“And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.” Numbers 12:10-12
In Numbers 12 Miriam and Aaron gossip about Moses, about the woman he has married. In YHWH’s opinion this was not just, and the result was Miriam becoming leprous. Her evil words are a direct cause for her leprosy. She spoke evil of Moses from the lies and delusions in her mind; it was not YHWH’s truth. And in verse 11 Aaron acknowledges this was sin. The Biblical definition of sin is lies and delusions in the mind and heart. We see this in Genesis 6:5 as well, where the reason of the flood is mentioned: the thoughts of the heart. So leprosy refers to lies and delusions in the mind of man.
“Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.” 2 Chronicles 26:19
It is striking that in this text leprosy appears on the forehead, where our mind is located.
“When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house…” Leviticus 14:34
This text says that a house can be leprous. House refers to our mind, so this text refers to the fact that lies and delusions (leprosy) are in our mind (house). And also in this text the leprosy comes directly from YHWH. That lies and delusions come from Him is confirmed in a.o. 2 Thessalonians 2:11:
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”
In Numbers 12:12 Miriam is compared as one dead, because of her leprosy. Romans 6:23 says that the wages (the result) of sin is death. Lies and delusions in our mind result in spiritual death. Romans 8:6 says:
“For to be carnally minded is death”
If lies and delusions result in spiritual death, what will give us spiritual life? It is His truth from above!