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For days I’ve been meditating deeply on the meaning of the word “I” and “I Am”. It’s popping up so much lately for so many different causes. Yet in my heart it just wouldn’t settle to use it. That’s when I started to dig deep to find answers as to why I couldn’t adopt the new use of “I Am” or “I”.

Bellow you’ll see my personal notes as they came out during my study time.

 

Continuation on “I” & ” I Am” post:
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Recap personal FB post on Jan 6, 2015
If we truly understood the manifestation power behind the words “I” and “I AM” , we would think twice before using them. Think of this: God’s name is “I Am” (see Exodus 3:14) We’re created in his image. To say “I Am stupid” etc. is to use God’s name in vain and indicate that His creation is flawed and of no worth… Anyways this goes way deeper than I can go in an FB post. But I’ll leave you with this tid bit for now.
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Reference Scripture:
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Exodus 3:11-14 The Message (MSG)

11 Moses answered God, “But why me? What makes you think that I could ever go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

12 “I’ll be with you,” God said. “And this will be the proof that I am the one who sent you: When you have brought my people out of Egypt, you will worship God right here at this very mountain.”

13 Then Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the People of Israel and I tell them, ‘The God of your fathers sent me to you’; and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ What do I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I-AM-WHO-I-AM. Tell the People of Israel, ‘I-AM sent me to you.’”

Exodus 3:11-14 King James Version (KJV)

11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14 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.

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Continuation on “I” & ” I Am” post Today Jan 8, 2015:
During biblical times (and still practiced today in Jewish culture) Names are a considered a prophetic decree over a person. Each name was individual and pertained to their God given assignment. There for it was and is heavily frowned upon to give a new born child the name of one of their ancestors. It is appropriating your self of an attribute or assignment that is not yours.
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Define Appropriation: 
ap·pro·pri·a·tion
əˌprōprēˈāSH(ə)n/
noun
 
  1. 1.

    the action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.

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Names are so important to God that He even changed Jacobs name to Israel. Abram to Abraham. All to declare their new identity, destiny and assignment.

When we say “I” or “I Am” we are appropriating that thing and making it a part of our assignment and destiny. Do we really want to be saying “I am ____” ( fill in the blank with your cause)? Do we really want to adopt the same destiny that that name has acquired?

*****We can support without appropriation.******

We use “I” or “I Am” so loosely and yet wonder why our life has fallen apart. We insist in adopting into our lives attributed that are not ours, that are not our assignment. I challenge you to consciously change those attributes to those God says we are in the scriptures.
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Our God given attributes are:
Say “I” or “I Am” and follow with 
Blessed, forgiven, friend of God, loved, head and not tail, above not beneath, prosperous, wise, understanding, protected, powerful, sound mind, peace, lender not borrower, meek, just to name a few.
The bible is full of them!
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Can you just imagine how amazing your life could be if you just adopted these attributed instead? Shift your focus! Start looking at what you really want in your life. Highlight what you want more of.
In conclusion:
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Philippians 4:8-9 The Message (MSG)

8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
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