Who is the Most High God? Why is it important for us to know? Most importantly, how can knowing who the Most High is will improve our relationship with our Heavenly Father? In this blog, let me answer all these questions. The answer may astound you!
Discovering the God behind the title, “Most High,” would unlock our deeper understanding to who God is. Whether you know who the Most High God is or not, this blog is for you. It will show you EXACTLY, without any shadow of a doubt, who the Most High is straight from your Bible!
The true God, whose name is Yahweh, is known by various titles. Among them is the Most High. Perhaps, you are asking, “Why is this topic important?” Well, the Bible tells us that our understanding of God is what eternal life is all about.
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth” (John 17:3).
Our eternal life lies on knowing the Father and His Son, Yahshua (popularly known as Jesus Christ).
Part of knowing God is knowing the titles He used and what it shows us about His will and purpose in our lives. One of the titles we read in the Bible is the Most High.
Once you understand who the Most High is and this understanding is deeply inculcated in your mind, you get a better grasp of God’s nature as you read the words, “Most High,” in the Bible.
Now, if in case you already know who the Most High is, this will still be an excellent article that you should read as you will learn how to prove who the Most High is using the Bible.
So, if you’re ready, let’s dive in!
What is the title Most High?
The Most High is a title of God mentioned in the Bible. It is written in slightly different ways. Sometimes, it is rendered as God Most High and LORD Most High. Of course, in the original Hebrew Text, it isn’t LORD Most High, but YAHWEH Most High.
The God Most High came from the Hebrew word, “El Elyon.” In Strong’s Dictionary, it is number H5945. Strong defines it as, “an elevation, that is, (adjectively) lofty (comparatively); as title, the Supreme: – (Most, on) high (-er, -est), upper (-most).”
The Father is Greater than I
So, who is this God Being? Who is the Most High God? Let’s read what Yahshua has to say in John 14:28:
You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
In this verse, Yahshua clearly stated that God the Father is greater than Him.
In what sense is God the Father greater than Yahshua?
God the Father is greater in role and position. Though the Father and Yahshua are perfectly united in thought, words, and actions, there’s a hierarchy in God’s realm. Like in a father and son relationship, it is the father who is greater than the son.
Thus, it is not difficult to see why Yahshua said in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
Now, this verse is not saying that Yahshua isn’t God, but rather, He is pointing out the greater authority of His Father in Heaven.
So, that establishes it. There’s no doubt, what the Bible shows us, that God the Father is GREATER than Yahshua in respect of authority.
Now, we come back to our question, “Who is the Most High God?”
The title, “Most High” denotes of the highest authority. There can be no other God Being who is most high. Therefore, the only logical conclusion that we can have is that the Most High God is no other than the Father Himself.
God the Father as the God of Jesus Christ (Yahshua)
Another proof that God the Father is the Most High is the fact that He is considered as the God of Yahshua. You would rarely hear this from the pulpit, but there are Bible verses that refers to the Father as the God of Yahshua.
We read the following verses:
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” (John 20:17)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (I Peter 1:3).
“That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:6).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
“The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying” (II Corinthians 11:31).
As you can see from these verses, you can clearly read, without any doubt, that God the Father is greater and higher in position than Yahshua. You don’t hear this much in mainstream Christianity because obviously, their Trinity doctrine would be questioned. (Be sure to read, Shocking Truths about the Trinity doctrine.)
The Bible verses I just shared to you confirm that God the Father is indeed the God Most High.
Melchizedek as the High Priest of the Most High
Another proof that the Most High God is the Father is understanding who Melchizedek is.
We read in Genesis 14:18 that Abraham was ministered by Melchizedek:
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.
I won’t go into deeper details since this can be a good topic for another blog, but let me just give you a quick overview.
Melchizedek is the God who would later become Yahshua or Jesus Christ. This is clearly stated in Hebrews 7:1-3:
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.
Since Melchizedek is the High Priest of the Most High God, then we can logically conclude that the Most High God can’t be Yahshua or Jesus Christ.
Yahshua can’t be a High Priest to Himself, but rather to His Father. The Father, can’t also be a Priest to Himself.
This is another clear proof that the Most High God is no other than the Father.
With this in mind, let us now go through the Bible and see the different roles and actions of our Heavenly Father by studying the title, Most High God.
Yahshua as the Son of the Most High
In the New Testament, during the announcement of Christ’s birth, the angel proclaimed:
“He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David” (Luke 1:32).
The Son of the Highest here is rendered as Son of the Most High in other Bible translations which include the NIV, NLT, ESV, NASB, Berean Study Bible, and Contemporary English Bible, to name a few.
Obviously, the verse is telling us that the Most High or the Highest in this verse refers to the Father. Christ can’t be a Son to Himself.
In Luke 1:35, it confirms who the Messiah is the Son of:
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. “
Again, the Highest in this verse is also translated as the Most High in other Bible translation.
You will also read in Luke 1:76, part of Zecharias’ prophecy:
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest.”
The Highest here is also translated as the Most High.
There is also another instance where Yahshua was referred to be the Son of the Most High. In the incident where Yahshua met a demon-possessed man, what He heard was very clear in Mark 5:7:
When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.” (See also Luke 8:28).
From these verses, Yahshua and His followers recognize that the Most High God is no other than God the Father.
From the verses and explanations mentioned above, the undeniable fact is clear. Yahweh, our Heavenly Father, is known as the Most High. The title Most High is given to Yahweh and it is a title only applied to Him and not to Yahshua.
The Most High title gives us a new perspective on God’s nature. This title shows us that He reigns supreme in the entire universe and no one is above Him.
Since He is the Most High and He sits in His majestic throne, He rules over all. This eternal and powerful Being is the same Being who seeks a close relationship with us.
Now that you know who the Most High is, every time you read that title in the Bible, you will have a better idea whom the scripture is talking about.
I hope knowing how powerful God moves you in awe and great reverence and respect to His Name. At the same time, I pray that this knowledge would allow you to know God more and foster a closer relationship with Him.
(P.S. if the blogs in this website inspire you, please consider buying my eBook on Amazon. The proceeds give me more freedom to write and it helps in paying the bills to continue this site. Thank you for your generosity!)