The Great I Am: Part Two
This is what the Lord says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:16-19 New International Version (NIV) (emphasis mine)
Believers often use the phrase "God can make a way out of no way." We believe it when we say it because He has made a way for us and we have lived it. That makes us witnesses to God's wonders already performed. According to Scripture, that has been His plan from the beginning. God is "making a way" with every breath that we take. We don't have to rely upon the miracles we read of in the Bible to know this. We can simply look at our own lives today and know without doubt that it had to be God who orchestrated our deliverance from the many things designed to destroy us. He is the Great I Am and always will be. He is the Creator of all things. He does not change. He does not lie. He does not have to. He is God.
God sent His Son and foretold how He would through the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 53:1-12). His "new thing" was absolute grace through forgiveness of sin. God has made a way for us through Jesus Christ, who is the only "way." We have only to remember the things God has already done and apply it to our thankfulness for His mercy that we are not condemned. As we follow Jesus, God has forgiven and removed our transgressions and He looks at us with eyes that see His Son, our Intercessor. Be of good cheer! The Great I am is indeed doing a new thing and He is daily making a way out of no way. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, who was, is and is to come. Through Him the old things have been made new. All glory to the Father, the Great I Am. May the Holy Spirit prepare us for His coming Kingdom.
“Very truly I tell you,”Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58 NIV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV