Who is the great “I Am”? In Exodus 3:14 scripture tells us who the great “I Am” is; “And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.”
The name “I Am” points to the self-existence and eternality of God. There is no one before Him neither shall there be anyone after Him. In John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Because God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are one, the great “I Am” is part of them all. In Ephesians 3:9 (Amplified Bible) scripture states, “ Also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan [regarding the Gentiles and providing for the salvation of all men] of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in [the mind of] God Who created all things by Christ Jesus.”
What does scripture say about the great “I Am”?
John 8:58 – Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 6:35 – And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 10:7, 9, 11, 14 – 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. – 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. – 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 11:25 – Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 15:1, 5 – 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. – 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Revelation 1:17-18 – 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: – 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Revelation 21:6 – And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:13-16 – Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all).
14 Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city.
15 [But] without are the dogs and those who practice sorceries (magic arts) and impurity [the lewd, adulterers] and the murderers and idolaters and everyone who loves and deals in falsehood (untruth, error, deception, cheating).
16 I, Jesus, have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies). I am the Root (the Source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and brilliant Morning Star.
THE GREAT “I AM”