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One of the symbols that God uses for sin is leprosy. In Bible times it was an incurable skin disease that hideously deformed its victims, and eventually "devoured" those infected with it. When Jesus came and healed people, he would sometimes delay the healing in order to test the sick person's faith. However, in almost every case of leprosy, Jesus INSTANTLY healed all those lepers who asked for healing. This is a marvelous visual lesson that as sinners, we ALL are lepers,  Isaiah 1:5,6/ Romans 3:10  but when we come to Jesus he INSTANTLY delivers us from all our sins, and we are transformed into a new creation.  2 Corinthians 5:17

The Sinning Christian may be a "healed leper," but he can still get "skin diseases." Those obscure ceremonies that God gave Israel through Moses were all designed to be parables, object lessons, visual aids, signs and symbols of our relationship to God and his relationship to us. In Leviticus chapter thirteen you will see God's parable concerning skin diseases.

This Law of Skin Diseases talks about rashes, swelling spots, bright spots, white sores, hairy sores, surface sores, infectious rashes, deep sores, raw flesh, chronic skin diseases, boils, burns, itches, scars and leprosy. Every one of these skin diseases is a metaphor for sin, and just like some of these minor skin problems, some of these sins are "not unto death."  1 John 5:16,17

 

The lesson here is that yes, a "minor skin disease" can turn into "fatal leprosy," and that indeed a Sinning Christian CAN INDEED cross the line of grace in his sinning and become eternally lost. But look around you first. Many millions of people have temporary skin diseases, which NEVER turn into leprosy. In the same way, most sins in a Christians' life will prove to be temporary, and will never turn into the leprosy that brings eternal judgment. This is wonderful assurance that truly, we are TOTALLY SAVED! 

 

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