Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Great I AM

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14

When Moses asked God what his name is he said “ I AM WHO I AM”, this might sound confusing at first , but when you understand what God is truly saying here it makes perfect sense.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

God again reveals himself to John in the book of Revelation, who is , who was, and who is to come” this is the same meaning as “I AM WHO I AM” meaning God is the beginning , the end , and the future.

God is:

  • Omnipresent- God is everywhere
  • Omnipotent- unlimited power
  • Omniscient – knows everything

This is all summed up into the name “I AM WHO I AM”

Jesus used 7  metaphorical “I AM” statements. Notice the number 7 which is symbolic for completion

  • I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE (John 6:35)
    I AM THE DOOR (John 10:7)
  • I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD (John 10:11)
  • I AM THE WAY, TRUTH, LIFE (John 14:6)
  • I AM THE VINE (John 15)

The Jewish people knew exactly what Jesus was saying, he was displaying his “oneness” with the Father (God)

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me. Isaiah 44:6

So next time you read or say the name “ I AM WHO I AM” Think about what God is revealing to us! He is the beginning, the end, and everlasting. Creator of the Heaven and The Earth who sent his only begotten Son to save us from our sins in Jesus Name Amen

God Loves Us

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—Revelation 1:5

This is the only scripture in The Bible that shows God loves us in the present tense. Often we always read God loved us, but we also need to remember that God still loves us today and forever. Everything that God did, by sending his only Son to save us from our sins, what because he loves us!

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

There is no greater friend than Jesus Christ, who displayed his love for you by laying down his life to save yours. Why did he do this? Notice in Revelation 1:5 “he released us from our sins by his blood” Jesus did it because he still loves us. The only way we could be redeemed for our sins , was by the blood of the “Lamb of God”

The firstborn of the dead, because Jesus conquered death we can also. He holds the keys to life and death. Why would he do this for us? Because before you were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5), God knew you! God created you in his image for a purpose. Through Christ you are a Child of the Most High (Romans 8:15) in Jesus Name Amen!

Live Forever?

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! Genesis 3:4

Can you live without Jesus? Since the beginning of creation, Satan has planted the greatest deception in human history. The belief that we will still live without the blood of Christ. This is a deception that is was not only believed by Adam and Eve, but is also believed today. Many religions today have teachings of no death, such as Buddhism, which believes you will just be reincarnated over and over. Many new age teachings that all roads lead to Heaven, but as Jesus said “ I am the way , the truth, and the life. Nobody comes to the Father (God) except through me (John 14:6)

Has Satans deceptive ideas found its way into Christianity? Many Christians believe in the doctrine of “Hell” which people will be tortured for all eternity. Doesn’t that contradict the Word of God?

but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'” Genesis 3:3

God told Adam and Eve if they ate from the forbidden tree they would die, not be cast into a eternal torture chamber somewhere. If they were kept alive to be tortured this would contradict Gods word.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

God is very clear the wages of sin is death not eternal torture. However, the good news (gospel) is there is eternal life through Jesus Christ! Don’t fall for the great deception of Satan, the wicked will be destroyed (Psalm 37:38)

Make Jesus (Yeshua) your Lord and Savior today, repent of your sins and be washed by the blood of Christ to inherit eternal life Amen

Do You Love Jesus?

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. John 14:15

Why do you love Jesus? Many people identify themselves as “Christians” but why do you follow Jesus? Many people will say “I follow him to receive eternal life” but is that really love? We must remember that God searches our hearts and minds (Jeremiah 17:10) he knows our true desires. If your just following Jesus to save your life, that is not true love

We should love Jesus because even though he knew no sin, he died for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21) Jesus is the truth, the living word. If you truly love righteousness than you truly love Jesus. Sin should repulse you, it repulses your Heavenly Father, the creator of the Heavens and the Earth. There will be no sin in the Kingdom of God, therefor those who love sin won’t be there

As Jesus said if you truly love him you would keep the commandments. That means if you truly love God and righteousness and hate sin, then you truly do love Jesus. But if your just following Jesus as a ticket to save yourself from “hell”, the is not true love. And Jesus on the day of Judgement will tell you, “Depart from me you who practice lawlessness, I never knew you (Matthew 7:23) Lawlessness is defined as sin (1 John 3:4) So those who love sin do not truly love Jesus.

Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God (Matthew 5:8)

The pure in heart or those who hate sin and love righteousness. The pure in heart are those who truly love Jesus Christ and are washed in his blood to stand before the Father in his Kingdom Amen

Earnest Expectation

According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. Philippians 1:20

What are your expectations from God? Its easy to be faithful to God when things are going well, but how about when we struggle? When you wake up one day feeling depressed or going through a hard time, do you still pray and give thanks to your Father (God)?

Sometimes it may feel difficult but when we grow our faith we can have “earnest expectations” that God is still with us. The word “earnest” means to have intense conviction or being sincere and honest. So when we say we have “earnest expectation” we mean we truly believe with all our heart and soul, God is still going to deliver us.

Notice the next part of the scripture says “ I will not be put to shame in anything”. Our situation may currently feel hopeless but God is still in control.  Paul was imprisoned, beaten, and even stoned to death. But he knew that God would not forsake him and he pressed on towards the prize of his higher calling.

The final part of this scripture “With all boldness, Christ will be exalted in our bodies” We need to remember as a Christian, Jesus lives in you! The same power that rose Christ from the dead is living in you! We can’t be defeated! Have earnest expectations and hope that God will deliver you in Jesus Name Amen

Fear of God

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

Do you fear God? Many people call themselves “God-fearing” people ,but do they really understand the Hebrew meaning of the translated word fear?

The original Hebrew word is “Yirah” means Awesomeness and Reverence

So when we understand the “awesomeness” of God , who created the Heaven and Earth, then we truly understand his wisdom and knowledge is beyond our human comprehension.

How can we comprehend the one who is beyond time and space, who spoke us and everything into existence?

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. (1 John 4:18)

Perfect Love (God) casts out all fear. God is perfect and through his Son he gave us perfect love. He gave us salvation. Because of the “Perfect Love” of God we can overcome death through Jesus Christ. There is no need to fear with God.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

Do you live in a constant state of fear? This is not the true Spirit of God. God has given us the Holy Spirit which brings peace, love, and joy. You don’t have to fear your Heavenly Father, before you were formed he knew you and set you apart.

Stand in the awesomeness of “The Great I AM”, once you understand what our Father and Creator has done for us, then you can truly understand Perfect Love and not Fear!