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Jesus…The great I Am…

October 3, 20118 Comments

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”  (Joh 8:58 )

God bless, this is the first post on this blog and I pray that you would read with ease and that the words in this post would find a place in your heart and give fruit to everlasting life in Jesus name. Amen.

There is so much to be said about Jesus, I won’t try to say it all on this post, I don’t even think I could, but I will give you a sincere introduction to the God-man, Jesus. 

Many times I’ve spoken with people who have thought that Jesus just kind of appeared in the world having no relationship to anything that happened in times before His birth, and having no existence before He came to this world.  This is a common misunderstanding, but one that can be cleared up easily.

Jesus the Living Word of God!

Did Jesus exist before He was laid in that manger? Of, course He did. 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (Joh 1:1-3)

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”(Joh 1:14)

Jesus did not only exist but He is, and was then the Word of God, better known as the living word of God. Not only that, He was not separate from God, He was with God, He was God, in the beginning, or rather at the start of it all. Read Genesis chapter 1.  

Jesus did not only exist before He came to be that baby in the manger, but everything that was created, was created by Him.  The very woman who birthed Him, was created by Him!

“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him.” (Col 1:16) 

Jesus the promised seed!

You’ve probably heard of Adam and Eve, the Serpent and the fall of humanity.  If not you can read that in Genesis Chapter 3, our point of focus for that part of history, is that after the great calamity of man known as the fall, God comes on scene.  God pronounced judgements to Adam and Eve and He cursed the ground. However in the midst of the mess He still promises to fix it all

“And I will put enmity Between you (Serpent) and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”(Gen 3:15) Parenthesis added for clarity.

The womans “seed” was promised to come to give a disabling blow to the Serpent better known as Satan who instigated the demise of man. Ultimately that blow was given by Jesus on the cross. 

“Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.” (Col 2:14-15)

The Prophets foretold of Him

The Prophet Isaiah proclaimed Jesus as the “Man of Sorrows” (Isa 53:3) whom God would punish, and who would bear the iniquities,and sin and intercede for the people.

“But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities. Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.” (Isa 53:10-12)

Moses (Deu 18:18), and Malachi (Mal 4:5-6) prophesied about Jesus too, just to mention a few. Moses told about the One who wold come as a prophet to speak God’s words to the people,  Malachi foretold of the one who would “…restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers…” (Mal 4:6)

Jesus did not just appear in this world when He was born,having nothing to do with the times before Him, NO He was promised to come. 

Jesus the living Lord!

After coming to fulfill the set purpose as determined by God and prophesied by God’s prophets, Jesus was crucified.  His physical body was hung on a cross, by nails piercing through His flesh.  He hung on that cross until He gave up His spirit.  His body was taken off the cross and sealed up in a guarded tomb.  This is where His claims to be the great “I AM” are proved, because on the third day, He was Risen!!!  Mat 27:54 John chapters 19,20

Peter in the first Sermon in Jerusalem declared to all who listened…

“This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear. “For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET.”‘ “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ–this Jesus whom you crucified.” (Act 2:32-36)

Jesus can say that “before Abraham was I am”, because He never was, He’s not a “I was” meaning not now, or an “I am now” meaning I wasn’t before and will not be, or is He an ” I will be” meaning He’s not now. He is forever present, the only begotten son, never created. 

The Word that was in the beginning became flesh. Jesus.”…I am”

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  1. S.A. Smith says:

    Pastor Smith, I truly did enjoy reading this “very first” post of yours. It’s informative, interesting, and breathes truth. I was reading so fast; trying to get to the next interesting sentence. It’s a very fulfilling piece. I love it. I will be coming back for more!

    S.A. Smith

  2. Jesus was begotten so did have a beginning. He became born and grew up as son of Mary and Joseph, but also as son of God. He was Gods Plan come into reality. And by his death it came to fulfilment.
    Jesus existed in Gods Plan before Abraham was born, and when Jesus said “before Abraham was I am” he points out that he was to be provided in the future, but the concept was made before Abraham.
    When we say “he has seen Abraham” we also not think he existed already at the time of Abraham.

