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John 3:14-15; Numbers 21:5-9
Look to Jesus and live and experience life eternal and life abundant. Jesus in speaking in John 3 just before He gave that wonderful verse John 3:16 told Nicodemus "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." I want to speak today on the subject "Look and Live." And I want you to turn please to Numbers chapter 21. You know Jesus is the hero and the subject of the bible, amen? He is on every page. He is there in type; He is there in shadow. Somebody said have you read the four gospels? No, I have read all 66, amen!, because every book of the bible is about Jesus. If you look in the bible and don't see Jesus you need to look more carefully, because Jesus is on every page of the bible. He is the hero of the book. The Old Testament says someone is coming; the gospels say someone is come; the epistles say someone is coming again, but it is all about Jesus. And this old testament story, Numbers 21:5-9 was chosen by the Lord Jesus to be an illustration of what it means to look to Him, to look to His cross and find life. It is an Old Testament picture of the cross of the Lord Jesus and how Jesus through His blood and His cross meets every need of our heart.
I. A SINFUL REBELLION
As I look at this passage the first thing I see is a sinful rebellion. The bible says that the people rebelled in that first of all they doubted God's promise. What they were really doing when they said Moses have you led us into the wilderness to die was to doubt the promise of God. God had said I am going to bring you into the promise land. I am going to bring you into a land flowing with milk and honey, but they found themselves in the wilderness with no water, with no food and they assumed that God would not keep His promise that somehow God would not be true to His word an ...
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