we get our English word omnipotent). In other words, the translators regarded this term to suggest that God is so overpowering that He is considered “Almighty.”

According to the Jewish sages, however, Shaddai is a contraction of the phrase, “I said to the world, dai (enough)” (as in the famous word used in the Passover Haggadah, Dayeinu — “it would have been sufficient”).  God created the world but “stopped” at a certain point. He left creation “unfinished” because He wanted us to complete the job by means of exercising chesed (love) in repair of the world (tikkun olam). 

Jacob’s blessing given in Genesis 49:25, however, indicates that Shaddai might be related to the word for breasts (shadaim), indicating sufficiency and nourishment (i.e., “blessings of the breasts and of the womb” (בִּרְכת שָׁדַיִם וָרָחַם)).  In this case, the Name might derive from the contraction of sha (“who”) and dai (“enough”) to indicate God’s complete sufficiency to nurture the fledgling nation into fruitfulness.  Indeed, God first uses this Name when He refers to multiplying Abraham’s offspring (Gen. 17:2).

Understood in this light, the name El Shaddai provides a picture of God’s nurturing love for our lives… God sustains us and loves us, like a mother loves her newborn child…

A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “El Shaddai (God Almighty).”

Exodus 33:15 (AMP) And Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go [with me], do not lead us up from here.

Beloved, let your heart be so taken with My presence that you refuse to move without Me. Remember that I AM El Shaddai (God Almighty), and the source of all life and power. Nothing good is accomplished without My hand. 

Look to Me. Be steadfast in your gaze. Resist the urge to be distracted or to wander out from under the shadow of My wing. Allow Me to lead and accept no substitute. For I AM God, and there is none like Me. 

The name of the silk in this piece is El Shaddai (The All-Sufficient God).

It has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Faithful oil as an acknowledgment of one the Father declares as faithful. “I call you faithful,” says the Lord. Your mind inquires, “how can that be? How can I be called faithful?” The Lord says, “I call you faithful. Faithful in heart to me, you will always be.” The scripture that goes with this oil is, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2

Similar to the cedar in the Faith oil, the tree(s) in this scent represent the tree-like stability that one who is faithful demonstrates. This oil also brings to mind the lyrics from Justin Rizzo’s song called “Found Faithful“.

I want to run the race, I want to keep the faith. Help me win the prize of the knowledge of You
I want to be found faithful, I want to be found steady. I want to be found faithful until the end
Don’t want to be ashamed the day I see Your face. Keep my footsteps firm, hold me in Your grace
I want to live before Your eyes, I want to stay before Your gaze. Just keep me steady here (for all my days)

We pray it blesses you!

NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this art flag letter, I explain on my personal blog in a post called God Speaking Through Silk why I began sharing these on my personal blog. Later, I felt led to share some on the Dyed4you Ministries blog as well. So I share some here and some there (you can find the ones there in the silk words and Dyed4you Art Flag category). To find out more about the words we birth – including how they are created and what is typically included – visit our About Our Silk Letters and Art Words page.

 

Silk: El Shaddai (The All-Sufficient God)

The name of your silk is El Shaddai (The All-Sufficient God). The colors in it are:

  • Magenta representing child of the Almighty
  • Fuchsia representing deep place of the heart
  • Soft gold representing compassion
  • Pale yellow representing gentle touch and Spirit of understanding
  • White representing purity of heart
  • Sage green representing fullness of joy
  • Kelly green representing flourishing

The story of Elizabeth and Mary from Luke 1:36-55 is connected to this silk. Below are some of the key verses that were highlighted (but we suggest reading the whole story for yourself).

  • Luke 1:38 (AMP) Then Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.”…
  • Luke 1:45 (AMP) And blessed [spiritually fortunate and favored by God] is she who believed and confidently trusted that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her [by the angel sent] from the Lord.”
  • Luke 1:46-47 (AMP) And Mary said, “My soul magnifies and exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
  • Luke 1:50 (AMP) “And His mercy is upon generation after generation Toward those who [stand in great awe of God and] fear Him.

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Wisdom (Proverbs 3) – Part II

Quest for Wisdom” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

This is part II in a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme and were birthed over an 18-month period. It is a set of Prophetic Nuggets based on Proverbs 3 (the Wisdom chapter) separated into six parts and 29 downloads. 

PART II is based on  Proverbs 3:5-8 (VOICE):

“Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead. And don’t think you can decide on your own what is right and what is wrong. Respect the Eternal; turn and run from evil. If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.”

Continue reading “Wisdom (Proverbs 3) – Part II”

Wisdom (Proverbs 3) – Part I

Emboldened by the Sustaining Source” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

This is part I in a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme and were birthed over an 18-month period. It is a set of Prophetic Nuggets based on Proverbs 3 (the Wisdom chapter) separated into six parts and 29 downloads. 

