There is often mental and emotional ambiguity in our restoration and healing and this results from feeling like man or God have forgiven/healed us but we haven’t forgiven ourselves. Once we accept the healing of God, we are inclined and instructed to seek the healing of brokenness with others.
I like what Mark Roberts writes, “But why did Jesus tell the healed man to be examined by a priest and present the offering required in the law? For years, the man with leprosy had been excluded from his community, forced to live on the edges because of his disease. Only the priest had the authority to declare that this man had truly been healed. Thus, the priest alone had the ability to restore the former leper in his community. Jesus could heal his body. But the priest could “heal” his relationships. And this is exactly what Jesus wanted for this man.”
The intention of healing is to be restored to the Father and others. All relationships drop their sickness in real healings.
“And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” Jesus