Feasts of Unleavened Bread
Posted here is the sermon delivered by Br. Amis Lopes at Assembly Bible Classes between 23rd April to 29th April.
Passage of Reference: (Lev 23.6-8, Ex 12.15-20)
Passover & the feast of unleavened bread are special feasts. These two feasts were established in Egypt (Exo 12). Remaining feasts were instructed to Israelites out of Egypt in Lev 23. Only these two feasts command to eat unleavened bread. Only these two feasts were very closely linked. These feasts are mentioned together many times (Mt 26.17, Mk 14.12, Lk 22.1, Deut 16.2-3), and the feast of unleavened bread starts immediately (15th to 21st day) after Passover (14th day)
Passover speaks about our salvation, whereas the feast of unleavened bread speaks about our separation (holy life). Salvation & separation is always linked with each other and it goes together
We cannot have only one and ignore another. There are many who like to go to heaven but they don’t like to live by heavenly commandments.
Salvation is fundamental and then living a holy life. Even though living a holy life is very essential but salvation is most important. Holy and separated life should be the result of salvation. Bible doesn’t approve holy life without salvation
Problems of the Leaven
In Bible leaven is often used to refer evil/sin because of it’s negative character
- Leaven spreads (multiply) rapidly
- Leaven makes the dough sour and changes it’s nature
- Leaven puffs the whole dough & takes control
- Leaven leads the dough towards decay
This feast instructs not to eat leavened bread but also asks to eat unleavened bread. Who is this unleavened bread? Jesus Christ is the bread of God (Jn 6.33), He is the bread of life (Jn 6.35), He is the bread that came down from heaven (Jn 6.41). Precisely speaking, LJC is the unleavened bread.
Unleavened bread speaks about the sinless & Holy life of Lord, it also speaks about the result of a sinless life of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus was Unleavened bread (sinless), that’s why He was not subject to decay and corruption (Gen 3.19, Psalm 16.10).
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