The more you spend time with God your Father, the more like Him you will become.
 
His word overflows with promises that He will make you new ― He will heal you, refresh you, replenish you, renew you, and restore you. He will transform you. In this next verse, He speaks:
 
Jeremiah 31:25
    25For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.

 
The psalmist assures:
 
Psalm 147:3
    3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

 
God, your Father, in His wisdom knows when only refreshing, replenishing, renewing, and restoring are necessary, and He rejoices in doing these things for you.
 
Other times, in His wisdom, He knows that replacing the old with something completely new would create the greatest good for you. His Father Heart of Love for you is precisely the same when you need healing. He assures:
 
Jeremiah 29:11
    11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

 
You can trust Him to make all things new, and, as you are transformed, made new, you will rejoice with Him as His goodness is demonstrated toward you.
 
If you have any hesitation that God your Father rejoices in doing good, spend time thinking about this next verse:
 
Jeremiah 32:38-41
    38And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
    39And I will give them one heart and one way, that they may [reverently] fear Me forever for the good of themselves and of their children after them.
    40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will not turn away from following them to do them good, and I will put My [reverential] fear in their hearts, so that they will not depart from Me.
    41Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly and in truth with My whole heart and with My whole being.

 
God the I AM refreshes, replenishes, renews, restores, replaces, makes new, and transforms “with His whole heart and with His whole being.” In all the verses which follow, His promises will prove His intentions.
 
God, Who names Himself your Father, assures:
 
Leviticus 26:10-12
    10And you shall eat the [abundant] old store of produce long kept, and clear out the old [to make room] for the new.
    11I will set My dwelling in and among you, and My soul shall not despise or reject or separate itself from you.
    12And I will walk in and with and among you and will be your God, and you shall be My people.
 
Numbers 23:19
    19God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or regret [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?
 
2 Chronicles 7:14
    14If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
 
Isaiah 40:28-31
    28Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
    29He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].
    30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;
    31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
 
Isaiah 42:1-9
    1Behold, My Servant, Whom I uphold, My elect in Whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice and right and reveal truth to the nations.
    2He will not cry or shout aloud or cause His voice to be heard in the street.
    3A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth.
    4He will not fail or become weak or be crushed and discouraged till He has established justice in the earth; and the islands and coastal regions shall wait hopefully for Him and expect His direction and law.
    5Thus says God the Lord--He Who created the heavens and stretched them forth, He Who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it, He Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:
    6I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people for a light to the nations,
    7To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness from the prison.
    8I AM the Lord; that is My name! And My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.
    9Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.
 
Isaiah 42:16
    16And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.
 
Isaiah 43:2
    2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.
 
Isaiah 43:18-21
    18Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old.
    19Behold, I AM doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
    20The beasts of the field honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen,
    21The people I formed for Myself, that they may set forth My praise [and they shall do it].
 
Isaiah 48:6
    6You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known.
 
Isaiah 57:18-19
    18I have seen his [willful] ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him also and will recompense him and restore comfort to him and to those who mourn for him.
    19Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near! says the Lord; I create the fruit of his lips, and I will heal him [make his lips blossom anew with speech in thankful praise].
 
Isaiah 58:5-11
    5Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?
    6[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?
    7Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house--when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?
    8Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
    9Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I AM. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking,
    10And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.
    11And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.
 
Isaiah 60:1-5
    1Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
    2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen on you.
    3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
    4Lift up your eyes round about you and see! They all gather themselves together, they come to you. Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried and nursed in the arms.
    5Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the Sea shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures.
 
Isaiah 60:17
   17Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. [Instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters.
 
Isaiah 60:19-20
    19The sun shall no more be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you, but the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory and your beauty.
    20Your sun shall no more go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
 
Isaiah 60:21-22
    21Your people also shall all be [uncompromisingly and consistently] righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
    22The least one shall become a thousand [a clan], and the small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its [appointed] time.
 
