Part 1 from Exodus 3.14-16. God Was Self Introduced As “I AM THAT I AM”.
And God said unto Moses, I Am that I Am: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the I Am hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the 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 (to NOT forget) for all generations.”
It was here that God had brought to mind a time when His favor was more obvious to those who are His. You see the time had come for God to make good on His promise to restore the offspring of Abraham as described here, where God told Abraham. (Genesis 15.13-14)“Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is NOT theirs, and they will serve them (as lords), and they will afflict them for four hundred years. 14 And also that nation whom they serve (Egypt) I will judge (harshly); afterward My children shall come out with great possessions.” (Hence the Exodus)
It is here that we pick up where the Israelite’s had become abject slaves, whereas when there father Jacob had his named change to Israel, it was because “he wrestled with God as a man and prevailed (Genesis 32.28). It was here that Jacob earned the noble name Israel because that’s what this name means, that Jacob prevailed. He got out from under, he was no longer subservient.
So in truth the Israelite’s in Egypt were NOTHING like their grand father “Israel” because they were subservient in all their ways. This demonstrated their need for redemption. For the restored and raising (resurrection) them back up as a self governing sovereigns into “the likeness of God” in the same way Adam was before the fall.
It was Jacob who wrestled with God and prevailed to in turn be called “Israel” because that is what the title “Israel” means. He was in the likeness of God and the purpose of creation is to make completed images of God. This is the gist of salvation. (Genesis 1.26).
The book of the Exodus means exit and here it’s about the departure from slavery and a return with Gods promise to Abraham to come due as seen here from Exodus 2.23, “Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage (as slaves), and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of their bondage.”
You see it was NOT Gods intention for anyone or anything to lord it over His people. “Our God is a jealous God” and He is jealous for His people not so much to serve Him and call Him Lord. No, for that is still a lowly estate. His aspiration for us is for us to look at Him as if “we (who) are with open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are transfigured into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.“. With this one He is pleased.
Moreover He said “I AM the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God (an image they once were). And God said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are (being lorded over) in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters (lords), for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians”. To reassert them into a position of understanding themselves, for them to no longer be lorded over, bullied or pushed around. To never call anybody or anything Lord or master again.
Moses then asked God, who shall I say who sent me when I go talk to the Israelite’s?
Exodus 3.14-16, And God said unto Moses, I Am that I Am: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the I Am hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me to you: I AM is My name for ever, and this is My memorial for all generations.”
So the first act of redemption for those enslaved in Egypt was to be restored to the name of God by which He Was Self Introduced As “I AM THAT I AM“. And in New Testament vernacular He is called”HIM WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME”, being Eternally congruent forward and backward without any breaks, intermissions or lapses of coverage’s. The “Great I am” is “the same yesterday, today and forever“. He is still now for us, who He was back then.
Also as it is said of His Only Begotten “The same yesterday, today and forever”. And we know them as One and the same. Christ demonstrated for us that it is possible, not as a long shot but to be expected that since Christ was an I Am and an owner of self in human form, SO CAN WE BE! Set aside your excuses and “reach out to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of you”. Which is equality among family members because “you are complete in Him who is head over all principalities and powers. The Pharaoh was a measly stepping stone into the presence of the fullness of the Father because if you had not availed like Jacob the wrestler, then you need to repeat the test.
WHAT SHOULD OUR MINDSET BE NOW?
It seams that today there is little conflict as to what The Creator Gods name is and most just call Him Lord in the same way the Israelite’s called Pharaoh did in their bondage and captivity.
Do you realize that in The Revelation of Jesus Christ, that Jerusalem was spiritually called Sodom and Egypt because it had elements of both of those kingdoms? That Jerusalem had returned to the mindsets to that of old?
Can you associate that with today with what you’ve learned through these teachings? Do you understand that the call went out to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sins and receive of her judgments because God has remembered her”?
The truth is if you are bound by anything, if you serve another as superior in some capacity, and many do. They are bound by many contracts, terms and conditions with obligations to perform in various capacities but primarily with continual payments and contributions. They become obligated to perform or loose their right to collect from what they are putting their efforts into by way of these payments. This is a glorified form of slavery because you feel protected. But you insult the Father like Adam did with the fig leaf and because he sought coverage elsewhere, Adam needed to be redeemed, or bought back.
