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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 ..."


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.


Bryan Lowe January 21, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

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

Bryan Lowe

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