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The words 'I am' in the New Testament

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Hello there, especially @Lavender22,

I have started this thread to consider the use of the words, 'I am' used by the Lord Jesus Christ of Himself. I would be glad if you would take part, by including an 'I am', and your thoughts regarding it's context.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
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Re: What makes Jesus the Saviour?
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Thank you for this thread @complete. :)

Jesus said " I am, " in many of His statements about Himself.

The following is an example:

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life." John 14:6

Jesus the way, the truth and the life.

Jesus said " I am."

Is Jesus the name above all names, in your life.
It's not just the name but who this is addressed to with the title, and what this means to you, in a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Jesus is " King of kings and Lord of lords." Eternally existing and before any important name and person.
Jesus said "Before Abraham, I am." John 8:58

Jesus is the great I am.

He is the Word who created the world. John 1:1-3
The Word who became flesh, and made His dwelling among us. John 1:14

He is God manifested in the flesh. 1Timothy 3:16
Also expressed as " Emmanuel- God is with us." Isaiah 7:14

God who created the world and the infinite universe, yet He humbled Himself to be with us, and to be like us. Philippians 2:7-8

The humble folk that also included the disciples knew Him in person, saying this:
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled concerning the Word of life." 1 John 1:1

The wonder they experienced of being with the Word who created all life, and was with them, manifested in the flesh

Therefore grasp and see how great Jesus is and the love He has for us, to actually dwell with us, like one of us and great is His love to die for us, and so we can have eternal life.
Romans 5:6-11

That is the love of the great I am, who laid aside His Majesty, for us, and laid down His life for us.
 
Active
'And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
He that cometh to Me shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.'
(Joh 6:35)

Hello there,

This is the first example that I found in John's gospel: but there are four other references within the context :-

'The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said,
"I am the bread which came down from heaven."'
(John 6:41)

'I am that bread of life.'
(John 6:48)

' I am the living bread which came down from heaven:
if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever:
and the bread that I will give is My flesh,
which I will give for the life of the world.'
(John 6:51)

* This is said following, and in relation to the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 (John 6:1-13). The miracles, performed by God, through the Lord Jesus Christ were intended to cause the people of Israel, to whom He came, to believe that He was the Christ, the One Whom God, by means of the prophets of the Old Testament said should come. God's desire was that they should believe on Him Whom He had sent ( John 6:29). However, when Jesus said that the miracle was a work of God, they turned and said, 'What sign shewest Thou then, that we may see, and believe Thee? ' (John 6:30-31) What doest Thou work? They also inferred that it was Moses who gave their forefathers manna to eat in the wilderness, but the Lord puts them right in John 6:32, '

* The question and the false inference drawn from the reference to the Manna found in Psalm 78, leads to the words of the Lord in John 6:31-59.

'Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Moses gave you not that bread from heaven;
but My Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven,
and giveth life unto the world.
Then said they unto Him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:
He that cometh to Me shall never hunger;
and He that believeth on Me shall never thirst.'
(John 6:32-35)

* I haven't got time to go into this further, for there is so much to be seen in these glorious words of our Lord, but this is hopefully a start, and will encourage others to share their findings too.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
Loyal
Well, if you used the term 'I am" and "am" in small case letters, when referring to yourself in your relationship to GOD the FATHER and GOD The SON, Since your heavenly birth and through out ETERNITY AS Ascribe in "THE NEW COVENANT" ", "The WORD of GOD". What would we see?
(Isaiah 40)BSB
"Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill made low; the uneven ground will become smooth, and the rugged land a plain. And the GLORY of the LORD WILL BE REVEALED, and all humanity together will see it.For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”:pensive:

Your Title Thread: "The words 'I am' in the New Testament':pensive:

(Matthew 5)
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. YOU ARE the light of the world. A CITY on a hill cannot be hidden. ...Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.…
John 12:36
While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light." After Jesus had spoken these things, He went away and was hidden from them.

PS.
"You are the light of the world a town built on a hill Cannot be hidden" :pensive: Stop covering your light! "LET IT SHINE"!

you are not a good little christian, FOR YOU ARE MORE! A whole LOT MORE!
 
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Thank you for this thread @complete. :)

Jesus said " I am, " in many of His statements about Himself.

