Exploring the relationship between Moses, God and the mysterious I Am, the following thoughts may provide some insight.
Scriptures About the "I Am" and the Bible Teacher
...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 host's words, I could not help but think about Moses hearing God. Religion always paints the picture of God being an old man with a beard on a throne speaking down to a shuddering Moses. But, where did God 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 God. Moses just simply had to hear it and be it. You might say that Moses sent his own self in authority by following this truth within his heart.
Comparison to Jesus
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 I AM what I BELIEVE AND FOLLOW.
What Can We Learn From the Use of the I Am scriptures?
Perhaps, it is as simple as this: 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...the seen and the