I AM and God?

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Throughout the Gospel of John (as well as the Synoptic Gospels), Jesus is continuously showing people that He is, in fact, the Creator God. Jesus did many signs and miracles to show his close connection with the Father as well as display his deity. Generally, these sings were done in such a way as to prove to the Jews that He was God (as this was what they asked for). However, Jesus did not stop at only doing signs and miracles. He also used the phrase “I AM” to show his deity. To the modern reader, “I AM” simply seems as a phrase of explanation or possession. However, for the Jew, this phrase contains all who God is. In the book of Exodus, God commanded Moses to tell the people that “I AM” sent him to free them from the Egyptian’s…show more content…
However, in light of this narrative, Jesus spiritual meaning for this phrase shines forth. Jesus is the light of the world. As long as Jesus is in the world, he shines forth. Even when Jesus left the world, his light still shone through his followers. Jesus’ sole purpose in life was to restore mankind—to allow people to spiritually see. However, Jesus uses a physical example to show his spiritual message. After Jesus healed the man, the man was questioned for a great while by the Pharisees, and at the end of the questioning, the man was kicked out of the temple. Jesus again found him, but this time, opened the eyes to his heart. Jesus is the light of the world to show people the way—to become spiritually unblind. When Jesus said this phrase to the woman, he was showing her that he has come to make her spiritually free. Although the Festival (with its lights) was over, Jesus still shone to all. When Jesus said this phrase to the disciples in regards of the blind man, we has showing that he alone had to power to open a man’s eyes and allow them to see the truth of the Gospel message.
The Apostle John loved to use the word “light” in his writings. He used them throughout his Gospel as well as in his epistles. However, light was also used through the Old Testament as well. Usually, in the Old Testament, God, as well as His Law, would be called light. Also, when the pillar of fire shone throughout the wilderness and led the
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