Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Much of the Old Testament
stories were pictures of Christ.Prior
to Moses coming to deliver the Children of Israel from Egypt, he saw a
bush that was burning but it did not burn up completely.As Moses drew closer a voice said, "Take
off your shoes for you are standing on holy ground."Moses was intrigued, and asked, "Who are you
and what do you want from me?"The voice
told him he was to set the people free and take them to the promised land.
Moses asked, "Who shall I say is sending
me?What is your name?"God spoke to Moses and said, "I AMTHAT I AM.”And I
appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God
Almighty, but by my name LORD I was not known to them.
In the New Testament John's
gospel, there are seven (7) times Jesus refers himself as "I AM."
1 1. I AM The Bread Of
Life. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never
2.“I AM the light of the
world. He who follows Me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have
the light of life” (John 8:12).
3. I AM The Door. I am the
door; whoever enters through me will be saved.
4. I AM The Good Shepherd.
The shepherd gives his life for his sheep.
5. I AM the Resurrection and the
Life.Jesus offers us eternal life that begins when we invite Him into our
6. I AM the Way, the Truth and the
Life.In John 6:44, He says, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who
sent Me draws him.” This is how we come to God. The Holy Spirit will use an incident in
your life to speak to you.
7. I AM
the True Vine and you are the branches to bare fruit.
Children of Israel
traveled in the desert towards the promised land, God gave them bread from heaven every morning.The people called it Manna.Upon rising, they were to find small kernels
that fell with the dew.The taste was
like wafers and honey.It could be
ground to make bread and prepared other ways as their main diet.There was NO manna on the Sabbath, so the day
prior they were to gather twice as much.
referred to Himself as the bread from Heaven.
John 6:Jesus said to them, “I tell
you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it
is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is
he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world…. This is the bread
that came down from heaven.
I am the living bread which
came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and
the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the