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The Great I Am

Updated on April 25, 2020
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Gary has a Ph.D. from Bible University of Canada, ls a student of the Bible, and loves sharing that knowledge with others any time or way.

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Jesus the Great I Am

Jesus Christ is the Great I Am

I love to teach and encourage a study of the Bible. It is also for seekers who seek the truth. Keep in mind that the Bible has been around for thousands of years despite those that would seek to destroy it.

With the current popular trend away from the Bible perpetrated by the ungodly Humanist Manifesto, any study will lead to the Holy Ghost leading one to seek God. This is the truth that I have personally sought and come to the conclusion this is the only way to know God.

With that in mind let us begin a study of who Jesus Christ really is. Anytime we Gentiles have any trouble understanding something in the Bible the Pharisees of the 1st-century rush in to come to the rescue us on any subject.

Each of the Synoptic tells part of the story as a way of spreading the information out as communications do in an encrypted signal. I find this extremely interesting about the Bible. Let us look at parts of John 8.47-59 which are not part of the Synoptic by the way. Please, read on.

God allows U-turns

God allows U-turns at any time in life and any place when turning a life over to the Lord Jesus Christ. The man on the left side of Jesus on the cross is an example. After turning a life over to him the sanctification process with the Holy Spirit begins to purify a life to be a better witness. Are you ready for a U-turn?

Avoid religiosity and atheism today which both are no better than the Pharisees or Sadducees. People then and now have had opinions about who He was which has never really studied the subject. It would be sad to allow an uneducated opinion to send a person to hell, would it not?

To remove any doubt about who He was Jesus said,

“If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His Word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” (re. John 8.54; John 15.10; Matthew 13.17; Hebrews 11.13)

Boy, if the atheist and religious people of that day were not angry enough at this statement, Jesus fueled their fire. The hypocrites said, “You are not yet fifty years old, have you seen Abraham?” Blind, sadly ignorant, and uneducated where it really counts they are at their wits ends. Then the Lord makes an astounding statement that removes any ambiguity.

“Most assuredly, I say to you before Abraham was, I AM.” (re. Exodus 3.14; Revelation 22.13; John 1.1)

God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost

God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are the answer!

Jesus fulfilled all three hundred and fifty-seven prophecies about the Messiah.

If a predictor fulfilled one in eight prophecies the odds would be

  1. 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000. '
  2. 1 person fulfilling 48 prophecies is 1 chance in 10 to the 157th power
  3. and 1 person fulfilling 357 prophecies:
  • Only Jesus could fulfill them all!
  • A number beyond our abilities to understand even if the others are not.
  • You are made in God’s image.
  • A Christian who submits to Him is going through sanctification to that image.

Now let us look at Psalm 34, verse one, “I will bless the Lord at all times.”

If there were ever a sanctification verse this is one. Never forget that Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us.

Hebrews 13.5 says in the Amplified Bible, "Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”

"Glorify all you the Lord in the fire." (Isaiah 24.15) That means that Jesus Christ is with us at all times. With us in our trials, our tough times, our dramas, and even sickness which He did not cause. The Great I Am is with me at all times, and I should praise Him in my trials of life.

That is lifestyle changing. If we believe it, it changes where we walk, what we say, and what we do. We are, after all, sojourners in this world that are under the control of Satan for a time. Our citizenship is in heaven. (see Philippians 3.20)

Related, there is a battle raging for the minds and hearts of our youth that encompasses much more than politics, morals, and ethics. Hebrews 13.5 which says. "Jesus Christ will never desert you nor will He forsake, or even let us down."

Where are our children going and what are they doing? As a parent, we should be concerned. How we taught our children that Jesus Christ is their Lord and is with them at all times? He is with them when they are on smartphones video texting, visiting bars, or alone with their friends. What we are discussing is a collision of worldviews.

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My Concluding Thoughts

The Battle between Good and Evil

The forces we face today really all come down to is darkness and light or good and evil. There is no grey area. Youth today need strong role models who are grounded in the Christian worldview. These must be Christians who live life 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are watching us whether we realize it or not.

Thank you for reading the article and I really appreciate it. If you have not joined my group, please do and I will join yours as well. I am writing more and more and would like to know if there is a particular area or subject you would like for me to write about. Peace be to you, Gary

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The Third Temple

The Great I Am

The Third Temple

Worldviews

Saving our Youth

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 Gary E Hill

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