Jesus, before his future death and resurrection, told his Apostles what was going to happen. He said that by doing that he proved that , “I Am.”
In calling himself “I Am” Jesus was referring back to Chapter Three of the Book of Exodus. There, God had appeared to Moses, telling him to go tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave Egypt. “Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go!”
Moses said, when I tell him this to the Israelites, who can I say sent me. We read:
“God replied, ‘I am who am.’ Then he added, ‘This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.”
The Hebrew for I AM is Yahweh, which God gives as his personal name. He AM in the sense that he was no different in the past, and he would be the same I Am forever.
He is also like a blank check which everything can be written in. He am all strength, all beauty, all knowing. He is in all places.
Yahweh, I know you are near,
standing always at my side.
You guard me from the foe,
and you lead me in ways everlasting.
Lord, you have searched my heart,
and you know when I sit and when I stand.
Your hand is upon me protecting me from death,
keeping me from harm.
Where can I run from Your love?
If I climb to the heavens You are there;
If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,
still I'd find You there.
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