The Great I AM
God Almighty, our Heavenly Father IS the Great I AM!
“Surrender your anxiety (relax)! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I AM God. I AM the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth”.
Psalms 46:10 TPT
Bet you never affixed that passage with the one in Exodus where God announces His name as “I AM” to Moses. Yahweh!
That passage in Psalms where He says “I AM” is Yahweh Elohim, I have studied this passage a lot over the years because it is the one I heard audibly twice twenty years apart!
Now, at forty years later, I am compelled to write about the “I AM”!
What does it mean…. what does HE mean by it?
He was He is and He is to come… also can be found in Revelation 4:8 and Isaiah 6:3.
He came into the world to demonstrate what was… HE IS always with us and knows all things.
In fact, Jesus’s arrival He was tagged with many names of meaning but Jesus was the One Heavenly Father gave Him to Mary and Joseph. HE was known as “Emanuel” because HE would be GOD WITH US! Or GOD AMONG US!
What the Father was saying is I AM…. HERE WITH AND AMONG YOU!
To bring this message around to this season and what I sense the Lord is wanting to say to all of HIs children is that whatever you are going through, whatever circumstances or situations, HE IS with you and you have probably heard it a million times but this…. this is different.
The truth is most humans spend an exorbitant amount of time, looking and/or planning for the future! OR, the flip-side way too much time on the past! Thing is, GOD is the RIGHT NOW… the “I AM”!
Yes, He was and is and is to come… but HE declared Himself as “I AM”!
HE IS… Emmanuel GOD with us… NOW! Not “someday”!!
We have life eternal as Christians with Him, true… but we have also been given LIFE abundant for the “now”!
Jesus said it many times when HE stated “I AM…” He was what?
I AM the bread of life, I AM teh way, truth and life, I AM the good shepherd, I AM the light of the world… shall I go on? There are more that HE said HE was and is and will be if we only KNOW what it is HE said!
The reason we don’t, we haven’t read to see what it is THAT He actually said. And while many can quote some of them, how intimately do we know the truth about what it is HE said?
If there is no experience in what HE said…. how can you know HIM?
He wasn’t meant to be a poetic voice spouting out some wonderful feel good words to only wish for… but many view Him and the Word in that way, if truth be told.
The Heavenly Father sent Jesus on a mission and it wasn’t just for one specific reason but many. A mission impossible for anyone else but not for Him because of Who He was and is and always WILL be!
One thing that we all need to do is stop focusing upon the future so much, and let go of the past! IT was history… in fact, you can miss a moment in a second and then that moment is gone and is now the past!!
See how easy it is to “miss” what HE is saying, doing and wants to do in the RIGHT NOW?
So while we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World, don’t forget the “moment” you are in right now….
Why is it so important?
To love God… YAHWEH ELOHIM, with all our hearts…souls and might, “BEING” in the moment is necessary! HE isn’t looking for what we might do in the future, HE KNOWS THE beginning from the end, HE has been there! HE IS the Aleph and Tov… (Hebrew for beginning to end which most know as Alpha and Omega from the Greek).
Check it out…
“4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NKJV
“ 30 You are to love the Lord Yahweh, your God, with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, with every thought that is within you, and with all your strength. This is the great and supreme commandment.” Mark 12:30 TPT
“37 Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.’[b] 38 This is the great and supreme commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 TPT
According to Jesus… THIS is the greatest commandment of all! If you and I are to “love Him with every passion of our hearts” which is our mind, will and emotion and to love Him with all our energy-what we do, as in do what we do “as unto the Lord” *See Colossians 3:23-24 TPT and our strength or might, our passion in other words… then we won’t know HIM in our “here and now”… the “moment” in other words. It is IN the “moments” of our lives we truly get to know HIM as Emanuel GOD with and among us!
It is the only way to authentic relationship which brings us into the kind of intimacy where we experience His words for our lives, in our many moments OF life!
This years end, as we celebrate the One Who was on earth with us representing Heavenly Father and spoke many powerful words that will open the supernatural door of intimacy TO Heavenly Father in His presence as the terminology many are familiar with but may not experience as often as needed… if we are to experience HIM in our moments as the I AM with us… then learn to BE in those moments with Him… THE GREAT I AM!
Maybe take time to re-listen to that beautiful song.. “Mary did you know” and have a merry Christmas beloved ones!
God bless each of you with HIS love, joy, shalom and most of all MORE of HIM….. THE “I AM”!
Rev. Lori Lynn
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