I AM: GAME CHANGER, JADE SHIFTER

Your first thought in reading this might be: “okay ‘baller’ spill.”
As catchy as the title sounds, it is packed with riches your soul has longed to hear.
In Exodus 2 and 3, when Moses encountered the Living God through the Burning Bush, his life was never the same. Moses (meaning I drew him out of water) was born of a Levite family (God‘s chosen servants), but rescued and raised at three months of age by Pharaoh until the time he killed an Egyptian defending a Hebrew slave. Now an enemy of Pharaoh, he fled to the land of Midian when Reuel (a Priest) took him in and gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage for rescuing his other daughters from shepherds at a well. Moses, now an alien and a shepherd, was out tending his father-in-law’s sheep on the mountain Horeb (The moutain of God) when he came face to face with the angel of the Lord (The Pre-incarnate Christ).

God who has heard the cry of the Hebrews and seen their oppression was concerned about them and had picked His messenger of deliverance: Moses. “So now go, I am sending you  to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt” was the command bestowed upon him in Exodus 3:10. Up to now, Moses had not known the God who entered his life as the God of his father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob which propelled him to hide his face out of fear to look at God. I could imagine the thought sequence in Moses’s mind: first , a burning bush which was not really burning; second, the announcement/introduction of his heritage as a Hebrew and now definitely an enemy of Pharaoh; and third, an order to return to hostile territory and ask the unthinkable: Let God’s people go. Are you kidding me? Okay God, “Suppose” I go to the Israelites and they ask me who sent me. What shall I tell them? What shall I say by whose “authority” or “name” I come to them? “God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent you.’”in Exodus 3:14. The minute God opened his mouth and spoke, the words that proceeded out from His mouth had already accomplished and achieved the purpose for which He has sent it: The Hebrews were free, but God chose to display His Power and Might to Pharaoh and make Himself known to the Israelites by His name: the LORD (Exodus 5:22-6:8). In His kindness, He also told Moses how this was going to unfold in Exodus 3:19-20: “But I KNOW that the King (Pharaoh) will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.”

He is a God who created everything out of nothing. He is a God who spoke and whose words accomplished the purpose for which He sent them. He knows the beginning, the end, and everything in between of every human story. The Psalmist has written it perfectly in Psalm 139:16: “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” He has also determined in advance our habitation and boundaries as found in Acts 17:26: “From one man, He made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” There are no surprises with God, He knows everything in advance. The story of Moses started in the days of Abram. When God made a covenant with Abram (now Abraham), He told him of the fate of his descendants and His promised deliverance as found in Genesis 15:13-14: “Then the Lord said to him (Abram), ‘KNOW FOR CERTAIN that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and they will be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterwards they will come out with great possessions.” This was no new news for God, but that He remembered His covenant with Abram and fulfilled it. Friends, God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19). He Always does in His perfect timing.

My very last thoughts on this matter is that when “I AM”, who knows beginning to end, steps in or makes Himself known into a situation, He changes the course of History (Game Changer) and transforms souls (Jade Shifter).  You and I, who are living/breathing tabernacle of the Living God, His Ark of the New Covenant, are daily  changing games and shifting jaded beings wherever He has purposefully planted us. He is present and sovereign over all things even when He is silent.  Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably  more than we ask or imagine to the glory of His name. Forever and Amen. GOD’S WORD IS AS GOOD AS DONE

This writing is based on Isaiah 55:10-11: “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, SO IS MY WORD THAT GOES OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT WILL NOT RETURN TO ME EMPTY, BUT IT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE and ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH I SENT IT.

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HE IS MORE, MUCH MORE

He is More than my perfect thought,

More than Kindness shown,

More than Love displayed,

More that Glory beheld.

 

He is More than Sacrifice made,

More than Justice rendered,

More than Peace imparted,

More than Favor out-poured.

 

He is more than Prayers answered,

More than Storms calmed,

More than Enemies defeated,

More than Honor restored.

 

He is More, IMMEASURABLY MORE.

 
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways HIGHER that your ways and my thoughts HIGHER than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9