We are taking some time off this week to honor the Passover Feast and Feast of Unleavened Bread, but I will still be doing some teaching about why we remember these feasts.
Here are some of the highlights:
This feast is commanded by the Creator to be observed by all generations. It began as a remembrance of when the angel passed over the houses with blood on the doorposts and then the exodus from Egypt.
Israel’s first national holiday.
A reminder of the Mighty Elohim whom we serve who was able to deliver them from bondage.
However, it is also a beautiful picture of our blameless Messiah Y’shua, the Passover Lamb, who laid down His life for sinners as the final sacrifice and delivers from the bondage of sin.
He celebrated this Passover with his disciples at what has become known as the “Last Supper” and asked them to continue in this tradition and think of His body and blood when taking the cup of wine and the unleavened passover bread. You may think this is communion, but in reality, it was the celebration of the annual Passover feast.
Paul says to the Gentile Church in Corinth “For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a continuation of the feast for the next 7 days. On the first day, all leaven is to be removed from the house and only unleavened bread is to be eaten for the entire 7 days. What a tremendous reminder to us to remove all of the leaven, or sin, from our own lives. To search our hearts for hidden sins just as we are to search the house for any hidden leaven. What a teaching lesson this can be for children as you search for leaven in the house and explain the significance and the picture it represents. Sin, if left hidden and not dealt with, can grow into something monstrous and destructive.
Followers of Y’shua celebrated the Feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread in the early church. For more information regarding this celebration, visit This Website
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