Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Its the grace of God that we still exist, So I welcome you to meditate the Word of life in our spirits.
Today we will learn how salvation is obtained. When we talk about salvation we are talking about the healing of our souls. There is physical healing and spiritual healing.
Now the method of healing the body is different from that of the spirit. Now if you remember in the very earliest stages of the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt, you will see Pharaoh being beaten with many blows among them.
Exodus 8:8 “Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD.
9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee? say when thou dost ask me to pray for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may dwell only in the river.
10 And he said unto her, To-morrow he said, Let it be according to thy word; that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.
11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they will only remain in the river.
12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh; And Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
13 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields ”
And the same was true of all other plagues.
And flies it’s the same and all other plagues, Israelites they prayed to God to remove, God heard them and he remove that problem, As we read on Exodus 8:29-30.
But we come to see just a little while later, when the children of Israel had already crossed the Red Sea, when they offended God, and when God brought the fiery serpents, they cried out to God to remove them, but He did not take them away; but he find for them medicine for those people who was attacked, when the look on the fiery serpent so that they can get heal.
Numbers 21:5 “And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 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.
9 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”.
There the Lord did not remove the serpents, as he had removed the frogs, or locusts, or lice of Pharaoh. Instead he let the snakes continue to exist (meaning they continue to bite people).
And man himself should choose either LIFE or DEATH. If he chooses life then he will humble himself and go and look at the brass serpent, but if he does not want to and decides to find his own known ways of healing, then he will die.
Now what is the point of that revelation?
The Lord Jesus Himself opened our eyes and gave us a revelation of that event in the book of John. He says;
John 3:14 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Do you see? So everyone who is enslaved to sin whose wages is death, seeking the cure for that sin is only looking to Christ.
Christ’s work did not come to take away the sin in the midst of our society, no, sin exists which is why you see to this day people are committing it. What he came to bring is the remedy for that sin.
And it is not necessary for a person to receive healing, it is a person’s choice, to choose life or death. In the same way, as the serpents continued to be left in the midst of the children of Israel, they were not removed … so that everyone would know that death exists and so he could choose life or death.
Dear reader of this message. If you have not committed your life to Jesus, the Bible says..
Deuteronomy 30:15 “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;”
Salvation is not to be chosen, or brought by man, it is your personal responsibility to choose. God cannot force salvation into you if you do not want to. So it is your responsibility to either choose to live in sin every day whose reward is physical and spiritual death, or to look to Christ on the cross for eternal life. The choice is yours.
The Lord bless you.