From The Author
I was raised and indoctrinated in a denominational stream that had unique views regarding the Godhead and God’s plan of Salvation. The byproduct of their beliefs was a sort of exclusivism that insisted on keeping out of God’s acceptance all people who differ in doctrine. We lived in fear. If we deviated from their dogmas we would lose our salvation. That fear combined with a belief that any slipping away from holiness would ban us from God’s acceptance produced in me a mountain of toxic thoughts about myself and God. I lived in guilt and condemnation.
I'm grateful the leaders and teachers had ingrained in me a love for Scripture and an unshakable faith in God.
Then the unthinkable happened. I fell out of favor. It was one of the most hurtful events in my life. They were my family, and I was banned. But, as I look back today, that event, as hurtful as it was, was one of God’s greatest blessings in my life. It drew me closer to God as my Abba, The Spirit as my teacher and Jesus as my Brother.
What followed was incredible. They, Elohim, began to shape me. They started by a total dismantling of everything I was and believed. Slowly they became my family. Father, Son and Holy Spirit gradually reconstructed me into a Son-of-God.
The process took over 18 years. During that time, I died to everything I was. I found myself in a cocoon. I pushed boundaries. Sometimes I went off on tangents into dead ends. I often moved forward on tiptoes venturing into the unknown. With doubts and hesitations, I moved forward. Slowly I came back to life as They reassembled me revelation after revelation. God showed me how much I was loved. He removed the guilt and condemnation. Abba taught me Sonship. The Holy Spirit infiltrated deep into the hidden parts of my innermost being, and cleansed me by the washing of the Word. Elohim placed within me a clarity that I cannot contain anymore. I have to let the world know the Good News!
These books are the outcome of that process.
In “I AM”, Dave Hernandez finds himself being joined to many revelatory authors that the Holy Spirit is raising up in this hour to restore New Testament truths that were lost to religion. Truths that explore the dead works of being “sin conscious” and release the life giving realities of being “son conscious” (Romans 6:11). As the reader takes time to digest and meditate in the truths of “I AM” they will find breakthrough from bondage, a free flow of the rivers of living water that are banked up in their inner being, and overwhelming joy in the new creation realities they will be able to live in.
Dave developed an insatiable love for Truth as a teenager, studying Scripture at intensive Bible Camps organised each summer throughout Europe by his church’s denomination. He complemented the intensives by attending Bible College in Ontario, Canada.
Passionate seeker of God and Truth, Dave believes that the Holy Spirit continues to reveal more to us as we seek to know with openness of heart.
A preacher and teacher for close to 30 years now, he has spoken in countries around the globe and served in various ministry roles in France, Australia and overseas as a short-term Missionary with his family.
Dave met his future wife Laurence in France where they got married in June 1990. Paris is, after all, the romance capital of the world! They've been living in Australia since 1997. Two boys were added to their lives through the IVF program: Damien in 2002 and Breandan in 2004.