Scriptures

The ‘I AM’ Claims Of Jesus

Introduction

Now some people may not recognise or understand Jesus’ claims but the Jewish leaders certainly did. In John 8 when the Jewish leaders were accusing Jesus of being demon possessed and asked Jesus if He was greater than Abraham. The Jewish leaders had no doubt that Jesus was claiming Deity, that’s why they were going to stone Him. Straight after Jesus has just helped the woman who was supposedly caught in adultery and the leaders wanted to stone her.

Just as `I AM’ is God’s own identification of Himself in Exodus 3:14 to Moses. Remembering that strictly speaking, it is not a name, but a declaration of His Nature. When we come to the ‘I AM’ claims of Jesus, we need to remember that Jesus was not giving Himself a Name or a title, but was asserting His Deity. In other words every ‘I AM’ reveals some aspect of His nature and purpose. Complete Study Of The ‘I AM’ Statements of Jesus

And so just as `I AM’ is God’s own identification of Himself in Exodus 3:14 to Moses. Remembering that strictly speaking, it is not a name, but a declaration of His Nature. When we come to the ‘I AM’ claims of Jesus, we need to remember that Jesus was not giving Himself a Name or a title, but was asserting His Deity. In other words every ‘I AM’ reveals some aspect of His nature and purpose. Before Abraham Was, ‘I AM’

 

God is the source of all knowledge and truth and Jesus is God. Whoever goes to Jesus will never be in want of spiritual food and drink since no matter how much ‘food’ we take from him there is always more. From the food, He provides us we draw strength and never shall our soul thirst for peace so that we should search for spiritual peace elsewhere than with Jesus. ‘I AM’ The Bread Of Life

That Jesus is the light of the world is a fact that is ever increasingly attested by the positive changes that have taken place or still take place in the lives of innumerable people who have come into contact with Jesus. His whole life here on earth and His whole demeanour proved the claim to be true as well. ‘I AM’ The Light Of The World

Coming through the gate called Christ, becoming a sheep of Christ, that is a sheep which is within Christ’s protective enclosure means believing in Christ, being dead with Christ, and becoming a person who lives the new life.

That’s where salvation is. ‘I AM’ The Door

 

Jesus says, ‘I AM the Good Shepherd’ and indeed so He is, for His love for His sheep is so beautiful and infinite that even if one of his sheep wandered of and finds itself in peril, when it cries for help He will come it its rescue and with gentleness help the sheep as to join the flock again. ‘I AM’ The Good Shepherd

The Greek word for resurrection is ‘anastasis’ and is used 40 times in New Testament. Resurrection doesn’t appear in the Old Testament as it wasn’t a part of the covenant with the land. Exodus 20, 5th command, long life in the Promised Land but no afterlife. Psalm 37 speaks about inheriting the earth, this is used 6 times in reference to the land. ‘I AM’ The Resurrection And The Life

Jesus never went outside of scripture for an illustration, Isaiah 35 talks about the kingdom, the WAY of holiness. Hebrews talks about boldness and a new and living way, Hebrews 10:19+20, the word for way is ‘hodos’ which means the road.

The High priest would take the blood and the blood was spilled on the way to the Holy of Holies, sprinkled blood on way, blood stained way. ‘I AM’ The Way

In his famous ‘Essay on Truth’, Roger Bacon wrote, ‘what is truth,’ the jesting Pilate asked and did not stay for an answer.’ I am not convinced that Pilate was jesting. He may have terminated the discussion and left the Praetorium because he did not believe that anyone could answer his question. ‘I AM’ The Truth

John tells us in the very first chapter, ‘In Him was life and the life was the light of men’. Jesus is able to say. ‘I AM the life, because he possesses independent and self-sustained life’. And by that I mean that Jesus has life in Himself, because that is what means when he says, ‘in him was life’. ‘I AM’ The Life

Jesus and his disciples had concluded the meeting in the upper room in Jerusalem where they celebrated the Passover. Apparently, they had just left that event, and were making their way eastward toward the garden of Gethsemane situated on the western slope of the Mt. of Olives, John 14:31 / John 18:1. Undoubtedly, the disciples were exceedingly anxious, John 14:1, and perplexed as to what loomed ahead. ‘I AM’ The Vine

 

 

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Romans 15:13

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