Have you ever wondered why leprosy in the Bible is likened to sin? Isaiah gave the best description in Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah is saying that even our very best deed is like filthy rags! Ponder that for a moment! The greatest philanthropist still needs salvation because nothing that person has done can make him clean before God. The procedure in the Old Testament for a leper to be pronounced cleaned was to first go to the priest. Then the priest had to present the man at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Jesus, the great High Priest, is the only One who can make us clean and He is the only door!
This is why Jesus told the leper to go to the priest and do all that Moses commanded to be done in this instance. Jesus did not contradict the Scriptures but showed the priests that He was fulfilling those Scriptures: that He would make man clean as He is that one and only door which man must enter into in order to be saved! Jesus cleans us from our our sinfulness (our leprosy) and He is the only offering that can be given for our sin! He then presents us to that door – that entrance to eternal life in Heaven!
What a beautiful picture! Have you experienced the Lord’s mercy? He will show you mercy if your heart is open to acknowledge your sin before Him. He is the only one that can take leprous sin and forgive it! Jesus stands ready to forgive and save! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!