Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Nov 28, 2021
Topic: Faith , Fellowships
Book: Numbers

Speaker: Gerhardt Dalton

Numbers 21:1-3 (NIV) 

When the Canaanite king of Arad … heard that Israel was coming along the road to … he attacked the Israelites and captured some of them. Then Israel made this vow to the Lord: “If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.”  The Lord listened to Israel’s plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns …

Num 21:4 

They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way …

Num 21:5 

… they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”

Num 21:6 

Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 

Num 21:7 

The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

Num 21:8 

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.” 

Num 21:9 

So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

Num 21:4-5 

They traveled …… But the people grew impatient on the way …they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”

Num 21:6 

Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 

Ps 91:1 (NIV) 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty

Num 21:7 

The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

Num 21:8-9 

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 bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

Eph 2:8-9 (NIV) 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

2 Cor 5:21 (NIV)

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

John 3:18 (NIV)

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Luke 10:19 (NIV

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to

overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Num 21:10-20 

Journey (Moved on and set out) to Moab (Seed of the Father)

John 3:14-15 (NLT) 

And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up …. so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.