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I AM THAT I AM. I believe there is scarcely an error in doctrine or a failure in applying Christian ethics that cannot be traced finally to imperfect.

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1 I AM THAT I AM

2 I believe there is scarcely an error in doctrine or a failure in applying Christian ethics that cannot be traced finally to imperfect and ignoble thoughts about God. The first step down for any church is taken when it surrenders its high opinion of God. The Knowledge of the HolyA.W. Tozer

3 Creation The heavens declare the glory of God… God’s invisible qualities… being understood from what has been made Psalm 19: 1-4 Romans 1: 18-20

4 Integration He has also set eternity in the hearts of men… …the requirements of the law are written on their hearts… Ecclesiastes 3: 11 Romans 2

5 Revelation Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the L ORD. All Scripture is God-breathed… Deuteronomy 8: 3 II Timothy 3: 16

6 I AM THAT I AM Exodus 3: `ehyeh `aser `ehyeh

7 I AM L ORD HWHY HWHY YHWH - YaHWeH Ha Shem `ehyeh yhwa

8 The undivided triune God God created… The Spirit of God hovered… Let Us make man in Our image Genesis 1: 1-2 Genesis 1: 26 The man has become like one of Us Genesis 3:22

9 The undivided triune God The Angel of the L ORD You are My Son I am your Father Genesis 22 Exodus 3 Psalm 2

10 The undivided triune God Ishma - el El elohe Israel Genesis 33: 20 El - singular Elohim – uni-plural Beth - el Isra - el Sh’ma Yisrael YHWH Eloheinu YHWH echad Sh’ma Yisrael YHWH Eloheinu YHWH echad Deuteronomy 6: 4

11 The undivided triune God God – YHWH Messiah – Mashiach Holy Spirit – Ruach Ha’Kodesh

12 The fear of God The love of God The fear of the L ORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding Proverbs 9: 10

13 The fear of God The love of God Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God… Romans 1: 28-32

14 The fear of God The love of God He rebukes them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath Psalm 2 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry …for His wrath can flare up in a moment

15 The fear of God The love of God Psalm 90 For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you

16 The fear of God The love of God Deuteronomy 5: 9-10 Punishment = 3 or 4 generations Love = ? generations

17 The fear of God The love of God Isaiah 40: 11 Matthew 23: 37 Gathers the lambs in His arms Carries them close to His heart How I’ve longed to gather you

18 The fear of God The love of God I Thessalonians 1: 10 I Peter 4: 17 Rescued from the wrath of God Judgment begins with the family of God

19 The fear of God The love of God Oswald Chambers “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”

20 A.W. Tozer The Pursuit of God There is today no lack of Bible teachers to set forth correctly the principles of the doctrines of Christ, but too many of these seem satisfied to teach the fundamentals of the faith year after year, strangely unaware that there is in their ministry no manifest Presence, nor anything unusual in their personal lives. They minister constantly to believers who feel within their breasts a longing which their teaching simply does not satisfy. There is today no lack of Bible teachers to set forth correctly the principles of the doctrines of Christ, but too many of these seem satisfied to teach the fundamentals of the faith year after year, strangely unaware that there is in their ministry no manifest Presence, nor anything unusual in their personal lives. They minister constantly to believers who feel within their breasts a longing which their teaching simply does not satisfy.

21 The undivided triune God In the Scriptures the three Persons are shown to act in harmonious unity in all the mighty works that are wrought throughout the universe. The Knowledge of the HolyA.W. Tozer

22 God - the incomprehensible He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end Ecclesiastes 3: 11

23 For My thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways My ways Isaiah 55: 8-9 God - the incomprehensible

24 Left to ourselves we tend immediately to reduce God to manageable terms. The Knowledge of the HolyA.W. Tozer God - the incomprehensible

25 …that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ… Colossians 2: 2-3

26 God - the incomprehensible How great is God – beyond our understanding! Romans 11: Job 36: 26 How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out

27 God - the immutable I the L ORD do not change James 1: Malachi 3: 6 …the Father…who does not change like shifting shadows

28 God - the immutable God is: The Lord is: my salvation near, close merciful compassionate gracious love righteous just faithful peace light spirit holy

29 To say that God is immutable is to say that God never differs from Himself. The concept of a growing or developing God is not found in the Scriptures. The Knowledge of the HolyA.W. Tozer God - the immutable Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me Deuteronomy 32:39

30 In God, no change is possible; in men, change is impossible to escape. The Knowledge of the HolyA.W. Tozer God - the immutable Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you. Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you.

