SERPENT ON THE POLE
Joh 3:14 And even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
So let's look at that story so we can see what Yeshua was talking about.
Num 21:5-9 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul hates this light bread.
And Yehovah sent fiery serpents among the people; and they bit the people, and many people of Israel died.
And the people came in to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against Yehovah, and against you. Pray to Jehovah, and He shall turn the serpent away from us. And Moses prayed on behalf of the people.
And Jehovah spoke to Moses, Make yourself a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that when anyone is bitten, when he sees it, he shall live.
And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole; and it happened, if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived
Joh 6:32 Then Yeshua said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread out of Heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of Heaven.
Joh 6:35 Yeshua said to them, I am the Bread of life; the one coming to Me will not at all hunger, and the one believing into Me will not thirst, never!
Joh 6:36 But I said to you that you also have seen Me and did not believe.
1Pe 2:24 who "Himself carried up in His body our sins" onto the tree; that dying to sins, we might live to righteousness, of whom "by His wound you were healed."
Note what happened. The serpent was the punishment for Israel's sin's. Making an idol is sin. Moses, the one like Messiah, made the likeness and put it on a pole. All the people had to do is look at the Dead image of their sin's to live. They had already confessed their sin.
Num 21:7 And the people came in to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah, and against you. Pray to Jehovah, and He shall turn the serpent away from us. And Moses prayed on behalf of the people.
Today Many claim the Cross with no repentance. And many more don't live to Righteousness. Righteousness is following the Covenant or Keeping the 10 Commandments.