I AM WHO I AM
אהיה אשר אהיה
You cannot compare GOD with anything. “I am YHWH, and there is none else; besides Me there is no god. I gird you, though you have not known Me; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides Me: I am YHWH, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am YHWH, who does all these things. Thus says YHWH, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, YHWH of Hosts: I am the First, and I am the Last; and besides Me there is no god — and you are My witnesses. Is there a god besides Me? yea, there is no rock; I know not any” (Is. 45:5-7; 44:6, 8).
“See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god besides Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand. For I lift up My hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever” (Deut. 32:39-40)
“YHWH kills, and makes alive: He brings down to Sheol, and brings up” (1 Sam. 2:6).
I am so happy that HE IS I AM — there is no place for my old self.
P 84 ידע “to know” GOD.
This is the highest blessing and eternal Life to know GOD. And if we know Him, we are His witnesses, עדי “My witnesses.”
“This is life eternal, that they should know You the only true God, and him whom You have sent, Yeshua Mashiach” (John 17:3).
Moshe desired to see GOD and spoke: “Show me, I pray you, Your glory. And He said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of YHWH before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. And He said, You can not see My face; for man shall not see Me and live. And YHWH said, Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand upon the rock: and it shall come to pass, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand until I have passed by: and I will take away My hand, and you shalt see My back; but My face shall not be seen.
And YHWH descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of YHWH. And YHWH passed by before him, and proclaimed, YHWH, YHWH, EL merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth, keeping lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped” (Exo. 33:18-23; 34:5-8).
Only hidden in the cleft of the Rock we can see GOD.
Mashiach speaks to His bride: “My dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the precipice, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is comely” (Song of Songs ).
Who is that Rock of Ages, cleft for me? (John 14:9). If you look at your Passover Lamb, you will see GOD.
The Shepherd-King had one desire: “One thing have I asked of YHWH, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of YHWH all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of YHWH, and to inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4).
N 543 = 3 * 181 the Risen One; Life by His Resurrection.
181 describes the new resurrection life, the life in I AM. “[And Enoch walked with God:] and he was not; for God took him” P 181 (Gen. 5:24). When self has died, we arise into eternal Life – we are in GOD.
Yeshua Mashiach spoke: “I Am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26). There is no entrance into eternal Life but by His Resurrection.
We read about the effect of the death and resurrection of Yeshua Mashiach: “And Yeshua cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised; and coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared to many” (Mat. 27:50-53).
He is our Passover Lamb who at-ONE-s us with GOD. By sin death came; when our Passover Lamb was slaughtered our guilt was paid, the head of the ancient serpent was crushed, and LIFE prevailed.
Again Yeshua said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes Him that sent me, hath eternal life, and comes not into judgment, but has passed out of death into life” (John 5:24).
Again He said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death” (John ).
Do you believe in Mashiach – your Passover Lamb? Truly, “the righteous shall live by his faith” (Hab. 2:4).
S 627 = 3 * 11 * 19 = 3 * 209. 3 the Spirit of Life from * 19 the Lamb slain * 11 cut off/lifted up. He is our Sin Offering, Savior 209 (cf. 29).
There is no resurrectioin without death first.
“The love of Mashiach constrains us; having judged thus, that One died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, that they that live should no longer live to themselves, but to Him who for their sakes died and rose again. — Him who knew no sin He made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. -15, 21). Marvelous wisdom of GOD !
This is the definition of a Christian: “I have been crucified with Mashiach; and it is no longer I that live, but Mashiach living in me” (Gal. ). There are not many of that sort.
“Therefore if any man is in Mashiach, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, new things have come” (2 Cor. ).
There can be no
resurrection without death first. Woe to him “who jumps over the threshold”
(Zeph. 1:9), for the threshold with the blood of the Lamb on the doorposts and
lintel is the sacrifice of our Passover Lamb on the cross. Those outside that
Door will be punished like the firstborn of
“Yeshua said to them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I Am the Door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I Am the Door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. The thief comes not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. I Am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:7-11).
This is the eternal Life: the only begotten Son of GOD gave His life for us that we in Him may inherit eternal Life = in GOD, our great I AM.
R 459 = 33 * 17 a spring of blessing, abundant life from the Holy One.
I AM gave Himself for us that we may give up our old “I am” and live in Him, and for Him for ever. That is LOVE.
Everyone must make the choice between BarAbba and the true Son of the Father (Mark 15:6-15). Upon this choice EVERYTHING DEPENDS.
Look at this beautiful illustration of I AM in the golden candlestick, the Light of Life:
1. I AM the Bread of Life (John -58).
2. I AM the Light of the World (John ; 9:5).
3. I AM the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7-9).
4. I AM the good Shepherd (John ).
5. I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John -26).
6. I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).
7. I AM the true Vine (John. 15:1, 5).
Here you see Melchizedek bringing bread and wine ® His own flesh and blood. (1.+7.)
To the world He is the Light, and the Light is His Way, “Follow me!” — the Truth, the Thorncrowned on the cross, — and His Resurrection Life. (2.+6.)
To His own sheep He is the Good Shepherd (4.), who laid down His life as our Passover Lamb, by whose blood on the cross (= the Door) we are saved, — and we are RISEN with Him, the NEW ADAM. (3.+5.)
Over the burning thornbush you see a rainbow shining:
י ש ו ע ו ש י
His Name Yeshua spelled forward and backward, with the regular letter distance of 120, describing the Chosen One, the King of the Jews.
Who was the Angel of YHWH “who appeared to Moshe in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thornbush”?