the antidoteThe Antidote

snake biteGod told Adam and Eve (the first man and woman) that they could eat of any of the trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  God said that the very day that they ate of that tree that they would die.  The serpent, the Devil, deceived Eve and she ate of the forbidden tree and also gave some fruit to Adam and he also at of it.  That day Adam and Eve died on the inside (in their spirit).  Genesis 2:16-3:6.

They had been "SNAKE BITTEN" ... and the result was spiritual death.

fiery serpentAbout 2,000 years later, the Israelite people spoke against their leader, Moses, and against God.  For this sin of rebellion, God sent some poisonous, fiery snake to bit the people and many of the people died.

However Moses prayed unto the LORD for the people and the Lord said, "Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole:  and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live."

Moses obeyed, and every person that was bitten was given life when they looked at the brazen serpent.  Numbers 21:4-9.

Jesus became the serpentAbout 2,00 years later, Jesus spoke about himself as he said, "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."  John 3:14-15.  A few years after the crucifixion of Jesus, Paul wrote, "For he (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be SIN for us ..." II Corinthians 5:21.

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law (being death), being made a curse for us:  for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree." Galatians 3:13.

ALL are snake bittenWe have all been snake bitten!!!!

    "Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin: so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans 5:12.

    1. No one has done right before God.  Romans 3:10.

    2. We all have fallen short of God's glory.   Romans 3:23.

    3. The penalty for sin is death on the inside.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23.

Jesus our antidoteJESUS is the only ANTIDOTE!!!

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and THE LIFE, no man cometh unto the Father but by me."   John 14:6.


    1. I confess to you Jesus that I have sinned.

    2. I realize that the penalty for sin is death (on the inside).

    3. I believe that you, Jesus, died for all my sin and arose the third day.

    4. Therefore, I give my life to you, Jesus, trusting in what you did for me on the cross and now receive your eternal life.  Amen.

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