“Ehyeh asher ehyeh” (I am that I am.)
This morning I was awake early, 5.05 to be precise! I didn’t even need to be awake that early!
But I woke with the words of Jesus that have been on my mind the last couple of days. I realise already that words will be pretty insufficient for writing anything about I Am!
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
Those two words at the end, “I am.” Don’t they stand out? Don’t they cause eyebrows to be raised? For me they do!
“I Am” was the name God gave to Moses to use when telling the people in Egypt who had sent him. This name reveals the mystery, the eternal nature of God. And Jesus uses it to describe himself.
I Am is present, past and future in one divine existence of Spirit. Timeless, eternal energy and power. The one who IS, and WAS, and IS TO COME, all at the same time. If it were possible to travel back and forth in time, we would only find “I Am,” existing in the past, present and future all at once.
And this I Am, this divine power in the person of Jesus, is given to you and I “Today.” He is given as the bread of life, today, for Jesus said, “I AM the bread of life.” It’s why Paul was able to say;
“all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”
All things are ours if we eat of the bread of life, the I Am. As we eat, the present, past and future are merged into one in the I Am. Everything belongs, but only in him. Yes, today is all that matters as we receive our daily bread “this day,” but everything belongs to us today in the I Am, the bread of life.
I read this having been thinking about “I Am” for a few days.
“When you say and feel “I AM,” you release the spring of Eternal, Everlasting Life to flow on Its way unmolested. In other words, you open wide the door to Its natural flow. When you say “I AM not,” you shut the door in the face of this Mighty Energy.”
I Am is not just something we say, but is also to be felt, to be experienced. It’s why John says;
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life
Let us eat of the bread of life, the I Am, today. Oh! TASTE and SEE that the Lord is good! Jesus says;
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
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