The following is an example:

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life." John 14:6

Jesus the way, the truth and the life.

Jesus said " I am."

Is Jesus the name above all names, in your life.
It's not just the name but who this is addressed to with the title, and what this means to you, in a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Jesus is " King of kings and Lord of lords." Eternally existing and before any important name and person.
Jesus said "Before Abraham, I am." John 8:58

Jesus is the great I am.

He is the Word who created the world. John 1:1-3
The Word who became flesh, and made His dwelling among us. John 1:14

He is God manifested in the flesh. 1Timothy 3:16
Also expressed as " Emmanuel- God is with us." Isaiah 7:14

God who created the world and the infinite universe, yet He humbled Himself to be with us, and to be like us. Philippians 2:7-8

The humble folk that also included the disciples knew Him in person, saying this:
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled concerning the Word of life." 1 John 1:1

The wonder they experienced of being with the Word who created all life, and was with them, manifested in the flesh

Therefore grasp and see how great Jesus is and the love He has for us, to actually dwell with us, like one of us and great is His love to die for us, and so we can have eternal life.
Romans 5:6-11

That is the love of the great I am, who laid aside His Majesty, for us, and laid down His life for us.
Hello @Lavender22,

Thank you for your entry.

How wonderful it must have been for the disciples to have known the Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh, to have walked and talked with Him, sat at His feet and listened to the words of life that He spoke. They 'handled him', in the familiar way of friends, sitting down to eat and drink with Him, and He washed their feet. We can know Him in the flesh no longer, for He is now at God's right hand in the heavenlies. However we can know Him in spirit, which is a far more enduring knowledge, isn't it? for it is for eternity: and He is in us and we in Him.

With love in Christ Jesus
Chris
 
Active
Well, if you used the term 'I am" and "am" in small case letters, when referring to yourself in your relationship to GOD the FATHER and GOD The SON, Since your heavenly birth and through out ETERNITY AS Ascribe in "THE NEW COVENANT" ", "The WORD of GOD". What would we see?
(Isaiah 40)BSB
"Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill made low; the uneven ground will become smooth, and the rugged land a plain. And the GLORY of the LORD WILL BE REVEALED, and all humanity together will see it.For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”:pensive:

Your Title Thread: "The words 'I am' in the New Testament':pensive:

(Matthew 5)
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. YOU ARE the light of the world. A CITY on a hill cannot be hidden. ...Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.…
John 12:36
While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light." After Jesus had spoken these things, He went away and was hidden from them.

PS.
"You are the light of the world a town built on a hill Cannot be hidden" :pensive: Stop covering your light! "LET IT SHINE"!

you are not a good little christian, FOR YOU ARE MORE! A whole LOT MORE!
Hello @PloughBoy,

Yes, in Christ Jesus our risen and ascended Saviour, Lord and Head, we are indeed 'a whole lot more!'. We are members of His Body, of which He is the Head, and as such are 'the fulness of Him that filleth all in all'. (Ephesians 1:23)

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
Active
'And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
He that cometh to Me shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.'
(Joh 6:35)

Hello there,

This is the first example that I found in John's gospel: but there are four other references within the context :-

'The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said,
"I am the bread which came down from heaven."'
(John 6:41)

'I am that bread of life.'
(John 6:48)

' I am the living bread which came down from heaven:
if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever:
and the bread that I will give is My flesh,
which I will give for the life of the world.'
(John 6:51)

* This is said following, and in relation to the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 (John 6:1-13). The miracles, performed by God, through the Lord Jesus Christ were intended to cause the people of Israel, to whom He came, to believe that He was the Christ, the One Whom God, by means of the prophets of the Old Testament said should come. God's desire was that they should believe on Him Whom He had sent ( John 6:29). However, when Jesus said that the miracle was a work of God, they turned and said, 'What sign shewest Thou then, that we may see, and believe Thee? ' (John 6:30-31) What doest Thou work? They also inferred that it was Moses who gave their forefathers manna to eat in the wilderness, but the Lord puts them right in John 6:32, '

* The question and the false inference drawn from the reference to the Manna found in Psalm 78, leads to the words of the Lord in John 6:31-59.

'Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Moses gave you not that bread from heaven;
but My Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven,
and giveth life unto the world.
Then said they unto Him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:
He that cometh to Me shall never hunger;
and He that believeth on Me shall never thirst.'
(John 6:32-35)

* I haven't got time to go into this further, for there is so much to be seen in these glorious words of our Lord, but this is hopefully a start, and will encourage others to share their findings too.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
This is really good! Do you realize that Because He AM ....
I am a child of God (Romans 8:16)
I am Redeemed from the hand of the enemy (Psalm 107:2)
I am Forgiven (Colossians 1:13,14)
I am Saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8)
I am Justified (Romans 5:1)
I am Sanctified (1 Corinthians 6:11)
I am a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am partaker of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)
 
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Thank you for this thread @complete. :)

Jesus said " I am, " in many of His statements about Himself.

The following is an example:

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life." John 14:6

Jesus the way, the truth and the life.

Jesus said " I am."

Is Jesus the name above all names, in your life.
It's not just the name but who this is addressed to with the title, and what this means to you, in a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Jesus is " King of kings and Lord of lords." Eternally existing and before any important name and person.
Jesus said "Before Abraham, I am." John 8:58

Jesus is the great I am.

He is the Word who created the world. John 1:1-3
The Word who became flesh, and made His dwelling among us. John 1:14

He is God manifested in the flesh. 1Timothy 3:16
Also expressed as " Emmanuel- God is with us." Isaiah 7:14

God who created the world and the infinite universe, yet He humbled Himself to be with us, and to be like us. Philippians 2:7-8

The humble folk that also included the disciples knew Him in person, saying this:
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled concerning the Word of life." 1 John 1:1

The wonder they experienced of being with the Word who created all life, and was with them, manifested in the flesh

Therefore grasp and see how great Jesus is and the love He has for us, to actually dwell with us, like one of us and great is His love to die for us, and so we can have eternal life.
Romans 5:6-11

That is the love of the great I am, who laid aside His Majesty, for us, and laid down His life for us.

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Hello @Lavender22,

Thank you for your entry.

How wonderful it must have been for the disciples to have known the Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh, to have walked and talked with Him, sat at His feet and listened to the words of life that He spoke. They 'handled him', in the familiar way of friends, sitting down to eat and drink with Him, and He washed their feet. We can know Him in the flesh no longer, for He is now at God's right hand in the heavenlies. However we can know Him in spirit, which is a far more enduring knowledge, isn't it? for it is for eternity: and He is in us and we in Him.

With love in Christ Jesus
Chris
That must have filled then with such awesome wonder to actually be with the Word of life . Yet creation involved the Holy Spirit and He vho dwells in us.
 
Loyal
Hello @PloughBoy,

Yes, in Christ Jesus our risen and ascended Saviour, Lord and Head, we are indeed 'a whole lot more!'. We are members of His Body, of which He is the Head, and as such are 'the fulness of Him that filleth all in all'. (Ephesians 1:23)

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
The term; "members of the body of Christ' is Anthropomorphic. But "I am a Child of GOD" is not. "I am the Glory of GOD" "I am of The Family of GOD" "i am The Manifestation of HIS GLORY" "I will be one with HIM" := "I am one with HIM"...etc.

Would not you say: "If A person dies and goes to hell, that person goes alone" On your death bed, when you die, if will not be "we" or "US" it will be you. When i saw my mother die, and breathe her last breath I saw her die! there was no we there. And when you stand at the bar, It is not going to be 'we" standing, it is going to be You! We have not, arrive yet :pensive: But right now "I am a Child of GOD"!

The world does not know this ,neither can they "perceive it" for this "Language is Beyond them" The words we know and speak is beyond them. although they know the spellings and know how to pronounce the common language and the sounds these words make. But GOD is Hidden within the Shadows,
for HIS OWN.

PS For many can proclaim with Boldness that they are "Christians"!
But with weakness and very Seldom proclaim with boldness this: "I am a CHILD of GOD" or That they are a "Son of The LIVING GOD"! "BORN of HIS SPIRIT"! "I am A NEW CREATURE"


Weymouth New Testament
For all creation, gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck, is waiting and longing to see the manifestation of the sons of God.


but with boldness, chest stuck out a mile wide "I am a Christian" "I am" "I am" "I am" "I am a Christian"

I been around a long time, I pay attention to words that people say. For throughout the years christian get mad at me when i use the term "I am" and talk as if "I am" a "Apostate". Sometimes i just listen. and hide under the shadows of HIS wings, and believe it is for a "purpose" and relating to that future "GLORY" meaning how it is made by the Potter.

