And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.'”
The name of our God is the great “I AM”. He Is not the “I was”, nor the “I will be”. Many only think of God in relationship to what He has done, or others in what they hope He will do, but He is always present tense, for He is the great “I AM”. To walk by faith in who He is to us, we must acknowledge Him for who He is, present tense, for now faith is. Faith in God sees things in the present tense, not what has been or what one hopes will be.
In Psalm 35:3 the Word tells us He is our salvation. It doesn’t say He was, nor that He will be. The word salvation is defined as; welfare, prosperity, deliverance, salvation (by God), and victory. He is not going to be those things to us, He is those thing right now. God is saying to us I AM your welfare, prosperity, deliverance, salvation, and victory. When you start seeing Him as these in your life today, you can experience what He has for you.
Romans 4:17 tells us that the God-kind of faith calls those things which do not exist as though they did. If you want to see the great “I AM” manifested in your life, you cannot see Him as the one who will be. That is not who He is. You must see and declare Him for who He is. God has said I AM your shield, your exceedingly great reward. See Him for who He is, declare it so with your faith, and you will see manifest in your life the “I AM” whatever you need.