This Month's Promise

“Jesus said ..., “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

- (John 11:25)

Read: Exodus 3: 7-15

“I AM”

“God said to Moses, “I am who I am. ...” (Exodus 3:14)

In Bible language name always means character. Names are not given arbitrarily there, as with us, but are always given with reference to the character or work of the person named. Cruden in his concordance says that the names of God signify that which He really is, and are used throughout the Bible to express His attributes, and His purposes, His glory, His grace, His mercy and His love, His wisdom, power and goodness. When, therefore, the Israelites asked Moses, “What is His name?” they meant, “Who and what is this God of whom you speak? What is His character and what are His attributes?”And to them God Himself answered. He said to Moses, “I am who I am”, and He said, “This is what you are to say to the Israelites. I AM has sent me to you.” Moreover God said to Moses, say 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, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” In the Gospel of John, Christ adopts this name of “I AM” as His own. (John 10:7,11, 11:25, 14:6) Again in the Book of Revelation He declares, “I am Alpha and Omega.” These simple words “I AM” express therefore eternity and the unchangeable existence of God. More than this, these words include everything we yearn of. An author writes, “This unfinished name of God seems to me like a blank cheque signed by a rich friend given to me to be filled in with whatever sum I may desire.”

Dear friends, God tells us through the pages of the Bible, who He is! He says to each one of us, “I am your strength, I am your wisdom, I am your righteousness, I am your salvation,” or in short, “I am your all in all”. This apparently unfinished name therefore is the most comforting name we could think of because it allows us to add to it, without any limitation whatever we need, and even exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think. Halleluiah.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, your name is so personal to me. You are my strength, my wisdom, my joy, my peace. You are everything to me. Your name is a strong tower and I run to you for my safety and comfort. I adore you Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.