Moses lifting up the serpent in the wilderness so that snake bitten people could look up and live was an important foreshadowing of the Christ and a part of many people’s favorite Bible passage – John 3:16.  Everybody knows the Gospel in a nutshell, but do you know what else was said?  John 3: 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.