Nick Jackson (Revival Ministries Australia)
God has a name. When God appeared to Moses in a burning bush 3,500 years ago He revealed His name: “I AM who I AM. Tell them I AM has sent you” Exodus 3:14. The name of God is “I AM”. This means He is the eternal One, without beginning or end, the ever present One – He is! In Hebrew the name that encapsulates this is something like “Yahweh” or “Yehovah”.
When Jesus appeared in the earth around 2000 years ago He said and did many things to reveal to us who He really is. The contention around Jesus has got to do with who He is. Is He a man or is He something more than just a man?
Jesus told some Jews who were contending with Him, “your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day and he did see it and was glad” John 8:56. They chided Jesus that He was not even 50 years old, so how could He know or have seen Abraham? His response settled the matter, “before Abraham was, I AM!” John 8:58. Jesus is Yahweh, the I AM, in the flesh. This is why we worship Him!