Elder Chris Crouse presents a God inspired message from John Chapter 3. Here the Lord Jesus Christ speaks to Nicodemus concerning God’s Elect. He instructs Nicodemus on the new birth. Elder Chris places emphasis on John 3:14” And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:”. As Moses lifted up the serpent to give life to the chosen people of Israel so must Jesus Christ be lifted up on the cross to give eternal life to His children.
Elder Chris goes on to compare and contrast the brass serpent found in Numbers 21:9 with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Both were lifted up. Both saved a particular portion of people and both gave life. The brass serpent had no venom and Christ had no sin. Both had two parts. Jesus was man and God. However, they were different in that the serpent cured one particular group within one nation while our Lord saved His elect from all nations. In addition, the serpent was eventually destroyed while Jesus was victorious over death and is still very much alive today.
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