No Exceptions

FATHER spoke in Exodus 15:

26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

FATHER made a covenant with the children of Israel in the wilderness and it was based on them doing what is right in HIS sight.  However, the Israelites would fail to continue according to HIS Word and fall into sin and sickness.  They would then cry out to FATHER and through HIS mercy, HE would deliver them from their judgment.   By THE SPIRIT, it is written in Numbers chapter 21:

4 Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way.

5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses: “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.”

6 So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the 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 you; pray to the LORD that He take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

8 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that 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.

FATHER healed those who looked upon a brazen serpent on a pole, a type of Calvary.  Likewise, Jesus spoke in 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 whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

If everyone who looked at the brazen serpent was healed at that time, then everyone who looks at Jesus can be healed today.  People had sinned in the wilderness and similarly, people have sinned today.  The poison serpent bite resulted in death then and the wages of sin is death today as Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 6:

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The people cried to Our Heavenly Father then and HE provided a remedy, the serpent lifted up.  Those who cry out to FATHER today have discovered that HE has provided a remedy, Christ lifted up.  The remedy was for everyone who was bitten then, and the remedy today is for whosoever believes as Jesus spoke in John chapter 3:

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (and be made whole).

Jesus specifically tied the two events together to show us that there are no exceptions to “whoever” believes.  We have been conditioned to focus on the cross for healing of the soul without consideration of healing for the body yet Jesus Himself tied the two together before He expressed the most famous verse Christians proclaim- John 3:16.  FATHER has not changed from the time HE healed the people from the serpent’s poison to the time Jesus was lifted up.  Let us embrace the fullness of the Cross today… no exceptions!

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