Names of God: I Am Who I Am
Last week, we took a look at I Am. However, when Moses stood before the burning bush, the Lord said to Him “I Am Who I Am”.
In Hebrew the phrase reads ehyeh asher ehyeh. The word Ehyeh is the first person equivalency to the verb to be.
“ I AM is the ultimate statement of self-sufficiency, self-existence, and immediate presence”. God’s existence is not contingent upon anyone or anything else. He promises to be what He is and will be, an eternally constant and present God.
“He stands, ever-present and unchangeable, completely sufficient in Himself to do what He wills to do and to accomplish what He wills to accomplish.”
God is the only one who can accurately define himself as I Am. As part of the trinity, Jesus was also able to claim I Am statements.
The term is translated into meaning “I will be what I will be” and “I will become what I may become”.
The Lord became who the children of Israel needed him to become to provide for them and keep his promises. That was their deliverer.
Centuries later, the Lord became and sent the ultimate deliverer. The deliverer of the world in the personification of Jesus Christ.