4-4-15. Exodus 3_13-22. SENT FORTH BY THE GREAT “I AM”-Bible Shortz

4-4-15. Exodus 3_13-22. SENT FORTH BY THE GREAT “I AM”-Bible Shortz

Exodus 3:13-22      Kevin E. Jesmer

“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you. ‘” (14)

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 We are sent forth by the great “I Am” (13-15). Moses was more than willing to go on this mission, but he wanted to know one vital peace of information…who was sending him? Moses knew that it was God who was calling him, but he did not know how to define God’s personal identity when the people asked him. God understood this necessity and provided the information.


God’s name is “I AM Who I Am.” God said that he is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Egyptians had many different gods by many different names. By calling himself, “I Am”, our God is a unique God with an equally unique name. Our God is not just some vague, unknown god. He is totally different than other gods. Our God has a unique personality and plan. He works in certain ways. Certain principles guide his actions in the world.


    Yahweh is derived from the Hebrew word “I Am.” God was reminding Moses of the covenant promises he had made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. What God promised to the patriarchs hundreds of years previous, he was now continuing to fulfill through Moses’ life.  He is a God who remains the same. This unchanging God is the same God who lives in believers today.


God is the God who exists. He is, was and always will be. Our God is the eternal God, who was there before creation, who is with is now and whom we will dwell with throughout all eternity. God’s nature is stable and trustworthy.  We can have peace and confidence, for The Lord “IS” and we “are” in him through faith. We do not serve a vague, distant impersonal god. We serve Jesus, a unique God who is as close to us as our own hearts


Who is sending us out to preach the Gospel? It not just some generic, spirit of goodness that presides over humanity. Nor is it just some vague god that some people claim is the same god that everyone on earth is worshipping. It is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the great I AM. He is the Creator, the Shepherd of our hearts, the Alpha and the Omega. Jesus is sending us out on a mission to share his love and truth to a lost, suffering and even violent world. May we always point the world to the only one who can save their souls…Jesus Christ the I AM.

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