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August 3, 2021 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout so that all may know Christ.
Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville North Carolina Exodus chapter 3 and as we continue in our series what you need to know when God tells you to go, what you need to know like preacher, are you ever going to tell us what we need to know whether you know it or not, the things we've shared so far are things that you need to know a lot of times you and I aren't going to really fully understand the promises of God. If we don't understand God. A promise is only as good as the person that makes and we don't understand who God is, then how are we ever going to. I mean trust our entire lives to the promises of his word, and so as we have gone for this experience and we have taken it step-by-step today. I like to concentrate. I felt last week. If I would've finished the message but I wouldn't be able to really share some things that I needed to and so I know I kinda stopped at the middle last week, but I would like to deal specifically with this phrasing of verse 14.
Obviously we know that Moses 80 years of age was shepherding his father-in-law's flock comes by and sees what we call the burning bush. This bush that was on fire, but was not consumed in his it got Moses attention. We went through all that for a couple of weeks and as Moses grows closer. It it it.
God himself calls out Moses. Moses and his Moses listens to what he has to say. Look at verse 14 and God said unto Moses, I am that I am and he said, thou the RGB, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel. I am hath sent me unto you. Notice if you would. Verse 13 this is what happened. It God said you know I'm going to send you I'm been a use you work through you to go back to Egypt. Remember, where Moses who had murdered and Moses had been for a long time in the last place in the world. Moses want to go to a gotten him to send you Moses says will wait a minute. Lord, you know is if I go with these people asked me, you know, why are you here, who has since you and why should we listen to you. Moses says who am I supposed to say has sent me, God gives us response.
He says let me tell you who I am. First, I am that I am. Let me tell you how you answer who sent you. I am has sent so what does that all mean I know we just started out last week. Let's pray Lord we love you and I'm Lord before we really give the promises you made whenever you ask us to go and tell us to go there some things that you have told us to hang onto. But before we can even get their little we have to understand you and we have to understand the nature of the one who's made these promises so Lord, as you have exclaimed to Moses, who you are, Lord, may we not miss something in this Lord.
Pray that you would help me to rightfully divide your word today.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen. Let me just briefly respond to you as I did last week that this was the name Yahweh. This is a name that literally the children of Israel wouldn't even speak in fact they were so afraid that if they didn't say it quite right that they would basically be taking the name of God in vain, so they would literally refer to Ada and I whenever this word would come up Yahweh. So it was very very precious and Yahweh means literally I am and this is the definition I have this up on the screen. I wanted you to be able to see this today that the definition of Yahweh and this is how Yahweh is spelled in the Hebrew the obviously we pronounce it as if it was spelled differently, but this Hebrew doesn't have balance and I know that many of you understand that. So, Yahweh. This is the definition of the name Yahweh that is given here and by the way, this is not a name that anybody else can claim or has ever been called God when saying who he was to Moses. This is what he said it means to exist.
To be or become to come to pass self existent. So what was God telling Moses here he was giving Moses his personal name, and you say what all does this mean remember before you can do what God says to do. You have to know who God is. So what was God saying when he answered Moses. Moses this is my name. I am that I am not. That doesn't sound like a name to us, but that's his name. I am that I am he is the I am. What is that mean number one it means this it means that God exists, it means he's alive and that he exist to listen to me. By identifying himself as I am God is declaring a get ready.
I know you're in your mind, God is declaring that he always exist in the immediate now. He didn't say I was the didn't say I will be now.
He has a name Jehovah. That means that I was I am. And I always will be, but Yahweh when he looked at Moses and several let me tell you who I am. He said I am.
That means he exist now.
He is always in the present and I know you don't understand at all and I don't even understand it onward to get to that in a minute. It means this that God's existence is not dependent on anyone else. It means that he did not come from anyone else.
He just is. I am, he's the only being that could have his name why you say that preacher because he is the only being that is self existent anybody else has been created by someone else. But God not only does the creating. No one created him. So the only way he can describe it is I am. It means that God is not bound by time like you and I are. There was never a time when God wasn't nine know we can we can't fathom that whatever we know or see. We always fill somewhere. It had to have a beginning. This building was not always here, we could trace back to when this building was built. I mean he anybody you mean there was a time when they weren't.
