The second of God’s annual Holy Feasts is the Days of Unleavened Bread (Ex.12:15-20, Lev.23:5-6). Yeshua, our Passover sacrifice, was humbled and sinless, which are lessons taught by the Feast of Unleavened Bread. We too are told to put out the leavening (sin) from our lives and to Eat Unleavened Bread during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Ex 12:14-24). Unleavened Bread is a type of the Body of Yeshua the anointed One. This Feast teaches us that we must eat of Christ, the unleavened Bread of Life, daily (1 Cor 10:1-4, 16, John 6:54-56). Not only do we see Christ and His disciples keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but also Paul kept this feast and taught the Gentile churches to keep it as he traveled on his evangelistic tours (Acts 20:6, 1 Cor.5:8).
During these seven days, we are to put all leavening out of our homes, and eat only unleavened bread (Ex.12:19). This is because leavening pictures sin and vanity, while unleavened bread symbolizes a humble and repentant heart coming out of sin to live a new life God’s way (Matt.16:6-12, 1 Cor.5:8). God’s enlightened people understood the symbolism of this Feast as an annual reminder to separate from the sins of the world and to draw closer to God (Ezra 6:21-22). God tells His people, right to the very end (Rev.18:4), to come out of the world to avoid her punishments.
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