THE WORD: The I AM

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Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) proclaimed this:

“I AM the bread of life.” (John 6:35,48 and see also v. 50)

“I AM the light of the world” (John 8:12; see also 1:9)

“I AM the door of the sheep.” (John 10:7)

“I AM the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25)

“I AM the way,  the truth, the life.” (John 14:6)

“I AM the true vine.” (John 15:1)

He gives spiritual food to the poor in spirit. He is the True Light. He opens the way for His sheep to follow Him into eternal life. He is the  resurrection and those who believe in Him shall never die. He is the Way.  He is Truth.  He is life. Without Him, there is no life.

Jesus called Himself by many titles by which the Jews would know Him.  But this proclamation, He could have been stoned for it.  He proclaimed to be the Great I AM!

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”  John 8:58

The Jews took up stones to bash Him!   They thought He had blasphemed God.  They would have stoned Him till He was dead, like the first Christian martyr Stephen.

I don’t know how He hid Himself and went out of the temple grounds.   I think that requires a miracle in itself.  An angry crowd comes at you and you hide yourself?  But it was not the time for Yeshua to die.