Do This And Live
Do what? “Make a bronze serpent and hang it on a pole. Then if anyone is bitten let that one look at the bronze serpent and he will live.” And they did and they lived!
In the New Testament, Jesus compared himself to this bronze serpent. The bronze serpent on a pole is a type of the Son of God being judged in our place for all our sins and taking upon himself the curses we deserved. It reveals how the power of the serpent to harm us is neutralized by the work Jesus did on the cross.
Today, if you are “bitten” in your soul, mind, or body by the serpents of sin, sickness, or poverty, you do not have to die or be overcome by their poison. God has provided a remedy for the serpent’s bite. It’s the finished work of Jesus on the cross. That’s where the heads of “serpents” are crushed and their poison neutralized.
Child of God, you do not need to be afraid of the serpent’s bite any more. Keep meditating daily on how Jesus overcame every curse for you on the cross. Then if you ever feel the sting of the serpent’s bite, do not worry. Just remember to look attentively and confidently at the finished work of the cross and ask for a fresh revelation of the victory Jesus has already obtained for you.
Do this and you will live.