Thursday, September 21st, '17
All rights reserved © message by Kris Jackson
God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM..." (Exodus 3:14)
Yes, He's all that and then some! Well, that's
not really accurate. Better just to say, He's "that". Whatever you need,
Jehovah-Elohim is that. You know what I mean by "that", don't you? Peter said,
"This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel". "That" is the substance of
prophecy. Everything promised, He is that. Have you ever heard someone ordering
a dessert, "I want some of that"? He is that. The thing you want. The thing you
need. "That" points to an item, for instance, "Do you see that person standing
over there?" Heads soon turn toward "that" person. The Lord is that. He is the
center of attraction. What do you desire today? He can do "that". You say you
want that house, that dress, that job, that particular degree. He can do that.
I AM THAT I AM. "That" is no challenge to Him.
And what about "that" which bugs you? He can
conquer that. He already has. Jesus bears that Name that is above every name.
He's all that. No other man takes His place. Even John the Baptist came short.
"He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light" (John 1:8).
Notice the wording, "that Light". You know which Light, the brightest Light.
"That was the true light which lighteth every man that comes into the world"
(vs 9). Need a healer? He's that. Need an open door? He's that.
There's a line in slang-dom today that says,
"All that and a bag of chips". Friend, forget the chips; He's all that. No
description needed. He's simply THAT. Paul could say, "I am what I am" (1
Corinthians 15:10), because he was feeble and limited, but God says, "I AM THAT
I AM". Huge difference. "That" assumes total independence. It is not "this"; it
is that, standing alone, in this case, supreme. Speak your best adjectives and
superlatives, He's all that. Let a trillion angels laud His praise; He's all
that. This "that" stands between two bookends. There is an I AM before "that"
and an I AM after - I AM THAT I AM. He is Beginning and End and all THAT is
between. He holds life in His hand. What power sustains the earth? "That"
power. If your question has anything to do with what's good, right, true, holy,
alive...He's all that!