I AM the Ark. In ME is a protection and a new start, with a new start comes a responsibility. As obedience produces favor, the uniqueness will bring some to celebration and others to offense, so walk in favor with humility.
I AM the Vine. In ME is the sustenance of life, everything you need comes from ME. What you will eat, what you will drink, where you will live are MY duty to provide and your responsibility to maintain. You are the fruit, I AM the root.
I AM the Shepherd. MY sheep know MY voice and follow it only. MY rod and MY staff are to protect you from the dangers from without and from within. A single swing of it, wounds the wolf and weans the sheep.
I AM the Cross. Through one death comes life, the ransom was paid. I hold the keys to death, hell and the grave. The crimson stain has been washed away and you have been resurrected with CHRIST. A restoration preordained from the beginning.
Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I Am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” “Who are you?” they demanded. Jesus replied, “The one I have always claimed to be. I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won’t. For I say only what I have heard from the one who sent me, and he is completely truthful.” But they still didn’t understand that he was talking about his Father. So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I Am he. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me. And the one who sent me is with me—he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him.”