I am...and I was

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In Scripture God identified himself as “I am”

I am that I am is a common English translation of the Hebrew phrase אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, ’ehyeh ’ăšer ’ehyeh – also “I am who am”,

Exodus 3:13–14 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’

The Lord tells us repeatedly in His Word that He is the great "I AM."

I was delivered and forgiven

Colossians 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins

You may feel that you are oppressed and need deliverance but the great news i have for you is that you have been delivered through the blood of Jesus.

I was healed

Isaiah 53:5 Jubilee Bible “But he was wounded for our rebellions; he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon him; and by his stripes healing was provided to us (we are healed)

Most translations say “we are healed”. A better way to translate the verb is “I was healed” since he did this for me 2,000 years ago at the cross.

I was against Him

1 Timothy 1:13-14 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.