Thanks for The title Text.

If people knew how many words have been eliminated and replace in translations and so called Greek Dictionary's of the internet. Study helps used to tie in together from a translation in all concordances and Lexicons, "ISBE" and VINES. ""Englishmen Greek Concordances" Englishmen Hebrew Concordances. and you have to know the Hebrew and the Greek ALPHABETS AND how the Hebrew is read and the Greek.

And it sickens me when see how christians go so quickly to the internet and call themselves relating to the Hebrew and Greek Renderings, And the killing parts is, it is Better if they leave such things along and Just READ the BOOK! Over and over again, The KJV, NIV, RSV earlier editions Excellent STUDY BIBLE!

Just read the Book, over and over again!
And when i tell people that, You would think the DEVIL is Telling them, to just read the BOOK from front to back over and over again.:pensive: you would think i am the worst person that ever live. they become angry: you don't have to do all of that, it does take all of that! My question "ALL of WHAT".!

Thanks again for the Title Text.:pensive:
 
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The term; "members of the body of Christ' is Anthropomorphic. But "I am a Child of GOD" is not. "I am the Glory of GOD" "I am of The Family of GOD" "i am The Manifestation of HIS GLORY" "I will be one with HIM" := "I am one with HIM"...etc.

Would not you say: "If A person dies and goes to hell, that person goes alone" On your death bed, when you die, if will not be "we" or "US" it will be you. When i saw my mother die, and breathe her last breath I saw her die! there was no we there. And when you stand at the bar, It is not going to be 'we" standing, it is going to be You! We have not, arrive yet :pensive: But right now "I am a Child of GOD"!

The world does not know this ,neither can they "perceive it" for this "Language is Beyond them" The words we know and speak is beyond them. although they know the spellings and know how to pronounce the common language and the sounds these words make. But GOD is Hidden within the Shadows,
for HIS OWN.

PS For many can proclaim with Boldness that they are "Christians"!
But with weakness and very Seldom proclaim with boldness this: "I am a CHILD of GOD" or That they are a "Son of The LIVING GOD"! "BORN of HIS SPIRIT"! "I am A NEW CREATURE"


Weymouth New Testament
For all creation, gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck, is waiting and longing to see the manifestation of the sons of God.


but with boldness, chest stuck out a mile wide "I am a Christian" "I am" "I am" "I am" "I am a Christian"

I been around a long time, I pay attention to words that people say. For throughout the years christian get mad at me when i use the term "I am" and talk as if "I am" a "Apostate". Sometimes i just listen. and hide under the shadows of HIS wings, and believe it is for a "purpose" and relating to that future "GLORY" meaning how it is made by the Potter.

Thanks for The title Text.

If people knew how many words have been eliminated and replace in translations and so called Greek Dictionary's of the internet. Study helps used to tie in together from a translation in all concordances and Lexicons, "ISBE" and VINES. ""Englishmen Greek Concordances" Englishmen Hebrew Concordances. and you have to know the Hebrew and the Greek ALPHABETS AND how the Hebrew is read and the Greek.

And it sickens me when see how christians go so quickly to the internet and call themselves relating to the Hebrew and Greek Renderings, And the killing parts is, it is Better if they leave such things along and Just READ the BOOK! Over and over again, The KJV, NIV, RSV earlier editions Excellent STUDY BIBLE!

Just read the Book, over and over again!
And when i tell people that, You would think the DEVIL is Telling them, to just read the BOOK from front to back over and over again.:pensive: you would think i am the worst person that ever live. they become angry: you don't have to do all of that, it does take all of that! My question "ALL of WHAT".!

