- MESSAGE MENU #1
MESSAGE MENU #2
- OVERLOOKING THE SOURCE OF OUR STRENGTH AND SALVATION
- FALSE PROPHETS OR SERVANTS OF YAHWEH?
- BOOK OF MATTHEW WRITTEN IN HEBREW OR IN GREEK?
- CONCERNING BABYLON AND CURRENT EVENTS
- THE FIRSTFRUITS OF YAHWEH/YAHWSHUA
- WHAT DID YAHWSHUA MEAN WHEN HE SAID "TOUCH ME NOT"?
- WHERE WAS YAHWEH'S SHEKINAH GLORY AT THE TIME OF YAWHSHUA?
- THE WAVE-SHEAF CEREMONY
MESSAGE MENU #3
- THE FIRST VISIBLE LUNAR CRESCENT
- TITHING CHART BASED ON WEEKLY INCOME
- HOW TO TITHE BASED ON YOUR ANNUAL SALARY
- MAP OF ANCIENT KHAZARIA
- MAP OF EPHRAYIM AND MANNASAH, ACCORDING TO THE ANGLO-SAXONS
- THE NEW COVENANT IS CONDITIONAL
- BARACK OBAMA: A PROPHET OF ISLAM
- TIMELINE CHART OF YAHSHUA'S DEATH AND RESURRECTION
- THE SACRED NAMES IN ANCIENT PALEO-HEBREW
- ZECHARYAH 12:9
- THE 24 ELDERS ARE ALREADY IN THRONES IN HEAVEN
- THE INFAMOUS "AN EYE FOR AN EYE" LAW: ABOLISHED OR IN EFFECT?
- RE LOST TEN TRIBES
What is the significance of the feast of Unleavened Bread?
1. First unleavened bread represents our Messiah Yahushua. Unleavened by life, He was the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Moreover His body was in the grave during the first days of the feast, He lay there, like a seed divinely planted, waiting to burst forth as the eternal bread of life. Yahushua Himself said, “I am the bread of life he who comes to me will never hunger.” He also said, “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.” John 6:35,50
It is interesting that Yahushua was born in Bethlehem, which means “house of bread.”
2. Second unleavened bread speaks of a blameless life. Leaven of itself speaks of sin and all have sinned according to the Scripture. An unleavened life is a not a sinless life but a blameless life. This the Apostle Saul tells us we are called to be. “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, Philippines 2:14-15
This is in agreement with the Apostle Peter who said, “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless” 2 Peter 3:14
3. Third unleavened bread was eaten for seven days. This means we are called to be blameless from Sabbath to Sabbath. We are not to put on a spiritual face for our assemblies, then a different face for friends and families. Peter the Apostle in quoting the Torah said, “Be holy (set apart) for I am holy (set apart).” This is a stern warning against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees that Yahushua often condemned of which He called hypocrisy Mathew 16:6. There are also other types of leaven like dead ritualism, disbelief, humanism, worldliness, sensuality and legalism that we must also rid our minds of.
4. Fourth unleavened bread is also called the bread of affliction. In Deuteronomy 16:3 YAHWEH calls this bread, the bread of affliction. “You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, that is, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), that you may remember the day in which you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.” The word affliction means, “to deprive ones self” or “cause one self to suffer.” This is precisely what our Messiah Yahushua did for us during the Passover and this feast of unleavened bread is sober warning to us that we too are called to suffer. In Mathew 20:22 Yahushua warns us that all who follow Him will be baptized with His baptism of suffering. Mathew 20:22 It is interesting that the Matzah is prepared with holes in it which depicts wounding from suffering.
5. Fifth unleavened bread was prepared in haste and the process was not completed. Yahushua sacrifice at Calvary is only the beginning hence, the Apostle tells us that we are to go onto perfection. “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” Hebrews 6:1-2 These doctrines represent elementary teachings of our faith that we must all pass through but we cannot remain there, we must go on the deeper things of the Spirit. The fact that the bread was never completed represents this maturing phase that we must all enter into. The preparation of haste also speaks of taking hold of these truths and not turning back. Yahushua said that, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62
6. Sixth unleavened bread speaks of a carefree life. Because the feast of unleavened bread is mixed up at its start with the Passover, an element of the Passover is intertwined into it because the Passover lamb was eaten during this feast. Hence the burden of sin that we once carried has been lifted off us and put on Yahushua. This is what Yahushua offered all who would come to Him, He said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Mathew 11:28-30 The unleavened bread is His yoke and burden that Yahushua mentions here that we need to exchange for heavy burden. The Matzah bread was a very light bread signifying the light yoke and burden of the Messiah that we now carry.
It is obvious that many of the representation shown above have been fulfilled in our Messiah Yahushua. Since we are not called to observe the Passover of Moses in that we are not physically in Israel, where do we then stand with this feast? As I have previously shown we are commanded to observe YAHWEH’s feasts including the feast of Unleavened Bread. However, NOT in the understanding of how Israel observed it but we are to observe it in the light of the revelation of what it stands for as shown above. There is old saying that goes this way, “you don’t throw away the baby with the bath water.” Thus you don’t throw out Torah because of this new understanding. We must keep the heart of the Torah and not its letter.
We are to eat unleavened bread for seven days, rid our houses of leaven and on the final day we are to make it a convocation “celebration or festival” as the Scripture commands but in this new light of understanding.