49To purify the house he is to take two birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop. 50He shall kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot. 51Then he is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet yarn and the live bird, dip them into the blood of the dead bird and the fresh water, and sprinkle the house seven times. (Leviticus 14:49-51, The Jesus Bible)
Blessed Monday to you friends. I hope the weekend found you in good company and I pray this coming week finds you in good favor. We are less than two weeks away from our Easter celebration! The week kicks off this coming Sunday with Passover, the Jewish celebration that marked Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem and is the official start to Holy Week. I can not wait to get on here and share the beautiful verses from the Bible that cover this momentous celebration.
But for today, I crushed another five chapters of the Book of Leviticus. I chose the verses above as a challenge to myself as an Apostle of Christ, as to what truth I can extract from this ancient Jewish instruction on how to cleanse a house with mold. According to tradition, these were the instructions God spoke to Moses on how a Priest was to purify a moldy home: killing one bird, covering a second live bird with the dead bird’s blood and using the live bird to sprinkle the house with the dead bird’s blood seven times. Just take a moment to picture that in your head. And picture this practice happening over and over again in ancient Israel. So the truth to this old practice is that it is just that, an old ritual that Jesus put to rest by being the final sacrifice the world would ever need. He also put to rest many of the other laws of Leviticus, such as what you can and cannot eat (thank the Lord because without Jesus we would never have discovered the miracle of bacon). And I will try my best to get to some of these old laws this week.
Until then, I pray a blessing over everyone reading this post. May God keep you safe, healthy, prosperous, and give you the opportunity to speak to one person about the love of Christ in this upcoming week. Remember, He’s just that good. God be with you!