I AM

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14

When Moses asked God to identify himself, God simply stated “I AM WHO I AM” or also translated “ I will be who I will be”. God is telling Moses I will identify or manifest myself into whatever I want to. At this time, Moses probably had the closest relationship with God than anyone else had.

Fast forward almost 1500 years, and God becomes flesh being born of a virgin in a manger. Nobody expected the King of Kings to be born in a more humbling spot, but he lowered himself below the angels to bring hope for the hopeless and set the captives free

Many will say Jesus never said he was God, but those who understand the scriptures, knew exactly what Jesus was declaring when he made the seven “I AM” statements. The religious leaders knew exactly what he was saying, this is why they immediately wanted to charge him with blasphemy and stone him.

Jesus also said “I AM , the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end” (Revelation 22:13) Jesus wasn’t just a child born in a manger, he is “Immanuel” God in the flesh who came down to bring Heaven and Earth together, to save the world. If you want to know who God is, you must come through Jesus Christ Amen!

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8 thoughts on “I AM

  1. Christadelphians

    You write “Many will say Jesus never said he was God, but those who understand the scriptures, knew exactly what Jesus was declaring when he made the seven “I AM” statements. ” You could say just the opposite: those who take the sayings of Jesus Christ when he replies to others or when he says “I am” do not understand the way of polite response and for the other part do not understand certain expressions and idioms.

    concerning Jesus saying “I am” where he did not say “I Am Who Is” or “I Am that I Am” what God said and is:

    1. Christ’s reference to Abraham is to affirm his (Christ’s) pre-eminence, not pre-existence. The Jews had claimed that Abraham was their father (#Joh 8:39) and so Christ establishes his pre-eminence in the divine purpose by stating that before Abraham was, “I am.” He did not say “before Abraham was, I was” as it is frequently misread. But the Jews, like modern-day trinitarians, misunderstood Jesus. He was not claiming to be literally older in years than Abraham. This is indicated by his prior remark: “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.” (#Joh 8:56). Abraham, to whom the gospel was preached (#Ga 3:8), “saw” the day of Christ through the eye of faith. Christ was “foreordained before the foundation of the world, but manifest in these last times.” (#1Pe 1:20). He was foreordained in the divine purpose, but not formed. Similarly in the divine purpose he was the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (#Re 13:8) but literally he was not slain until his crucifixion in the time of Pilate.

    2. There is no proof that Christ alludes to the divine name (imperfectly rendered by the A.V., “I am that I am”). Jesus simply uses the present tense of the verb “to be.” Even if this verse were intended to be read as an allusion to the divine name, this is not proof that Christ was claiming to be “Very God.” The divine name declared “I will be what I will be.” (#Ex 3:14) (R.S.V. mg.). The name was a prophetic declaration of the divine purpose. Jesus Christ was “God manifest in the flesh” (#1Ti 3:16), “the word” (Greek: logos) “made flesh.” (#Joh 1:14). As such, he was the expression of the divine character, “full of grace and truth” (#Joh 1:14) (cf. #Ex 33:19). and became the “firstborn among many brethren.” (#Ro 8:29). Christ was the result of the word made flesh, not the originator of the dvine plan. As he himself said, “I proceeded forth and came from God neither came I of myself, but he sent me.” (#Joh 8:42).

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    1. @unashamedojesus Post author

      Jesus clearly made seven “I AM” statements referencing Gods revelation to Moses. You clearly are an Anti-Christ and deny Jesus every chance you get. You are a modern day Pharisee which Jesus himself called the Son of Satan

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