I Am

In a previous message, I discussed the names of God in the English Bible, as well as more names of God underlying some of of the English words. Today, I speak to you about God as the “I Am.”

I Am

God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Exodus 3:14

God introduces Himself as the ever-present God to Moses and, through Moses, to Pharaoh and the Hebrew slaves in Egypt.

What does this mean for you?

The eternal presence of God has substantial meaning to every one of us.

God is not the God of the past

I understand. Many of us have disturbing pasts. We’ve made mistakes. You experience trauma from a difficult situation. Someone did you wrong. Sometimes we want a “do over.” If only I could go back and handle that situation differently!

I have good news for you. God isn’t in the past, so why are you living there? God can’t help for you as you live in the past because God isn’t there.

Maybe it’s time to get into the present where God is and let Him heal the scars you have from your past?

God is not the God of the future

How often do we worry about what will happen. Sometimes we know exactly what will happen, and it’s not good. Sometimes we worry about what will happen.

What will happen to my job? What will happen to my race? What will happen to my country? What will happen to me when people find out I’m a Christian?

Again, I have good news for you. You don’t need to worry about the future. If you do, God can’t help you. God isn’t there.

Now’s a good time to get to where God is. God is right here, right now. Cast your care upon Him (1 Peter 5:7). Don’t worry about things that have not happened:

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Phillipians 4:6

God is the God of Now

God is here right now. You can call on Him for healing from the past and peace about the future. In fact, Jesus has spoken to you already.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:34

God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

Respond

Don’t get stuck in the past: God isn’t there. Don’t worry about the future: God isn’t there.

If you want help from God, come to Him right now through the power of Jesus Christ.

God can heal the harm you’ve endured in the past. God can calm your fears about the future.

To get God to help you, stay in the present. God is here right now. Call on Him, tell Him what’s on your mind. Tell Him what happened in the past and what the future may hold.

God is in the present. It’s right now when you can get healing and comfort from God.

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