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The Great I AM

The Great I AM

Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" God said to Moses, "I AM THAT I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:13-14)

God called Moses to bring revival to the Children of Israel who were living in a pagan nation. The Egyptians gave names to their

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Growing Up

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“Speaking [being] the truth [alētheuō] in love, we will grow to become [auxanō] in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15 NIV)

The Greek word alētheuō means to be the truth, or more literally, exude the truth. (Being the truth transcends speaking the truth in that being the truth includes speaking the truth and so much more.) Therefore: Every judgment made, every word spoken, every action taken, every attitude assumed, every possible lifestyle component we manifest, along with every fiber of our earthly existence should not be about judging our earthly

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Being the Truth

"Take … the sword [machaira] of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:17b NIV)

truth loveThe Greek word translated sword in Ephesians 6:17 is machaira—a sword of judgment. This is not a combat, battle sword used to slay earthly enemies in a fight but rather a sword used in executing judgment. This is because our first priority is not to condemn any person, Christian or not, but rather to point them to the resurrected Christ and the Word of God—where they ought to be judged. Therefore, if there is any judging to be done on this side

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