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Introduction to Great “I Am” Series

Jesus understood the power of “I AM” and with respect to the Father and during His time, He never claimed that “I Am that I Am.”  He knows it only belongs to the Father.  That was  the word of truth that came from the Father when He spoke to Moses asking for His name and His name is what He gave. 

 I Am Who I Am is the essence of God.  “I Am Who I Am”, “I Am that  I Am” or “I will be what I will be”;  definitely the “I Am” is the creator of all things, He is the essence that makes a thing a  thing and from nothing to something, from one thing too many things, and everything comes from Him.

Part 1 I Am A Living Soul Series

Part 2 I Am Unique Series

Part 3 I Am A Blessing Series

Part 4 I Am Rooted Series

The “I Am” relating to God begins in the book of Genesis—15:1 and the last “I Am” was and is recorded in the Book of Revelation—22:16.  We can immediately see the power of God that controls all in all because   He is everything from the beginning and the end, the  Alpha and the Omega, the great “I am”.  That is how we identify our Father, the God of all glory.

In order to establish the identity of the Son, it is only appropriate to express the purpose of His existence and the mission He ( Son)  has to accomplish.  The “I am” of Jesus Christ brings clarity to His teachings and the reason why He came to earth was and is to deliver the saving grace of the Father,  the gift of salvation.  Jesus became the grace of God who laid down His life on His own will to fulfill His mission.   Jesus is the bread of life; He is the light of the world, the door, the way to salvation, the deliverer of the truth of God’s word, and who gives us a new life through reconciliation with the Father.

Paul as well as some other characters in the Bible have an “I am”.  Do you have an identity with God?  What is your great I am?  Do you have a great I am you want to keep or a great I am that you are not pleased to have?  We have to identify ourselves who we are and the only way to have that identity is to know who we really are.  We can seek the face of God and be a brother or a sister to Jesus, but if we do not have an identity with the Father and the Son, this will not be possible.  As  Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that said unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven”; and in verse 23 He said, “do I know you”.  This will surely happen if we do not have an identity of being doers of the word of God.   

When God opens the door so you can enter no one can stop you from entering but when He shuts the door,  no one can open it for you.   You have to work for it and find the key to forgiveness.  God is in complete control,  and He will open the door of opportunity.  To enter this door is as easy as following His will and He will close this door if you are not deserving to go through it. God never shuts the door and yet He opens a window of opportunity for those who have shown willingness to come back to Him,  for those who repent,  and for those who completely are turning their back from all iniquities.  God will never fail what our heart desires if we come to Him and have many ways to get us what we want and where we want to be.

Start to change your heart and find who you are?  What you are? And what you want to be? Follow the “I Am series” and be enlightened!  God Bless.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D., Bishop Emeritus

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