AND SO ISRAELITE’S NEEDED REDEEMED
This is why Gods first act of redemption to the people Israel was to straighten out the difference between titles and names and personal responsibilities. God doesn’t call anything Lord, and needs to depend on NO MAN to serve Him. We then being in His images, we shouldn’t either. We should appear more like His Son, who is “the same yesterday today and forever”. But moreover He is an I AM too! And because He is the “protos’ meaning prototype, we know who we are to emulate
HOW THEN IS AN “I AM” DEFINED?……
Exodus 6 it is written that God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am. God further told Moses, 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty (another title), but by My name Lord (YHVH) I was not known to them. 4 I have also [c]established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their [d]pilgrimage, whereby they were [e]strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel (not a country but a people) whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. 6 therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am.
It was because of the Hebrew to English translators that things were added here to say “I AM the Lord. Lord is an early English word that replaced YHVH which was added. And with each consecutive translation that the “I AM” of God god stretched out into more and more names that mean the same thing.
Meaning that in the original Hebrew God simply said “I am” or “I am that I am” So at this point of a redirect, for those who were calling God “lord”, “Master”, “Yehovah, “Yahweh”, “Jehovah” or any of other variations or extrapolations trying to clarify Gods name, they defeated the purpose for God to simplify announce Himself as. “I AM!”
From here He could simply add on. I am that I am, who was and is and is to come, The First and The Last. These are all variations in concept for our understanding. God is The Great I am, and That I am too!
Since God in fact began a reset with Moses in Exodus, to restore the truths from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that DID NOT INCLUDE LORD, it was because beliefs in Him got so misconstrued so as to require the slate be cleaned off and go back to the beginning, which is our point today.
The Israelite’s with Moses were slaves! Their understanding was flipped upside down because they served others.
As a result of this specific verse where “Lord” was added to the text by the translators, we can then understand that the title “lord”, “Jehovah”, “Yahovah”, “Yahweh” and ‘YHVH’, have no right to be in the scriptures from Genesis 1.1 up to this point in Exodus because God just said they didn’t call Him that or He would not have taken offense at the title “lord” with all it’s subsequent variants here but He did. And He cleared this up and said just that “I AM”.
We can understand by this passage in scripture with certainty that every verse prior to the Exodus period that has the title “lord” applied to God, was all erroneously added by the translators because God had just said that previous generations DID NOT CALL HIM Lord with all its variants. And if they did not call Him lord, Lord and all the variables from that one word, the ONLY WAY that The book of Genesis even had the word lord with its variables is because NOT ONE of the assemblies of expository and translators understood this principle and this truth. At least not by the time scripture was rendered complete in English.
So therefore, when God told us His name, He could NOT have said that “I am the Lord” or “I am YHWH” or “I am Yahweh so shall My name be?” No, but simply just that “I AM that I AM, so shall My name be”.
That means we have to remove the verbage of “the Lord” and all its variables from that passage as well as the whole book of Genesis as unnecessary embellishments because God just said “but by My name Lord (YHVH) I was not known to them”.
How could the translators have inserted that before the book of Exodus? Is God confused here?
For clearly in Genesis 15 God (I Am) told Abraham that after a number of years his offspring would go down into bondage to Egypt and need to be redeemed, and this redemption started with Gods name, “so shall My Name be.”
And just as they went down into bondage to Egypt back then as evidenced by their obscured views of the “I AM that I AM”, so too with Jerusalem in the time of Christ who spiritually called Jerusalem “Sodom and Egypt because they did NOT know Hom or they would not have slain “The God of Glory”…
That there was in That Jerusalem a need for another reset like with Moses in Exodus as an ongoing struggle of the faith of which we find ourselves in again in our day. For if a large portion of believers in Christ are given into today’s Jerusalem as though it is a God approved reconstruction, then they are going to experience the same type of damnation as the Jerusalem back then.
What that means is that the various embellishments associated with “the Lord” as pertaining to God has to be removed up to that point in scripture, and then from there clean up the places Lord was used and simplify the rules, because if God was trying to make this point, we must do our do diligence lest the same thing come upon us on whom the ends of the age has come.
In truth, these Bible accounts are all done for our discovery and our greater glory for “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed to us belong to us and to our children for ever”.
14 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.
15 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.
“I Am that I Am” is a common English translation of the Hebrew phrase אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (’ehye ’ăšer ’ehye; pronounced [ʔehˈje ʔaˈʃer ʔehˈje])– also “I am who I am”, “I will become what I choose to become”, “I am what I am”, “I will be what I will be”, “I create what(ever) I create”, or “I am the Existing One”. The traditional English translation within Judaism favors “I will be what I will be” because the imperfective aspect in Modern Hebrew is normally used for future tense and there is no present tense with direct object of the verb “to be” in the Hebrew language.