The Great I AM

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
Exodus 3:14

When Moses asked God for His name, the Lord answered, “I AM WHO I AM,” indicating He is self-existent, eternal, unchanging, undying, and infinitely self-sufficient. Centuries later, Jesus adopted this name for Himself in John’s Gospel, saying, “Before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58), and telling us, “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35),” I am the light of the world” (John 8:12), “I am the door” (John 10:9), “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11), “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25).

This is the One in whom we place our trust. Because He is self-existent, we have a basis for our own existence. Because He is eternal, we have everlasting life in Him. Because He is unchanging, we can trust every word in His Book. Because He is infinitely self-sufficient, He can meet all our needs.

Since He is our bread and light, we have provision. Since He is the door, we have entrance into His presence. Since He is the good shepherd, we have His care. Since He is the resurrection and the life, we have a certain future.

We are, because He is.

There is no power in hell or any who can stand / Before the power and the presence of the Great I Am!
Jared Anderson, in the song “Great I Am”

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  1. Exactly–Jesus is the I Am who spoke to Moses on Sinai. And, according to John, He said it again when he was being arrested in the garden. “Who are you seeking?” “Jesus of Nazareth.” “I AM.” J.

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    1. Thank you Austin and curryNcode for the like. If you don’t mind, I’ll post these important verses for I AM & the Power of I AM

      Who is the Great I AM? Spirit. Life. Source. Exodus 3:14

      God lives in me and is Life. John 14:10

      Life is all around us and in us. John 11:25

      God does not find favor. Romans 2:9-11

      We are from God. 1 John 4:6

      God is love, and those who remain in love remain in God and God remains in them.
      1 John 4:16

      The Spirit is the truth. 1 John 5:6

      If Jesus had God and God had Jesus, then he acted as God. Jesus bears witness of the Spirit within him by saying:

      1 John 15:8- If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.

      Remain in my love. 1 John 15:9

      If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 1 John 15:10.

      This is my commandment: Love each other just as I have loved you. 1 John 15:12

      By their fruits, you shall know them. Matthew 7:16-20.

      Speak Living Words, Speak the Truth of not what’s in you, but WHO is in you…God, the GREAT I AM.

      Mary M Rensberry
      Verses from the Christian Bible

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  2. Thank you for your post. When I read of God and later Jesus referring to themselves as I Am the answer puzzled me. However, considering they come from a place outside time, that being eternity, it made perfect sense. Time cannot exist in eternity. God Bless and thanks.

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