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Feast Of Unleavened Bread

2016-04-22

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is observed as part of Passover Week.
  • Frequently, it is confused with Passover. However, the Feast of Unleavened Bread has its own particular spiritual significance.
  • Whereas Passover speaks of the Festival of Redemption, the Feast of Unleavened Bread reminds mankind of the need to live a life without sin.
  • In Bible typology, leaven or chometz is representative of sin
  • In early days, yeast was not used each time that bread was to be baked, but rather the process of leavening was similar to our present method of making sourdough bread.
  • After the dough had risen and had been punched down several times, before the round loaves of bread would be formed, a large chunk of the leavened dough would be separated from the mass of dough used for baking.
  • This lump of leavened dough would be put in a cool place, and the next time bread was to be baked, it would be worked into the mass of flour and water to provide leavening.
  • Once the dough was risen and ready, a new lump would be separated to use the next time, thus the regular cycle was established.
  • Each batch of bread had a little bit of its substance from the batch that was baked before.
  • In this, leaven represents sin.
  • Our first father, Adam, sinned and infected all who would come after him with human nature or sin.
  • Every person has inherited this humannatur
  • The word chometz not only means leavening, but it means bitter or sour.
  • When sin entered the human race, it was the cause of bitterness among men.
  • Leaven also typifies sin. Inasmuch as chometz causes the bread to be puffed up, so sin causes a man to have an inflated ego.
  • The message of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is that the cycle of sin can be broken.
  • Man can be free from the guilt, the penalty, and the power of sin.
  • Bitterness caused by sin can be extracted from the life that has been redeemed, and man can have a new beginning, a new birth—as it is called in the Bible.
  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is Elohim's message that man can be free from sin.
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