Jesus understood the power of “I AM” concerning the Father, and during His time, He never claimed that “I Am that I Am.” He knows it only belongs to the Father. That was the word of truth that came from the Father when He spoke to Moses asking for His name, and His name is what He gave.
I Am Who I Am is the essence of God. “I Am Who I Am,” “I Am that I Am,” or “I will be what I will be”; the “I Am” is the creator of all things, He is the essence that makes a thing a thing and from nothing to something, from one thing too many things, and everything comes from Him.
Part 1 I Am A Living Soul Series
Part 2 I Am Unique Series
Part 3 I Am A Blessing Series
Part 4 I Am Rooted Series
The “I Am” relating to God begins in the book of Genesis—15:1 and the last “I Am” was and is recorded in the Book of Revelation—22:16. We can immediately see the power of God that controls all in all because He is everything from the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, the great “I am.” That is how we identify our Father, the God of all glory.
To establish the identity of the Son, it is only appropriate to express the purpose of His existence and the mission He (the Son) has to accomplish. The “I am” of Jesus Christ brings clarity to His teachings, and the reason He came to earth was and is to deliver the saving grace of the Father, the gift of salvation. Jesus became the grace of God, who laid down His life on His own will to fulfill His mission. Jesus is the bread of life; He is the light of the world, the door, the way to salvation, the deliverer of the truth of God’s word, and who gives us a new life through reconciliation with the Father.
Paul and some other Bible characters have an “I am.” Do you have an identity with God? What is your great I am? Do you have a great I am you want to keep or a great I am that you are not pleased to have? We have to identify who we are; the only way to have that identity is to know who we are. We can seek the face of God and be a brother or a sister to Jesus, but this will not be possible if we do not have an identity with the Father and the Son. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that said unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven”; and in verse 23, He said, “do I know you.” This will indeed happen if we do not have an identity of being doers of the word of God.
When God opens the door so you can enter, no one can stop you from entering, but when He shuts the door, no one can open it for you. You have to work for it and find the key to forgiveness. God is in complete control and will open the door of opportunity. To enter this door is as easy as following His will, and He will close it if you do not deserve to go through it. God never shuts the door yet opens a window of opportunity for those willing to come back to Him, those who repent, and those who are turning their back on all iniquities. God will never fail what our heart desires if we come to Him, and have many ways to get us what we want and where we want to be.
Start to change your heart and find who you are. What are you? And what do you want to be? Then, follow the “I Am series” and be enlightened! God Bless.