Look Up and Live
Numbers 21:4-9 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, ''Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!'' 6 Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, ''We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.'' So Moses prayed for the people. 8 The LORD said to Moses, ''Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.'' 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.
John 3:14-15 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.''
Have you ever realized that you may have messed up big time in life? Consequently you found yourself regretting that you messed up. And sometimes because of your mess ups, you found yourself with a sentence of pain and punishment as judgment. If you have never messed up in life, I guess this story will mean little to you. This story is really for people who have messed up and found themselves encircled by a punishment and a pain that they actually brought on themselves. But wait a minute, if you are one of those persons that have not messed up in life, there may be something in this for you anyway. When your mess up season comes, when you have a big time mess up….
God is such a good God; he will not hold your mess up(s) against you. And that your deliverance is not solely predicated upon you, but upon him. And even if you are at fault, he is such a good God, he looks beyond your faults and dem ...
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