Topic: The Unclean Made Clean
[DCLM Daily Manna 30 April 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Leviticus 15:1-18 (KJV)
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).
When Jesus declared that He came to fulfil the law and the prophets, all He meant was that He came to offer a permanent solution to the uncleanness of sin in the world which leprosy in the days of Moses symbolised. As a priest was needed to take care of cleansing, so we need Jesus, our High Priest, to deal with the uncleanness and filth of man. No wonder, P.P. Bliss, a renowned songwriter wrote in one of his songs “More purity give me, More strength to o’ercome; More freedom from earth stains, More longings for home; More fit for the kingdom, More useful I’d be; More blessed and holy, More Saviour, like Thee”.
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 and had to meet certain purification conditions to be clean again.
The suffering 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 bodily benefits that modern medical sciences offer, God’s word has been proved for centuries to be health to the body (Proverbs 4:20-22). The healing of diseases and sicknesses forms an integral part of the package from Calvary.
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The gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke tell how Jesus made “whole” the woman with the issue of blood when she touched the hem 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 sin and make you whole, spiritually and physically.
Thought For The Day: The blood of Jesus cleanses from all uncleanness.
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