God spoke to Moses from the burning bush saying, "'I am the God of your father'" (Ex 3:6). Moses wrote the Pentateuch so this is not a second-hand conversation. He then asked, "When I say to Israel 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you' [and] they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?'" (:13). "God told Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM'" (:14). "'This is My name forever'" (:14). The crowd said, "'We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever'" (Jn 12:34). "Before the mountains were born or you gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God" (Ps 90:2). Abraham "called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God" (Ge 21:33). God is "the high and exalted One Who lives forever" (Isa 57:15). "His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity" (Mic 5:2). "The eternal God is a dwelling place'" (Dt 33:27). "His name will be called . . . Eternal Father" (Isa 9:6). Because God instructed Moses to say "'I AM has sent me to you'" (Ex 3:14) it means he is eternal, everlasting, and lives forever. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Heb 13:8). "'For I, the Lord, do not change'" (Mal 3:6). The Lord instructed Jeremiah to say to Israel, "'It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom'" (Jer 10:12). Soloman personified the Messiah as wisdom saying, "'The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old. From everlasting I was established'" (Pr 8:22-23). It was Christ who "'was beside Him, as master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him'" (:30-31).