Leviticus 13-15 — Yeshua the High Priest declares clean and unclean

This text could be called the “leprosy” text, except that it’s about more than examining one’s skin. There are spiritual applications, too. An example is the need to examine our hearts to see if we have surface sin or deep ingrained sin that we need our High Priest Yeshua to diagnose and atone. Sometimes we need to isolate ourselves and contemplate the issue deeply for seven to 14 days to wrestle with the issue.

God calls us “priests and kings.” But there is only one true High Priest, Yeshua, and He is the one who declares us “clean” or “unclean.”

Thought Questions

What is the word used as “leprosy” in this text?

What is the phrase “the law” (ha-torah, Strong’s lexicon No. 8451)?

Why is the anointing of the healed leper similar to the anointing of the priest (blood on right ear, right thumb and right foot and oil on the left ear, thumb and foot)?

How is this restoration a symbol of the Messiah?

What do we learn from being clean v. unclean?

How does this text helps us being in communication with those who may be “unclean”?

What are you supposed to do when a sin has occurred? How do you evaluate a sin?

How do we know how “deep” a sin is?

How is the cleansing of Yeshua in the present tense rather than past tense (1st John 1:7)? Why is this distinction important?

What happened to the veil when Yeshua died (Matt. 27:51)?

Who makes the decision as to whether a person is clean or unclean? How do we bring a person to the High Priest?

Does being clean or unclean for a season mean permanent estrangement from Yeshua and eternal life (John 10:28-29)?

How can it be a good thing to be “outside the camp” for a time?

Speaker: Richard Agee. Reader: Dave De Fever.


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