“Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city” Leviticus 14:40
This passage from Leviticus 14 is about leprosy in a house. In the case of leprosy in a house, the affected stones must be taken away and cast into an unclean place.
A house in the Bible refers to our mind, I explain this further in my book. What are the “building blocks” of our mind? Those are our thoughts. This text is about sick stones. The disease of leprosy refers to lies and delusions in our mind (1). And they make our mind unclean, which explains the “unclean place” in this text. Every “sick stone” of lie must be “cast out” from our mind.
The symbolism from Leviticus 14 is also found in Luke 8, where Yeshua sends demons to an unclean place. He sends demons to pigs, and they are unclean according to Leviticus 11:7. But what do demons have to do with lies and delusions?
In the Old Testament there is only a handful of texts in which demons are mentioned. In these texts two different Hebrew words are used for demons: sa’iyr (strong number 8163) and shed (strong number 7700). Sa’iyr means goat, and of the 29 times this word is used in the Old Testament text, it is only translated twice with demons. Both of these texts are about an idol. In the Israeli idol cult, taken from Egypt, the goat was worshiped as an idol. The Hebrew word shed is also used in the meaning of an idol. They sacrificed to this ‘shed’. From the use of the Hebrew words for demons in the Old Testament, we can therefore deduce that demons and idols are connected.
An idol is in essence lies and delusions in our mind and heart. If we focus on idolatry, we will leave Him. Because through idolatry we focus on something other than YHWH. Spiritual idolatry is believing lies and delusions in our mind instead of His truth. Whether it is a physical image, whether or not in the form of a goat, or an image, a lie, in our mind: the effect is the same. And the images in our mind are harder to discern because they are not tangible, not physically visible. If we do not worship Him in our mind and heart, if we do not fill our mind and heart with His truth, then we worship lies and delusions. And those are our spiritual idols. Thus demons are connected with idols, and in essence with lies and delusions in our mind.
Whereas in the Old Testament only a handful of texts refer to demons, we find many more texts in the New Testament. Most of these texts are in the Gospels. The Gospels write about the teaching of Yeshua, and that is about the Kingdom. Casting out demons has everything to do with the Kingdom:
“But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” Matthew 12:28
Just as casting out lies and delusions, and accepting the truth, has everything to do with His Kingdom. With His Kingdom within us, in our mind and heart:
“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21
Yeshua cast out demons with His word:
“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word” Matthew 8:16
Lies and delusions are destroyed by His word of truth (John 17:17). So let His word of truth (“the knowledge of God”) cast out the sick “stones” from your “house”:
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5
And freedom will follow. Because His truth makes us free!
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
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(1) I explain this further in my book. See also this topic on our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysteriesofthekingdom/permalink/862983607396769/