God: gives clues and more clues…
John 12:32-33 (KJV) “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die”.
In reading the word of God, I look out for repetition: when I see them, I really pay attention to what is being said, I know that I just missed something important and have to focus to catch the clue.
I don’t want to take it out of context or misrepresent what is being said, but at the same time I want to “get it” with the leading of the Spirit of God.
Jesus said, “And I, If I be lifted up from the earth”, the reference to Himself and the action to come. It just brings a promise into fruition as it tells you that when one thing happen, then certain other things will come as a result.
We know the first as happened, look now for the manifestation or the fulfillment of the promise.