In January of 1968 I was introduced to God. I met Jesus Christ and asked Him into my life as Savior and Lord in what seems like ancient times. Almost everything has changed since then. I certainly have. But so has all our technology, our environment, the American lifestyle; science tells us that even the Universe has changed. In fact, it could safely be claimed that everything changes… nothing remains the same.
If you think about your life today as compared to even ten years ago, you’d have to agree that everything has changed.
So let’s pretend we have a time machine in our closet. We decide to take a long trip back in time to the first day of the creation of earth. We set the way-back machine and away we go. Once there we encounter Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:16), The Father (Romans 1:20), and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2). At that moment we would recognize the Lord as exactly the same Lord we know and worship today. He is the same.
If we took the time machine to the farthest future, God would be there and we would recognize Him. He never changes. He is timeless.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
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God is Jehovah.
The name of the independent, self-complete being—“I AM WHO I AM”—only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority.
Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will 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?” 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.’ ” God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations. Exodus 3:13–15
No matter where we go in the “time stream” with our time traveling machine, there is God. In the past He would say, “I AM.” In the future He’ll say, “I AM.” And right now – in your life and mine He says, “I AM.” “I AM with you and I’ll never leave you.” “I AM here to help you with all my love and power.” “I AM your promise and your assurance.” “I AM faithful.” “Trust in me, I AM trustworthy.”
The same God who saved Noah from the flood; the same God who protected Moses in the rushes of the Nile; the same God who parted the Red Sea and calmed the Sea of Galilee; and the same God who died on the cross and rose from the dead, He is there for you and me.
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” John 8:58
Wow! Getting that firmly into our hearts and minds will change the way we pray in every situation. Won’t it?
Think about it…