AM WHO I AM!
Moses said to God, 'Indeed, when I come to the children of
Israel and say to them, "The God of your fathers has
sent me to you," and they say to me, "What is His
name?" what shall I say to them?' And God said to Moses,
'I AM WHO I AM.' And He said, 'Thus you shall say to the children
of Israel, "I AM has sent me to you." ' " (1)
this I AM? "Moreover God said to Moses, 'Thus you shall
say to the children of Israel: "The Lord God of your
fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and
this is My memorial to all generations." ' " (2)
was in conversation with some Pharisees one day. You will
find the discourse in John 8. The Pharisees were being very
rough on Him. Finally, one of them said, "Are You greater
than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are
dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?"
answered, 'If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My
Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.
Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say,
'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you: but I do
know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to
see My day, and he saw it and was glad.'
the Jews said to Him, 'You are not yet fifty years old, and
have You seen Abraham?'
said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham
was, I AM.'
they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself
and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them,
and so passed by." (3)
made the same statement to the Pharisees that day that he
had made to Moses some 2000 years earlier when He said, "Thus
you shall say to the children of Israel, "I AM has sent
me to you.' " And they took up stones to stone Him. They
did not recognized the promised Messiah.
testifies of Jesus, "Moreover, brethren, I do not want
you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud,
all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in
the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food,
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of
that spiritual Rock that followed them and that Rock was Christ."
is "The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob
This is My name
forever, and this is My memorial to all generations."
(2) "I AM WHO I AM".
recognize Jesus for who He is today? "Who do you say
that I am?" (5)
2. Exodus 3:15.
3. John 8:53-59.
4. 1 Corinthians 10:1-4.
5. Matthew 16:15.