Is this a sacrament / sacrament-like rite? The parallels I have noticed are:Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. (Numbers 21:8-9, NKJV)
- It offers grace (everyone who is bitten shall live)
- That grace is acquired through faith (when he looks at it)
- It is graciously given from God to his people (Then the Lord said to Moses)
The main diffrence I noticed is that the grace given is not salvation, but healing.