“Unclean”

This Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.

“When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean”. (Leviticus 15:2)

The concept of being “unclean” is pretty vague in the Scriptures. There are quite a few things that can make a person “unclean” (bodily discharges, foods, dead things). Uncleanness was a little like sin, but it wasn’t exactly sin.  I think one of the worst aspects of being “unclean” was the separation it incurred.  You were supposed to stay away from others lest they touch you and “catch” your uncleanness.

Now some of you might be thinking that the concept of being “unclean” sounds a little too superstitious for us modern enlightened people, yet to be honest we struggle with this concept all the time.

It might come as a result of some sin we’ve committed.  It might come because we’ve been hanging around people who are “unclean”. It might come because we feel like we don’t belong. 

Here’s the beauty of Jesus my friends.  He came to take away our “uncleanness”.  One day a man with leprosy (uber-unclean) came to Jesus and asked if Jesus was willing to make him “clean”.  Jesus reached out and did the unthinkable.  He touched the man, and the man was instantly cleansed (Luke 5:12-13).

When Jesus touches us, we become part of His family.  No longer outcasts, we now belong to the fellowship of the cleansed.