“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58

If you are not Jewish this statement by Jesus might not make any sense to you, but the Jewish people knew exactly what Jesus was saying here. They said to Jesus “You are not yet fifty years old and Jesus is claiming he has seen Abraham”

To understand this statement we must first know who Abraham was, he was the Father of Israel. God called Abraham to begin the nation of Israel and through him his blood line they would be as numerous as the stars. The Jews told Jesus that Abraham is there Father, but Jesus tried to explain that God is our Heavenly Father

The fact that Jesus claimed he was before and even seen Abraham, is revealing that he is the Son of God. Jesus is revealing his deity and position as the beginning and end. The Jews understood this statement, which is why they had such a strong reaction  to it

Lastly Jesus ends his statement by saying he is “I AM”, the Jews know this title as God revealed to Moses that his name is “I AM” (Exodus 3:14) The Hebrew translation is Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh meaning “I will be who I will be”

God reveals himself however he wants, he is not confined by time and space, hes not in a box that our minds try to put him in. He has revealed himself in the flesh in Jesus Name Amen

6 thoughts on “I AM

  1. Wally Fry

    Good post, well said. So many of the haters, and sadly even some who claim to be Christian would deny the deity of Jesus by claiming that He never directly claimed it. It does not take much effort to see that, while He perhaps never said, “I am God,” verbatim, the claims are all over Scripture nonetheless.

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    1. @unashamedojesus Post author

      Thanks Wally, when you understand the scriptures you clearly understand who Jesus was identify himself as. Jesus doesn’t come right out and say he is God in the flesh because he wants us to come to this revelation on our own…God bless you!

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