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The God of the Bible reveals his name to Moses as “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). God’s name is significant as it tells us of his self existence. He does not depend on any other being. Unlike humans who depend on God – given he is our creator – God is not dependent on his creation. He exists by the necessity of his own being.

God’s Name Reveals His Character

“I AM” also refers to God’s imminence. He is not far from us, we can know him as he is within the limits of our experience. God is near to us; close to us. God sees us in the midst of our circumstances; he is right here.

“I AM” also refers to God’s covenant faithfulness. His name is in the present continuous tense – he is here with us now and forever. He remains the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. In the same way God’s promises remain the same forever and we can be totally and utterly assured that he will fulfil them.

The Implications of God being “I AM”

Listen to Ronald Kalifungwa as he explains the actions of and implications of having “I AM” as our God as we face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in our midst.

Text: Exodus 3:14

Date preached: 29 March 2020

Location: Lusaka Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia