July 30, 2019 by maryruwe
Just a few thoughts about the words of Jesus regarding who He said He was -and still is – because He still lives. Let’s look at five of them.
John 10:10 – I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. We learn from Genesis 2:7 that God breathed into Adam the breath of life. In John 20:21-22 Jesus breathed on them and said, receive ye the Holy Ghost. Every day we should give thanks to God for our ability to breathe, both naturally and spiritually. We begin to breathe naturally when we are born into this natural world; we become spiritually alive when we accept Jesus as Savior; and Acts 1:8 teaches that we become empowered to live a strong Christian life when we are Baptized in the Holy Spirit.
John 6:35 – Jesus said, I am the bread of life. Understanding that natural bread has to do with sustaining this natural life; we understand that the bread of the Word of God sustains our spiritual life. In John 6:51 Jesus describes himself as the “living bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die”. This means He gives eternal life to those who believe in Him.
John 8:12 – I am the light of the world. The purpose of light is to disperse darkness; whether in a room of our home, on the street of our neighborhood, or the center of our heart. Light helps to give us clear vision to know where we are and where to walk. The Spiritual Light of Jesus does the same for our spirit; giving us insight to our fellowship with Him, and knowledge to live according to His Word.
John 10:11 – I am the good shepherd. We associate a shepherd with caring for sheep. Jesus referred to the Israelite as sheep having no shepherd (meaning of course without Him). In the natural, sheep have to be guided and cared for; and we need Jesus to guide us in the knowledge of Truth of His Word in order for Him to care for us properly.
John 11:25 – I am the resurrection, and the life. The only way a person can be resurrected is because they died (Mark 16:6). Jesus died on the cross for the sin of the world (John 1:29, John 3:16-18). We learn from 1 Corinthians 15:4 that He rose again on the third day. John 5:26 teaches, “the Father has life in himself, and has granted his Son to have life in himself. Jesus said in John 6:47, “he who believes in Me has everlasting life”.
John 14:6 – I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. This Scripture is very clear in stating that Jesus is the ONLY WAY to the Heavenly Father. Acts 4:12 puts it this way, “nor is there Salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
I pray that you will take to heart these teaches of Jesus’, “I Am” and let them take root in your heart for a closer fellowship with Him.