“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.” (Exodus 3: 14)
God defined Himself unequivocally and clearly to Moses. He announced His name as that which is, and is in the present. The I AM constitutes the One Ego that knows and exists and has first and final authority. God’s nature is without argument and without opposition. It simply is, and is All.
God spoke to Moses’s conscious need to understand, to know, to feel confident in his own calling and duty, which was to lead the children of Israel to freedom. God’s assurance to Moses leaves no room for timidity or fear. It is a clear pronouncement that Moses was not leading through his own power or by his own personal desire. This great mission was God’s intention and He was the authority, Moses’s own firm reliance going forward.
I love the sense of completeness to this announcement by God. His name is a complete sentence. It is subject and definitive action. It does not bring other forces in, and yet it has a wholeness, an inclusiveness, that each of us can claim; because God being the One “I AM” means that Love and Life and Truth are the starting point and substance of our own lives—always complete and in the present tense, full and final, reliable, clear, confident, and good.
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