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JOHN 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger;--
Today I want to talk for a little while on the 7 I AMS that we find in the gospel of John. Let me point out first of all that the number [7] in the Bible is the number of completion and perfection, and certainly every thing about the Lord Jesus was and is complete and perfect, there is not one bit of imperfection that any one can point out when it comes to Jesus.
Pilot said in John 18:38--he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
Let me remind us that before the fall of Adam & Eve there in the Garden of Eden, God came down and fellowshipped with them.
Genesis 1: 27-30 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. -- 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
So we see here that God came to the Garden and talked with Adam & Eve before they sinned.
And then after the fall of man, God came down to be with His people Israel as He would meet with the High Priest in the Holy of holies there in the Tabernacle as the Israelites moved about as God directed them to do so.
Exodus 25: 21-22 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. 22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
And then in the N.T. God came down in the Person of His Son Jesus and dwelled among men.
John 1: 14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us
So God never left man, man left God. Ive said all that to show us that God is still the same merciful God that Hes always been and He desires to have fellowship with man.
God is the Great I AM. God said to Moses from the burning bush in Exodus 3: 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:-
And Jesus said in John 8: 58 as He talked with the religious Jews, Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Remember were talking today about the 7 I AMS in the gospel of John.
Jesus was God in flesh:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word,