Leviticus 13:59 – 14:6 – cleansing the flesh
13:59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
14:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:
Once pronounced clean there was a seven day waiting period where the leper would then be examined for proof of cleanliness. This is an example of our earthly existence, whereas, we are declared clean when we surrender to YHWH through the blood of Yahshua and on the 7th day or “The Last Day” when Yahshua appears, He will examine us for the final approval of cleanliness.
3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;
4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:
We are the vessels of clay mentioned here and the living water is the Ruach HaKodesh or Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.”
John 4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water to drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
6 As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:
Notice the one bird is killed, representing Yahshua, and the other is set free, representing us. The cedar wood was representative of the cross, while the hyssop branch lifted the sponge of vinegar and the thread of scarlet was the robe Yahshua wore.