The CROSS on which Jesus Christ was nailed is the place of divine safety. As the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, they come to the land of Edom where they start to grumble against Moses and God by expressing that they were brought to die in the wilderness and that they detested the provision of heavenly food that God had given to them, calling it miserable. So God sent in their midst, venomous snakes that bit the people and many died. The people repented and Moses pleaded with God praying that the LORD take the snakes away from the people. 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.” So Moses made a brass serpent and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the serpent of brass, they lived.
This typifies the coming of Christ Jesus many years later. The poison of sin kills. And until one lift up their eyes and sees the Cross (similar to the pole) on which the Son of God, Jesus Christ was brandished by the wrath (heat) of God, the poison of sin will kill them, but all who look up at the Cross and see Jesus Christ, believing in their heart that He took their place on the Cross, paying the penalty of their sin, will be safe from the wrath of God. The altar of burnt offerings for the judgment of sin, was an altar made of brass (Exodus 39:39; 1 Kings 8:64). The altar on which God dealt judging sin was the Cross.
The Cross is a place of safety for all to run to, lest they be consumed by the wrath of God. Only at the foot of the Cross, is divine safety.
Let us cross examine ourselves and ensure that we have raised our eyes and looked at the Son of God, so that we may live. If you have not yet done so, I beseech you, that you do. Look at Jesus and believe in Him, so that you are safe under the protection of the Holy Son of God, Jesus Christ.
John 3:14-16 (KJV)
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.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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