Isaiah 61:4-7
    4And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
    5Aliens shall stand [ready] and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
    6But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; people will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You shall eat the wealth of the nations, and the glory [once that of your captors] shall be yours.
    7Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs.
 
Isaiah 66:22
    22For as the new heavens and the new earth which I make shall remain before Me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain.
 
Jeremiah 1:5-10
    5Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
    6Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am only a youth.
    7But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
    8Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I AM with you to deliver you, says the Lord.
    9Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
   10See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and of the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.
 
Jeremiah 1:12
    12Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I AM alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
 
Jeremiah 3:22
    22Return, O faithless sons, [says the Lord, and] I will heal your faithlessness. [And they answer] Behold, we come to You, for You are the Lord our God.
 
Jeremiah 33:6
    6Behold I will lay upon it health and healing, and I will cure them and will reveal to them the abundance of peace (prosperity, security, stability) and truth.
 
Ezekiel 11:19-20
    19And I will give them one heart [a new heart] and I will put a new spirit within them; and I will take the stony [unnaturally hardened] heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh [sensitive and responsive to the touch of their God],
    20That they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances, and do them. And they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
 
Ezekiel 12:28
    28Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: There shall none of My words be deferred any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be performed, says the Lord God.
 
Ezekiel 36:23-31
    23And I will vindicate the holiness of My great Name and separate it for its holy purpose from all that defiles it--My Name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned among them--and the nations will know, understand, and realize that I AM the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service], when I shall be set apart by you and My holiness vindicated in you before their eyes and yours.
    24For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries and bring you into your own land.
    25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you.
    26A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    27And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall heed My ordinances and do them.
    28And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
    29I will also save you from all your uncleannesses, and I will call forth the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine on you.
    30And I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field, that you may no more suffer the reproach and disgrace of famine among the nations.
    31Then you shall [earnestly] remember your own evil [rebellious] ways and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominable deeds.
 
Ezekiel 36:33-36
    33Thus says the Lord God: In the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities I will [also] cause cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be rebuilt.
    34And the desolate land shall be tilled, that which had lain desolate in the sight of all who passed by.
    35And they shall say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.
    36Then the nations that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord have rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.
 
Hosea 2:21-23
    21And in that day I will respond, says the Lord; I will respond to the heavens [which ask for rain to pour on the earth], and they shall respond to the earth [which begs for the rain it needs],
    22And the earth shall respond to the grain and the wine and the oil [which beseech it to bring them forth], and these shall respond to Jezreel.
    23And I will sow her for Myself anew in the land, and I will have love, pity [compassion], and mercy for her who had not obtained love, pity, and mercy; and I will say to those who were not My people, You are My people, and they shall say, You are my God!
 
Hosea 11:3-4
    3Yet I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms or taking them up in My arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
    4I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them.
 
Zechariah 1:4-6
    4Be not as your fathers to whom the former prophets cried, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return now from your evil ways and your evil doings; but they would not hear or listen to Me, says the Lord.
    5Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
    6But My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, did they not overtake and take hold of your fathers? So they repented and said, As the Lord of hosts planned and purposed to do to us, according to our ways and according to our doings, so has He dealt with us.
 
Zechariah 9:11-12
    11As for you also, because of and for the sake of the [covenant of the Lord with His people, which was sealed with Jesus’ sprinkled] covenant blood, I have released and sent forth your imprisoned people out of the waterless pit.
    12Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you.
 
Malachi 4:2
    2But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol [skip] like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.
 
Revelation 3:19
    19Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
 
Revelation 21:5-7
    5And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).
    6And He [further] said to me, It is done! I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.
    7He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.
 
2 Corinthians 6:18
    18And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

 
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I AM sent Jesus and Holy Spirit to Man on very specific missions. Jesus clarifies both missions in the following sections.
 
First, I AM defines Jesus’ mission in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. This mission has everything to do with healing.
 
