He is called Most High

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Jesus' Birth and Early Years

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”


And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.  (Luke 1:32-33, 35 ESV)


Most High emphasizes the might and power of God.

The first time we read about this name of God is in Genesis 14 when Melchizedek visited Abraham.

The Bible called Melchizedek the king of Salem (Jerusalem) and priest of God Most High.

Melchizedek and Abraham broke bread together and Melchizedek blessed breaks bread with him and blesses him. Abraham in return, gives him his tithe. In Hebrews 7 Jesus is compared to Melchizedek.


The next time is in Deuteronomy:  When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. (Deuteronomy 32:8)

The Most High is mentioned a few times in the Old Testament. In the book of Daniel, king Nebuchadnezzar calls God the Most High when he is restored. Daniel himself refers to the everlasting kingdom of the Most High.

Then in the New Testament the angel comes to Mary to tell her that she will give birth to Jesus Christ, the Son of the Most High God.

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