Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Leviticus 12:1 - 13:23)
“The Danger of Spiritual Leprosy”
Text: Leviticus 13:1-2
“And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:
“When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes on the skin of his body like a leprous sore, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests.”
“The Danger of Spiritual Leprosy,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Leprosy, known as “Hansen’s Disease” today, is not a disease but a plague; and it is still incurable today! The only way to eliminate leprosy is to take away the “cause” of leprosy.
The leprosy of Miriam, King Uzziah, and Gehazi could only be taken away by the removal of what caused it; sin!
The effects of leprosy are like the effects of sin in many ways:
In the beginning, it’s not easy to see -
It’s painless in the beginning -
It needed to be carefully discerned by the priest -
It grows slowly -
It numbs the body -
It required isolation because it’s highly contagious -
It is called “the living death!”
This is why Spiritual Leprosy caused by sin is so dangerous!
Most of the world are spiritual lepers; and they are all around us. Their leper’s heart of unconfessed sin and the pleasures of this world are “highly contagious,” and require you and I to “isolate” spiritually from them, in our conduct; living In This World, but Not Living Like The People of this world.
“And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.” (2Corin.6:17-18)
Yet there is Hope, a Living Hope, Jesus Christ IS The Only Cure for the sin-sick- leprous soul.
He Is The High Priest Who Carefully examines every soul and Judges sin as sin!
And His Love will Come and Forgive and Change any leprous heart that confesses and repents of sin! Ooooh Rah!
As the Apostle Paul declares;
“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” (1Timothy 1:15).
And as I declare today that God’s Love Came into my heart, Forgives my sin that I confess and repent of - and Continues to Change my heart day by day more into His likeness! Oooh Rah!
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Corin.3:18).
Join me, my fellow Warrior and continue to “behold and look upon the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ,” every day; sitting before him for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Inviting Him to “examine you and I carefully:”
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”(Psalm 139:23-24)
Be Quick To Confess and Repent of sin and Maintain Your Relationship with your Commander as a Faithful Warrior! This will keep you and I free from spiritual leprosy! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,