Gospel Insights

by Michael Smith

 

Chapter Eight

THE 'I AM' SAYINGS OF JESUS

 

The 'I AM' sayings of Jesus reveal His divinity, and are to be found, with one exception, in the writings of John the Apostle.

I AM that I AM (Exodus 3:14):  God reveals Himself to Moses 3500 years ago as the Eternal One Who always has been and always is and always will be.

I AM that bread of life (John 6:48):  He gives us His gift of eternal life and feeds us and keeps us strong spiritually.

I AM the light of the world (John 8:12):  Without the Lord Jesus we live in darkness far away from God's light, life, and truth.

I AM from above (John 8:23):  Jesus is not of this world; i.e. this world's man-centred system that insists on doing things "my way" rather than God's way.

Before Abraham was, I AM (John 8:58):  This is a clear indication of the Lord's eternal divinity.

I AM the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (John 10:9):  The only way into God's Kingdom is through Jesus; there is no other door or way in.

I AM the good shepherd (John 10:14):  He knows and leads His sheep personally.

I and my Father are one (John 10:30):  Jesus is part of the Holy Trinity in every way.

I AM the resurrection and the life (John 11:25):  Eternal life is from, and found in, Jesus alone.  Not one other religious leader has eternal life within himself, neither can they give it to others.

I AM the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6):  Please also see the witness of the apostle Peter to the same in Acts 4:10-12.

I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending (Revelation 1:8).  I AM the first and the last (Revelation 1:17).  (See also Revelation 22:13):  There is no-one before or after Jesus.
 

"He which testifieth these things saith, 'Surely I come quickly'" (Revelation 22:20)
To which may we respond, "Come, Lord Jesus!"

 

 

 

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Michael Smith 2013