1. The Name of God
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 3:14-16)
Is “I am who I am” a name? What does this actually mean? How does it relate to the Tetragrammaton – the LORD?
How does the sign of the Burning Bush relate to the revelation of God’s name?
“Before Abraham was, I am” John 8:58 and Exodus 3:14.
2. The Deliverance of Israel
Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, “I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt; and I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’ (Exodus 3:16-17)
Israel’s deliverance is set forth in terms of who God is, and how He is faithful to the covenant He has made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Genesis 15 is everywhere in Exodus ch.3.
It will get worse before it gets better (Exodus 3:19) but the same was true for Abraham (Genesis 12 and Genesis 15)
Remember the sign of the Burning Bush relates to the revelation of God’s deliverance: “When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you…” (Isaiah 43)
3. Jesus is the one who Delivered Israel
This redemption was by Jesus Christ, as is evident from this, that it was wrought by him that appeared to Moses in the bush; for that was the person that sent Moses to redeem the people.
“Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe..” (Jude 1:5 ESV)
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