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Day 54: So You Can Be Free

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Leviticus 14:1-57
Mark 6:30-56
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 10:11-12
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

As for the living bird, he shall take it…[and dip it] in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water. And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed…and shall let the living bird loose in the open field. – Lev 14:6-7

This is a phenomenal example of an obscure Old Testament passage that illustrates the beauty of the Cross. On the surface, God is simply describing to Moses how Old Testament priests should deal with lepers. If you read the text without knowing Jesus, you will only see a sacrifice described in detail. But if you know Jesus, you will see so much more.

One bird had to die so the living bird could go free. Before it was set free, the living bird was dipped in the blood of the sacrifice. It was then used as a tool to sprinkle that blood on the unclean leper. As disciples of Jesus, we have all been dipped – covered in – His blood. That guarantees us freedom! Only one bird had to die, and the other was set free; and because Jesus already paid the price for your sins, you can enjoy guilt-free eternal life. Before we are released into freedom in eternity, however, it is our job to sprinkle Christ’s blood on as many sinners as we can: to share the Gospel whenever we have the chance!

Every word, phrase, and sentence in Scripture – in both the Old Testament and the New – points to Jesus. Allow God’s Holy Spirit to show you how every verse of the Bible points to God’s Only Son, Jesus Christ. You will never see Scripture the same way again.


Father, use me to sprinkle the blood of Your Son Jesus Christ on everyone I meet! I know I have been guaranteed freedom because Jesus died; I want to be used by You to share the Good News with everyone I can while I’m still here on earth.

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