If it were my neighbor, a judge, a politician or even my Pastor who spoke so, he would not be taken seriously. While I respect all of them, not one among them has the magisterial and weighty persona invest such an announcement with any purchase. The voice that speaks, rather, comes from One who is unique and mighty. He calls himself the Beginning and the End. Only God could speak thus, truly. There are echoes of Jesus' conversation with a woman, in John 4. He offered her 'Living Water' and finished with this: 'I that speak to you am He!
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