PART I is based on Proverbs 3:1-4 (VOICE):

“My son, always remember what I have taught you; keep my instructions dear to your heart. If you do, they will be your guide to a long, healthy, prosperous life. Stay focused; do not lose sight of mercy and truth; engrave them on a pendant, and hang it around your neck; meditate on them so they are written upon your heart. In this way, you will win the favor of God and others, and they will think well of you.”

Continue reading “Wisdom (Proverbs 3) – Part I”

Silk: HaShem (The Name)

The name of your silk is HaShem (The Name). The colors in it are:

  • Dark red representing overwhelming love of God
  • Ruby representing being of immeasurable worth
  • Burgundy representing belonging to the Lord
  • Brandy representing the sweetness of His name
  • Dark gray representing fear of the Lord
  • Black representing mystery 

The scriptures that go with it are:

  • Proverbs 18:10 (NLT) The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.
  • Deuteronomy 28:58-59 (VOICE) If you don’t carefully obey every word of this law that’s written in this book, if you don’t fear your God’s glorious and awesome name, “Eternal One,” then He will strike you and your descendants with extraordinary plagues that will be widespread and long-lasting, with serious, persistent illnesses.
  • Psalm 72:19 (VOICE) May His glorious name be blessed forever and the whole earth be filled with His eternal glory! Amen. Amen.

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In the Form of Christ

One Body (Unity in Christ)” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

{vision} I saw different American Olympic athletes posing as if for a photoshoot meant to display their new team uniforms. What stood out to me was that, although the athletes had different types of uniforms based on their sport, all of the uniforms used the same set of colors. (Royal blue was the predominant color.) The consistency of the color is what would make it clear to others that they were all on the same team. Continue reading “In the Form of Christ”

Minding Our Roots

Favored One” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

A few years ago, I was reading an article about the human soul from a Jewish perspective, and I was struck by the following phrase, “The root of the soul is God.” These words resonated within me as truth, particularly in light of the creation account. The Word says that God formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7). While the rest of creation was formed through God’s speech, God bestowed humanity with a little piece of Himself in order to bring us to life. Continue reading “Minding Our Roots”

In His Image

“Bezel El (Shadow of God)” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Genesis 1:27 (NKJV) So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

In the opening of Genesis, we are told that humanity has been made in the image or shadow of God—in Hebrew, tselem (Strong’s H6754). Something that I have frequently meditated on is what this term tselem means. This meditation most often happens when I’m going through trials and tribulations. During these times when my soul is grieved, and I’m searching for the righteous path through the chaos of life, I will hear my Heavenly Father’s still small voice saying, “Come back into My shadow.” I‘ve come to understand that He means this is several ways. 

Firstly, He is reminding me that it is only under His shade—tsêl (Strong’s 6738)that we have any hope of finding real comfort and peace. Sometimes if we are not careful, life’s difficulties can chase us out of our hiding place in God instead of remaining in Him. Nothing in the world can refresh and sustain us better than our Source. In the heat of trials, when I pause to listen for His voice, I can tell that I have unintentionally moved out of His shadow. It is like standing outside on an incredibly hot day and completely avoiding the shade of a nearby tree. While the shade doesn’t compare to air conditioning, I would be a fool not to abide there when left with no other choice. Plus, there is sweet fruit from the tree that revives and sustains me.

Secondly, I know that by calling me to come back into His shadow, the Father is also referring to His image. One can say that, during troubles, we are tempted to lose our mind—or lose the mind of Christ. We can quickly forget who we are and the vows we have made to His covenant. Trials always require a response from us, but what will our response be? Will we let the trials disconnect us from our Source, leaving us with only the resources of our flesh? Or will we continue to abide and bear the fruits of the Spirit while under pressure—love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control? We have a choice in difficulties even when we may feel like we don’t.

When trials come—and as our Savior told us, they certain will come—they become an opportunity for God to build His character into us. The more we yield to the process and are mindful of the point of the difficulties, the more we will have access to the life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit. And the more of God’s Spirit that we are able to receive, the more we are able to accurately hear His voice and reflect His image in the earth—in both good times and bad.

Galatians 5:22-24 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions:

joy that overflows,
peace that subdues,
patience that endures,
kindness in action,
a life full of virtue,
faith that prevails,
gentleness of heart, and
strength of spirit.

Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

Trustworthy to Transform

“Grace Full Transformation” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you art

I am trustworthy. I will not fail you. I am not fickle like man. I do not abandon you, or leave you without hope.  It is not in My nature. 

My child, look for Me at each step. Make every effort to seek Me. I am not far away from you – I’m closer than you think. It may not feel that way, but don’t go by your feelings, instead turn to the truth of who I am.  Continue reading “Trustworthy to Transform”

Lunchtime Live: Knowing God as Faithful

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