Isaiah 52:14-15
    14[For many the Servant of God became an object of horror; many were astonished at Him.] His face and His whole appearance were marred more than any man's, and His form beyond that of the sons of men--but just as many were astonished at Him,
    15So shall He startle and sprinkle many nations [with His Blood], and kings shall shut their mouths because of Him; for that which has not been told them shall they see, and that which they have not heard shall they consider and understand.
 
Isaiah 53:All
    1Who has believed (trusted in, relied upon, and clung to) our message [of that which was revealed to us]? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been disclosed?
    2For [the Servant of God, Jesus] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness [royal, kingly pomp], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him.
    3He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him.
    4Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].
    5But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
    6All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.
    7He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.
    8By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who among them considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living [stricken to His death] for the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
    9And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
    10Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief and made Him sick. When You and He make His life an offering for sin [and He has risen from the dead, in time to come], He shall see His [spiritual] offspring, He shall prolong His days, and the will and pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
    11He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].
    12Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and [He let Himself] be regarded as a criminal and be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious).
 
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Colossians 1:15 explains: “[Now] He [Jesus] is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible] … .”
 
Hebrews 1:3 declares: “He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature … .”
 
Jesus, Who perfectly demonstrates I AM’s nature and character, continues:
 
Matthew 3:8
    8Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];
 
Matthew 4:17
    17From that time Jesus began to preach, crying out, Repent ( change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
 
Matthew 5:13-16
    13You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
    14You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
    15Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
    16Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
 
Matthew 7:15-20
    15Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.
    16You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
    17Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.
    18A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration].
    19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
    20Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits.
 
Matthew 8:1-3
    1When Jesus came down from the mountain, great throngs followed Him.
    2And behold, a leper came up to Him and, prostrating himself, worshiped Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me by curing me.
    3And He reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I AM willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed.
 
Matthew 8:7
    7And Jesus said to him, I will come and restore him.
 
Matthew 8:13
    13Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very moment.
 
Matthew 9:1-8
    1And Jesus, getting into a boat, crossed to the other side and came to His own town [Capernaum].
    2And behold, they brought to Him a man paralyzed and prostrated by illness, lying on a sleeping pad; and when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven and the penalty remitted.
    3And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, This man blasphemes [He claims the rights and prerogatives of God]!
    4But Jesus, knowing (seeing) their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil and harbor malice in your hearts?
    5For which is easier: to say, Your sins are forgiven and the penalty remitted, or to say, Get up and walk?
    6But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins and remit the penalty, He then said to the paralyzed man, Get up! Pick up your sleeping pad and go to your own house.
    7And he got up and went away to his own house.
    8When the crowds saw it, they were struck with fear and awe; and they recognized God and praised and thanked Him, Who had given such power and authority to men.
 
Matthew 9:9-12
     9As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's office; and He said to him, Be My disciple [side with My party and follow Me]. And he rose and followed Him.
    10And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and [especially wicked] sinners came and sat (reclined) with Him and His disciples.
    11And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, Why does your Master eat with tax collectors and those [preeminently] sinful?
    12But when Jesus heard it, He replied, Those who are strong and well (healthy) have no need of a physician, but those who are weak and sick.
 
Matthew 9:15-17
    15And Jesus replied to them, Can the wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is still with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
    16And no one puts a piece of cloth that has not been shrunk on an old garment, for such a patch tears away from the garment and a worse rent (tear) is made.
    17Neither is new wine put in old wineskins; for if it is, the skins burst and are torn in pieces, and the wine is spilled and the skins are ruined. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.
 

God, your Father, hears unspoken prayers equally with those which are spoken aloud:
 
Matthew 9:21-22
    21For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His [Jesus’] garment, I shall be restored to health.
    22Jesus turned around and, seeing her, He said, Take courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well. And at once the woman was restored to health.
 
Matthew 9:28-29
    28When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I AM able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.
    29Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you;