The Lord said to Moses, Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live. So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. Numbers 21:8-9
In a curious response, God told Moses to make a replica of the snake that bit the people of God and caused them to die. If they ‘looked upon’ it, they would live. The future implication and typology of the saving work of Christ is awesome to consider. The snake represents sin. Once bitten by sin, we all die (The wages of sin is death). By ‘looking upon’… gazing with full faith and assurance, the Israelites were healed and saved from death. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” So, because Jesus was lifted up as a sin offering upon the cross, I may look upon Him (in faith) and live.
Do I put my faith and trust in anything other than the saving work of Christ upon the cross?
God, thank you that as Jesus is lifted up, He draws all men unto You! May this day of beginning a season of prayer and fasting be incredible. Do miracles!