So having dipped the living bird into the blood of the one that was killed, together with the cedar wood the scarlet and the hyssop, the priest then lets the live bird go loose into the open field.
The law of the leper and its attendant ceremony also forebode the fundamentals of salvation. The leper represents the man of sin; he is put outside the camp; while there he can do nothing; he does not come to the priest; the priest must come to him and examine him. The priest sheds the blood of the one bird and he sprinkles the blood of the leper for cleansing; “for without shedding of blood, there is no remission; Christ was not yet raised, and if Christ is not raised there is no remission for sin.
The second bird dipped, stained and offered represents the two aspects of Christ’s work; He was delivered for our offenses and raised for our justification.
The earthen vessels typified Christ’s humanity, and the running water typified the Holy Spirit as the cleansing and life giving fountain; for Christ was put to death in the flesh and made alive by the Holy Spirit. More.