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7 Times Jesus Told Us Who He Is

7 Times Jesus Told Us

When Moses was protesting to God that he was not the one to go before Pharoah and demand that the Hebrew people be let go from slavery, he said to God, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” (Exodus 3:13).

God answered Moses saying, “I AM who I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ God also said to Moses, ‘Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations’” (verses 14-15).

“I AM who IAM.” By telling Moses His eternal Name, God was saying to Moses that in Him was everything Moses would need to succeed. What’s even more powerful is that in the New Testament (Covenant), this was Jesus’ Name, too. It was just as much His identity as it was God’s. Jesus became “I AM” to us.

Consider the following “I AM” statements in which 7 Times Jesus Told Us Who He Is. Read these as promises from God to you, speaking aloud the confession that follows each one.

1. I Am the Bread of Life.

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” –John 6:35

Jesus, You are my daily Bread. Because I believe in You and I come to You, You satisfy my spiritual hunger and thirst each and every day. 

2. I Am the Light.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” –John 8:12

Jesus, I follow You, and because of You, I walk in ALL the Light that leads to life.

3. I Am the Door.

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” –John 9:9-10 (NKJV)

Jesus, You came to give me life, that I might have it more abundantly. Thank You for inviting me through You, the Door, to make You the Lord of my life. Thank You for life abundant in every area.

4. I Am the Good Shepherd.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.” –(John 10:14-16)

Jesus, You are the Good Shepherd and I am your sheep. I listen to Your voice. I hear Your voice and the voice of a stranger I will not follow!

5. I Am the Resurrection and the Life.

“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.” –John 11:25-26

Jesus, You are the Resurrection and the Life. I believe in You; I live in You; and I will never die. I will live eternally because of You and Your resurrection power on the inside of me.

6. I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” –John 14:6

Jesus, You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank You for making a way for me to come to the Father by You.

7. I Am the Vine.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” –John 15:5 (NIV)

Jesus, You are the Vine and I am the branch. I remain in You and You remain in me. Because of that, I will bear much fruit. Apart from You, I can do nothing. 

In Isaiah 42:8, God says, “I am the LORD; that is my name!” There is it again. This is who we are. Our identity is in God, in Christ. Everything God declared about Himself, including all that Jesus declared, because of Covenant, because of THE BLESSING, we are too. We have full access to all that God is! It was Jesus who said, “When I AM raised to life again, you will know that I AM in my Father, and you are in me, and I AM in you” (John 14:20-21).