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  • Why Did Jesus Compare Himself to a Snake?

    In the Bible, the snake is usually a symbol of Satan, evil, and sin. However, in John 3:14-15, Jesus compared Himself to the bronze serpent that Moses hung in the wilderness. In fact, God used the snake symbol multiple times with Moses, and each experience reveals something about Jesus. This video looks at three of those experiences, and the amazing things that one can learn from these living parables.


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    Originally posted by Jeff Wickham View Post
    In the Bible, the snake is usually a symbol of Satan, evil, and sin. However, in John 3:14-15, Jesus compared Himself to the bronze serpent that Moses hung in the wilderness. In fact, God used the snake symbol multiple times with Moses, and each experience reveals something about Jesus. This video looks at three of those experiences, and the amazing things that one can learn from these living parables.
    Are you just here to promote your Youtube channel?
    All of my ancestors are human.
    Originally posted by Squeaky
    That explains why your an idiot.
    Originally posted by God's Truth
    Father figure, Son figure, and Holy Spirit figure.
    Col 2:9 (AKJV/PCE)
    (2:9) For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

    1Tim 4:10 (AKJV/PCE)
    (4:10) For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

    Something that was SPOKEN OF since the world began CANNOT be the SAME thing as something KEPT SECRET since the world began.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Right Divider View Post
      Are you just here to promote your Youtube channel?
      My hope is that people will watch the videos and we can have a discussion about them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jeff Wickham View Post
        My hope is that people will watch the videos and we can have a discussion about them.
        Maybe a question to start the discussion would help:
        If Moses' snake represents union with Christ, and if that snake came from and turned back into Moses' staff, what might the staff represent? And what might be the significance of Moses using the staff to lead the children of Israel out of bondage?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jeff Wickham View Post
          Maybe a question to start the discussion would help:
          If Moses' snake represents union with Christ, and if that snake came from and turned back into Moses' staff, what might the staff represent? And what might be the significance of Moses using the staff to lead the children of Israel out of bondage?
          The staff represents the cross upon which
          Jesus was lifted upon to remit sin, vicariously representing Himself as His sinful brethren.

          All those gifted with faith to look to Him dying for their sins on the cross, will be saved.
          "The immutable God never learned anything and never changed his mind. He knew everything from eternity."

          " The difference between faith and saving faith are the propositions believed."
          Gordon H. Clark

          "If a man be lost, God must not have the blame for it; but if a man be saved, God must have the glory of it."
          Charles Spurgeon

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          • #6
            Re: Why Did Jesus Compare Himself to a Snake?

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            Christ illustrated the purpose of his crucifixion with an incident in Israel's history recorded at Num 21:5-9 wherein Moses' people became weary of living in the desert and eating manna all the time at every meal. But instead of courteously, and diplomatically, petitioning their divine benefactor for tastier food and better accommodations, they became hostile and confrontational.

            In response to their insolence; God sent a swarm of deadly poisonous vipers among them; which began striking people; and those snakes were really lethal. In no time at all, much people of Israel died.

            Then those not yet dead came to their senses and asked Moses to intercede. In reply; God instructed Moses to fashion an image of the vipers and hoist it up on a pole so that everyone dying from venom could look to the image for treatment.

            The key issue here is that the image was the only God-given remedy for the people's bites-- not sacrifices and offerings, not tithing, not church attendance, not scapulars, not confession, not holy days of obligation, not the Sabbath, not charity, not Bible study and Sunday school, not Torah studies, not tithing, not one's religion of choice, not self denial, not the so called golden rule, not vows of poverty, nor the Ten Commandments, nor door-to-door missionary work, no; not even prayers. The image was it; there was no other option, no other hope: nothing left to anticipate but the sum of all fears.

            John 3:14 . .Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

            John 3:18 . . Whoever does not believe stands condemned already.
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