31 OmnipotentOmnipresentOmniscient God - the omni…

32 Omnipotent To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. Job 12: 13 He rules forever by His power Psalm 66: 7 Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Revelation 19: 6 NKJV

33 Omnipotent God - the omni… Sovereignty, power …gentleness? Isaiah 40: Strong …loving? Psalm 62: 11-12

34 Omnipresent God - the omni… I will be with you

35 Omnipresent God - the omni… But we push God away Isaiah 59: …turning our backs on our God

36 Omnipresent God - the omni… But God keeps making a way back Isaiah 53: 5-6 …the punishment that brought us peace…

37 Omnipresent God - the omni… Where can I flee from Your presence? Psalm 139: 1-18

38 Omniscient God - the omni… Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely Psalm 139: 1-6

39 Omniscient God - the omni… …for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. Job 28: 24

40 Omniscient God - the omni… Who has instructed Him? Who was it that taught Him? Isaiah 40: Has it ever occurred to you that nothing has ever occurred to God?

41 Omniscient God - the omni… God knows everything? Hebrews 4: The fear: nothing is hidden from God’s sight

42 Omniscient God - the omni… God knows everything? Revelation 12: 10 Colossians 1: The comfort: free from false accusations

43 God – the self-sufficient Deuteronomy 32: 39 Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me I AM THAT I AM

44 God – the self-sufficient “Need” is a creature word and cannot be spoken of the Creator. The Knowledge of the HolyA.W. Tozer

45 God – the self-sufficient Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me Job 41: 11 Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? Romans 11: 35

46 God – the self-sufficient …according to His good pleasure Ephesians 1: 3-10 It is God who works in you… According to His good purpose Philippians 2: …created to do good works Ephesians 2: 8-10

47 God – the love God is love I John 4:16

48 God – the love I hate: robbery iniquity pride arrogance lying tongues dissension divorce false witness shedding of innocent blood perverse speech

49 God – the love Because of the L ORD ’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. Lamentations 3: 22 …He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103: 10

50 If any of the Divine Perfections will come down from heaven, and walk amidst the nations of men, and give light and scatter peace and healing as it goes, it first puts on the vesture of the Precious Blood, in order that it may not slay but make alive.. The Precious Blood Frederick W. Faber God - the love

51 God – the love Greater love hath no man than this… John 15: 13 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid His life down for us… I John 3: 16 For God so loved the world… John 3: 16

52 God – the love This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins I John 4: 7-21 We love because He first loved us

53 God – the love The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3: 17

54 God – the just, the righteous Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne Psalm 89: 14 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress. Job 37: 23

55 God – the just, the righteous Far be it from you to do such a thing — to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? Genesis 18: 23-33

56 God – the just, the righteous Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of 50 (45, 40, 30, 20, 10) righteous people in it? Genesis 18: The Lord said, "If I find fifty (or 10, or 5) righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” The Lord said, "If I find fifty (or 10, or 5) righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

57 God – the just, the righteous Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of 50 (45, 40, 30, 20, 10) righteous people in it? Genesis 18: The Lord said, "If I find fifty (or 10, or 5) righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” The Lord said, "If I find fifty (or 10, or 5) righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

58 God – the just, the righteous All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 14: 1-3

59 God – the just, the righteous Rise up, O Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve. Psalm 94: 1-3, 23

60 I AM THAT I AM


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