“When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.”
Picture this: The soldiers have come to arrest Jesus, who asks them who they are looking for. “Jesus of Nazareth,” they say. “I am he” relies Jesus, and the armed toughs who came to arrest him fall to the ground on the strength of his words.
Consider this; God incarnate has just stated His name: I Am!
The soldiers are lucky that they weren’t struck dead when they heard this!
The past several Notes we have posted contain the great “I Am” statements of Jesus in John’s Gospel. Consider the power of this for a moment… Jesus IS the great I AM! It was He who spoke the words and the universe came into being! His word holds the entire creation together, and it is His Word that will guide us through life if we are wise enough to learn it and let it guide us. His Word is the power of God for salvation of mankind; maybe it deserves a little more priority on our part.