“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.” (Exodus 3:13-14)
One of the most promising revelations that we are to meditate on on this verse is the identification that God gave Moses about Himself. I am so glad that He did not say “I was Who I was!” or “I will be Who I will be!” He declared Himself to be present at present. His saving grace is ever perpetually at work at hand and at present. His presence is forever present. He promised, “Behold, I AM with you always.” What matters most to Him is where are our thoughts anchored at this very moment? Are we aware that He is right at this very moment mindful of us?
Haven’t you noticed that when we have a need, we call upon His name at that same moment? I don’t think I have heard someone say, “oh I’ll wait for tomorrow to pray”. Most especially when it entails urgency, right away we get on our knees and pray. And I believe this is what His answer is.
“At just the right time, I heard you.
On the day of salvation, I helped you.”
Indeed, the “right time” is NOW. TODAY is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)
When Peter started to sink when His focus was redirected into the winds and waves of the sea, Jesus IMMEDIATELY reached out and grabbed him. (Matthew 14:31)
A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding,[a] and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. IMMEDIATELY, the bleeding stopped. (Luke 8:43-44)
How about Lazarus? It may seem like nothing was immediately done. In fact, Jesus stayed two more days after He heard that Lazarus was sick. But if you look at the verse right after getting that news, “When Jesus HEARD that, He SAID, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4) He spoke the answer immediately that put the word in action once it came out from His mouth. He said in Jeremiah 1:12 “I watch over My word to accomplish it.”
Whatever the need we have, He is. He already spoken and declared Who He is, “I AM WHO I AM”! If we need the Healer, He is. If we need the Provider, He is. If we need the Good Shepherd to lead us, He is. If we need a Comforter, He is. If we need justice, He is. Name it, HE IS!
This morning I was praying for my upcoming investments. I was inquiring of Him on how to see my finances flourish. I asked Him to reveal to me what words to decree and declare even before starting to invest. He strongly prompted me to meditate on the promises of being a tither.
“Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says The LORD OF HOSTS, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you [SO GREAT] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it. Then I will REBUKE THE DEVOURER (insects, plague) for your sake and he will NOT DESTROY the fruits of the ground, nor will your vine in the field drop its grapes [before harvest],” says The LORD OF HOSTS. “All nations shall call you HAPPY and BLESSED, for you shall be a land of delight,” says The LORD OF HOSTS.” (Malachi 3:10-12 Amp)
In the past, I kinda knew His promises that are tied in to tithes and offerings but the very thing that was magnified when I read the above verses were the words “THE LORD OF HOSTS!” Ohhhh … Him being the Lord of Hosts appeared three times in the three consecutive verses. He must be stressing one His Divine Natures in here. He indeed wooed me to find out what this means. I turned around to my wall that has the “Names of God” frame and started to read.
Yahweh Sabaoth “I am the Lord of Hosts” – – – He is the Lord of Hosts or armies, the Commander of legions of powerful angels from heaven and warriors on earth. He protects and defends us.
I was in awe of what I saw. His freshly spoken word was implanted in the soil of my heart and brought confidence and assurance that He will forever be watching over us with knowledge and compassion. He is the wall of fire around us and the glory within us. His blood is the hedge of protection around us. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a STANDARD against him (Isaiah 59:19).
Hmmmm … what’s a standard? What was impressed in my heart is this … if one is sick, His kingdom’s standard is “healing and wholeness”. If one is in lack, His kingdom’s standard is “wealth and riches are in the house of the righteous”. If one sins, His kingdom’s standard is “He forgives one’s iniquities and his unrighteousness He remembers no more. If one is an orphan, His kingdom’s standard is “He is the Father to the fatherless. Jesus is the standard! He died at the cross and shed His blood for God SO LOVED you and I that we may partake the standard of Who He is, THE GREAT I AM, and postured us to become the sons and daughter of the Most High God, with nothing-missing, nothing-broken and nothing-lacking in our lives.
Yes, this is the promise that He gave us. If we aren’t seeing these yet, BE OF GOOD CHEER, for it is written as our portion and inheritance. What He has spoken He has known and what He has testified He has seen. REMEMBER that He is watching to see that His word will come to pass and is certainly carrying out all His plans and making sure to see them fulfilled in our lives.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You, for being the Great I Am. Thank You, Jesus, for being the Answer to every need that we have. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for always being with us, revealing to us the things that has already given to us. We put all our hope and trust to You Who is faithful and true. This is the confidence that we have that You Who began a good work in us is faithful to finish it to a flourishing and overflowing life. Amen!