“I AM!”

‘”I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”’

(John 8:58)

Jesus was before Abraham!  This came as a shock to those who heard Him say so, and even more so because of the way He said it: “Before Abraham was born, I am”.  Notice the switch from past to present tense; Jesus was telling people that He is God in the flesh, for “I Am” is one of the names of God.

It is interesting how many people say that they believe in God, but that they don’t even want to hear about Jesus.  I suppose there may be several possible reasons for this, but just think of it: Jesus and God the Father are one!  Jesus is the One who defeated the works of the Devil: sin, death, lies…

Gee, I wonder, is there a spiritual reason that people fear the name of Jesus?

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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2 Responses to “I AM!”

  1. Had a conversation with someone who said when Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I AM” that it meant Jesus was reincarnated instead of recognizing that He was talking about His oneness with the Father and His own eternal nature. The people Jesus was speaking to understood that He was saying He was equal with God as the Son.

    Those “I AM” statements sure are interesting and just as challenging today as the day Jesus said them huh?. Good post.

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