I AM WHO I AM
Then Moses said to God, "Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them,
'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?'
what shall I say to them?"
And God said to Moses, "I AM who I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the
children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
Moreover God said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: 'The Lord
God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has
sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.'"
- Exodus 3:15
Recently, I was listening to a nationally-syndicated, AM radio, talk-show host express his
opinion regarding the above scripture. I must say that I was astonished at his
interpretation. Let me try and paraphrase his thoughts:
God's name is "I AM, " and that name means power! Many today take God's name in
vain by using "curse" (cursing yourself) words such as, "I AM worthless; I AM hopeless; I
AM powerless." You create what you believe and speak, so why not create great things.
Speak, "I AM worthy; I AM holy; I AM blessed!"
As I was thinking about the radio show host's words, I could not help but think about
Moses hearing God. Religion always paints the picture of a god that is a wise, old man
with a beard, sitting on a throne, and speaking down to a shuddering Moses. But, where
did the Divine speak this message to Moses? Was god visible before him? No. Moses
heard God from within himself. So, when God said, "Tell them I AM sent you," He meant
Moses was operating from the power within himself by knowing and being one with Spirit.
Moses just simply had to hear it and be what he knew was true within. You might say
that Moses sent his own self in authority by following this truth within his heart.
It is interesting how Jesus spoke in the very same manner. He said in John's gospel,
"I AM the bread of life. I AM the gate. I AM the good shepherd. I AM the way. I AM
the light. I AM the true vine." The "I AM" Jesus spoke of is the same "I AM" that sent
Moses in power to Egypt. It is the "I AM who I AM," or the I AM that I know and allow my
self to be. In other words, don't look outside of yourself for Divine power and help, but
be one with the Divine Spirit that you already are by living in the power of this truth. This
is the truth which we need to know and express outwardly from within.
Who I AM makes a difference!
"You have been given
the power to create.
Socrates is quoted as
saying, "Know thyself."
That is a very deep
truth. Are you using
the power within you
to create a world of
suffering, lack and loss,
or are you using the
same power within to
create blessings, joy
and peace. Examine
your heart and voice.
What are you speaking
daily? What you are
speaking is creating
the world around you."