Festival Of Unleavened Bread

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. “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel. Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.” Ex. 12:15-20
On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. For seven days present a food offering to the Lord. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’ ” Lev. 23:6-8
And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein: But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish: And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram; A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs: And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you. Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering. After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work. Num. 28:17-25

The Festival of Unleavened Bread always occurs in the 1st month starting on the 15th day through to the 21st day of the month every year. This feast begins the day after Passover. Although Passover is also eaten with unleavened bread on the 14th as well. It was on this day of the 15th that the Israelites were led out of Egypt. They were instructed not to eat any bread with leaven in it and they were to remove all leaven from their homes for these 7 days. This 7 day festival pictures the putting away of sin and false doctrine out of our lives as Christians. Leaven represents sin and false doctrine. This is the 2nd step in God's plan for the redemption and salvation of his people. After we accept Christ as our savior and his death sacrifice done the day before on Passover, we are then to remove sin and false doctrine from our lives. But even more importantly than our efforts to remove the leaven, is that we partake of the unleavened bread which is the body of Christ. It is the work that he did for us that wipes our slates clean. No matter how great we try, we will always have leaven in our lives, so to truly win the battle, our greater focus is on eating the unleavened bread of Christ. What a meaningful and important step for us Christians to be reminded of on a yearly basis. God does not want us to remain in sin, or remain deceived in false teachings, but to be free from its bondage. Celebrating this 7 day festival each year in spirit and in truth is God's will for us. Do you think God's people would remember this step much better if they observed this 7 day feast instead of rejecting it? The relevance and significance of this feast in the lives of God's people today could not be any more apparent. To remove sin and false doctrine from our lives and live holy lives in obedience and out of reverence for God we must eat of the unleavened bread of Christ daily. The following link is a speech I made to read on the 1st day of Unleavened Bread...Unleavened Bread Speech

The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.” Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast. Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving. When the Lordbrings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month: For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the Lord. Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders. On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. For the Lord brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand. You must keep this ordinance at the appointed time year after year. “After the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and gives it to you, as he promised on oath to you and your ancestors, you are to give over to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. All the firstborn males of your livestock belong to the Lord. Redeem with a lamb every firstborn donkey, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons. “In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the Lord killed the firstborn of both people and animals in Egypt. This is why I sacrifice to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb and redeem each of my firstborn sons.’ And it will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the Lord brought us out of Egypt with his mighty hand.” Exodus 13:1-16
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