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Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” John 8:47

We started this I AM series with God’s answer to Moses’ question “Who shall I say sent me? This question is part of a longer exchange between God and Moses where God calls Moses to be His agent to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. The manner in which God appeared to Moses is significant: “Then the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed. So Moses thought, ‘I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up?‘ ” Exodus 3:2-3 CSV

Your Burning Bush Moment

Jesus said “I AM the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus was either boldly deceptive (a liar), delusional (a lunatic), or He is everything He claimed to be (our Lord and Savior). Nor can His claim to be God be rejected by saying He was simply a great moral teacher, but not the Son of God. A man who was merely a man, and said the sort of things Jesus said, would not be a great moral teacher.

So Christianity if false is of no importance. If true it is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. Love me or hate me, but spare me your indifference.

So here is your burning bush moment. Moses knew God and trusted Him. Will you? Being of God starts with acknowledging the Truth of Jesus’s I AM claims. The process of growing ears to hear begins with this prayer:

Father, I know that I am a sinner and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins and that He rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite Jesus to take His place on the throne of my life. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my Lord and Savior. I pray this in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen.


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