Leviticus 14:19 19 And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt offering:
As traumatic as the diagnosis of leprosy was in Leviticus 13, the ceremony celebrating cleansing from leprosy was even more dramatic! Once it was confirmed that the leper was cleansed, the priest would go outside the camp and take two birds. One living,
One living, clean bird would die. The other bird would be dipped along with cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop into water and the blood of the dead bird. Then the healed person would have the blood and water sprinkled on him seven times. He would be pronounced clean.
After a period of seven days temporary quarantine, he would be fully admitted back into fellowship with God and man through a series of sacrifices. Interestingly, blood from the sacrifices and oil was put on the tip of his ear, his thumb, and his great toe, similar to the anointing and consecrating of the priests.
No doubt, this is a great picture of how Christ’s blood cleanses us, brings us back into fellowship with God, and anoints us for service. Christ, the perfect clean One, took our place and died for us. As a result, we can go free like the bird that was let go, and we are brought back into fellowship and given a place of service.
How amazing that the unclean one can be cleansed of uncleanness! Whatever you have done, whatever guilt you have, whatever makes you impure, the blood of Christ can cleanse from all sin. Come to Him. Accept His sacrifice for you, and be set free!
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.