But there was never a time in history ever in all realm of time.
There was never a time where God began.
He just always has been. I know I know you know this, and even when we describe it.
It's kind of it it it it it doesn't.
It boggles our mind that he never began. There was never a time all the way back in history was that with this is where God started. He never started.
He just always has been. You confused enough. God has no fixed point where he was born or brought into being. He's just always been a revelation 2213 says this way that he is the Alpha and the Omega, he is literally the beginning and the end.
That means God never had a beginning and he will never have an in the only way God could explain this to Moses was, I am so number one. It means that God exists. Secondly, when he told Moses he said I am. It means that God does not give God ever changed, he would have to say I was if God was ever going to change. He would have to say I'm going to be what he says I am, which means what I am right now is what I've always been and it's what I'll always be God does not change. Listen to me of God ever changed, he would not be God super to explain his will of God ever changed. That means that either he would be better before he changed or he was better after he changed our yard is this is his way to appear for you today you understand what I'm saying that if if there was ever a time in history, present or future that God ever changed.
It means that either he was better before he changed or he changed into something better. So if there is ever a time in God's life where he was better at one point that he was at another point, then that means that God would not be perfect because it never got better at something that means that there was a time when he wasn't perfect. Cory could've gotten better, God's not perfect. He's not God to stop now so we can go home against going on is going on carpools over Olympic you know in the world going on. God does not change God said, I am in you need to understand this today and I need to understand this, that, despite the fact that every body in our life changes. God does not. He is exactly the same. This moment that he was when he was talking to Moses at this very time. How comforting to know that he does not change you and I changed only an appointment this week on Wednesday with an orthopedic surgeon and had to do some x-rays and all this stuff and and you know my hip issues that I've been having many of you saw it firsthand when almost on the platform.
Anyway, that was embarrassing and so he goes all these things and you know what he said hey you get older, which I heard you're getting fatter. That's what I heard but nicely he was like you're getting older you know it just part of life. We can pretend all we want to that were just what we are member always good to be the strong over not.
They were always good to be able to do this. No were not.
When I used to unite men are used to play basketball play basketball till all day long. Get up the next morning, go play basketball all day long.
I've always been big but always love basketball and sports any sport.
Love the play and all that stuff say something I think about basketball.
Now I'm sore tomorrow. Last night we have a we have a nerve basketball hoop. It's not a nervous year the net but I mounted it in our living room. We have a vaulted ceiling.
My wife was gone one day and I put up a glass backboard in our living room. You know for young couples. I would recommend this but you know I thought if you don't like with the she can take it and so we should basketball our living room. We broken lamps and all that stuffy nose last night. It was smaller ball but it's a it's it's an actual glass backboard is got a little breakaway rim. Although I've never tried it out and I just can't get up.
That's the problem. I can't like so I'm shooting little basketball last night with my boys.
My arm sore this morning that you get all you change but you know what God doesn't Moses said, hey, if I show up and tell them that you who is it that I'm supposed to tell him has has sent me, I am why did God say it that way. Why because that's who God is, but why was this important because God needed to let Moses know to go tell the children of Israel, that although you been in bondage all these hundreds of years. You think I haven't heard and you've heard all the wonderful stories about all your all your spiritual fathers that all these miracles that God did you heard all of this but all these years. Now it seems that God is not listening and you think God had heard and if you haven't heard anything and you just been existing in this bondage.
You need to make sure that you go back and tell them when I ask you said.
I said that means on the same God that all those miracle all those hundreds of years ago, saying now that same God is still gone in 2018 to not only exist he doesn't change need to know this before you head out to do what God called you to do is you go out and you start doing God's call to do things are going to go wrong and you're going to have some tough times are people going to do you bad you're going to think or maybe cousin of God called you Denny's called you. Now he doesn't change number three get hung up on these numbers ever get through this. Number three.
