I AM – Father, Son, and Spirit


There are unique “I AM” expressions for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The expressions give insight into each One.

This is an excerpt from a book, “All in a Season,” written by Dawid Malherbe, of South Africa



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Dawid says you are welcome to communicate with him about this.

Following is a ‘brief’ synopsis of what I have written about in Chapter 11 of “all in a season”, hope it will help:

jesus in white

Each of the seven ‘I AM names’ of Jesus are found in the Gospel of John and each reveals some significant aspect of Christ, the Messiah.

The fact that Christ Jesus also uses the words ‘I

am’ brings to light His oneness  with His Father,

YHWH – the great I AM.

• I am the Bread of Life

Then Christ Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” And, “I am the bread of life.”

John 6:35, 48

• I am the Light of the World

Then Christ Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 8:12

• I am the Door

Then Christ Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” And, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
John 10:7, 9

• I am the Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”
John 10:11

• I am the Resurrection and the Life

Christ Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:25, 26

• I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

Christ Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:6

• I am the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” And, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
John 15:1, 5


The seven covenant names  of YHWH, God the Father, make His father heart tangible and real to us. I know that by meditating on the fullness of His Name, a new sense of awe and wonder for our Creator Father will arise.

• I am YHWH-Yireh, your Provider

And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide (KJV, Jehovah jireh); as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
Genesis 22:14

• I am YHWH-Raphah, your Healer

“If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
Exodus 15:26

• I am YHWH-Nissi, your Banner

“And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-LORD-Is-My-Banner (KJV, Jehovah nissi).”
Exodus 17:11, 15

• I am YHWH-Ra-ah, your Shepherd

The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalms 23:1

• I am YHWH-Shalom, your Peace

And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!”…

Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this

might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the

hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” …

Then the LORD said to him, “Peace  be with you;

do not fear, you shall not die.”…

So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and

called it The-LORD-Is-Peace (KJV, Jehovah


Judges 6:12, 14, 23 and 24a

• I am YHWH-Tsidkenu, your Righteousness

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,

“That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness ; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will

dwell safely; now this is His name by which He

will be called: THE LORD OUR


Jeremiah 23:5,6 (This refers to the Messiah)

• I am YHWH-Shammah, your Presence

“And the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE .” 
Ezekiel 48:35b (This refers to the Holy Spirit)

This Scripture served as a wonderful confirmation from the Word of God that the Holy Spirit has His seven I AM names, too!

Fire HS

The following bulleted “I AM names” are the seven I AM names the Holy Spirit guided me to write in my journal on 22 September 2006.

The Scripture from Isaiah (11:2), which confirmed the revelation I received from the Holy Spirit, are in italics directly underneath each of the seven bulleted statements.

Although not word for word exactly the same in all instances, the close resemblance thereof instilled in me the full belief in the reality of Holy Spirit and His passion to reveal God’s ‘secrets’ to us.

• I am the Indwelling Spirit of ‘I AM’

The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
1 Corinthians 2:12

“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”
Ezekiel 36:27

• I am the Spirit of Wisdom

The Spirit of wisdom

“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”

1 Corinthians 2:9, 10
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”
Ephesians 1:17

• I am the Spirit of Truth

The Spirit of understanding (the truth – my addition)

“the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
John 14:17

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 4:24

“Consider what I say, and the Lord will give you the understanding in all things.”
2 Timothy 2:7

• I am the Promised Helper, Advisor and Teacher

The Spirit of counsel

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever … But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
John 14:16, 26

• I am the Seal of Adoption and Redemption

The Spirit of might (authority/power/strength)

“Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will … you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of our purchased possession, the praise of His glory.”
Ephesians 1:5, 13b, 14

“But you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
Romans 8 15b-17

“So he answered and said to me: ‘This is the word of the LORD … Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, ‘Says the LORD of hosts.”
Zechariah 4:6

• I am the Reflector of God’s Glory (and Sovereignty)

The Spirit of the fear (paraphrased, reverence or awe) of the LORD

“I will give them one heart and one way, that they

may fear Me forever, for the good of them and

their children after them.”

Jeremiah 32:39

“I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.”
Jeremiah 32:40b

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the LORD, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the LORD.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

• I am the Revealer of the Mind of Christ

The Spirit of knowledge

“For ‘who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 2:16

“… I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”
Joel 2:28


Note from Dawid:

God bless and thank you for creating a forum where we can learn more from the body of Christ … and from things to come!

14 Responses to “I AM – Father, Son, and Spirit”

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  2. Good post but I would like to point out here that ‘The Spirit of The fear of The Lord’ is what God delights in.
    This is the last Spirit to be given …
    all men should tremble before God because He is Holy.

    • Hi Abigail! You are 100% correct – we should have a real fear for the name of the LORD. In the post above, you shall see it is mentioned under the heading: • I am the Reflector of God’s Glory (and Sovereignty), and this ties up with: The Spirit of the fear (paraphrased, reverence or awe) of the LORD. God bless, Dawid

      • Dawid,
        The Fear of The Lord is Spirit.
        It is a given Spirit.
        You either have or you don’t have.
        Repentance comes first and I’m speaking of true and deep repentance before God.
        Man first have to acknowledge that he is far from God and that he needs to
        be brought back into His presence.
        Man cannot accomplish this alone and so he needs repentance.
        The atonement stands before him as a two edged sword and man will go no further until he falls on his knees and his face to the ground and pleads with God for His forgiveness.
        The Spirit of The Fear of The Lord is His delight.

        Yes we should fear Him who has the power to kill both the body and the soul!!
        And that is for ever!!
        So give thanks to The Lord!

  3. Thank you my brother for the awe-inspiring names of God(Father-Son
    & Holy Spirit).Where can I get the meditative tape music at the end of your lesson?I feel blessed to connect with your site.

  4. Abigail I placed the tail on the donkey for your reply. God bless you!

  5. Melchisedec is the name of the Holy Spirit, http://imssdarm.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/6-melchisedec-the-high-priest-of-the-body-temple/

  6. Please also look at Pastor Reckart’s website which is enormously educational and insightful. By yesterday morning, I became very frustrated by the eleven or so Bible translations that contradict each other and I once again asked Jesus to lead me to the truth about the TRUTH. His page is the only one of hundreds that make perfect sense in line with how Jesus revealed Himself to me.



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