We are pleased to present our latest video on JESUS the SERPENT the SAVIOR in English. This article explores the connection between Jesus and the serpent, as well as its significance in the context of salvation. Let’s explore this intriguing topic and unravel the mysteries behind this biblical symbolism together.
I’ll read John 3:14 and 15 first
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”NIV, John 3:14-15
According to the Bible, the serpent tempted Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. As a result of God’s curse, the serpent became a symbol of deception and evil. Jesus himself draws a parallel between himself and the serpent in the New Testament, saying in John 3:14-15, “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
What was the significance of Jesus using the serpent as a symbol? According to some biblical scholars, Jesus was emphasizing the serpent’s role in the story of salvation, since it was through the serpent that sin entered the world, and it is through Jesus that sin is conquered and salvation is provided. According to others, this connection represents Jesus taking on humanity’s sins just as the serpent carried the curse of sin in Eden.
Nicodemus, who does not understand the Word of God, hears Jesus reveal the mysteries of the heavens. According to the Lord, a man must hear the Son of Man in order to be born from above. Two things are meant by the Son of Man being lifted up in the Gospel of John. First, it glorifies the Lord, and second, it points to the cross. This is explained by analogy to the story of Moses and the Israelites in Numbers 21.
At the time of Exodus, the Israelites complained to Moses about living in the wilderness for so long. In reality, the resentment was towards God, not Moses. When the Israelites forgot God’s guidance and complained, he sent fiery serpents to punish them. After being bitten by a serpent, rebellious Israel died. Moses prays for them when he sees this. A bronze serpent was made and placed on a pole after God heard Moses’ prayer. People who looked at it did not die, but were revived. Similarly, those who look with faith to the Lord who will now be lifted up on the cross will have the life of the new creation, which is eternal life.
Having concluded our discussion on JESUS the SERPENT the SAVIOR in English, we hope this article has provided you with a fresh perspective on the biblical symbolism of the serpent and its relationship to Jesus.