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Leviticus 14

Good Morning “Cleansed by The Blood.”  Today we are in Leviticus 14.

Remember,  from Genesis to Revelation The Bible is the story of Jesus and the redemption through His Blood.  Even the ordinances and procedures required of Israel echo this Truth.  

Believe it or not, the ritual cleansing we read about today is a picture of The Cross and our cleansing by the blood of Jesus.  

This process is to take place outside of the camp. Leviticus‬ ‭14‬:‭3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.” Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

That which was required for this ceremony was not provided by the individual - The priest summoned the articles to be brought.
Otherwise, the articles would be unclean for the priest to touch. Similarly, Jesus was the substitute for our sin. Atonement comes completely by His Grace Eph 2:8-9 and not by anything we can do or provide.

The scarlet wool and hyssop are symbols of the Passover lamb, which was sacrificed, and its blood “painted” on the Israelites’ doorposts with the hyssop branches. It is also a picture of Jesus, our Passover lamb. (1 Corinthians 5:7) The cedar wood speaks to the cross.

In verse 5, one of the two birds is to be killed. Then, the living bird (along with the other articles) was to be “washed” in the blood of the sacrificed bird. This is meant to show a contrast to the other bird, which was allowed to live, thus representing the state of death from which the leper had escaped. This reminds us of how we are “washed in the blood” of Jesus, who atoned for our sin so that we may live. (Revelation 7:14)
Running water, literally: living water in verse 5 symbolizes baptism, being washed clean.  

Water Baptism is a symbol of the washing or baptism of the Holy Spirit Titus 3:5.  Jesus said to the woman at the well, “If you knew to Whom you are speaking, you would ask, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10

Finally, in verse 7, the leper is pronounced clean, and the living bird is let go. So, too, are we free, indeed, through Messiah Jesus! (John 8:36)

Love you all!  Dig in for yourself!  Don’t grow weary.