“And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And He said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is My name for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations.” Exodus 3:11-15 (KJV)
The Scripture above gives us Moses’ account of his call of God to return unto Egypt to free the children of Israel from bondage. This is his first encounter with GOD, and it is awesome.
Moses sees God as holy, all powerful, and all present, and even all knowing in one event. He also learns His name. The name says that He is eternal. Where He is is the present. He is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. You will notice it does not say that “He was the God” but “the God of…” That strongly implies the living, resurrection power of God; the eternalness of God, past, present and future.
His name, I AM, also reveals to us that He is Self-Sufficient; that He is in need of nothing. It also reveals to us that we need Him. We do not exist without Him. We do not breathe without Him. We do not move without Him. There is no sunrise without Him. He gives us each day, each beat of our heart, each step we take. He is the One who holds all things together. If He were to remove His hand from this world, and this Universe it would fly into pieces (Colossians 1:16-17).
This Self-Sufficient One desires to come to you today. Call on Him. He is the One who provides your salvation, through the cross of Jesus.