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The I AM from God's point of view

God first introduced Himself to Moses as I AM at the incident of the burning bush.

That was thousands of years ago. But ever since then the I AM has been recognized as one of the names of God.

We tend to think about this name -- to the extent we're able to think about it -- from our point of view.


From our point of view, God the I AM means He is with us today just as He was with Moses in his day.

God is always present tense NOW. And that is a comforting thought.


But how does the I AM look from God's point of view?

(The very term "point of view" is limiting because it assumes a view from one vista. As I understand it, there are no single vistas of view for God; He sees from every vista. But for now, let's put up with the limitations of language ...)

... From God's point of view, it is not a matter of Him existing in Moses' day and also existing in our day. That would "just" mean that He is eternal.

Here is what the I AM looks like from God's "point of view":

From God's point of view, we and Moses BOTH EXIST NOW.

And so He is God of the living: "for to him all are alive ..."

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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.

Luke 20.38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.

1 comments:

Bryan Lowe January 21, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

Good stuff, great site. Keep plugging along. The Church needs to hear your voice!

ybic,
Bryan Lowe
brokenbelievers.com

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