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 LIGHT OF THE WORLD (John 8:12)
    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

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8 thoughts on “The Great I AM

  1. Nicolas C. Day

    It always makes my head hurt when I try to think of the almighty Creator of the universe transcending the boundaries of time. Though I can’t hope to comprehend it, it does make sense that the very the author of space and time itself need not be restricted by its laws.

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