I will vs. I AM

By Elizabeth Prata

Satan made 5 ‘I will’ statements, declaring what he planned to do. Jesus made 7 I AM statements, declaring who He is.

Satan boasted:

‘I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
in the far reaches of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
(Isaiah 14:13b-14).

Jesus declared:

Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10:9)

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. (John 11:25-26)

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

You notice that satan boasts of what he plans to do. God already IS.

The amazing thing is that satan, whose name is Lucifer, (satan is a title meaning adversary or accuser) actually thinks he can become superior to God. More amazing, is that satan convinced a third of the Angelic Host of it. They followed satan in a heavenly rebellion.

Tomorrow, the origin of Satan. We will look at the scriptural record to see who satan is and why and how he fell.

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