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12/25/2016 ~ I AM


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Darkness has no where to lead to.
I am is identity of spirit.

"... for I am sorry that I have made them." ~ Genesis 6:7

So despicable were people that they only desired evil seeking only selfish
pursuits. I am is a sense of identity and goodness is part of this, or not, as
a matter of character. Godís reflection of His identity was all but a memory
lost. Love for others is the beginning of the miracle of living and what He
bestows upon His creation. Without such, mutual love, bonding with His
creation had no unity, leaving God hurt for witnessing such unloving
creatures. This trend of mean intents has been the plague of all
generations. Regret is one of the emotions God gives us
in hopes we turn back to righteousness.


And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." ... ~ Exodus 3:14

The light of His love has healing shine for all that would hear.

" 'Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me;' ..."
~ Deuteronomy 32:39


His power exceeds anything one could perceive; unsurpassable.
In a realm of diminishing substance, He rises past all in a greater way
yet to be revealed. The material is a test of how each oneís character
will respond. Deliverance is only had by His hand.


Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! ~ Psalms 46:10


The extent of His calm places reflection upon our hearts to see
deeper than just the surface. In a universe of limitations He shows
us helplessness without Him. In our fallen sate we cannot even
walk on water. Our lives fragilely transport in a hostile environment.
His warning call to return, to that which is above, is ever clear in
all the natural wonders we witness. This universe was made
so that the divine nature would be more than apparent to
those who would see it for what it is, His nursery.


I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior. ~ Isaiah 43:11

The depth of His love digs searching for our return through His sacrifice.

"I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;
And I will not remember your sins." ~ Isaiah 43:25


He holds the spike of our sins.
Redemption comes to those giving Him the highest in all gratitude.


... "I am the LORD, and there is no other." ~ Isaiah 45:18

Across the whole universe He is there. Will we be able to cross
the divide of division to where love holds life in peace?


"Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other." ~ Isaiah 45:22


God wants us to rise in His light.

"... I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they
may no longer be food for them." ~ Ezekiel 34:10


Remember how the Lord was sorry He had made man, with all the evil
that ensued? He continued even afterward (Noah) to have frustrations
with man as he fell back into evil (disobedience). And so we are today.
For those that would oppress others, God has reserved punishment.
Darkness will lose itsí power over the humble of heart, no matter
how dark that heart has come to be. God has the power to reach
down to the bottom and is where He calls out the loudest.


"... I am their inheritance. You shall give them no possession in Israel,
for I am their possession." ~ Ezekiel 44:28


Jesus Christ is our inheritance and possession into eternal life. In truth, it
is the freedom of heart, and soul, He gives to rise past earthís on goings.
The inheritance God has given to us all is knowledge of Himself and an
offering to return eternally. Earth is a halfway house searching to see our
character of spirit be it noble or not. God wants to know if our values can
rise above that of the mere material. This is a problem for us all in the
physical. Many never come to even ask this most profound question
especially if greed and lust is all that is known. Our desires declare
our worship and direction in life. Together or apart defines a heart.


... "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." ~ Matthew 3:17

God in the balance has no argument against Himself.
He came to us to give of Himself.


... "But who do you say that I am?"
Peter answered and said to Him, "You are the Christ." ... ~ Mark 8:29-30


All sand lays in the bosom of His creation. By His power
all is at rest in time upon the wholeness of His substance.
The secrets of His authority are past knowing.


"... But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me." ~ John 7:28-29

Jesus came to the temple in Jerusalem to expose the true temple of God.
That would be where the light of life would dwell, and His will was to wake
mankind up to the fact that he himself (man) was created in the image of
God, and to realize this would be to realize true life from within. We are
the temples Jesus teaches in. Let your light shine has merit.


"... if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." ~ John 8:22-24

God has physically in the flesh extended Himself for us to know enough
to make the choice of accepting Him, or believing something else which
ends in mutual rejection. God does not change and if man changes Him
(God) to fit sin, it will never be so. Religions of man cannot excuse the
truth of God. In fact, many associations have the guise of religion but
are actually infused with agendas of man for man, and manís
interests, over divine pursuits in Holy worship.


