I AM is God’s Name
With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special guest: Carole Nelson
(Carole) Ok, in John 6:20, where they were out, they were terrified in the boat, “Jesus said to them, it is I,” this is in the Amplified. “Be not afraid, I AM; stop being frightened.” And in, in Hebrews, Heb. 2:12 He says, “I will declare Your, the Father’s Name to My brethren.” And Jesus declared I AM to them.
(M) My goodness Carole, I see that NAME like never before. He is the only, there is no other. I AM.
(J) I AM period.
(M) I AM period. I’m the One that AM. (Martha laughs) And it means I exist. And it means Satan is nothing.
(M) That’s what it means. It means I AM. Ooo, thank you, that’s wonderful.
(Carole) Just I AM. God says, Jesus says I AM, He declared the Father’s Name, so stop being frightened.
(M) It’s just exploding. And when He says I, He exposed the NAME, He meant the Being, not just Name, but the Being.
(Carole) All He is, all He is. He is All. He is All.
(M) He is All. He is Only. You’d think I just made a plug for my book, but. Ok. Jesus came to solve this thing that, that has all humanity, parent, child, parents who are afraid, make children afraid. And if we didn’t have parents that made us afraid, we’d be afraid anyway, because life is overwhelming. And in these, in this last hour it’s becoming more overwhelming, so the issue, the root, the bottom issue is fear, Heb.2:14. This follows Carole, that scripture of “I will tell of Your Name in the midst of the congregation, I will sing Your praise.” And again, it says, “I will put My trust in Him, and behold, I and the children God has given Me.” This is Jesus saying, you are the children God has given Me. “And since children share in flesh and blood, He likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver all those through fear of death were subject to life-long slavery.” And I’m just so aware of our need as a Body, to have a faith that does not tolerate any situation of fear, or any situation coming ‘at us’, or in our world or our government or our day. That we cannot tolerate in ourselves, any fear, without naming it as sin and unbelief, and the worship of Satan. And that we come to an absolute faith, even through our fear, that’s the great paradox of it, through the fears that God evokes or allows to be evoked, we come to the place of absolute faith.
(J) I just think of Adam and Eve, that they, immediately after they had sinned and fallen, that they immediately were afraid of God’s displeasure, and they feared their nakedness. And isn’t that where we all go?
(M) Well all my troubles have been to evoke, expose the fear that was in me, and resolve them by seeing them. And the Blood of Christ is sufficient for this terrible human propensity of fear. I’ve told this a number of times. Things will come to me, bombardments or flaming arrows, that will tell me ‘this disastrous thing is going to happen’, and I have learned to say, “oh no, I send that to the pit; I rebuke that, that will never happen, no.” And Satan has to ‘run it by us’, before he can do it. He has to have ‘our faith’, before he can effect his destruction. Ok. What John?
(J) It’s, it’s just funny to me, because I always, where are You? And he said to Him, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.” Well who told you you were naked? (Everyone laughs.) So I just, uhmm, but he was afraid of Him. He was afraid of the sound of Him. But he was afraid of a ‘false Him’; it wasn’t Him. He became afraid of Satan, what Satan pictured and drew of Him.
(M) You’ve given me another chapter for the book on Cain and Able, because what Cain went to was that fear of nakedness; what he went to was no fear. And so he became a murderer. And even when God confronted him, he had no fear. And when God banished him to a life of isolation, he had no fear then, only complaining. So you can go to a point where you’re so ‘in yourself’ that you have no fear of God. Romans one, I think, where describes sin, it says, “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” And in Psalms, where David is talking about evil people that he says, “The wicked man says God does not see.” He has no fear, no consequences. So I suppose if you’re afraid, you’re a little healthier, than one who doesn’t fear God, but fears everything else.
(J) Well fear makes you blind. Fear is a blinding factor. The stronghold of fear is blinding; it makes you blind.
(M) To what?
(Carole) It makes you blind to God’s promise. It makes you blind to God’s purpose. It makes you totally blind to the ruling and reigning God.
(M) Doesn’t it make you blind to seeing Him, to seeing Him in your life; to see His wooing of you in your life? You can’t see or believe; because you can’t see, you can’t believe.
(Carole) Fear brings God’s promise into question always, and so that is Satan’s ploy. God evokes that to give us, to need Him and to make the choice, because everything evokes the decision and choice of ‘who’ we will believe.
(M) Hmhmm. Oh, my goodness, I just turned to this. In Is.33:5-6, “The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness. He will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.”
(M) Do you see? He has something for us, His children in these times. He has a stability, an abundance of salvation from evil.
(Carole) And the Amplified says, “The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.”
(M) Oh, that bears repeating.
(Carole) The Amplified version in Is.33:6, that Martha just quoted, says, “And there shall be stability in your times, and abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the reverential fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.”
(M) There it is, the worship of the Lord. And that’s… We’re going to get into that in our group and we’ll see what comes out verbally about it. But Zion is, stands for, the absolute reign of the Lord. And those who have no fear, like Daniel, are those who live in Zion.
(Carole) And rule.
(M) And rule. And the word fear, Carole, it evokes something that the Hebrew does not mean, nor the Greek. It’s reverence and worship. That word always should be translated, fear, reverence and worship. The Amplified gets it at the real definition.