“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14 KJV)
God is not in any way contending with the devil. As I travel around the world I’ve discovered that some people function as though God is in a thug of war with the devil. That is an insult to God the creator. The God that you and I serve is a creator. He is the Almighty God, he’s the possessor of the heaven and the earth. He is the one that shuts and no one opens, he opens and no one shuts. He can kill and he can make alive. He is the one that laid the beams of his chambers upon the waters and rides upon the wings of the wind like a chariot and spreads the heavens like a curtain. He laid the foundation stone of the earth and said it should never be moved. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending. He’s the bright and the morning star. He is the one that upholds all things by the word of His power.
Moses wanted to know his name, but God said I’m too big to be confided to one compartment. He said go and tell them that my name is I AM. What type of name is that? I AM THAT! What do you mean by ‘That’? I am ‘That’, because your ‘That’ may differ from someone else’s ‘That’. Your ‘That’ might be a husband, another person’s might be a wife. Her ‘That” might be a house, and his ‘That’ might be a promotion.
Therefore, whatever your ‘That’ is, that I AM. You can’t put God in a compartment. From everlasting to everlasting he is God. He is the one that stops the violence of the fire, shuts the mouth of the lion and quenches the edge of the sword. He is the Almighty God who spoke the universe into existence by the words of mouth. How dare you think he would contend with a being he created. He is a Great God.
Further Reading: Exodus 3:1-15
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 41-42; Evening- 1 Thessalonians 1