What did he mean when he said I am that I am it means number three that God is all-powerful. Well, what could what could God do. I am well but how do we define that I am well but what is the me I am that I am for those hard of hearing. I am that I am what is this mean it means God is all-powerful. Remember the definition of Yahweh. It means to come to pass means whatever needs done. God can do it is all-powerful Moses you know Moses thought the hard part was to show up and tell them that God sent me to help deliver you out of this bondage. Moses thought that was going to be the hard part to show up back in Egypt. He had no idea the hard parts that were coming no idea about all the plagues that that it was good to go along with with Pharaoh.
We had no ideal of fleeing out of Egypt and going through the Red Sea in all the years in the wilderness.
He had no idea what was coming, but God wanted him to know right from the start that I can do anything. Maybe you're here this morning and you need to be my sprinter while you holler and scream.
Some people don't like it would preacher raises voice whatever some people think that uniting on the church.
The preacher didn't scream so bad that his throat by you know that his vocal cords are hanging out his mouth or some like that because I just get passionate about it because sometimes I need to remind myself that God can still do what he said you can do is all-powerful.
You tell those people sit. I am more powerful notices number four. What is it me when he said I am that I am, it means that we must conform to God. God does not conform to God to not look at Moses and say you are. He did not look at Moses and when Moses it will will die when I get there, whom I supposed to say; just go there and say that I Moses and I'm here got to know.
Let me tell you I am I am has sent you is a you and I listen to me. God is not conform to what we want. We are not the I am. We conform to what God wants me put it this way. I am means you're not. I am means God was saying to Moses you are not you and I we ever get to the point that we think we are something we think that anything depends on us. We are role. We are not.
He is, I am God is not conform to us. We conform to God number five check out the number four pretty quick. Number five I am that I am why did God answer that way because it means that God cannot be fully described or understood.
Why did he say it that way. Seems like an odd answer to a question will what's your name I am so is that mean means I am willing people. If I show up and ask you sent me one of my thoughts to say I am has sent you. Moses was running out of ways to ask the question why did God say that way because there's no way that God could fully describe himself to Moses but me get this God could look at Moses.
This I will tell you who sent them the sovereign one sent them what he had been right about that. But if God said you tell mom sovereign would that have fully describe God's coming. What if Moses would assemble what will whom I supposed to tell SME God docket is that we just on the omnipotent one essential data been true but omnipotent is just one little area of all that God is any name that God would have given would have never fully describe God.
So the only the closest thing you can do is just to say I am.
Let me tell you how my redneck brain works when I can't think went on here I am, you fill in the blank. What I tell him when I when I show up.
You tell him I am whatever it is I am. I'm all-powerful, I'm sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent him everywhere. One time I can do anything that I want to do. I can meet needs and I can heal and I can convert I can do all this but you put all one name there's no one name that can fully describe God so all I can say is I am by God saying this, it means there's no way you and I could ever fully describe, define or understand God. All we have to do is just chalk it up to the fact he's just bigger than we are. Number six I am that I am. Why did he answer that way. What is it mean when number six.
He was telling Moses that God depends upon no one. God depends upon no one say will will preach what you mean God wanted to assure Moses and Israel that God would be what they needed and that God didn't depend on anybody or anything for that to happen that you look apparently want to get this when he said I am has sent you. He was saying this I don't depend on anybody.
I am God did not need Pharaoh to cooperate for God to do what God wanted to do God can do it with or without Pharaoh's cooperation. Look at me different. God doesn't need anybody's cooperation for him to be able to accomplish something.
Is your mind grabbing it get this God doesn't need Daniel Patri to do what he wants to do occur when Baptist Church now they know how to restore ill-defined even part of the plan but God doesn't need your cooperation.
And he doesn't need our cooperation.
Now, if you choose not to cooperate working to miss out on the blessings, but God is not dependent on you or me to have his power.
