Topic: God’s Awesome Power [Sunday November 19, 2017]
John 18:6 “As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.”
Text: John 18:5-9
It is evident that it was the power of God that made these six hundred men fall backwards to the ground, but why did it happen when He said, “I am he”?
- Joyce Meyer’s Daily 19 October 2017 Devotional: Good Enough
- Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Daily November 13, 2017 Devotional: Stake Your Claim
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 17 November 2017 Devotional: Our Life Is Not Our Own
- Billy Graham’s Daily 12 November 2017 Devotional: Good Things Are Costly
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 16 October 2017 Devotional – Love Comes First
In this verse, and also in verse eight, the word “he” is italicized. That means that the word “he” was not in the original text but was added by the translators to make the sentence grammatically correct. This serves a useful purpose and is very helpful in most cases. However, the translators put these additions in italics so that we could be aware of what the text literally said.
In this instance, Jesus literally said, “I am.” Since Jesus was God manifest in the flesh, His statement of “I am,” carried just as much weight as when He expressed it to Moses (Ex. 3:14). This is nothing less than the Almighty God releasing His glory through the powerful statement, “I AM.” No wonder these men were knocked to the ground.
This graphically illustrates how Jesus could have easily defended Himself against any size army that would come to take His life. As He said in John 10:18, “No man taketh it (i.e. His life) from me, but I lay it down of myself.”
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 8 October 2017 Devotional – Escape Condemnation
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 3 September 2017 Devotional – The Power of Praise and Worship
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 5 October 2017 Devotional – Get Ready For Jesus
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 10 October 2017 Devotional – Test The Gifts Of The Spirit
- Andrew Wommack’s Daily 9 September 2017 Devotional – Believe That You Have Received
There are many instances recorded in scripture where people fell to the ground as a result of being in God’s presence. The same thing still happens today. Just as some people faint when they experience fear, when they experience the awesome presence of God, they become weak, and lose strength in their physical body.
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