Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John 8:48-51
Imagine meeting the Son of God face to face and insulting him with false accusations such as “He is a demon” or “Your not even Jewish your a Samaritan” Sometimes our theological pride can get in the way of our hearts. We see this alot in Christianity today also. We believe we know everything there is to know, sometimes we need to just shut up and listen
The religious leaders didnt understand that by condemning Christ, they are also condemning Yahweh. If you reject the Son , you also reject the Father. If the religious leaders were as smart as they believed, they would have recognized that Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus made it clear, through Him you will never see death!
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? John 8:52-53
Again the religious leaders are showing their theological ignorance. They didnt understand Jesus statement “You shall never see death” therefor they rejected it as heresy. The problem was them, they didnt understand Jesus was referencing the soul and not the physical body
Are you greater than Abraham, they asked Jesus? The religious leaders are placing Abraham on a pedestal , however they dont understand the Lord of Lords is standing right in front of them!
Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. John 8:54-56
Again Jesus is trying to teach these men a theological lesson. Abraham would have rejoiced at the day to see the Messiah, but these religious leaders condemn the Messiah. They claim to be disciples of Abraham, but are far from his ways
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. John 8:57-59
Jesus here makes one of his 7 I AM statements, before Abraham was I AM. The Jews knew exactly what Jesus was saying here, as they picked up stones to kill him. Jesus was declaring He is The Great I AM!
Anyone who says “Jesus never declared to be God” doesn’t know the scriptures. Here again is another classic example of Jesus deity, don’t be like the religious leaders and harden your heart, receive the Lord and never see death Amen!