Topic: Biblical Passage: Numbers 21:4–21:9
Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-15
John 4, “If you only knew the gift I have for you.”
Matthew 3 & 4 Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at your gasp.
1. It’s about dead people…
John 3:14-15 Everybody is dead, who believes in Jesus will live.
Ephesians 2:1 ; Colossians 2:13 ; Romans 6:23 ; Romans 5:12
We are spiritually dead! Every single human being is snake bit.
The Burner Snake - Jeremiah 2:13
The cure is within their grasp. John 7:37-39
“Our souls are restless.” - Augustine
Ephesians 4:18 All human beings are born snake bit, alienate from the life of God.
2. Snakes are not an accident!
We are all rebels, having rebelled against God. Romans 1:18, 29-31; Romans 3:23
We are worthy of the wrath of God. Psalms 51:1-5 Every sin is a rebellion against God.
Genesis 6:5 ; Jeremiah 17:9 Your heart is no different from Hitler’s heart. We need new hearts.
3. The curse becomes the source of healing!
Snakes are a symbol is a curse throughout scripture. Galatians 3:13-14 Jesus became a curse for us. 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; 1 Corinthians 1:18 ; Ephesians 2:8 Salvation is the cure!
4. Lifting up mean living a life of exalting Christ!