Imagine being isolated because of something that is considered unclean. Imagine that you were set apart from others until you were considered clean. A life apart from holy living is a life of sin. Sin separates us from the very presence of God and makes us unclean. The only way for us to be considered clean accepted into the presence of God is through the Blood of Jesus and the forgiveness of our sin.
In the Old Testament era, those persons who were considered leprous and unclean had to live outside of the camp of Israel and shout aloud, “Unclean, unclean!” This alerted others to stay away from them because any contact with the unclean would make them as well. Although times have changed, in the spiritual realm when we live in sin and walk according to the flesh, our lives and our actions are also shouting aloud, “Unclean, unclean!” The one thing that has not changed is that the more we associate with those who live in sin, the more we run the risk of becoming “unclean” as well.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you…” (2 Cor. 6:17).