Jesus Christ the great “I AM.”

30 Dec

John 8:58 (NKJV), ” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

One of the most important beliefs of the Christian faith is knowing and believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The belief that God sent His son to Earth to be born of a virgin to bring salvation to the world. In the coming times many will try to distort the truth of the deity of Christ, by saying He was not truly God but only a man who brought knowledge into the world of how to live a satisfying life unto God (YAH) and nothing more. The Bible is clear on the matter though of who Christ was as well as the words spoken by Jesus Himself stating that He is indeed the great I AM. This term “I AM,” refers back to the book of Exodus chapter 3:14 (NKJV) in which when God spoke to Moses stating, “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.’” I AM meaning YAHOVEH or YAH for short, the self existent living God. Jesus used this same statement several times in the Gospel of John. The first is John 6:35 (NKJV) (as well as verses 41,48,51, of the same chapter) “And Jesus said to them, “I AM the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” Here the Messiah is letting His followers know He and the Father are one in nature and the believer has everything they will need in Him. John 8: 12 (NKJV), reads “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Once again Christ is referring to YAH and Himself as one, bringing light unto the world. John 10:7,9 (NKJV) Jesus states, “Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I AM the door of the sheep.” Letting us know that He is a protector to His sheep (us) from the trials of this world. John 10:11,14 supports the same claim of Jesus being the protector from those who are in Him from all harm of this world. In John 11:25 (NKJV), Jesus said to her, “I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” Christ professes eternal life for those who believe on Him granted by the living God (YAH) who raised the Messiah from the dead to show His sacrifice was good in His eyes for the sins of the world. John 14: 6 (NKJV), “Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Letting all know that He is all truth and knowledge of the living God for those spiritually dead. Jesus Christ is the only one who was able to keep the old testament law to please the Father, and offer up Himself as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. This is why all must receive Christ and repentence. Lastly Jesus in John 15:1, 5 (NKJV) the Messiah states “I AM the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” The old testament states many times that Israel is YAH’s true vine but due to their idolatry and unfaithfulness never bore fruit for the living God. Here states that He in return will make up where Israel and we as human being’s failed to trust in God. Jesus the son is the Father, and the Father is the son in the same essence and substance. I pray none of us forget these scriptures and grow in knowledge of the New Testament scriptures to state Jesus Christ is the great I AM! Shalom…

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