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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog and the new series "Elohim: God of All Gods".

I hope you enjoyed "Gate 1-5".  So if you've never heard the word, it's okay.  As you may know, there are many words used to characterize God.  I usually listen to hear which of them my spirit cleaves to.  In this series, I hope to introduce or point to instances within the Word of God where God showed up as "God of All Gods".

In the time of the scriptures, it was known and understood that there were many human Gods.  Rulers of all kinds and persons of influence were often referred to as Lord.  In this way, it was sometimes diffìcult for the people of God to trust and wait on God.

Elohim as "God of all Gods" is a salute to the might and the prevailing will of God. Therefore you will notice the slogan "Zhee is for Zeal" and we will use insights from the life of Zechariah, Hezekiah, Esther, and Elijah to witness the God of All Gods.

One true indication that you are dealing with the God of All Gods is His use of Angels.  In Luke 1:8-16, we learn about the story of Zechariah the priest and father of John the Baptist.  The angel of the Lord appeared to him with the news that his prayers had been heard and that he would have a son.  The story is clear, so we'll just point out a few take aways; things that can be helpful to us in our walk, as well as looking into the angelic level of the people God chose to use.

The entire story is outlined within the first chapter of Luke.  One of the first things the word reveals is that both Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth were righteous in the eyes of God, and that they had followed his commands blamelessly.  (You may return to the 2017 blog Guiltless vs Blameless to see the uniqueness of blamelessness.)  The text also reveals that Elizabeth had a promise from God to have a child.  The scriptures doesn't reveal whether Zechariah was aware of the promise, but said that his prayers had been answered.  Thus calling my attention to God's use of prayer in combination with promise.

In verse 18, Zechariah questions the angel of the Lord that visited him regarding the surety of the word as he and his wife were both along in years.  At this, the angel Gabriel silenced him and prevented him to speak until the day of the child's birth.  Those who were waiting for him outside the temple notes that he must have had a vision because he couldn't speak but kept making signs.

I like this hidden message here where the scripture demonstrates that one who has had a vision must show signs.  Next in verse 24, we learn that his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and remained in seclusion for 5 months.  Right here we see the power of The God of All Gods.  We see that the environment surrounding the birth of John the Baptist is made so that no one can influence his growth and birthing process except God Himself.  This is taken from verse 14 where Gabriel proclaims that the child will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born, and verse 41 where the scripture reveals that Elizabeth had been filled with the Holy Spirit.

Surely this was a job for the God of All Gods; human and spiritual alike.  And why did God cover this child so thoroughly?  Well let's look at what Gabriel revealed to Zechariah.  "He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God.  And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth is told in Luke side-by-side with the story of Joseph and Mary.  In fact, it is when Mary visits Elizabeth that Elizabeth's baby jumps in the womb and she is filled with the Holy Spirit.  In regards to the angelic level of those God used in these two stories, I've discovered a pattern.

However, before we look at that, I'll like to look at how the God of All Gods made himself known to all who knew or came in contact with Zechariah and Elizabeth over the birth of their son John the Baptist.  This is in essence the heart of the series because God seeks to be made known.

In verse 59 and beyond we are brought to the place of circumcision which took place on the 8th day in Jewish custom.  Zechariah was still mute, and Elizabeth ask that the child be named John.  The relatives present objects as the name is not one that has been used in their tradition.  They then solicit the preference of the father and passes him a tablet to write the name.  Zechariah then writes the name "John" and everyone is left in awe.  Now the angel Gabriel revealed the name John to Zechariah, but it was by spirit and the Holy Spirit that Elizabeth chose the name John which means "the Lord has been gracious".

Now it appears that all the glory was to fall on the child, but there's a reason why I picked "Z" for Zechariah.  As we know He was a priest.  In modern terms he'd be called a part of "The Powers That Be".  But if we also look at the angelic choir of Powers, we'd see that he fits into the description.. "Possesses the power and intelligence that is subordinate only to God".  Elohim: God of All Gods used him to bring forth John the Baptist fitting the angelic choir Virtues.  This choir is described as "Brilliant and shinning ones with strong and steadfast courage".  Then we see Mary; a virgin.  Mary who is the relative of Elizabeth gets pregnant shortly after Elizabeth, and is set to give birth to the Messiah.  We already read Gabriel's word from the Lord and we know that John was to go before the Lord to prepare the way for the Lord. Now if we turn our attention to the angelic choir of Dominions we will see Mary's angelic level.  This choir is described as "Power to evaluate themselves and are liberated from all earthly desires." In Luke 1:35-38, Mary is visited by Gabriel also and she is told that she will have a son to be called "the Son of God".  To this Mary responds affirmatively, "I am the Lord's servant.. May your word to me be fulfilled."  Lastly, we look at the Lord Jesus and we look to the next choir in succession in ascending order.  The angelic choir of Thrones.  This choir is described as "Many eyed ones; Divine perfection and awareness."  Therefore we now know that Dominion precedes Thrones.  I myself am happy to make this discovery in a time when many believe that the seat is indicative of the position.

Coming up in this series, we look at King Hezekiah the "H" in Zhee is for Zeal.  Thank you for taking the stroll with the Road2Wholeness Blog.  I hope you have seen the zeal of the Lord.

Remember to go within that you may never go without.  The God within you awaits you.  Until our paths collide again, I wish you... Peace, Love, Life, and Complete Wholeness in Christ.

In Service,

NaTisha Renee Williams

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