Topic: Separate Ye Yourself [Monday March 20, 2017]
Text: Leviticus 15:19-33
Key Verse: “Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them” (Leviticus 15:31).
Israel was chosen as a beloved nation by God. He gave her laws: ceremonial and moral, to guide her in her relationship with Him. The law of uncleanness which was as a result of the issue of blood from a woman stipulated that any woman with an issue of blood – normal, periodic or the one caused by disease condition which may run for many days, must undergo a period of separation.
If it was normal issue of blood, the woman would undergo seven days of separation, a period during which her clothe, bedding material and anybody that touched them would have to be washed and treated unclean till the evening of that day. Any woman who had abnormal issue of blood which might run for a long period of time would observe the separation law throughout her period of uncleanness. Before any of these women could be allowed entry into the sanctuary, she must have been certified clean by the priest after performing the rite of atonement for her.
As God appointed priests warned people in those days so that they would not contravene His law and die, so has He appointed His ministers who warn that issues of unclean hearts – idolatry, adultery, fraud, murder and the like would prevent one from entering the eternal sanctuary of God. But the blood of the Lamb of God has been shed for the atonement of transgression. And it has been working perfectly well ever since it was first shed at Calvary. If you believe, this efficacious blood will make you clean.
Thought for the day: The blood that washes whiter than snow is available.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 18-19
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.