"Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
Genesis 11:27: Terah fathered Abram אַבְרָם - "exalted father." Terah took his family from Ur of Chaldeans to Cannan (modern Israel) but settled in Haran (modern
Turkey) around 2000 BC.
Truly, truly I say to you ....
(you Pharisee's, you religious leaders who believe you earn your way to God, I say to you all mankind whose sinful wayward hearts & minds love to try and measure up to perfection instead of accepting grace)
before Abraham was...
(2000 BC, 4000 years ago, I existed, reigned on high, stood without blemish, without need, saw all that was, knew the promises to Abram and all the patriarchs, I was there and long before that as well)
"God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. "
Jesus declares without question that He is one with God, was with God from all. time, was there when He promised Abraham to make his descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky, was there when the Word was declared.
Many deny the deity of Christ and say that Jesus never claimed to be God, thus making him to be nothing more than a man, a mere mortal, a lunatic. What do you believe? Is Jesus God in flesh? Was Jesus there at the garden and the cross? Is Jesus alive today in 2020 AD as he was with Abram in 2000 BC and John in 90 AD? If he is only a good teacher, just another moral leader to you, in belief or practice then you will never know the power of His resurrection. You will never know eternal life. You will never attain a new body and mind in the new heavens and the new earth. You will exist for now, a mere breath and then perish forever in the Lake of Fire - Revelation 20.
What power is there for those who look upon Christ, with their minds and hearts transfixed upon His deity, His divine majesty, His eternal nature and supreme status. What power is there for those who believe Jesus is Lord, God Almighty, Creator of all? What power sustains and forgives? What power supplies and makes whole? The power of God Almighty!
For those who reject His deity, they thereby also reject all possibility of resurrection power. Resurrection power forgives all sin. All.
"Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." - Jesus says to our doubting minds .
God Almighty I believe in you.
God Almighty you created everything that is and ever will be
God Almighty you spoke all eternal words, you spoke to Abraham in 2000 BC, to the Pharisee's in 30 BC and to John in 90 AD. You speak now, to us in the same way.
I believe in you, that you are "I AM."
I believe in you, that you are God made flesh, living now, ready to return and bring me home.
Oh God, save those who do not yet believe. Save them from your wrath and the Lake of Fire. Save them from the penalty of their sins, and in this life, give them hope and victory over all their sin.
by the Blood and in the name of God Almighty, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit - Amen.