God said to Moses, “I AM that I AM.” . . . (Exod. 3:14 NET)
God made the amazing statement above to Moses as He introduced Himself in the midst of the burning bush. When Moses asked God what His Name was, the Lord replied, “ I AM that I AM.”
This intriguing expression “I AM that I AM” is used by God to explain the meaning of His Name. It is not actually His Name, but explains the Name Yahweh.
This is revealed in the next verse when He explains to Moses: “You must say this to the Israelites, ‘The LORD – the 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 from generation to generation. ‘”(Exod. 3:15 NET)
Yahweh is the sovereign One, independent of all creation and self-existing. He guarantees that His covenant with His people will be fulfilled. He will always be there. He alone guarantees the future, and everything He does is constant with His nature. (1)
After Jesus introduced Himself to the Israelites, He declared unto the Jews, “I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!” (Jn. 8:58 NET)
Jesus is the I AM of the Old Testament revealed in the flesh. He is the fulfillment of all the Yahweh titles. When you call on Jesus, all that is included in the titles and Name of Yahweh is activated! Therefore fear not, because The I AM That I AM is with you today!
How does the expression “I AM That I AM” explain the meaning of Yahweh? Declare: “I AM That I AM of the Old Testament is with me right here and now!”
APPLY THE WORD
How does the understanding of the Name Yahweh apply to you today? Should you be worried about anything if the I AM is your Father?
Thank the LORD for giving us better things in the new covenant sealed in Christ!
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1. See NET Bible notes on Exo.3:14.
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