Please note, I am not asking about the meaning of “I will draw all men to myself”. This has been answered in another question here: What is the Catholic interpretation of John 12:32?
The New International Version renders it as, “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself.” Then, in verse 33 it says this was to show what kind of death He was going to die. Does Jesus mean when he is lifted up to heaven after his resurrection? And what does it have to do with the manner of Jesus’ death?
What is the meaning, significance and relevance behind Jesus being “lifted up from the earth”?
I seek answers from Trinitarian Protestants.