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Jesus the Great I Am

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November 19, 2021 7:00 am

Jesus the Great I Am

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November 19, 2021 7:00 am

When Moses asked God what name he should use to describe who sent him, the answer was, I Am. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he explains why that simple answer really isn’t so simple at all and talks about the incredible significance packed into it.

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This thing is built into the nature of Dr. Tony Evans says these things simply are what they are, just like the Lord God to be is causing changes not celebrating faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative when Moses asked God what maybe should you describe who sent him the answer was simply I am with that simple answer really isn't so simple it all with joy Dr. Evans as he talks about the incredible significance packed into it, God is visible in his essence can't see but God wanted to be seen and known and experience all human so the word became flesh.

According to John 114 and the only begotten God is in the bosom of the father have revealed him. John 118 Jesus Christ is the revelation of God in human terms, made possible by the virgin birth. Today I want to talk to you about another name of Jesus.

Probably my favorite context is Jesus the clearing. Those who believe in him would never die and I can't believe Jesus is talking like this. The religious leaders can say that I think they say look at Abraham. He lived 2000 years ago. He died all the prophets die who you think you are right talking crazy like that. Jesus tells them know the crazy one God, not me.

I know and if I said that who believes in me, our father died, not even years old he died 2000 years ago. On what basis can you make such a crazy statement statement about United and that Jesus gives us our name for today and it is a doozy. Jesus looks at them and says in verse 58 truly show notional enough to befall him was so we can skip before I was born I talked about the day is the name before I say that they picked up stones, the killing, why would you killing such a statement because they knew would want to talk about predating Abraham that he would instead before I was before Abraham was, I was before Abraham was that sent them into so that they sought to kill because they knew what he was to see Jesus's name bypasses Abraham's phrase, I have to go back to excellence. Chapter 3 verses because they knew that that is what Jesus was with. So when you go back and let the Bible interpret the Bible chapter 3 verse 13 we read these words. Then Moses said to God, behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, the God of your fathers and sent me to you. Now they may say to me what is, what shall I say, God said to Moses, I am who I and he said thus you shall say to the sons of Israel. I am have sent you saw the reason they were throwing rocks at Jesus when he declared his name to be was because you that he was using the term God use to to find himself to Moses at the burning bush and exit this chapter. Three so Jesus was the clearing himself to be the God who actually talk to Moses, to what you have lost your mind because you are telling us that you are the one who was talking to Moses now with Jesus's name, the word of God is the spokesperson Trinity. In the beginning was the Word was with God and the Word was God.

So in creation. The Bible says God created the heaven and then God said, when it says a bit. God says it means.

Jesus was now talking because he is the voice the communicator the word of the triune God. What Jesus is saying in John eight is when God was talking to Moses speaking because I am talking, so the question is what does the US about it in me. They tell you my name is I said, what shall I tell them is your name because you tell them I am that I am have century. I know you're asking.

We call this theology that Petra grandma Tom grandma Tom is a theological statement that simply means the four letters I am is made up of four letters all four letters are consonance with mobiles which made it unpronounceable.

You can pronounce it because it was all consonance with mobiles.

It was God's use in identifying himself with four consonants that you could never say so therefore you Israel as the unspeakable name because there was no way to recite the full confidence to talk about God. What they did was make homes from the Hebrew word don't die which means balls or supervisor or manager, and they took the bow and they put it with the four continents so that you could now say the word. Yahweh sold way before confidence with the vassal so they could speak to me when the name Yahweh got translated in English it is Jehovah so Jehovah God is Yahweh Hebrew, which is the tetra graviton for letters with a borrowed bounds God has 85 names in the Old Testament. Proximally 85 names name is designed to describe a different element of who God is and what In the beginning God created the heavens and that's the name Elohim, the strong, the creator God. When God wanted to relate to his creation, gave a new name that is name Yahweh or the tetra graviton with with the vows added to it which we call Jehovah now to understand what is going on here, God is now relating using his name. So when you read your Bible and you see the name, God, you have to look at the spelling to know which Hebrew word is talking about CJ Aldi that generally Elohim, the creator God beginning Elohim created when you read your Bible you see L small old small, small D, that is generally known balls, manager, supervisor, the one who's in charge when you read your Bible and you read the letter LORB that is generally Yahweh. The covenant keeping relatable God.

So when God wanted to relate to man. He took the name Yahweh before letters with the bow giving us Yahweh from the letters that you can pronounce which we now say Jehovah because God wanted to relate to me, so we should not be surprised that Jesus took God relationally to explain who he was to people since he left heaven to relate to mankind.

Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to dig into the different uses and deeper meanings of the name. I am first so I want to tell you how you can bring the experience of one of Tony's holy land tours into your home. I'm talking about is beautiful photo book called experiencing Israel is packed with full-color photos that will take you want a virtual guided tour of the holy land with insights from Dr. Evans about the geography, history, and people of the land this beautiful hardcover book is something you want to keep on display, but it's also a tool that will bring a whole new dimension to your study of God's word. If you contact us and request it right away will send experiencing Israel to you as a way of saying thanks for your contribution toward Tony's ministry along with it will also include all 11 full-length messages in his current teaching series encountering Jesus names in this comprehensive dive into the many names of Jesus found in the Bible. Tony translates in-depth Scripture research into clear, relevant insights into what it means to be the Christ, the Lamb of God, the great I am, as we been exploring today and more. Just visit for details on the special double offer or collar resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 were friendly team members are ready to assist with your resource request that's 1-800-800-3222 how that information for you again a little later on after part two of today's message.

Let's pick up where we left off. Here's Tony. The question is what I am me is personal.

