I Am That I Am
Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name? What shall I say to them?' God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus," you shall say to the sons of Israel, "I AM has sent me to you." Exodus 3:13-14
God’s being is eternally present tense. Tribal and national gods—like those of Pharaoh’s Egypt would come and go. But Moses went in the authority of the everlasting God. That He is I-Am-That-I-Am means He is back there in your past, reforming its wreckage into a beautiful testimony. He’s in your future, preparing places, people, and events by which He will work good into your life, and advance His Kingdom for you. I-Am-That-I-Am is engaged with you in the here and now, but He sublimely above it. Isis will corrode into the desert like the Sphinx, and the sun god will burn itself out, but I-Am-That-I-Am is forever.