Why the name? – ‘The Leper King’ – because within Judaism the Rabbi’s teach that the Moshiach (Messiah) is stricken, smitten, afflicted for our sins (see Isaiah chapter 53 verse 4) and so the Anointed One becomes unclean for us. ‘By His stripes we are healed.’ – verse 5 Few lepers were ever cleansed and yet Yeshua (Jesus) did this as recorded in Luke 5:12-15 and Luke 7:11-19.
(A Comparing and Contrasting between Leviticus and Luke 5:12-15; Ephesians 2:13.)
Luke 5:12-15. And it came to pass, when He was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy, who seeing Yeshua fell on his face and besought Him, saying Adonai (Lord), “If thou be willing, thou can make me clean.” And He put forth His hand and touched him, saying “I will, be thou cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy departed from him. And He charged him, “Tell no man, but go and show thyself to the priest and offer for thy cleansing according as Moshe (Moses) commanded for a testimony (a witness) unto them.” But so much the more went a fame abroad of Him and great multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
The cleansed leper –
1. Washed his clothes – cleansed habits. Leviticus 14:8.
2. Shaved his hair – self-judgment. Leviticus 14:8.
3. Brought into the camp – nearness. Leviticus 14:8. cf. Ephesians 2:13.
4. Had the blood applied to his ear, thumb and foot – cleansed members. Leviticus 14:14.
5. Had the oil applied – consecrated members. Leviticus 14:17.
6. Had his head anointed – the Spirit’s anointing. Leviticus 14:18.
7. Offered sacrifices to the Lord – worship. Leviticus 14:19. Luke 5:14.
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Date : 02/02/2020