I get a personal pronoun that tells you that this is a person talking. So when God uses this name here saying you want to relate to you, person to person. I am not only interested in being the big whale veil. I want to talk you down when you live because you are you and I'm not word we can communicate not only is he personal buddies personal in the present tense. I not walls nor I will be at something about God's name God has no past and has no future yesterday and tomorrow.

Everything about God is now in the present tense. You and I can't relate to that because we live life linearly. That is we go from 1 to 10 a C beginning in first to last. That's how we live like because we live life in time and space, but God outside of time and space.

You can't appreciate that. Now you will be when you go to heaven because if your blueprint therefore you going to happen you going to be no night there be no need for the sun. The Bible says you won't go to sleep there be no nighttime would be no need to rest is revenue glorified body that will never get tired and everything for forever will be okay.

So you will live as God lives in an eternal now.

Now if something is in an eternal now is always fresh because right now see if it's yesterday is not press because you've already been there since tomorrow is just called me yet but if it's now you going through it right now so you can and what Dr. never call you and me when now meets now and everything becomes an experience that is all right now. So you want Bam Bam Bam not happening now.

All right, so that is beyond argument.

Jesus says I am I okay so the person second thing is the present tense, so everything is now well the reason why this is important is that means what God has prophesied in the future where waiting on. He's not waiting.

That's why you can bank on anything that God says that had happened yet that he declares will happen because as far as he's concerned it's now so he's not waiting like we are waiting. We are waiting for fulfillment of what is now in his reality about another yeah of course Jesus is saying I am just say I am says I that I talked about inside twice in the signature.

Why is say that I want it means that he is who he declares himself to be. It's very important that I am not alert find me by me.

I am that I am so why do you know that.

What that means it. I am not what you want me to be. I am not what you demand that I be who I am is what is what is self defining by me by me. I do not find me by like tell me you want to tell you you'll save the minute you know that you don't know me because they are giving their perspective on who you are, but they only know a portion of so wanted to find out who God is. God must tell you because he is who he is.

He is not who you may want him to be any says no I am who I am now because he is so is and is defined by himself and everything is now.

That means he is is eternally because he always lived in the same state state of being is an eternal being what Jesus said he was says before Abraham.

Well, I am Jesus Christ declares himself to be an eternal being is an eternal being, because he is in the Bible says any changes not that's very important.

He is not only who we is consistently. He is what he's always been anything is what he always will be. That's why the Bible says Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever. Hebrews 13 that's why the Bible says God does not change in his nature, he cannot change because he is is now you can say that I can say that okay you can say you are you are because you are not now what you used to be. You used to be a baby now here in the gate you used to be this and now that you have had. Now you don't look good. Now you don't. I mean I'm if you are in an ever changing mode. God does not change business because he does not need anything outside of himself to keep it going. He self generating the sun doesn't have to look for to stay hot water that have to look for moisture to be wet it's built into the nature of the thing it's built into the nature of God to be who he is and to forever be that way because he changes not now somebody may say, but doesn't the Bible say God repented that God changed his mind.

Even though James 117 says every good and perfect gift comes from above. It comes from the father of life in whom there is no shifting shadow does not change at the Bible talks about him changing his mind or changing the full training that may help you with that God does not change in his essence. But he will change in his methods that do the same method stays the same person even when he changes his methodology.

That is why does things in the Old Testament, New Testament in one of the main things that affirms whatever he's going to change or not, are the changes we make the adjustments we make will of fact how he relates to us not because he is changed, but because we related to a different part of his person. The sun does not change the rotates around the sun rotates around the sun half the earth right now it starts the earth right now is moonlight. The reason that this dog is not because the site is move, but because the is turning and because the is turning things look like they're changing when the sun is not, but it is that has just so when people adjust to God. It may look like God is changing but God is not safe. Just responded to the fact that you have to turn. That's why repentance is so important to experience God. It means you gotta turn if you want to experience more of God because of you not turning right and you're not experiencing the side of God that you want to experience. He says I am who I am, I am defined by myself.

I am so fine I have to go outside of myself or anything, you are only you because there is a mother and a father negligent if there was nothing outside of you. You wouldn't be you let God take away the oxygen you still will be you because you and I are dependent outside of ourselves to exist will close in and breathing living in houses if everything about you depends on something that's not directly you still be you because you are not self-contained. Therefore you are not independent. That's why God hates independence.

He hates independence because the moment you become independent. You're saying I am self-contained and self sufficient to what God says no euro phone the moment you develop self-sufficiency, which basically is try and independent. You have now become an enemy of God because God knows better. Actually, you know better, but you don't want to admit.

I know better to do says I know that I am that it is that you should be dealing.

Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with the closing thought to ramp up our program for today if you like to have a full-length copy of today's message to reviewing your own were to pass along to a friend or family member, including material we didn't have time to present on the air. Just contact us for details on the title.

Jesus, the great I am. Better yet, get it is a part of Tony's current teaching series encountering Jesus names as a mention will send you the full-length versions of all 11 messages in this powerful series on either CD or instantly available digital downloads along with Tony's impressive photo book experiencing Israel there a thank you gift when you make a contribution in support of Tony's ministry here on the radio and around the world.

Visit Tony for details on the special double offer before time runs out or call our resource Center at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by 24 seven to help you. That's 1-800-800-3222 one Monday. Dr. Evans will have more force on the name I am focusing on seven different ways that name is used and what they tell us right now though he's back with a final comment for today. So God is the totally self-contained, self-sufficient personal presence. He wants to communicate with you and Jesus says, before Abraham was, I so when talking about Jesus talking about the God who speaks in the Old Testament you talk about the eternally created God who became a man and his name is eternally present.

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