*e*: Christ on the Cross.
|We read in Gen. xxii. that when Abraham had stretched forth his hand to slay his son, the angel of the Lord from heaven prevented him, saying, "Stretch not forth tbine hand against the child." Abraham signifies the Heavenly Father, who sacrificed His Son, to wit, Christ, for us all, on the Cross, that thus He might show us a sign of His fatherly love.||
|We read in Numbers xxi. 9, that when the Lord willed to save the people from the serpents which had bitten them, He commanded Moses to make a brazen serpent and to hang it from a tree, so that whosoever looked upon it should be saved from the serpents. The serpent which was hung up and beheld by the people signifies Christ on the cross, whom all should behold who would be saved from the serpent, that is, the devil.|
|Ps. 22. 16||They pierced My hands and My feet||Isa. 53. 7||He was oppressed and He was afflicted; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." [He was sacrificed because He desired it, and He bore our sins.]|
|Image: The Sacrifice of Isaac||
Image: Christ on the Cross.
|Image: The Brazen Serpent|
|The father sacrifices his son, who typifies Christ||The wounded are healed when they behold the serpent raised.|
|Job xli. 1||Canst thou draw out Leviathan with a hook||Hab. iii. 4||He had horns coming out of his hand, and there was the hiding of his power|
The Passion of Christ snatches us from the gloomy abyss