Apostle Grace Lubega
Numbers 21:8-9 (KJV); And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
In John 3:14, Jesus makes reference to our theme scripture and says, “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.”
Why is Jesus typified as the serpent of brass?
In the scriptures, brass symbolises judgement while the serpent is a symbol of sin.
While at the cross, Jesus became sin. (2 Corinthians 5:21).
This means that sin was judged, and anybody who looked at He (Jesus) who was made sin and judged for it lived.
Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).
He was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
Sin, disease, poverty and any other form of suffering are works of the devil. Jesus Christ’s mission was to come and destroy the works of the devil which He did! As such, He said, “It is finished” (John 19:30).
When we look to Him, we have victory over sin, disease, suffering and any form of affliction including death!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corithians 2:14, 1 John 3:8
When we look to Jesus, we have victory over sin, disease, suffering and any form of affliction including death!
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I rejoice in the victory that is guaranteed in Christ. I know that I am more than a conqueror. I look to you my Lord, in the understanding that sin, affliction and every work of the enemy is judged. Even as I continue to behold you, the things of this world grow strangely deem. In Jesus’ name. Amen.