Jesus “broke” the quarantine rules of the day, but got away with it!
According to Moses, lepers were to be isolated outside the camp. No one got close to lepers. It was revolting and unthinkable. If you accidently came in contact with a leper there were all sorts of religious cleansings you were obligated to observe. But Jesus touched the leper and got away with it, because as soon as he touched him the leper was a leper no more.
Only the closest of family were to touch dead bodies.If you touched a dead body there were rituals of cleansing and sacrifice to follow. But Jesus got away with it, because when he touched the dead they came to life.
To be touched by a woman with an issue of blood was to be defiled. There were rituals to follow in order to be cleansed. But Jesus was touched by a woman unclean because of a persistent bleeding problem. Yes, he was touched and would have been contaminated according to the law, but the woman who touched Him was no longer defiled.
The Covid 19 virus would not have been diagnosed in Jesus’ day. One thing we know is that people were brought to Jesus with all kinds of diseases, including the corona viruses of the day. Jesus was not afraid of become defiled and contaminated. When the sick touched Jesus they “contracted” Jesus’ vitalizing health!
There is a day when Jesus will walk through the graveyards. He will not be contaminated by doing this because the dead will rise! Jesus did not actually break or degrade Moses’ law by breaking quarantine. He transcended and superseded it with a superior covenant of love and power!
Today non-Christians don’t think of bringing their sick to a church for prayer. They know most Christians are powerless to help. It will not always be that way. The Church is laying hold of the “greater things!”
I am not suggesting you expose yourself to people defiled by Covid 19. Unless, of course, you possess Jesus’ revitalizing health to bring the cure.
Acts 5:15 “As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid
them on beds and mats so that at least
Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.“
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Are we to be satisfied with the present state of the Church’s power or are we to go up to new levels?
Stretching with you for greater things!
Steven C Johnson
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