I Am! What an amazing name. His Name means I Am now, in the present tense. I Am with you in your present situation. I will help you now. You are not alone for I am with you. If you can grasp this, it is one of the most powerful weapons you can ever use against the enemy, especially in times of loneliness, depression, despair, grief, etc. I AM…
John 18:4-6 – Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, â€œWho is it you want?â€
â€œJesus of Nazareth,â€ they replied.
â€œI am he,â€ Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, â€œI am he,â€ they drew back and fell to the ground.
John 8:58 – â€œI tell you the truth,â€ Jesus answered, â€œbefore Abraham was born, I am!â€
Revelation 1-8 – â€œI am the Alpha and the Omega,â€ says the Lord God, â€œwho is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.â€
Deuteronomy 31:6 – â€œBe strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.â€
One night almost five years from today, as I laid down in bed, many negative thoughts started swarming around me. I had a wonderful and overcoming day and now the attack had come. Then almost immediately I heard Jesus speak His name, I Am. One of the thoughts went away like it had been shot with an arrow. Another one came and the name “I Am” was spoken again. Another thought was defeated. Of course, it didnâ€™t take me long at all to catch on and I began meditating on His Name over and over again. It was like a shooting gallery. Each thought would come at me and with each mention of I Am it was destroyed. It didnâ€™t take long at all and I was fast asleep.
After I had awakened that morning, I began to meditate on what had happened. We had been going through a time where many decisions needed to be made. Most of those were major decisions and the timing was critical. It was very easy to look ahead and try to determine in my own mind what I needed to do. In a way, I had felt like Saul might have felt in 1 Samuel 13, as he waited for Samuel to come with the Word of the Lord. There was pressure all around to make the decision and yet there was a hesitancy in my spirit. What should I do Lord? I need to know what to do. You alone know the future, what is the best choice for us? Then I heard the name, I Am. â€œI Am here with you right now. Iâ€™ll give you what you need at the moment you need it.â€
The thoughts of past mistakes loomed around me. I didnâ€™t want to fail, again. I didnâ€™t dare listen to them, they would only bring me down. I canâ€™t see ahead of me, so patiently I must wait. I must trust. He has never left me nor forsaken me. He has brought us through each and every time. We have seen His miracles. We experience His presence. Encouragement comes as I meditate on who He is. I Am! We will wait until He speaks. Peace, what a place to be. Have we heard yet? No, but as Habakkuk had to wait in Habakkuk 2:1, so will I. What will He say?
My friend, you are not alone today. The economy is shaking. Things people have trusted in for so long are shaking. What is the truth? What is going to happen next? How will we do this? How will we do that? What is tomorrow going to be like? Will we be able to pay our bills? Who do you trust? Who do you listen to for advice? There is a way through victoriously, no matter what happens to others. Father knows you by name and He wants the best for you. You are not alone, in fact, you have the best company in the world. Take the time to hear what He has to say. I Am with you always!
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Janiece and I travel and minister as doors open for us to go. We are now in the process of writing her story into a movie. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. Please use our contact page to contact us for more info. I have written 4 books now to help encourage people and to help them get to know Him. They are: “Destiny Path Of Life: The Journey Begins,” “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story – Tell My People I Love Them!“, “Islands In The Sea – The Day The King Walks In!“ Book 1, and “Islands In The Sea: The Lion Roars” Book 2. I also have recorded some of my music for encouragement. Listen to some of these songs on our site, YouTube in video, and they are also available to purchase and download here. I have some artwork that we have for wallpapers and prints. If you need help or prayer, please write to us and let us know. The proceeds from all of our products help us to minister to those in need.
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