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Numbers 21 - AMP

2 And Israel vowed a vow to the Lord, and said, If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. 3 And the Lord hearkened to Israel and gave over the Canaanites. And they utterly destroyed them and their cities; and the name of the place was called Hormah . 4 And they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, and the people became impatient (depressed, much discouraged), because of the way. 5 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, neither is there any water, and we loathe this light (contemptible, unsubstantial) manna. 6 Then the Lord sent fiery (burning) serpents among the people; and they bit the people, and many Israelites died. 7 And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord, that He may take away the serpents from us. So Moses prayed for the people. 8 And the Lord said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole, and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of bronze may not perish, but have eternal life and live forever!" (John 3:14, 15). Obviously this implies that the look that caused the victim of a fiery serpent to be healed was something far more than a casual glance. A ``look" would save, but what kind of a look? The Hebrew text here means ``look attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze." Or, as Jesus said in the last verse of the chapter quoted above (John 3:36), ``He who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life." But whoever does not so believe in, cling to, and rely on the Son ``will never see... life." The look that saves is not just a fleeting glance; it is a God-honoring, God-answered, fixed, and absorbing gaze!attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze+], he lived. 10 And the Israelites journeyed on and encamped at Oboth. 11 They journeyed from Oboth and encamped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness opposite Moab, toward the sunrise. 12 From there they journeyed and encamped in the Valley of Zared. 13 From there they journeyed and encamped on the other side of Arnon, which is in the desert or wilderness that extends from the frontier of the Amorites; for Arnon is the boundary of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 14 That is why it is said in the Book of the Wars of the Lord: Waheb in Suphah, and the valleys of the Arnon , 15 And the slope of the valleys that stretch toward the site of Ar and find support on the border of Moab. 16 From there the Israelites went on to Beer , the well of which the Lord had said to Moses, Assemble the people together and I will give them water. 17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well! Let all sing to it, 18 The fountain that the princes opened, that the nobles of the people hollowed out from their staves. And from the wilderness or desert to Mattanah, 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth, 20 And from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah which looks down upon Jeshimon and the desert. 21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 Let me pass through your land. We will not turn aside into field or vineyard; we will not drink the water of the wells. We will go by the king's highway until we have passed your border. 23 But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his border. Instead Sihon gathered all his people together and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz, and he fought against Israel. 24 And Israel smote the king of the Amorites with the edge of the sword and possessed his land from the river Arnon to the river Jabbok, as far as the Ammonites, for the boundary of the Ammonites was strong. 25 And Israel took all these cities and dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all its towns. 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land out of his hand, as far as Arnon. 27 That is why those who sing ballads say, Come to Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and established. 28 For fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; it has devoured Ar of Moab and the lords of the heights of the Arnon. 29 Woe to you, Moab! You are undone, O people of Chemosh! Moab has given his sons as fugitives and his daughters into captivity to Sihon king of the Amorites. 30 We have shot them down; Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon, and we have laid them waste as far as Nophah, which reaches to Medeba. 31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they took its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there. 33 Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan; and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. 34 But the Lord said to Moses, Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon. 35 So the Israelites slew Og and his sons and all his people until there was not one left alive, And they possessed his land.



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David Radcliff avatar
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHRISTIAN GETS DISCOURAGED
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Discouragement is one of Satan's big weapons. Some of the greatest men of the Bible were defeated because of it.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 261
John Stackhouse avatar
Snakes On the Plain
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Feb, 2016
Summary: Propitiation is the main focus. The symbolism of the connection between the bronze snake made by Moses and the crucifixion of Christ.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 537
Ian Humphrey avatar
Life For A Look At The Saviour
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Life For A Look At The Saviour
Chuck Sligh avatar
Where Are You Looking?
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jul, 2015
Summary: Where you are looking can determine your eternal destiny. Once we come to faith in Christ, the Bible mentions three places we should look. This sermon deals with these three directions we should look spiritually.
Terry Laughlin avatar
In Remembrance
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on May, 2015
Summary: I would propose to you that it is fitting and proper that we should remember those who gave their lives serving in the Armed forces!
Series: Patriotic
Mark Aarssen avatar
Lifted up to Heal Us
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Apr, 2015
Summary: All that we have and all we know come to us from our God and so many of us are ungrateful for it. In fact we are impatient for more.
True Neilson avatar
Antivenom
Shared by: True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: At first glance the book of Numbers reads a bit like an operations manual. It’s got numbers of soldiers, lists of names, and a bit of repetition. Tucked between those lists and numbers are some stories of real people, dealing with real issues of faith!
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-25
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 549
Ajai Prakash avatar
Dircouragement
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Oct, 2014
Summary: Are you tired of being discouraged? This is one of Satan's best weapon of spiritual warfare and it is unimaginable how many fall prey to it. The repercussions of discouragement can be devastating but the biggest benefit is that it confirms our need of God
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-6
Views: 927
Don Schultz avatar
HOW TO LIVE WHEN YOU'RE DYING
Shared by: Don Schultz on Jul, 2014
Summary: You are dying. How then, can you live forever? Is there a way out of dying?
