“And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field.” Leviticus 14:7
Remember, there are no meaningless details in the Word of God. Even in the ceremony of the cleansing of the Leper we can find meaning and application for our life today.
Before the priest could declare the leper cleansed from his disease, God commanded for the priest to sprinkle the blood of the dead bird on the leper seven times. Amazingly, Christ shed His blood seven times, each time redeeming us from something specific.
The first time that Jesus shed His blood was while in prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane. Here, Jesus shed His blood freeing us from the power of sin (Hebrews 12:4) The second time that Jesus shed His blood was when He was brought to the home of the High Priest and they pulled out His beard. Jesus shed His blood here, restoring man back to fellowship with God. The third time that Jesus shed His blood was when the Roman soldiers put a crown of thorns upon His head. When Jesus shed His blood this time, He restored to us the position and authority that Adam had lost.
The fourth time that Jesus shed His blood was when the soldiers whipped His back. Tradition tells us that Jesus was whipped 39 times. However, 39 stripes was the maximum amount of lashes allowed under the Mosaic Law. Jesus was not whipped by the Jews, but by the Romans. The scripture tells us that He was so brutally beaten that He was not recognizable as a human being. With every one of those lashes, He completely paid the price for our healing from every sickness and every disease.
The fifth time that Jesus shed His blood was when they nailed His hands to the cross. It was here that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of poverty and lack. The sixth time that Jesus shed His blood was when His feet were nailed to the cross. It was here that He cleansed our walk with God making us righteous (see 2 Corinthians 5:21).
The seventh and final time that Jesus shed His blood was when a Roman soldier pierced His side with a spear. It was here that Jesus purchased His bride, the church. How fitting that the first Adam’s bride came out of His side and the last Adam’s bride would be purchased with the blood that flowed from His side! (Ephesians 5:25)
Seven is the number of perfection and completion. On the cross, just before He died, Jesus cried out, “It is finished!” Jesus shed his blood seven times, completely redeeming us from the power of Satan, sin and sickness!
Confession: I have been completely redeemed by the blood of Jesus! Every sickness and every disease has been paid for with the blood that He shed for me.