The Grace Exchange :The Serpent On The Pole
1. Grace – Unearned favor, acceptance, a gift, and underserved blessing
Jn 19:30 He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
Is 53:3-5 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. #thechildrensbread #Godswilltoheal
Matt 8:16-17 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
2. The Robe of Righteousness – When he took our sins he took our sicknesses
Lk 15:20-32 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.
Isa 61:10 he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness The robe represented freedom from sin and its consequences He didn’t earn his father’s love but by faith he just received it We can’t receive the father’s grace with a condemned heart
Ps 103:2-3 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases
3.The Serpent On a Pole – The act of faith for healing
Num 21:8-9 the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.
Jn 3:14 and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up Instead of looking at our sin and sickness, look to his forgiveness and healing, he became what we deserved so we could receive His grace
Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) Redeemed – permanent removal from captivity (we are already free)
Deut 28:60-61 Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed. Looking – undivided attention, looking away from distraction in order to fix ones gaze upon an object
Heb 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith Ps 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so #DeclareIAmHealed