Topic: Unclean Made Clean [Friday March 17, 2017]
Text: Leviticus 15:1-18
Key Verse: “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean” (Leviticus 15:2).”
Generally, the Mosaic Law spoke of something as “unclean” if it was unfit to be used in worship to God. Being “clean” or “unclean” was a ceremonial designation governing the ritual of corporate worship. For example, there were certain animals, like pigs, considered unclean and therefore not to be used in sacrifices; and there were certain actions, like touching a dead body, that made a living person unclean and temporarily unable to participate in the worship ceremony. In the text, God declared any man with a running issue from his flesh unclean, including his beddings, clothes and the saddle he sits upon.
Whatever and whoever he came in contact with, was to be declared unclean likewise and had to meet certain purification conditions to be clean again. When he is cleansed of his issue, he is to offer the sacrifice of sin offering (Leviticus 15:13-15). This connotes that the unclean had committed sin which brought about his sickness. The suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the Cross was primarily meant to free mankind from the yoke of sin, diseases, sickness and oppression of all kinds. Far beyond the food modern medical sciences offer, God’s word has been proved for centuries to be health to the body: “My son, attend to my word… For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-22).
The healing of diseases and sicknesses forms an integral part of the package from Calvary. Once you know Jesus, you will know good health and vitality because “…the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke tell how Jesus made “whole” the woman with the issue of blood when she touched the helm of His garment. The unclean was made clean by the touch of Christ. Absolute faith in Christ’s healing power will cleanse you from any form of uncleanness which may be as a result of yoke of sin and make you whole, spiritually and physically.
Thought for the day: The blood of Jesus cleanses all uncleanness.
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