Good Morning. I am getting sick (I think the flu from a co-worker) When my alarm went off, I turned it off. I only have an hour so I am not sure how far I will get.
Look at 12. That’s where we were denied entry. So now look at 14 and 15. That is where we are. It is important to see it so that when we cross the Jordan River and divide land “Trans-Jordan” you will totally get it.
The Bronze Snake:
Let’s start with John 3:14
14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
In the Gospel, John was speaking to Nicodemus; a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin. If you do not know what them means just know that he was a legalistic important Jewish man that was raised under the Law (as a way of Salvation). He is questioning Jesus about how a person would get to Heaven. Jesus knows he needs to speak his “lingo”, so he references a story I am sure Nicodemus has memorized. The Bronze Snake:
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
Ready for something cool: The universal healing symbol on an ambulance. This will remind you to pray for healing for that person. Also, what a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel if you are in the car with someone and see this symbol. This is how it looks in my car: “See that symbol, do you have a phone on you, google Numbers 21 and John 3….” it is the coolest conversation!
So I only got through 9 verses. After work and soccer I will lock myself in a closet and read the rest.😉 Look for a repost.