In Exodus, God revealed something about Himself that sets Him apart from everyone and everything. He speaks to Moses in 3:14, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.” Notice how God spoke in present tense. I AM God. I AM Sovereign. I AM worthy. I AM righteous. I AM what you need to be saved from the enslavement of sin.
Further on in God’s Word, beginning with the New Testament, God speaks through Jesus. I AM like no other is fitting for Him.
Jesus came to not only save but resurrect every person that the Father created. This includes you and me.
Jesus is like no other. He truly transforms lives. When you go to Him and see your need for Him, He opens up the gates of heaven to help you out! When you desire to see Jesus, and have the willingness to push forward into the unknown called faith, He begins a mighty work within you. When you are okay with change, Jesus will transform you like no other.
Why do you need to be okay with change? The world needs to be stripped off of you. Your flesh carries around unnecessary baggage that is not fitting for God’s Kingdom. God’s Kingdom is run completely opposite of how the world operates, and now that you chose to be a child of God, you must take on the image of His dear Son Jesus. God calls it the sanctification process. It is where God is preparing you for heaven one day.
In Luke 6:17-19, you read about this process that a sinner must go through to experience the life-giving power that Jesus bestows upon anyone who desires it. You read how Jesus just returned from the mountain where He prayed all night. He needed to get His Father’s approval in choosing the 12 who will walk the closest with Him as they spread the Good News that the Savior of the world is in their midst.
This Good News spread fast for crowds came from all over to experience for themselves this man named Jesus. They listened to Him and desired to be healed from whatever ailed them, whether physical, mental, or emotional. Some needed healing from evil spirits. They did what they could to try to touch Jesus for healing power went out from Him.
Any person who wanted to be healed was completely healed.
Let’s make this personal. Do you desire to see Jesus? Are you interested in what He has to say? Do you realize the depth of your depravity because of sin in your life? Every single one of us, whether destitute or sitting on easy street has wounds that only Jesus can rectify. No one has or will ever walk on earth unscathed by the destruction of sin. You could say that every one of us walks around wounded by something or someone.
The big question is this, will you let Jesus take your wounds, those hidden deep within you to come out into the light? In Jesus’ day, people wanted to be free from their wounds and they knew who could free them. You can have this same freedom too. Look up and see. Look within and allow God to enter into all areas of your life. Allow God to take you on an adventure. Even if the road gets bumpy, His faithful presence will see to it that you get to where He is wanting you to be.
Take some time and study Galatians 5. You get an inside look at God’s sanctification process. I will start you off, “So Christ has truly set you free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law (or your sinful flesh).”1
May today be the day where you see Jesus like no other. He truly is the Savior of the world, your Redeemer who can set you free from the bondage of sin. He is the wound healer like no other.