DCLM DAILY MANNA 17 MARCH 2021 – CHECK THE SPREAD OF SIN
TOPIC: Check The Spread Of Sin (DCLM Daily Manna 17 March 2021)
TEXT: Leviticus 15:1-18 (KJV)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.
3 And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.
4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.
5 And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
6 And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he sat that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
7 And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
8 And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
9 And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be unclean.
10 And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth any of those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
11 And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
12 And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.
13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
14 And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:
15 And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.
16 And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
17 And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.
18 The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.
KEY VERSE: “And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean” (Leviticus 15:13).
On 17th November, 2019, a disease called COVID-19 broke out in China and became a global pandemic, which infected and killed several thousands of people. It was a contagious disease which could only be prevented by maintaining physical distancing between individuals, regular washing of hands and the use of nose masks. Anyone who realised that he had had contact with an infected person was to go for quarantine for about 14 days, to determine if he had been infected or not.
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The text of today also deals with laws concerning ceremonial cleansing from defilement arising from bodily emissions and any other unhygienic condition. Whoever had bodily emission considered to be unclean could not be touched, else, the person that touched him became unclean too. Part of the purification rites involved washing oneself and clothes in a running water and staying away from the camp for seven days. This would prevent the defilement from spreading.
When certain ceremonial uncleanness remained only till evening and was terminated by bathing, people with other types might have to remain outside the camp even after healing for the next seven days to ensure full recovery, after which they would then carry out cleansing rites involving sin offering and a burnt offering.
In Christendom, nothing could be more defiling and contagious than sin. It disqualifies a person from being in the congregation of saints. Believers are warned not to toy with sin or be yoked unequally with unbelievers. They should, constantly examine themselves and run away from every appearance of evil while sinners and backsliders should seek pardon and cleansing in the blood of Jesus through genuine repentance and restitution.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The only way to stop the spread of sin is not to sin.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)