Lev 14:1 Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 14:2 “This will be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He will be brought to the priest,
Lev 14:3 and the priest will go out of the camp, and the priest will look. Then, if he notices that the case of leprous disease is healed in the leprous person,
Lev 14:4 the priest will command them to take for him who is to be cleansed two live pure birds and cedar wood and scarlet yarn and hyssop.
Lev 14:5 And the priest will command them to kill one of the birds in a clay pottery container over fresh water.
Lev 14:6 He will take the live bird with the cedar wood and the scarlet yarn and the hyssop, and dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water.
Lev 14:7 And he will spritz it seven times on him who is to be cleansed of the leprous disease. Then he will pronounce him clean and will let the living bird go into the open field.
Lev 14:8 And he who is to be cleansed will wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe himself in water, and he will be clean. And after that he may come into the camp, but stay outside his tent seven days.
Lev 14:9 And on the seventh day he will shave off all his hair from his head, his beard, and his eyebrows. He will shave off all his hair, and then he will wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and he will be clean.
testimonies to healing
When the community of Israelites saw the second bird released, or saw clean-shaven and washed former victim of leprosy — then they would know that there was a God among them who cared for those who are outcast and isolated. Those testimonies were built into the system of priestly instruction in order to give former lepers a means of demonstrating that their healing was due to the power of God.
In the church today, we gather regularly to worship God, and that is only one opportunity that we have to testify to what he is doing in our lives. Say it, post it, print it. Tell the world what your Lord is doing for you.
LORD, show us how to pubicise your power.