When God spoke to Moses, He identified Himself, not only as “I Am,” but also as “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” And He commanded us to remember Him as such forever.
“God also said to Moses, ‘Say this to the people of Israel: “The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.’”
– Exodus 3:15
All throughout the Bible, He was remembered in this way. The Church in Acts did so from the beginning. When Peter heals the lame beggar in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the people were amazed, he immediately clarified it was “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” still at work to that day.
“Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
– Acts 3:12-16
Our God is three in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He "is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). But today, many are forgetting to remember Him by that Name (how He wanted to be known forever!), the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As Bible literacy continues to decline, it is imperative that a new generation hears this Name and be inspired by the majesty of our eternal, never-changing, all-powerful God, who was and is and is to come (Revelation 1:8). Amen!