July 24, 2019 –
What if in the last part of the Great Commission, Jesus had said, “And remember, I can be with you each and every day until the end of the age.” Instead of, “And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age.”
Two small statements, but “can be” is conditional, maybe, or if I choose to be. “I am” is an assurance or a guarantee.
Moses understood God’s words, “I am.” So Moses went. Do you know, I am to mean Jesus is with you each and every day?
Moses questioned God’s command to go the Israelites and tell them he was chosen to lead them out of Egypt, He said, 13 Then Moses asked God, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them: The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what should I tell them?” 14 God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the 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; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation. (Exodus 3:13-15, HCSB)
I know God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is with each day, but I don’t remember thinking about the Great I Am walking with me.