... "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." ~ John 8:58

Jesus is on the shore of all that is.
Not a blink has gone by that He does not know.


"I and My Father are one." ... ~ John 10:30-32

Jealousy has the power to turn against oneís own best friend;
a sad statement of living in the flesh. Competing too often rides
the prepared knife before commendations of praise pour forth.
Jesus was despised for the good light that was in and of Him.


"... because You, being a Man, make Yourself God." ~ John 10:33

They could not kill Him for the good works, because they were all
too fantastic, miraculous things which had no evil in them. But from
their own inadequacies buried in anger, He had something they did not,
He was acquiring the love and respect of the people. So symbolic that
they wanted to kill God, so they as individuals could claim that honor for
themselves, to be exalted as gods issuing judgment. It is a brave man that
declares to be judge, jury, and executioner, in the face of God Himself.


"... because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? If I do not do the works
of My Father, do not believe Me;" ~ John 10:36-37


They were seething so hard to kill Jesus for His works, and all for
that they were not capable on the same scale as He was. Truth,
power, compassion, understanding over all, Jesus was here
for all, even those that plotted against Him.


"... believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him." ... ~ John 10:38-39

One of the great things Jesus did by coming to earth was to show
how God Himself could be in you, in the goodness that He is, filling
oneís heart just for the sake that He is, the Great and Almighty I AM.
Love of God has remained with many across the eons of time.
It can be found if sought after.


"... Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else
believe Me for the sake of the works themselves." ~ John 14:10-11


Jesus showed something wonderful and separate from
any and all afflictions suffered by man. It was Godís example
for man in how His creatures should care for one another,
and not through judgmental and contemptuous hearts.


"... you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. ..."
~ John 14:19-21


He is the light that guides us home, to that eternal sanctuary,
where His love is supremely welcomed endlessly with no moment
to spare. It is that Jesus is in the Father, and He is in us,
and we in Him, that is the light of truth from within.


I AM is Here
I am sorry that I have made them
I AM WHO I AM
Be still, and know that I am God
I am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior
I am He who blots out your sins for My own sake
I am their inheritance & I am their possession
My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me
I am from above; I am not of this world
If you do not believe I am He, you will die in your sins
Before Abraham was, I AM."
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me
I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you

He is so we are in Him, the Great I AM.
Darkness has no expression of grace.

In the ocean of time, I am is the greatest that all could be.
Identity is God and His gift unto all life upon His creation.


... "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" Jesus said, "I am. ..."
~ Mark 14:61-62


Jesus could say nothing to convince the hateful religious elite to
love where they could not. A symptom of pride is a hardened heart.


... "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered,
"You say rightly that I am a king. ..." ~ John 18:37


Pilate had the illusion of power and found himself dumbfounded
at the meek straightforwardness that Christ possessed.


... "Why, what evil has He done?" But they cried out all the more,
"Crucify Him!" ~ Mark 15:13-14


Relinquishing his own good judgment, Pilate chose to be a crowd
pleaser instead. Cowardice is common to man no matter how high one is.
Little did anyone know Christ was the sacrifice for all men including Pilate.
Ingenious was Godís plan to reach out past His physical form on earth
to appeal exactly as He would have it to all those that would find His
salvation in truth. God presented Himself as the most honorable lowly
loving man alive in a world consumed by hate. His life, death, and
resurrection is our example on numerous surrounding levels explaining
present eternal life in Him. The innocent often stand afar off in shock
while evil plays out itsí gruesome deeds. Without fear of God,
respect for one another is out of reach.


... "Who are You, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus,
whom you are persecuting. ..." ~ Acts 9:5


Above all, we learn from scripture that Jesus was and is
the personification of light in love itself holding justice as reserved.
In His resurrection He continued to suffer for the truth to be known
over the evil practices of the selfish mired in ignorance.


