The Lifting Up of the Lord Jesus Christ
I. Three times in the Gospel of John Christ prophesied of the manner of His death as being lifted up.
A. In JOH 3:14, Christ drew a parallel to Moses’ lifting up of the serpent in the wilderness.
c/w NUM 21:8-9.
1. The lifted up serpent was by the order of God, as was the death of Christ.
2. Inasmuch as the serpent speaks of the curse of death from sin, so Christ would die
under the curse of sin. 2CO 5:21.
B. In JOH 8:28, Christ said to the Pharisees, “...When ye have lifted up the Son of man...”