And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and he shall be clean. Leviticus 14:20 (KJV)

There is cleansing and forgiveness of sin.  There is an atonement for sin which makes the cleansing and forgiveness possible.

In the thirteenth and fourteenth chapters of Leviticus the LORD and Moses deals with the matter of leprosy which is a serious, rotting, decaying, stinking disease which represents sin and filth and unholiness of Adamkind.  Isaiah the prophet said, “All our righteounesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).  In the nostrils of our thrice holy God our sins are a stinch, not a sacred right of freedom for our race.

The sacrifices which are offered in the preceding verses they were the atonement for the one who has been cleansed of this vile disease.  He or she can be reunited with their part in the tabernacle worship, they can reenter their place with their tribe, and the nation; and their family.

Through the death of Jesus Christ all the vile, filthy, stinking stinch of sin was laid on Him, and put to death, and carried as far away as east is from west.  Until an individual realizes the awfulness of their sin there is no cleansing or forgiveness of sin.  Do you realize today that apart from Christ Jesus there is no cleansing, forgiveness; no redemption.  No fellowship or relationship with GOD apart from the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ Son of God, God the Son.

Reading for February 08, 2018:  Leviticus 15 – 17

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