... "I am the resurrection and the life. ..." ~ John 11:25

All God wants is for His creation in life to remain alive. God expects
love for love and respectful acknowledgement, which He is more than
magnanimously due. Disregarding God is the face that confronts our
current physical circumstance. As noticed in the fading night sky is
a sign given, rebellion has the material consequences of evaporating
in to the voids of nothing. Remembrance (awakening) has the
rising sign of life during the visible day in His light.


"... 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." ~ Matthew 22:31-32


Life is universally eternal, no need to search for it as it is already here.

... "I am the bread of life. ..." ~ John 6:35

God is the substance of all of our lives. He is the one that continually
refreshes life. In His call to us He offers the body of His life openly.


... "I am the light of the world. ..." ~ John 8:12

Jesus brought to us a light brighter than the sun; creation of life itself.
Without following Jesus and His ways, many become or remain
plagued with depression, anger, jealousies and or envies
of this or that. Truly the light He gives is life itself.


"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." ~ John 9:5

Jesus is the road map back to God and all other doctrines lack
credibility, no matter how loud they scream foul. God will not coexist
with evils created by men demanding tolerance as He Himself has
shown His wrath will come upon the disobedient. No excuse will excuse
one from the coming judgment in the light of His truth. Christianity is
God reaching down for man and all else is man reaching for man.


"For where two or three are gathered together in My name,
I am there in the midst of them." ~ Matthew 18:20


He is the psychic web of truth that binds spirits together.

"... for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ..."
~ Matthew 11:28-30


Feathers of love float in His kingdom where light propels them upon the
winds of truth. Past the weight of all the universe is where God resides.


"... I am the door of the sheep. ..." ~ John 10:7-9

Who in their right senses would not want to enter through the door
to eternity? It can only be achieved by submitting to the will of God
in truth and spirit. He has proclaimed it.


"... I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
~ John 10:10-11


To be ready is to know He is coming and to act upon this knowledge.

"You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am." ~ John 13:13

Jesus is not the demon many have declared. He should not be
despised as He came to instruct us how to reach out with genuine
hearts, justified in His sight, offering salvation from sin. His teachings
can be the hardest to apply where goodness is paramount.


"... I am among you as the One who serves." ~ Luke 22:27

God is the servant of all.

"... that where I am, there you may be also." ~ John 14:3

Out of the womb of the earth will come His glory rising into a wondrous
eternal kingdom where material substance will not have dominion. How
many have a hard time just being. To be or not to be is an age old
question poised in so many different ways. To love, to live, to be.


"I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. ..."
~ Revelation 1:18


Jesus lived and died for each of us.
His resurrection is the assurance of His promise.


"... all the churches shall know that I am He who searches
the minds and hearts. ..." ~ Revelation 2:23


Will our hearts meet our minds in accord with His wishes
for us to know Him in us? He is next to us knowing our all.
Is what our mind hears buried in our hearts devoted to Him?


"... I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me,
to give every one according to his work." ~ Revelation 22:12


Not much time is given for souls to decide as eternities gates come forth.
Darkness sheds itsí light without regarding His brilliance to the realm of
isolation. Change from that darkness to the light is the very definition
of repentance that God now demands of His returning children.


"... I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."
~ Revelation 22:16


It is all transparent that no shadow may be hidden from the light
He has bestowed upon all His creation. A great witnessing is
occurring across the realm of life exposing truth over lies.


"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser." ~ John 15:1

The juice of life all comes from one source and is what we all will return to.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~ John 14:6


There is only one Lord and to His house we should all hope to enter.
Do we believe, the clichť of all faith. In Him our compass is clear.
Give me north straight that I might see no other. If our compass does
not point through Jesus, this pointless direction has no destination.


I AM comes to all
Are You the Christ, the Son of God? Jesus said, "I am"
Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king"
I am the resurrection and the life
I am the light of the world - I am the bread of life
I am there in the midst of them gathered in Me
I am gentle and lowly in heart - I am the door
I am the good shepherd - among you as One who serves
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life"
I am He who lives, & was dead, & I am alive eternally
I am He who searches the minds and hearts
I am the Offspring of David & Bright and Morning Star
I am coming quickly to give each according to his work

Living among us He lives forevermore.
Darkness has nothing to watch.




 

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