What a beautiful day it is! The sunrise was absolutely breathtaking; I see God’s magnificence presented to me in so many ways. If you’re ever feeling down and in need of encouragement, just go to your favorite place. 🥰 (Mine is in the woods, while others is at the beach.) Why do you think you’re feeling better after doing this? Nature has a way of connecting one with the Lord and you become grateful for His creation and how God uses it as a source of encouragement. All parts of nature can be absorbed through most of our senses and each one shows us His magnificence and glory! God is in each part of nature – He reveals Himself through each of His creation. (I did a devotional series on this topic entitled God’s Goodness, if you’d like to read it.) Now, back on topic. I opened today’s post with this because I wanted to emphasize the Great I AM. The God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, is the Creator of all. Is it any wonder that it is one of the names for the Lord? (John 1:3, John 1:10, Colossians 1:16)
Today’s post is of great interest to me. Have you ever wondered why God used this terminology to describe His name? The word Jehovah (Yahweh in Hebrew) comes from the Hebrew word “to be.” The Jewish people do not speak the word Yahweh as they believe it is too sacred to speak. The fuller name “I AM THAT I AM” may mean “I am because I am or I will be that I will be.” This name of God was so important that God said in Genesis 3:15 that His name is “for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” To me, “I AM” means that no matter what day in the history of man, God is “I AM.” The ever existing One, the current One and the future One! It comforts me to know that God is in my past, my present and my future! There is nothing that will take my God by surprise because He has seen me throughout my whole life, including when I was in my mother’s womb. Even though I am Kate Plourde, my existence began in 1954 and I am still in existence today. However, God the I AM, has no beginning and is always current no matter what day you go to in history or the future. It’s hard to comprehend but we can trust God to keep His Word because He never changes. (Malachi 3:6)
Do you remember Hagar, Sarah’s maid? (Genesis 16:3-13) When Hagar was pregnant with Ishmael, she was thrown out by Sarah into the wilderness Poor Hagar was destitute. But the Great I AM was not caught by surprise. The angel of the LORD appeared to her and told her to return to Sarah. He said that he would multiply her seed exceedingly. She must have been comforted by all that the angel of the LORD said because she said in Genesis 6:13 “Thou God seest me:” God, the I AM, saw Hagar and He sees each one of His creation! Praise Him \o/
Messiah, Jesus Christ, has and continues to speak through His Word! The New Testament had not been written yet; His plan of salvation is depicted throughout the Old Testament through Messiah. The New Testament reveals to us how Messiah Jesus the Christ fulfilled each of the Old Testament prophecies.
The prophecy of Exodus 3:13-14 is fulfilled by the One and Only Saviour of mankind, our Lord Jesus Christ, the I AM who takes away the sins of the world! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!