"I AM ____." GETTING TO KNOW GOD

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” James 4:8a NKJV

GOD WANTS US TO KNOW HIM SO WE CAN WORSHIP HIM BETTER

 “You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship…” John 4:22a NLT

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 NIV

KNOW: TO GAZE WITH WIDE OPEN EYES AT SOMETHING REMARKABLE OR AMAZING

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” Proverbs 25:2 NIV

“Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’” Matthew 18:1-4 NKJV

GOD WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU

“Then Moses said, ‘I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.’ So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’” Exodus 3:2-4 NKJV

‘Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD 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 to all generations.’”’ Exodus 3:13-15 NKJV

Jehovah- Tsidkenu, Lord is our Righteousness

Jehovah- M’Kaddesh, Lord who Sanctifies

Jehovah- Shalom, Lord our Peace

Jehovah- Shammah, Lord is There

Jehovah –Rapha, Lord our Healer

Jehovah – Jireh, Lord Sees and Provides

Jehovah – Nissi, Lord our Banner

Jehovah – Ra’ah, Lord our Shepherd

1) OUR FATHER WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF IN CREATION

“So he answered and said, “’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’.” Luke 10:27a NKJV

“Science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind.” - Albert Einstein

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14 NKJV

 “Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. So humans are without excuse.” Romans 1:20 CEB

2) OUR FATHER WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF THROUGH HIS WORD

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

3) OUR FATHER WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF THROUGH JESUS

‘“If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”’ John 14:7-9 NIV

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,” Hebrews 1:1-2 NKJV

“My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me...”  Hosea 4:6 NLT

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