The names of God we are familiar with are those found in scripture. We are familiar with them because we have seen them in scripture with certain scenarios outlined in scripture. In the New Testament, Jesus has come and He is The Word of God made flesh. (John 1:14 KJV)
His statements regarding Who He is and How it relates to us are given throughout the book of the Gospel according to John. Here are some statements made when Jesus said, “I am…”
Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: He that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35
Jesus addressed not only the hunger in our bodies, but the hunger in our soul, and spirit. He addressed our thirst and declared, “Believe in me and you will never know thirst.” These are very bold statements that give us a peek into Jesus as the only ONE who can satisfy our hunger and thirst. We must accept or reject them as truth. I believe them as coming from the one who declared, “ I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No man cometh to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Then said Jesus unto them, “Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.” John 7:33
Jesus makes his followers aware of the “little while” he has to be on earth with them before he returns to the Father. He refers to his (Our) Father as, “the one who sent me.”
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. John 8:28
Here, Jesus speaks of himself as the one sent by the Father to bring deliverance to God’s people, the anointed One, the Messiah.
Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you before Abraham was, “I Am” John 8:58
Jesus identifies with the Words of the Father to Moses in Exodus 3:14b. He connects himself to the Father as he speaks to Moses when asks, “Who shall I say sent me?
and says, “I AM hath sent me unto you.” He also refers to his deity when he says, “Before Abraham was…” The question is now do you believe what Jesus says about himself?
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see might not see; and that they which see might be made blind. John 9:39
Here Jesus declare He came for judgment to be executed on the spiritually alive and the spiritually dead.
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily verily I say unto you, “I am the door of the sheep.” John 10:7
Jesus describes himself as the door of the sheep. He is in charge of bringing in and taking out the sheep at the door.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25
Jesus came to us not only to deliver us from death, but to change our lives.
Pilate, therefore, said to him, “Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, “Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:37
Jesus said he must bear witness to the truth and to hear his voice, you must be of the truth.
Jesus said all of these things about himself. He spoke to his seekers so they would know who he is. He spoke to the lame, blind, sick, and all who followed him to let them know who he is. He is speaking to us today. Do we know who Jesus is?