约翰福音-John 18章 7~8 节
Then again He asked them, Whom do you seek? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene.
Jesus answered, I told you that I am; if therefore you seek Me, let these go away,
The name Jehovah means “I Am that I Am.” The Lord Jesus is the great I Am. In John 8:24 the Lord had told the Jewish people, “Unless you believe that I am, you shall die in your sins.” In other words, if they did not believe that Jesus was Jehovah, the very God, they would die in their sins. The Jewish people heard this, and when they heard it again, they fell down to the ground with fright. The Lord approached them the second time, asking, “Whom are you seeking?” He was not captured; He delivered Himself to them, proving His willingness to die. If He had been unwilling to die, no one could have captured Him, for He could have frightened everyone and caused them to fall to the ground. All He had to do was speak one word and His captors would have been dead. How could they have seized Him if He were unwilling to be captured? This proves that the purpose of John’s Gospel is to show that the Lord is the Lord of life and that He was willing to die in order to release Himself as life.