GOD’S WORD FOR JANUARY 23
GOD’S WORD FOR JANUARY 23~ ~ Numbers 21:9~ ~ “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”
The amazing thing in this episode in the history of the chosen nation, is that, even though they were dying because of the snake bites, when Elohim gave them a way to be healed, they would NOT obey! They had only to look!!! Yet, they blinded their eyes and looked away, as they dropped dead from the poison. The snake was a type of Jesus on the cross. He is saying, look upon Him, and Him alone to save you from the poison of sin. Will you do that? He finished the job, you have only to take the gift He offers. You only have one chance. This life is short.
Speaking of snakes………………….
The last creature a rattlesnake wants to see is the California ground squirrel.
When an adult ground squirrel finds a rattlesnake, it begins to taunt the snake. The squirrel dashes into striking range, whips its tail about, bites the snake’s tail and kicks sand on it. While a rattlesnake can strike with lightning speed, the little ground squirrel is even faster and well able to dart out of the way. Even if it was bitten, the venom wouldn’t kill it since these squirrels have proteins in their blood that detoxify the poison. Frustrated snakes have been known to simply retreat when faced with this treatment.
Researchers have learned that the squirrels’ bag of tricks is even deeper. Rattlesnakes can see heat as infrared light. When the ground squirrel is taunting the rattlesnake, it sends additional blood to its tail, causing it to heat up, producing a very obvious infrared image for the snake, further confusing it. Interestingly enough, when the ground squirrel taunts a gopher snake, which cannot detect the infrared, it does not heat its tail.
How does the squirrel know that the rattlesnake can be confused with an infrared show while the gopher snake cannot? The only explanation is that the Creator, Who made them both and calls us to saving faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, designed the ground squirrels’ unique display.
This is an amazing proof of Biblical Creation. God told us that if we don’t know Christ personally, we are without excuse, and we will die in our sins….Not just knowing that He died, but relying upon Him alone for our salvation—not our works or church.
Romans 1:20 (Amp) ~ ~ “For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense.”
Everyone has seen sunrise, sunsets, and nature of various kinds. Everyone knows that nothing does not create something. But, knowing that, many don’t seek to know Him apart from their own supposed righteousness, and/or their church doctrines. These are abominations to Him, and He called them “filthy rags” Is that any different from the Jewish people refusing to look upon the serpent and be healed?
It’s as simple yet as beautiful as His creation itself—-to choose the Creator of your soul as the Lord and Savior from your sins. Live with Him eternally on the new and perfect earth He will create for His loved one. …..BE ONE OF HIS!