Saturday, April 8, 2017

Feast of Unleavened Bread.


Symbolism of Unleavened Bread


Part of God’s instruction for the Days of Unleavened Bread is to put leavened bread products out of our homes.

Yes, the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a festival that helps us to focus on replacing sin with righteousness.

Exodus 12:15

15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 12:16

16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

During the spring of the year (March - April immediately after Passover the feast—the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6-8; Exodus 12:17-18).

17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.

18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

Leviticus 23:6-8

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

These Days of Unleavened Bread marked a turning point in the way the spring festival was to be celebrated down through the ages. We as believer  recall the Exodus, the coming out of Egypt as a type of redemption from sin and release from the bondage of Satan. There would still be an emphasis on eating unleavened bread as a physical reminder that we are to become spiritually unleavened by removing sin from our lives.

When Yahawashi   came to earth as a human being, He observed this seven-day festival—sometimes called the Feast of Passover by the Jews because the Days of Unleavened Bread followed immediately after Passover, so that the two adjoining festivals could seem to be one—and in fact Passover themes do carry over into the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Yahawashi  observed this festival as a child and later as an adult (Luke 2:41; Matthew 26:17). The early Church, imitating  in HisYahawashi  religious practices, observed it as well.


Immediately after the Passover comes a festival that depicts the next step in the fulfillment of God’s master plan. After God has forgiven us of our sins through Christ’s sacrifice, how do we continue to avoid sin, since we must go on living in newness of life? How do we live as God’s redeemed people? We find the answer in the remarkable symbolism of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

When God freed Israel from Egypt, He told His people that for “seven days you shall eat unleavened bread” (Exodus 12:15). Exodus 12:39 further explains, “And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.”

Leavening is an agent such as yeast that causes bread dough to rise. And the leavening process takes time. The Israelites had no time to spare when they left Egypt, so they baked and ate flat bread. What started out as a necessity continued for a week. God appropriately named this time the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6), or the Days of Unleavened Bread (Acts 12:3).


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The Days of Unleavened Bread remind us that with God’s help we must remove and avoid all sin—symbolized by leaven—and live genuinely by God’s commandments in all areas of our life.



Each year as the Israelites observed this feast, it reminded them of God’s deliverance of their forefathers from Egypt. The Creator instructed, “Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt” (Exodus 12:17, NIV).

God gave His earliest biblical instructions concerning this festival to the Israelites as they prepared to leave Egypt: “For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel. On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat—that is all you may do” (Exodus 12:14-16, New International Version). So this was a seven-day festival, with the first and seventh days being annual Sabbaths or Holy Days.

This feast is certainly a time for rejoicing because He freely gives us the help we need to leave a life of sin and to lead a new life. , the Lamb Yahawashi of God, was sacrificed for the forgiveness of our sins, thus enabling us to be unleavened, cleansed of sin. And He continues to help us put sin out of our lives by dwelling in us through the Holy Spirit, thereby leading us to regular repentance and empowering us to live in obedience to God

Our observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread helps us realize our crucial need for Yahawashi ’ help in overcoming our weaknesses. And this is reflected in the second aspect of how God commands that this feast be observed—by eating unleavened bread throughout the seven days. What is the significance of the unleavened bread we are commanded to eat?

We see, then, that the spiritual lesson of God’s command to eat unleavened bread during this feast is that if we want to rid our lives of the leaven of sin and wickedness, we have to fill our lives with the unleavened bread of life, . We have toYahawashi  take Him into our lives.

That means we accept Him as the final authority in our lives. It means we hunger for Him as we hunger for physical food. It means we desire to learn about Him so we can become like Him in every aspect of our lives. It means we study His teachings and example so we can better follow Him as a disciple. It means we make His priorities our priorities. It means taking in and living by the whole of God’s Word.

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God’s purpose is the theme of this chapter. He repeats it to Isaac in verses 3 & 4: “... I will be with you and bless you, ... and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.
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These are seven Feasts of the YAHWEH
Important points: they are called “Feasts of the Yahweh” not Jewish feasts or feasts of Israel.


All of them are listed in Leviticus chapter 23:
   
1) The Feast of Passover

Leviticus 23:4-5

4 These are the feasts of God, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Yahweh passover.

Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Leviticus 23:6-8

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Yahweh: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Yahweh seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

3) .The Feast of First Fruits

 Leviticus 23:9-14

9 And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the God, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto God.

13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto God for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an him.

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

4)  The Feast of Pentecost 

Leviticus 23:13-22

13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an him.

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto God.

17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto God.

18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the God, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the God.

19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the God, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the God for the priest.

21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the your God Yahweh.

5)  The Feast of Trumpets 

Leviticus 23:23-25

23 And the Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto God.

6)  The Feast of Atonement 

Leviticus 23:26-32

26 And the God spake unto Moses, saying,

27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto God.

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before Yahweh your God.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

7)  The Feast of Tabernacles 

Leviticus 23:33-44

33 And the God spake unto Moses, saying,

34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto God.

35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto God: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the God: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

37 These are the feasts of the God, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto God, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:

38 Beside the sabbaths of the God, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the God.

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the God seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Yahweh your God seven days.

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the God seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Yahweh your God.

44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of  God.








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