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What's in a Name?

Finding help in the Word

Text:

Exodus chapters 3 and 4.

 

Names have Meaning:

In Bible times a name had a meaning and told you something of the nature of that person.  God's name in the Bible is "LORD", but in Hebrew His name is "I AM" which means "The God Who is always present".  God was with Abraham and Moses and was present with every generation that followed.  We bless and thank God that He is with us today!

When Moses hesitated to respond to the Lord, God gave him a series of promises in Exodus 3 and 4:

I will be with you ... and the elders will listen to you (v12,18).
I will stretch out My hand ... and (perform) wonders (v20).
I will help you speak ... and teach you what to say (4:12).

God keeps His Promises:

How could Moses know that God would keep His promises?  God's name told him so and gave him assurance.  God is the Great I AM and because HE IS, He is always present with His people, and able to fulfil every promise He made in His Word.

When God told Moses, "This is My Name forever", He was speaking to each of us as well.  He is with us now, and will be with us every moment of every day.  He will be with us tomorrow, and will be with us forever!  And because God IS, every promise He made in Christ will be fulfilled in our lives!

Jesus keeps His Promises:

Jesus also said that His name is I AM.  Jesus is our hope of glory and promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us.

Jesus is with each of us.  He is with us now, and will be with us every moment of every day.  He will be with us tomorrow, and will be with us forever!  And since Jesus IS, we can call on Him when we need help, comfort and strength, because we always have the victory in the name of Jesus!

God bless.
 

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