In the book of John the gospel writer uses a number of “I am” statements to tell us about Jesus and about His mission and work.
In the first of these statements in His encounter with the Samaritan woman Jesus really just says “I am”.
In my bible the “he” is in italics signifying that this word was not in the original Greek, so this verse could have seen Jesus saying “I that speak unto thee am”; or in other words “I am”.
This is something Jesus says again in John 5 v 58, saying “Before Abraham was, I am”.
This first “I am” statement is an amazing expression of His deity; Jesus was God and knew this and He told people by simply saying “I am”.
In exodus 3 Moses met with God and was told to say “I am hath sent you”; God said “I am”.
By saying “I am” about Himself Jesus is expressing His deity.
“I am” is only 3 letters and 2 words, but these 2 small words are loaded with meaning.
The Jews of the day knew the Torah and knew what “I am” signified; this was an awesome statement of identity and intent from Jesus.
As we start to look through the “I am” statements in DIG, we can marvel at this first instance of Jesus saying “I am”.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus said “I am”; thank you for His deity”.
John 4 v 26…..Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he