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Week 8 Day 2
God's claim on us is completeTotally we belong to God body soul spirit
Among God's people there is no distinction between sacred and secularAll is sacred because all belongs to GodWithout, the body is cleansed with waterWithin, the soul is cleansed with sacrificial blood.
Many centuries later Joseph and Mary brought the baby Jesus to the Temple at the time of Mary's purificationThe Gospel writer Luke records that they brought a pair of turtledoves and two young pigeons.
WASH UP What is God's domain? Ours? God makes no distinction. Leviticus 12 & 15
2"If a woman has borne a male child, she shall be unclean seven days. 3On the eighth day his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4She shall then continue her purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch any hollowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary until the days of her purification are fulfilled. 5"If she bears a female child, she shall be unclean two weeks, and shall continue in the blood of her purification sixty-six days. 6When the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son or a daughter, she shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering to the door of the tabernacle. 7Then he shall offer it before the Lord, and make atonement for her. And she shall be clean. 8 If she is not able to bring a lamb, then she may bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons--one as a burnt offering and the other as a sin offering. 2"When any man has a discharge, his discharge is unclean--whether his body runs with his discharge or is stopped up by his discharge. 4Every bed he lies on and everything he sits on shall be unclean. 5Whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe, and be unclean until evening. 6He who sits on anything on which he sat shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 13"When the discharge is cleansed, then he shall count seven days for his cleansing, wash his clothes, and bathe his body in running water; then he shall be clean. 14On the eighth day he shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons. 15Then the priest shall offer them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him. 16"If any man has an emission of semen, he shall wash all his body in water, and be unclean until evening. 17Any garment and any leather on which there is semen, it shall be washed with water, and be unclean until evening. 18Also, when a woman lies with a man, and there is an emission of semen, they shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 19"If a woman has a discharge of blood, she shall be set apart seven days; whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. 20Everything she lies on shall be unclean; also everything she sits on shall be unclean. 24 If any man lies with her at all, so that her impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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