April 4, 2021 CAC Living Water Devotional : Topic – THE I AM OF JESUS (1).
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Sunday April 4, 2021. – Easter Sunday
THE I AM OF JESUS (1).
Read: John 10:1-8
John 10:1-8 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
And God to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, ” Thus you shall say to the children of Isreal, ‘I AM has sent me to you” (Exodus 3:14).
The I AM of a person is what he is, can be and will be. This is the covenant name by which God revealed Himself to a man in the book to f Exodus when He decided to punish Pharaoh. We need a better understanding of this, this Easter.
The events that followed Exodus 3:13-16 prove the true Personality and Power behind that divine expression of God (cf. Exod. 4:21ff). The Lord Jesus Christ also made use of a similar expression. He says I AM. It occurs about 58 times in the Gospel of John alone, and majorly proves His divinity. Following are some of the instances:
I who speak to you AM HE (4:26) … to prove that He is the REALITY and FULFILLMENT of prophecy (cf. Matt. 5:17, 18).
I AM the BREAD of LIFE (6:48) … He is the ultimate spiritual food that can only satisfy the hunger and thirst of the human soul (cf. vv. 48-51; Matt. 5:6)
I AM not come of myself (7:28 KJV)… He was not impudent…. Was called and fully backed by God Almighty (cf. vv. 28, 29; Acts 10:38).
I AM the DOOR of the sheep (10:7) …. not of the stubborn, unbelieving goats but all them that will believe and come to the Father through Him (cf. vv. 9,10).
I AM the good SHEPHERD (10:11)… He is not the kind that puts suicide vests on His followers and command them to kill and destroy others!
Do you know Jesus? Will you accept and experience His I AM ? Call Him to come into your heart right now (cf. Rev. 3:20).
1. Lord Jesus, I praise You for Your ability to be what You are, can be and will be forever.
2. Prove Yourself, O Lord, as I AM in us and for us, and in our generations to come.
3. Dear Lord Jesus, Your power of I AM , silence the antichrist of our generation, in Jesus’name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Joshua 6:3 – 8:13; Luke 6:45 – 7:17