What is His Name?
Moses is caring for his father-in-law Jethro's walk. While he was caring for the sheep he saw a flame up on the side of the mountain and decided to explore. When Moses got close to the burning bush, he realized the flames were not consuming the bush. God told Moses to come no closer, but to take off his shoes, because he was on holy ground. God then tells Moses his plan for setting the Hebrew people free from the Egyptians … God was sending Moses to do his work.
"But Moses said to God, "If I come to the Israelites and say to them, the God of your ancestors has sent me to you, and they ask me what is his name? What shall I say to them? God said to Moses, I am who I am he said, but you should say to the Israelites, ‘I AM’ has sent me to you.” (Exodus 3:13-14)
“I AM” in Hebrew is YHWH pronounced Yahweh. This becomes the name for God. This is the holiest name for God which was not to be spoken out loud. What God does through Moses is done in his most holy name. The people are set free from Egypt and wandered in the wilderness for forty years, getting to know the God they had forgotten.
During Jesus Ministry, he is asked repeatedly who sent him and where did he get his power. Jesus gives all the credit to his father in heaven. Jesus tells about his ministry and why he has come through a series of “I AM” statements; three of which we will be looking over the next three weeks as we try to see more clearly what Jesus wants to teach us. Jesus uses the name “I am” to show his unchanging nature and what God promises we can fully trust.
May 10 John 14:1-6 - “I AM ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life’”
May 17. John 10:1-11a - “I AM ‘the Good Shepherd’”
May. 24. John 11:25-27 - “‘ I AM ‘the Resurrection’”
May 31. Acts 2:1-21 PENTECOST - “The Power”