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 535
Damian Phillips avatar
The Vaccination for Sin
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Nov, 2013
Summary: This message examines a disease that has plagued mankind since the beginning of time. The disease is called “sin.” God devised a vaccination for sin during the time of the wilderness wanderings, and later refined it to perfection in Jesus Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,140
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Serpent on a Pole, and a Man on a Cross
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: The symbolism of the serpent on the pole, and the awful reality of the Man upon the Cross.
Jimmy Chapman avatar
When A Christian Gets Discouraged
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Jul, 2013
Summary: some things that a discouraged Christian will do
Scripture: Numbers 21:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,607
Tim Diack avatar
To Save A Life
Shared by: Tim Diack on Aug, 2012
Summary: Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert so the Son of Man must be lifted up! Sin brings death but by God's grace the sinner recieves life! Message ends with the sharing of the Lord's Supper.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 547
Gerald Roberts avatar
Two Wolves Inside
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Mar, 2012
Summary: Why do we complain,get angry, and are so impatient, perhaps it is a result of two wolves inside.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,233
MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. avatar
Coccidiodomycosis - Desert Fever
Shared by: MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. on Jan, 2012
Summary: This sermon deals with going through a desert experience as a church. There are times when it seems like as a church we are in a dry place we must make sure we don't become infected with desert fever and begin to murmur and complain against God or His me
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-9
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 3,965
Philip Harrelson avatar
When the Dilemma Is Discouragement
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jan, 2012
Summary: Discouragement is one of the devil's deadliest tools to use on the church.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 21:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,062
Daniel J. Little avatar
Baptism and Communion - The Power and Importance of Symbolism
Shared by: Daniel J. Little on Dec, 2011
Summary: Why do so many road signs use only symbols to convey their message? Because the message is recognizable and understood almost instantly, and because unlike words, symbols hold their meaning and are very often universally understood. Perhaps that is why Go
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:7-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,460
Jason Jones avatar
Silver Bullet 3
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jun, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Numbers 21 regarding a warning for us, we are reminded of two paths.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 609
John Perry avatar
Man Vs Wild
Shared by: John Perry on Jan, 2011
Summary: The wilderness really reveals what we are. We see two different groups of people in our text facing the same conditions, environment & circumstances. One group of people is dying while the other group is thriving. What makes the difference?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,036
Rodelio Mallari avatar
SEND IN THE SNAKES
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Dec, 2010
Summary: The story of God’s dealings with the children of Israel is one of a sad repetition of events. Israelites were constant rebels and complainers. Whenever they fall into the sin of unfaithfulness and idolatry, God first warns and pleads with them through His
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 695
Richard Futrell avatar
The Snake on the Pole
Shared by: Richard Futrell on Oct, 2010
Summary: Let nothing--nothing!--turn your attention from your snake on the pole--let nothing distract you from your Savior on the cross. Through such seemingly silly ways, God gives to you--not a snake on the pole--but His Son on the cross.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-9
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,334
Howard Strickland avatar
The Life Spring
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Aug, 2010
Summary: Through Christ, and Him alone there is hope, and when a believer adds works to Jesus' finished work anything can and will happen.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:16-18
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 746
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
HAVE YOU SEEN THE SERPENT
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jul, 2010
Summary: Some of us need to open our eyes.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 389
Mark Pierce avatar
Rally Around Life
Shared by: Mark Pierce on May, 2010
Summary: What do Christ followers rally around? What makes the difference during discouraging times?
Series: none
Daniel Austin avatar
Turn and Live
Shared by: Daniel Austin on Mar, 2010
Summary: When at first we hear "repent or perish", it seems harsh. But as we turn, we see that it is an incredible gift to have something to turn to.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Views: 541
Ken Harris avatar
"The Bronze Serpent"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Mar, 2009
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that the Bronze Serpent on the Pole symbolically represents the death of the Ultimate Sinner; therefore believers that look to the BRONZE SERPENT in obedience and by faith shall be
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,501
Matt Hoffmann avatar
Snakes on a Plain
Shared by: Matt Hoffmann on Mar, 2009
Summary: This is a monologue sermon from the persepective of an eyewitness to the plague of snakes from Numbers 21:4-9. You will need someone to read the last verses of the sermon from the back of the church after you walk off.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,137
Russell Brownworth avatar
Look and Live
Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Mar, 2009
Summary: An evangelistic sermon
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,947
Darren Rogers avatar
02 The Valley of Discouragement
Shared by: Darren Rogers on Feb, 2009
Summary: One of the deepest valleys we go through as Christians is that of Discouragement.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,909
Jerry Watts avatar
Where Are You Looking
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Jun, 2008
Summary: Based on the story of God sending the snakes into the camp of the Israelites, whatever we cast our eyes upon is what we’ll see---and the answer we’ll get.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,588