If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. John 3:12-13
Many people wonder why Jesus taught in parables, well Jesus said “We cant even understand Earthly things, how will we understand Heavenly things” Jesus taught us in parables to help us understand Gods wisdom. However as humans , we even had a hard time trying to understand the parables
Jesus is revealing that he is the Son of God, the Christ that came from Heaven, to save the world. This is a concept that is difficult for our human minds to comprehend. God becoming flesh to live among us (John 1:14)
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:14-15
The Old Testament was all a foreshadow of Christ to come, here Jesus teaches us that Moses was actually prophesying about the Resurrection of Christ. Moses took a statue of a serpent and asked the Israelites by faith, look upon with serpent and you wont be killed by the dangerous snakes
This seems pagan or blaspemous, but Moses was actually pointing to a foreshadow of Christ, everyone who looks upon faith in Jesus will be saved. Jesus promised eternal life not a temporary fix!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17
Probably the most famous scripture in the entire Bible, why did Jesus come to Earth? Because He loves us even before we loved him. Whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish!
There is only one way to salvation, its Jesus Christ! He is the way to eternal life, not just a temporary fix, put your faith in Jesus Amen!