I AM that I AM
I AM that I Am
Before Abraham was born, I Am.
While Moses was tending sheep, He came to Horeb, the mountain of God. God called to him from a burning bush appointing him to deliver His people from Egypt. Moses asked God to tell him His name. God said, “I AM THAT I AM.” (Exodus 3:14)
The Hebrew pronoun for that is asher and can also mean who or which.
The phrase I AM THAT I AM is derived from a verb meaning to be that is a continuing action.
Therefore, the phrase means The One who has always existed and who always will be. God gave His Name with a promise to Moses - I am He who will continually be with you.
The prophet Daniel saw Him in a vision:
“I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven, One like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away; and His kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13-14)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2)
Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I Am.” (John 8:58)
“To the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory and majesty, dominion and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:25)
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God the Almighty who was and who is and who is to come.” (Revelation 4:8)
The original artwork for the background of this card followed a time-honored traditon of learning by painting a master’s work. With oils, I painted part of Mark Gingerich’s painting called Marco Island Stormy Skies. I designed and painted the letters with metallic ink and watercolor to reflect the solid strength and transcendent clarity of the Great I Am.
The original artwork for the background of this card followed a time-honored traditon of learning by painting a master’s work. With oils, I painted part of Mark Gingerich’s painting called Marco Island Stormy Skies. I placed the art together to create a dramatic, powerful message.
"When I saw this card, I thought it was too beautiful for me to be looking at. I was awed by the art and how it moved me!" Larry from Colorado
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