Thanks again for the Title Text.:pensive:
Hello @PloughBoy,

Thank you for your response. The subject heading is broader than I intended, for it is the 'I Am's' spoken by Christ concerning Himself that I was interested in pursuing, and not the words, 'I am' generally. I entered the subject heading in haste, and did not give sufficient attention to the wording. This is a lesson in itself, and I am thankful for it. Yet it is interesting to receive both your own replies and that of @ Admon Mikha'el, for you have both looked at the words 'I am' in relation to the believer, rather than his Lord. This is worthy of attention too, and I thank you both for it.

As far as my identification of myself with the Church which is Christ's body in my response to you in reply #6, It is because though made up of many individual members it is none the less ONE BODY, drawing sustenance from the Head, which is Christ. Each member being identified with Christ the Head, in His death, burial, quickening, resurrection and ascension to God's right hand: awaiting now His appearing in glory, when they too will appear with Him there. As part of that corporate body in Christ Jesus I rejoice in that fact. For we are being 'builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit' (Ephesians 2:21-22).

It was for this cause that Paul prayed the prayer of Ephesians 3:14-21 for the body corporately, that they would be strengthened with might in their inner man that Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith, that being rooted and grounded in love: may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fulness of God. This prayer, and that of Ephesians 1:17+ are essential for each member of Christ's Body now as we await His appearing by faith.(Titus 2:13).

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
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This is really good! Do you realize that Because He AM ....
I am a child of God (Romans 8:16)
I am Redeemed from the hand of the enemy (Psalm 107:2)
I am Forgiven (Colossians 1:13,14)
I am Saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8)
I am Justified (Romans 5:1)
I am Sanctified (1 Corinthians 6:11)
I am a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am partaker of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)
Hello @Admon Mikla'el,

Thank you for this. I love the verses you have quoted: but the one which is linked in my mind with @PloughBoy 's entry, and his desire that we should proclaim our sonship loudly and with pride, is Psalm 107:1-2:-

'O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good:
for His mercy endureth for ever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; ... '

I praise God for His goodness, and His mercy, and for sending His Son into the world to die that we may live, and that all of those blessings listed by you are indeed ours in Him.

May I also add something close to my heart, and that is the words of Ephesians chapter one, in which among many wonderful things we are told of our acceptance in the Beloved, and that in God's eyes we are 'complete' in Christ. Nothing lacking.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
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I rejoice in that fact. For we are being 'builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit' (Ephesians 2:21-22).

It was for this cause that Paul prayed the prayer of Ephesians 3:14-21 for the body corporately, that they would be strengthened with might in their inner man that Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith, that being rooted and grounded in love: may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fulness of God. This prayer, and that of Ephesians 1:17+ are essential for each member of Christ's Body now as we await His appearing by faith.(Titus 2:13).
Glory to God Hallelujah
Glory to God
amen
 
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Hello @Lavender22,

Thank you for your replies #2 and #7.
Thank you also for all the points raised concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Scripture references given.
I would like to address them all, but I am drawn to Exodus 3:13-15, and the words of God to Moses in verse 14,

'And Moses said unto God,
.. "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them,
.... The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you;
...... and they shall say to me, What is his name?
........ what shall I say unto them?

And God said unto Moses,
.. I AM THAT I AM:
.... and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
...... I AM hath sent me unto you.

And God said moreover unto Moses,
.. Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
.... The LORD God of your fathers,
...... the God of Abraham,
........ the God of Isaac, and
.......... the God of Jacob,
............ hath sent me unto you:
this is My name for ever,
and this is My memorial unto all generations.'

'I AM THAT I AM' = 'I will be what I will be (or become)'
'I AM' = 'I will be'

* What He will be is left to be filled up according to the needs of those with whom He is in covenant relation = He Who became Saviour, Redeemer, Deliverer, Strengthener, Comforter, and so on. So the, I AM's, spoken by the Lord are an extension of this, aren't they?

'I AM the bread of life'(John 6:35, 48, 51)
'I AM the light of the world' (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46)
'I AM the door' (John 10:7, 9, 10)
'I AM the good Shepherd' (John 10:11, 14)
'I AM the resurrection and the life' (John 11:25)
'I AM the way, the truth, and the life' (John 14:6)
'I AM the true vine' (John 15:1, 5)

* The words 'I am' are used by the Lord so many times, and each one would be worth considering within their context, wouldn't they?
* We are now privileged to know God as, 'The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ' (2 Corinthians11:31; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3)

These are just thoughts.
Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
 
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Hello @Lavender22,


'And Moses said unto God,
.. "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them,
.... The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you;
...... and they shall say to me, What is his name?
........ what shall I say unto them?

