The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?” Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.” The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death.’ Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’; and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.

John 8:31–59 NASB1

In chapter eight we will look at Jesus’ direct confrontation with the devil in the wilderness after His baptism and His receiving the anointing of the Holy Spirit. In chapter nine we will examine Jesus’ last battle in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to His death on the cross and His descent into hell to finish the job of crushing the serpent and the serpent’s seeds. From all this “The Regeneration” began. A new Israel was established in the Spirit. A new man was created to fill the earth. A new administration of government began to rule over the earth until the nations are all made subject to Christ and His Seed.

1-PC Study Bible, Version 5, New American Standard Bible.