The mighty God of the universe calls Himself I AM. In Exodus 3:14, the Bible says, “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM.” Moses had said, “When I go down to Egypt and the people ask me who sent me, what shall I tell them.” God said, “You tell them that I AM sent you.”
– Billy Graham
from a sermon preached at Pure Heart Church, Shanghai, China, 1988.
The disciples healed “in the name of Jesus Christ.” In the name of Jesus Christ is the name of the I AM.
“Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks unto God the Father,” said Paul, in writing to the Colossians. Whatever we do heartily and sincerely in the name of Christ or the I AM, carries with it the power of the I AM to accomplish–a power from a higher source … All power is given to Christ. Doing all things “in His name” puts aside our mortal personality and lets the Christ do the work. When Moses, with a sense of his personal insufficiency for so great a work, shrank from it, saying, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue, the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” [Exodus 4:10-12]
– H. Emilie Cady, “In His Name,” How I Used Truth, 1916