And God said unto Moses,
.. I AM THAT I AM:
.... and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
...... I AM hath sent me unto you.

And God said moreover unto Moses,
.. Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,
.... The LORD God of your fathers,
...... the God of Abraham,
........ the God of Isaac, and
.......... the God of Jacob,
............ hath sent me unto you:
this is My name for ever,
and this is My memorial unto all generations.'

'I AM THAT I AM' = 'I will be what I will be (or become)'
'I AM' = 'I will be'

* What He will be is left to be filled up according to the needs of those with whom He is in covenant relation = He Who became Saviour, Redeemer, Deliverer, Strengthener, Comforter, and so on. So the, I AM's, spoken by the Lord are an extension of this, isn't it?

'I AM the bread of life'(John 6:35, 48, 51)
'I AM the light of the world' (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46)
'I AM the door' (John 10:7, 9, 10)
'I AM the good Shepherd' (John 10:11, 14)
'I AM the resurrection and the life' (John 11:25)
'I AM the way, the truth, and the life' (John 14:6)
'I AM the true vine' (John 15:1, 5)

* The words 'I am' are used by the Lord so many times, and each one would be worth considering within their context, wouldn't they?

These are just thoughts.
Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris

Greetings Chris,

the Scripture you quoted where The LORD instructed Moses have a parallel in the following,

Then Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath. And when He stood up to read, the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. Unrolling it, He found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,
because He has anointed Me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Then He rolled up the scroll, returned it to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him, and He began by saying, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Luke 4:16-21

Mose was sent to set the captives free. He was sent to Pharaoh who was ruler over God's people.

Jesus stood before Pilate, who was representative of the emperor who ruled over God;s people

Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.
John 18:37


On that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of the deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
The humble will increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 29:18-19


I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him.
And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Daniel 7:13-14


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Hello @PloughBoy,

Thank you for your response. The subject heading is broader than I intended, for it is the 'I Am's' spoken by Christ concerning Himself that I was interested in pursuing, and not the words, 'I am' generally. I entered the subject heading in haste, and did not give sufficient attention to the wording. This is a lesson in itself, and I am thankful for it. Yet it is interesting to receive both your own replies and that of @ Admon Mikha'el, for you have both looked at the words 'I am' in relation to the believer, rather than his Lord. This is worthy of attention too, and I thank you both for it.

As far as my identification of myself with the Church which is Christ's body in my response to you in reply #6, It is because though made up of many individual members it is none the less ONE BODY, drawing sustenance from the Head, which is Christ. Each member being identified with Christ the Head, in His death, burial, quickening, resurrection and ascension to God's right hand: awaiting now His appearing in glory, when they too will appear with Him there. As part of that corporate body in Christ Jesus I rejoice in that fact. For we are being 'builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit' (Ephesians 2:21-22).

It was for this cause that Paul prayed the prayer of Ephesians 3:14-21 for the body corporately, that they would be strengthened with might in their inner man that Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith, that being rooted and grounded in love: may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fulness of God. This prayer, and that of Ephesians 1:17+ are essential for each member of Christ's Body now as we await His appearing by faith.(Titus 2:13).

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
We can only look at "I am" Through the results of what "I AM" did.....I Am became sin so to make me "I am the righteousness of "I AM" in His anointing. "I AM" bore sickness on the cross, so that "I am' the healed..
 
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Hello there, especially @Lavender22,

I have started this thread to consider the use of the words, 'I am' used by the Lord Jesus Christ of Himself. I would be glad if you would take part, by including an 'I am', and your thoughts regarding it's context.

Thank you
In Christ Jesus
Chris
He's the " Great I Am" because He just is!
He is Holy Holy and we are prophane!
 
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He's the " Great I Am" because He just is!
He is Holy Holy and we are prophane!
Do you need salvation? That's the I Am that I Am. Do you need healing? That's the I AM that I AM. Do you need financial help? That's the I AM that I AM. Do you need deliverance from demons? That's the I AM that I AM. Whatever you have need of ....That's the I AM that I AM.
God.
 
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