DCLM Daily Manna 17 March 2023
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)
TEXT: Leviticus 15:1-18 (KJV)
And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 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.
3 And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.
4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.
5 And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
6 And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he sat that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
7 And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
8 And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
9 And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be unclean.
10 And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth any of those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
11 And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
12 And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.
13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
14 And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the Lord unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:
15 And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord for his issue.
16 And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
17 And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.
18 The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.
The scriptural notion of God as a holy Deity who should be approached and worshipped in the “Beauty of Holiness” draws immensely from what we are taught in Leviticus, the third book of Moses. In 20 out of the 27 chapters of the book, we find the phrase, “And the LORD spake to Moses saying…” He would then spell out the terms and conditions which must apply in all transactions with Him. He looks for purity and detests all that is unclean.
In the eighteen verses under consideration, only a few do not have the words, clean and unclean or their variant, cleansing. The Lord constantly reminds His people that He cherishes cleanliness, and that those bereft of this physically hygienic state cannot be in His presence, until they are washed according to the law He gave His servant, Moses. The larger spiritual interpretation of this is that it is sin that renders one unclean and unfit to stand before a holy God. But he can be washed, not by water or the blood of animals as under the Mosaic dispensation, but by the blood of Jesus, Who was slain for the sin of humanity.
The word of God is unambiguous as to where the unclean man can get deliverance from his filthy condition preventing him from having meaningful fellowship with God. Sin separated us from the joy promised man in the Garden of Eden. It made us unfit to be the recipients of the spotless blessings of the Lord. We can access that state through cleansing by Christ when we believe in Him.
God’s demand of a cleansed and purged heart as a condition for relating with Him has not changed, even after thousands of years that He proclaimed the water cleansing requirement when He spoke with Moses and Aaron. He still hates sin that causes uncleanness and separation from Him, so much that He declares with all authority and finality that without holiness, no man shall see the Lord and live eternally with Him.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The most forceful argument against unbelief is holy living.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 29-30
Thank you for studying today’s Daily Manna – Uncleanness Forgiven- by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
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Daily Manna 17 March 2023