Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Great I AM

Lord Jesus says in John 8:58

“I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!”

Greek text

 πρὶν(before) Ἀβραὰμ(Abraham) γενέσθαι(was) ἐγὼ(I) εἰμί(Am).

Any careful grammar students will know well about the tense of English verb “to be”. The words rendered “was” and “am” are quite different. The one clause means, “Abraham was brought into being”, the other, “I Exist”.  The statement therefore is not that Christ came into existence before Abraham did, but that He never came into being at all, but existed before Abraham had a being; in other words, existed before creation, or eternally (as John 1:1).

This speaks Abraham a creature and our Lord the Creator. I AM, is the name of God (Exodus 3:14) and it speaks His self-existence. He is the First and the Last, ever the same. Thus he was not only before Abraham, but before all worlds. As Mediator, he was the appointed Messiah, long before Abraham; the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).

Anyone who can’t believe this vital truth in the Bible, pray to Holy Spirit and He will lead you to all truth concerning Jesus Christ, the Son of God;


 “I said to you that you shall die in your sins, for unless you shall believe that I AM THE LIVING GOD, you shall die in your sins.”(Aramaic Bible in Plain English 2010)

O Jesus our Lord, we are blessed by the Holy Spirit Whom You sent in Your Name because we believe You are the Son of the Living God and Messiah slain from the foundation of the world. Amen.

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