Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” John 8:58
One of the most powerful statements made by Jesus to the religious leaders, and yet many still to this day, misunderstand what Jesus is saying and revealing here. Just like in John 3 , Jesus tried to reveal the concept of being Born Again, and the religious leaders interpreted in the physical realm instead of the spiritual realm, they did the same with this statement
So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” John 8:57
The religious leaders are like “How could you have possibly seen Abraham , since he died thousands of years ago? They were only looking at Jesus from a physical perspective as a 30 year old man. Often times even today many Christians only view Jesus from his human nature and not from his divine nature, which he clearly revealed countless times
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14
Jesus reveals himself as the “Great I AM”, the same I AM that spoke to Moses, the same I AM that spoke to Abraham, the same I AM that wrestled with Jacob, the same I AM that led Joshua to victory. Before Abraham was born , Jesus Christ was always eternal
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. Revelation 1:17-18
Jesus Christ , the First and the Last (Eternal) One who died for our Sins and Now is Alive Forevermore! The One who holds the keys to life and death, Jesus is the same today, yesterday , and forever. Jesus was here before the foundations of The Earth and he will reign in the New Heavens and Earth Amen!