Reference text: Exodus 3:13-20
Exodus 3:14 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.
There are numerous tenses in English and these form a major part of the spine of the language- present tense, past perfect and so forth. Surprisingly, the contents of the text today seems to open my mind to a unique category of tenses; one that is applicable only to our God, who reigns in splendour and power; who changes not and is the same from everlasting to everlasting- You can call it ‘the present eternal tense’.
This presents our God as one who has no equal. I read two statements some time back which required a brief pause to actually grasp the deeper meaning they carried:
1. God is not in the universe, the universe is in God.
2. God does not exist, He is existence
The absolute grandeur of his identity is one that should fill the believer with joyful expectation because ‘I AM’ can be followed by any appropriate characterization: a Healer, a friend, the creator, the provider, your sufficiency etc.
It is therefore no surprise that God has a double barreled use of those words: He can be anything we want him to be because He is I AM. So if I may ask-Just what do you need? Is it a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on or a go to partner? Do you require a Healer, a provider or a protector? Regardless of what you require, God is your go to guy. In fact, it is this simple: As long as His name is glorified, God will be what or who you need Him to be.
Remember # God is all you really need.