    • klarionkall says:

      Hey, thanks for the comment. Jesus as the 2nd person in the Holy Trinity, fully equal to God does not have a beginning. A son was given, a child was born (Isa 9:6) Through Him all things were created, because He was before all things.

      God bless

      • Dear Klarionkall, were in the Bible do you find that Jesus is the 2° person of the Holy Trinity. In which version are you able to find the word Holy Trinity, a thing which was introduced in Christianity 3 centuries after Christ Jesus?
        According to the Holy Scriptures we should only honour One God. Jehovah god says about the nephew of John the Baptist, “This is my beloved son”. No were in his lifetime Jesus claimed to be God. He also prayed to his Father and taught us to do likewise. He agreed also not to do his will but the Will of the Father, to whom he shall hand over the Kingdom later as well.

        Jesus is begotten = born, while God always existed and shall exist for ever because he is eternal. Jesus had a beginning: 1° the promise that he would come into existence; 2° his conceivement in a special way; 3°birth in Bethlehem; and an end when he died at the wooden stake.

        About Jesus being born: Perhaps interesting to read: http://christadelphians.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/jesus-begotten-son-of-god-9-two-millennia-ago-conceived-or-begotten/

        • klarionkall says:

          Thanks for coming back! To deny the divinity of Christ is very serious. How about you read John 1:1-16, then read Gen 1:1-4. Also, Col 1:13-18. In your first comment you mentioned how when Jesus said before Abraham was I am, that that did not mean that he actually existed, it meant He was in God’s plan. Do you understand the scriptural reference he’s taking it from in the Old Testament?(Exo 3:14) Second to say “I am” has to mean, exactly what it says, which is to exist, not in a past tense but in a present tense. If you read the context to the passage, you’ll see that everyone who heard Jesus, knew what He meant, look at their question.(John 8:54) In that same passage Jesus clearly stated that if he glorified Himself that would be nothing.

          By stating that Jesus Christ had an end, your actually stating that God didn’t raise him from the dead in a glorified body. Rom 5:10 clearly shows that He’s not dead. A good reading in the gospel of John can help understand Jesus better. Remember He is the stumbling stone, the rock of offense. I pray that you will see who Jesus really is, He is the great “I am”, read all of His “I am” statements in the Gospel of John. Again, thanks for coming back!

  3. Jesus his life was ended on the wooden stake. It He was then paced in the grave. It was God who lifted him up from the death. Jesus did not fake his dead and walked out of the grave of his own. His resurrection from the dead is given to us by God as an example to what can happen to us as well. Therefore we can look forward to be called by Christ before judgement. Those who would be accepted shall then be able to enter in the Kingdom of God, where they shall be able to live for ever in peace.

    • klarionkall says:

      Thanks for coming back, I’m glad you found my blog one worth returning to! The purpose of this blog is to exalt Jesus above all, because He already is! He is the only one who is 100% true, and His word is one you can stand on, and live by! I’m not for sure why you would ask about everyone else, I’m not blogging about everyone else.

      I have continually went back to scripture to show forth who Jesus is, and what God has said about Jesus. Have you read John 1, or col yet. The scriptures are clear about Jesus, I’m sorry that everybody down here is not. I’m still praying that you would know the fullness of who Jesus is, because denying his divinity is very serious. There’s more to be said, have you ever did a word study on the word elohim, found in Deu 6:4. If not you probably should. Also do you have any scriputures to support what your saying, or do you just have what someone taught you?

  4. Concerning “I am”, do you mean that every person who answers when questioned if he or she is so and so, that that person says that he or she is God?
    Do you also think all those persons who say that they have seen Abraham (a common expression in many languages) that they actually have been alive at the time Abraham existed. Then many are very very old.
    Jesus talks also about him being foreseen from the beginning, which was according to the Plan of God. To Adam and Eve it was already told that a Messiah would come, so that was long time before Abraham. But that does not mean the person Jesus existed already.

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