He is dependent upon no one. He is sound. Exit beginning, God did need anybody to create him. Why would he need anybody to do anything for him if he is the only one that wasn't created and he's the one that created everything else he doesn't need anybody to do anything. It's not like God would say we know what I would. I know that you're praying to me right now and when you have some bills that need paid and I know right now you got some kids that that might be going wayward and right now you might be going through a difficult in your marriage but you know what I could. I really wish I could help you if only the boss at your work would cooperate with me. Are y'all getting this so like goblets a man I would love to meet your needs and I could only your boss would cooperate tried, but he will listen and just hold on as soon as he's willing to cooperate by God can help you different God that need your boss to cooperate God didn't need anybody in your life to cooperate for God to work miracles in your life.
God let Moses know I am. I don't need anybody. When I ask you to leave them out Pharaoh and his army are going to fight but you know what I don't need their cooperation, and I don't need them to get a part of my plan I can do it with or without the symbol for you and I go, we need to know that God does not depend on you or anyone else.
If it's God's plan and if it's God's will. God can do it. I don't know if our minds are really grabbing this when I say this, why is it so important because God was telling Moses that he wasn't depending on Moses ability for this to happen. Moses is 80 years of age a lot about history on it a lot about water running through that bridge and all these things and now I look for God is God, you want me to go do this and God said I am that I am, you need to know that first and you answer them.
I am has sent me: what does that mean it means that God was saying Moses.
I don't depend on Pharaoh and I don't depend on anybody else, and even more importantly Moses.
I don't depend on your ability or talent to do this. I'm just calling you and asking you to obey. I don't need your talent. I don't need your ability. I don't need you to somehow miraculously come up with something just do what I tell you to do. I'm not dependent on them or you Moses on God him self existent. On the one that makes it come to pass that I don't know if you remember but as we cover this. Lastly, as I close this morning. The definition of Yahweh and in the definition it says the one who become if it would mean the one who become if number seven last this morning. What did God mean when he told Moses what was he saying I am that I am number seven, it means this God can do or be whatever is needed. God can be or do whatever is needed. Look at me.
God can become whatever he needs to become to do his will is a preacher not really get to the source and you need to get a hold of this for you leave today go to lunch you need to get a hold of this when God said, I am there was no limit to that statement. God what is said, I am sovereign debt, it would appear that there are some things that God couldn't do for God what is that all omnipotent for alumni present from omniscient God would've said any of those things that way to put a limit or a fence around what God was or what God could do, but God said, I am Yahweh means that whatever is needed and whatever I need to become whatever I need to do whatever need. I need to me. I will listen to me Yahweh is everything he needs to be anything he wants to be and all he should be in every way.
He is limitless and he is perfect. Look at me.
God is not one thing God is everything he means is he can be your helper.
It means this when you need it. He can be your strength. It means that when you're hurting.
He can be your comfort means that when you have needs he can be your provider means when there are things happening to you. We can be your protection means when you don't know what to do. He can be your guy. You can be all of the above whatever is needed in your life at the time these Yahweh.
He is whatever is needed.
Listen to me.
I can't be all these things for you.
I can even be all these things for my wife. You do not need other people to meet all your needs. Folks are you getting this please get this today. You do not need other people to meet your need. You do not need other people to fix your problem you do not need other people, husband and wife included to support your every emotional need that comes up whatever you need God to be that for you. Stop being discouraged because everyone letting you down and not being what you need to be. God is the great I am, there somehow.
Can your hearts grab onto this this morning somehow. Could you understand what it means when he said I am. It means that others are in you and I have expectation that it's their fault if they didn't do this and they let me down for you. It's not their job is not their role and they don't have that ability. God is the one that is the I am. That's his position.
That means this when Elijah needed a fire. God was a fire but if so, I'm going with this thing you figured out when David needed a shepherd.
God was when Moses needed manna from heaven, God brought why my doing what is when Joseph needed a dream interpreted God knew it when Joshua needed some walls to fall down.
God made what exactly is needed somebody to see him piece on the blind man needed someone to see him and hear him. God heard him. When the man at the pool of Bethesda needed somebody to show up and help him. God did when the man let down to that roof needed somebody to heal him all that bed. God did it.
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