The Word's Christian Fellowship, Inc.
#66 One of a Kind                                                                                      May 4, 2008

I remember when the President acted as Chief Executive Officer of the United States and as the Commander in Chief of our armed forces.  It would appear from the endless promises, pledges and political meanderings of all the Presidential candidates that what we are actually electing this year is our “savior”.  The clamoring of the Presidential candidates from both parties served to remind me of a record in the Old Testament found in Numbers 21: 4-9.
And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
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.

Any of the children of Israel who were bitten by one of the fiery serpents could have life if they looked upon the fiery serpent that Moses had set on the pole.  The fiery serpent that Moses made evidently looked just like the fiery serpents that were biting and killing the children of Israel.  However, the one on the pole was the one God chose to give life when those bitten looked upon it.  The only thing all the other serpents could offer was death.  The one God chose, the one God designated, could give life.

The Lord Jesus Christ referred to this record during his earthly ministry as recorded in John 3:14,15.
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.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only man in all of human history that could offer life to all other humans and not just life but life more abundant. 
John 10:10B:
…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

He looked just like other humans because he was a human, a man.
I Timothy 2:5: 
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
God’s choice for a savior for mankind among all the humans that have lived or will live was His Son.
John 3:16,17:  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.
Acts 10:38:  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

So that all of mankind could be confident that the Lord Jesus Christ was the man God chose as man’s savior, God raised him from the dead after he had given his life in his earthly ministry.
Acts 17:31:  Because he [God] hath appointed a day, in the which he [God] will judge the world in righteousness by that man [the Lord Jesus Christ] whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

There is no other savior, no other life giver, no substitute, no plan B.
I John 5:12:
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

There is no caucus, convention, or campaign as to who is man’s savior.  God made the choice.  There was no voting, no delegates, no debate, no discussion.  God made the choice. 

Man doesn’t get to choose a savior amongst half a dozen or more individuals.  Once a man or woman hears about God’s choice, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the assurance He provided by raising him from the dead, they can choose to agree with God’s choice and believe He did raise Jesus Christ from the dead or disagree and not believe. 
Romans 10:9,10:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

When men and women expect from other men or women what only the Lord Jesus Christ can give they will be sadly disappointed. 
Romans 10:11:
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him [the Lord Jesus Christ] shall not be ashamed [disappointed].

He’s the only man that is the savior.  He’s one of a kind.

©  Stephen A. Harrison,  The Word’s Christian Fellowship, Inc.  4415 Yank Road  Wilson, NC 27893