“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Command the sons of
that they send away from the
camp every leper and everyone having a discharge and everyone who is unclean
because of a dead person. You shall send away both male and female; you shall
send them outside the camp so that they will not defile their camp where I
dwell in their midst.’ The sons of Israel Israel
did so and sent them outside the camp; just as the LORD had spoken to Moses,
thus the sons of
did” (Numbers 5:1-4). Israel
- Every leper: “When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, ‘See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them’” (Matthew 8:1-4).
- Everyone having a discharge: “Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples. And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; for she was saying to herself, ‘If I only touch His garment, I will get well.’ But Jesus turning and seeing her said, ‘Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.’ At once the woman was made well” (Matthew 9:19-22).
- Everyone who is unclean because of a dead person: “When Jesus came into the official’s house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder, He said, ‘Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.’ And they began laughing at Him. But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. This news spread throughout all that land” (Matthew 9:23-26).
All that makes us unclean by the standard of the Law is cleansed by the touch of the Lord Jesus Christ. Put your faith in Him and be cleansed, be whole, be lifted up; in Him we are brought home into the camp of the covenant people of God, never to leave again.