4 While they continued trekking from Mount
Hor [the fallen Laodicea, the administration
of the administration, the mountain of the mountain, mount Hor] by the way of the Red
Sea to go around the land of Edom [the
congregation of their brother the LWs], the soul of the people began
tiring out because of the way.
5 And the people kept speaking against God and Moses [the reappointed Laodicean administration]: Why have you brought us up out of Egypt [the Watchtower] to die in the wilderness [the Sinai peninsular, the dry land of the re-appointed Laodicea]? For there is no bread [no easy to digest Watchtower style baby food] and no waters [no water baptism - it is a dry land], and our soul hates this despicable bread [out of date LW food].
6 And Jehovah sent fires serpents [Nahash Seraphs] [corrupt priests with hurtful interpretations] among the people, and they kept biting the people, so that many people of Israel died [losing faith and falling out of the 1AC].
7 And the people came to Moses [the administration of Laodicea] and said: We have sinned, because we have spoken against Jehovah and against you. Intercede with Jehovah that he may remove the serpent [Nahash singular] from upon us [authority over us]. And Moses went interceding in behalf of the people .
8 Then Jehovah said to Moses: Make for yourself a Seraph [fire/snake] and place it upon a signal pole. And it must occur that when anyone has been bitten, he then has to look at it and so must keep alive [you could be bitten by any negligent priest or any brothers in the LWs. This impalement innoculates the flock against idolatry of men. It heals damage caused by errant brothers or priests. It puts their behaviour and leadership and understandings in the correct perspective - unreliable! Do not put your trust in authority figures! No salvation belongs to them. Actually destruction is what they bring to you].
9 Moses at once made a serpent [Nahash] of copper [corrupted priesthood] and placed it upon the signal pole [The Governing body members who were running the Watchtower who join the LWs are publicly humiliated. Any leader of the Watchtower after it fell, cannot be a leader in the LWs. Furthermore any Laodicean who had any authority in the Watchtower at the time of Jericho, will have no authority at all in the LWs]; and it did occur that if a serpent [Nahash] [internal church corruptor a corrupt priest - self glorifying priest in the LWs] had bitten a man and he gazed at the serpent [Nahash] of copper [remembered the total rank idolatry of JWs for their priesthood], he then kept alive (Numbers 21) [This public humiliation of the corrupt priesthood of the JWs fixes anyone suffering from priest worship syndrome in the LWs].
In Hebrew the Word Seraph or Saraph means to suck in. So it can mean fire which sucks in oxygen or a snake which suck in its prey.
Copper symbolises the priesthood
The serpent was the internal corruptor of Eden and of the 1st Holy Spirit.
Therefore a copper serpent symbolises a corrupt priesthood, internal corruption of a church.
12 If I have told you earthly things and yet you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man.
14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness [as a sign to cure people from serpent bites and to stop them dying from such bites], so the Son of man must be lifted up [as a sign to cure saints from being bitten by the poisonous corrupted satanic priesthood of the true church],
15 that everyone believing in him may have everlasting life. (John 3 NWT)
Looking at the copper serpent of Moses stopped you dying physically from a physical snake bite. Looking at the crucifixion of Jesus by the true priesthood is the sign which should stop a saint from dying spiritually due to a bite from a corrupted priesthood.
Jesus does get bitten in the heal by a serpent between the leg (the last 1NC non reserves) and the foot (1NC reserves). That takes out some of the 1NC saints. Who killed Jesus? The true church priesthood !
Bottom line is that we must all become ONE PERSON CHURCHES.
Do not be an idolater of the priesthood. Be a worshipper of God. For Jesus said:
21 Jesus said to her: Believe me, woman, The hour is
coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you people
worship the Father.
22 you worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, because salvation originates with the Jews.
23 Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshipers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for, indeed, the Father is looking for suchlike ones to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth. (John 4 NWT)
The food mostly comes from the land and feeds those in the mountain. Not so much food comes from the mountain itself. So God will reveal scriptural truth more to the congregation (the land) than he will to the administration (the mountain)