John 6:35 (ESV)
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
The above verse is the first of seven “I Am” statements recorded by John. This points back to God revealing himself to Moses in Exodus 3:13-15.
“13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
God is the self-existent One who “is, and was, and … is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8. God in the flesh. “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
In the seven “I Am” statements, Jesus claiming is to be God, the living manifestation of Exodus 3:13-15. I am so blessed and thankful that He is and forever shall be I Am Who I Am, His Name forever!
The seven statements:
John 6:35 – I Am the Bread of Life
John 8:12 – I Am the Light of the World
John 10:7-9 – I Am the Gate
John 10:11-15 – I Am the Good Shepherd
John 11:25-26 – I Am the Resurrection and the Life
John 14:6 – I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life
John 15:1, 5 – I Am the True Vine