The First Day Of Unleavened Bread
First High Day Of Unleavened Bread
Lev. 23:5-7 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is Yahweh's passover. 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto Yahweh: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
- The fourteenth is the Passover.
- Although Passover is not an annual Sabbath, it immediately precedes the days of Unleavened Bread.
- Leviticus 23:6 reads, And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto Yahweh.
- Seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
- By eating token amounts of unleavened bread during each of the seven days, we remind ourselves of the price Yahshua paid for our sins.
- The ceremonies here portray a spiritual housecleaning, while we examine the doctrines that we believe.
- We are commanded to keep the Feasts in their seasons and to begin training our children to do the same early in their lives.
- Proverbs 22:6 reveals, Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.
- This admonition was followed when Yahshua, as a child and along with His family, worshiped Yahweh at Passover and kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
- And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the Child Yahshua tarried behind in Jerusalem, Luke 2:42-43.
- Yahshua kept Passover during His life and fulfilled prophecies regarding the New Covenant Passover sacrifice.
- In the midst of His ministry, when He was cut off, He became that perfect sacrifice (Matt. 26:18; Mark 14:14-16; Luke 22:14; John 13:1).
- Paul explained the redeeming work of Yahshua to Corinthian brethren who were of a pagan background
To Accept Yahshua Is to Keep the Feast
1 Cor. 5:7-8 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our passover is sacrificed for us: 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
- Keep in mind that this is written some 25 years after the Savior.
- Take special note that Paul is writing not to Jews or Israelites.
- He is writing to the people of Corinth, a Gentile people who were not brought up under the Old Testament teachings of the Bible.
- Their background and up bringing did not include the worship of Yahweh until Paul came on the scene and taught them the ways of Yahweh.
- Why would Paul bring up Passover and the keeping of the Feast to those who were not Jews if these observances were merely Old Testament days done away at Calvary?
- Paul relates the great truth that Yahshua has become our Passover. By virtue of the fact that He has been sacrificed for us.
- Paul says, "Let us keep the Feast!" Nothing whatsoever is said about abolishing or changing the Feast days.
- Why did not Paul take the opportunity here to explain a most important point that the Feasts were done away if that were the case?
- He said that if we accept the Savior's death as our Passover Lamb, then let us keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
- The reverse is also true. If we reject His Passover and Feast we reject His sacrifice for us.
Acts. 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.
- The law and the prophets are the Old Testament.
- In his defense he said, "Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers..." 28:17.
- The custom of the fathers was to keep the law and Feast days.
- In verse 23, where Paul explains his doctrine to the chief of the Jews, he tells them he used the law and Old Testament to teach about Yahshua.
Acts. 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of Yahweh, persuading them concerning Yahshua, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.