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Nail It To The Cross

Nail It To The Cross

By Joel B.

Friends, let’s dig real deep today and talk about how to get at the roots of sin and demonic oppression. Some years back I learned about taking a problem and “nailing it to the cross.” Why should you do this? Well I’m going to break it down for you.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 3:15 is known as the “Protoevangelium” or the “First Gospel.” Of course the woman’s seed is Christ, and this promise is given after the fall of man as a warning to the serpent, who we know is Satan.

Now this is where it gets real interesting. Let’s fast forward to the book of Numbers where the Hebrew people are sinning against God in the wilderness.

Numbers 21:7-9 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, 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. 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.

Are you seeing where I am going with this? The serpent was, in a sense, nailed to the pole, so when the people turned their trust to the Lord and faced the serpent, they were healed. Fast forward ahead even more…

John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Wow, now that’s some powerful scripture. Here we see that Christ was to be lifted up like the serpent on the rod in the wilderness, and He was, in fact, lifted up and nailed to the cross at Calvary. This means He will continue to draw all men on to him until the Day of Redemption. Let’s dig deeper…

Col 2:14-15 Having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

This my friends is what the Gospel is all about. Redemption of man and the destruction of Satan’s kingdom. This is the fulfillment of the promise in the Protoevangelium we talked about earlier. The demonic host were made a public spectacle and crushed.

So, this is what I’m proposing to you. No matter what sin you’ve been facing in the present or the past, “nail it to the cross”. If you’re being spiritually oppressed, “nail it to the cross”. No matter the problem you’re facing, just “nail it to the cross.” I can promise you that this will help you get to the root of many spiritual problems and bring you closer to God. Thank you for reading and God bless.

About Joel Bauer

Joel M. Bauer is a 49-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Dunn, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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  1. Thanks Joel, the Moses and the serpent on the pole scripture never really made sense to me. I’d never heard it explain that way. These verses brings it all together.

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