Ian Edwards mentored by Bill Miller
Question 1) I think this is more than just seeing something with our eyes. It is seeing it in our hearts or in our spirit. The verse that jumps to mind is where Jesus says: "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven". A revelation of the heart one might call it.
Question 2) I don't know much about buildings or construction. I'm guessing that once the foundation for a building has been placed, a chief corner stone is then laid. From this stone perhaps the rest of the building is erected, dimensions, using plumb lines and so forth. If that is the case, then Jesus would be our cornerstone and the rest of the building would be assembled taking it's measurements from that stone. Thus, 'It is marvellous in our eyes’ would be the acknowledgement that everything is built around Jesus.
Question 3) The people were to look to the snake on the pole believing they would be healed. Figuratively one could say that the snake stands for our sin dying on the cross with Jesus. The serpent being put to death in our lives.
Question 4) John 3:14-15 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him." 1) The Son of Man must be lifted up. 2) Everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.
Question 5) I think this means, there must be a continual seeing that Jesus died for us on the cross. There are no days off if we want to live the resurrected life.
Question 6) Absolutely, Christ has done more than forgive us. Through the cross we can live a sanctified life.
Question 7) I think all the lessons are great. I am very grateful for to this ministry. It has presented my with so many keys to doors I thought were locked.