Exodus 3:13-14 – “Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” NASB
Some time back, I heard in my spirit the Lord saying, “Just Tell Them Who I Am!” I heard it over and over again, day after day for weeks and when something like that will not lessen in its tug at my heart, I know it is something that I need to pay careful attention to. As I prayed and meditated on God, the things of God, and the Purposes of God I realized that this was the cry of the Father that His children would come to a greater awareness of “Who He Is” and “Know Him.”
As I prayed, I sensed in my spirit the Lord saying, “When My people know me, fear will be gone. They will be able to wait on Me, trusting My provision, love, and timing. They will be able to take dominion, establish My Covenant, set the captives free, and walk victoriously in this life! So, Tell Them Who I Am!” That was an incredibly humbling experience and the pressure of that directive was staggering. How could I do that in the way I felt God wanted and deserved? I knew the deficiency in my own ability and my sense of weakness and incapability soared. I understood how Moses must have felt as he stood at the burning bush.
God’s motivation is always out of a heart of love. His motivation and purpose are always demonstrated in His Covenant. His Love ‘Hesed’ (Hebrew) and ‘Agape’ (Greek) is His heart and binds Him to His Covenant opening the door for us to become one with Him. It is through God’s Love and His Covenant that He totally commits Himself to us. In Chapter 3 of the Book of Exodus, we discover several important realities about God and in His dealings with Moses that help us to “know” Him and relate to Him.
I want to begin considering some of those realities and will allow the Bible to do its own commentary. I pray this will be an inspiration and beneficial for you and inspire you to Know Him beyond anything you have ever experienced and move deeper into Him and His Purposes.
HE IS – – In verse 6 we realize that He is not ‘a’ god but THE GOD of all creation. In Abraham, we see His Covenant, in Isaac we see His Provision and in Jacob we see the Transformation that occurs. He is! He is whatever the need is! He is eternal, past, present, and future. I AM is Who He is!
HE SEES – – In verse 7 we discover that He sees ALL. “for I have surely seen…” The Bible tells us that the eyes of God run to and fro through the whole earth looking for opportunities to show Himself strong on behalf of His people. (2 Chronicles 16:9). In Psalms 34:15 – “The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous.” Psalms 33:18 – “The eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him.” Job 36:7 – “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous.” Psalm 139:12 – Darkness and light do not prevent Him from seeing. Nothing escapes His notice. He is the Seeing God!
HE HEARS – – In verse 7 we discover that He hears, “and have given heed to their cry…I am aware of their suffering.” He is not an inanimate and unconcerned being, He hears, He sees, and He knows. David said in Psalms 34:4 – “I sought the Lord and He heard me.” In 34:15 – “His eyes are open to their cry.” Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call unto Me and I will answer.” John 14:3-14 – In that word of comfort from our Lord He reminds us that He Hears our prayers. In 1 John 5:14-15 – “And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” That is powerful!
God IS and never changes. God SEES and misses nothing. God HEARS and is aware of everything. I have just begun to scratch the surface of Who He is but will pause here and pick up more realities and declarations of Who He is in the next devotional. God bless you as you make it your objective to discover Him more fully and Know Him completely.
Have a Great Day!