'When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to Myself' (John 12.32). Jesus was saying through death, not through life, He will draw more people to Himself than He could by living. If Jesus was to die, it was not because of His wrong doing; not because of old age, as He was only 33 when He died; not because of sickness, as He had no sickness; He was to die for a purpose: His death was to have a significance which would affect the whole world. In His death He would pay the price of our sin for all time.
'Lift up the Name' & 'Sheltered in the Rock' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com