Some critics of Christ dispute who He is. Their all time favorite saying is that Jesus never said that He was in fact the Christ. So in my daily reading I ran across this verse and I wanted to share it with you all so that if the time arises you can point to this verse. John chapter 8:58 Jesus tells those who are disputing Him this, “Jesus said unto them, Verily,verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. ” Do you remember when Moses asked who shall I say sent me, and God said, tell them the I am that I am hath sent you. Here Christ is saying that He is the I am. The Jewish people were very reverent of those two words. They do not take them lightly because it was God that said it into Moses and here we have Jesus using these very two words. They got so mad that they took up stones to stone Him. Why would they do that if those were just two normal words? They’re not and by Jesus saying that, He is saying that He is the Son of God. I hope this encourages you today. Jesus said that Satan is the father of lies, so do not believe those naysayers that try to dispute what we know is the truth. Hold those two dear words in your heart and no matter what comes your way, remember that He is, I AM. He is the I Am over any of your circumstances.
Life can be hard and very distracting. We tend to get caught up in circumstances that challenge us daily. While this is going on, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I tend to neglect my Bible reading, I notice that I’m not singing those songs that move my heart, and I slowly feel this humungous weight on my shoulders. When this happens, do you think for one second that life will ease up? No, in fact I think it gets harder. Well this afternoon I read something on Twitter that really made me stop and ponder my situation thus far. Someone posted the words to the sweet song, “He Was There All the Time.” The words go like this, He was there all the time….He was there all the time….waiting patiently in line….He was there all the time. As I read this, I felt the Lord and He reassured me that He is in fact “there all the time. ” After this I found this scripture that I pray will help you to remember that He is there, He is waiting, and when you’re ready, He will be there for you. Isaiah 30:18 says, ” And therefore will the Lord wait, that He MAY BE GRACIOUS UNTO YOU, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is A GOD OF JUDGEMENT: BLESSED ARE ALL THEY THAT WAIT FOR HIM. ” My dear brothers and sisters, ponder this verse, know that the Lord of all is in fact waiting patiently for you! Praise Him for His mercy and His everlasting love!!!! Amen!