Feast of Unleavened Bread

After Passover, the Israelite were commanded to observe the feast of unleaved bread for the next seven days.

Exodus 12:15-20  15 Seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day, you must get all the yeast out of your houses. Whoever eats anything with yeast from the first day until the seventh day will be taken away from Israel. 16 On the first day, you must have a holy meeting of the people and another holy meeting on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to get ready what every person must eat. You may do only that. 17 You must have the special supper of bread without yeast. For on this same day I brought your family groups out of the land of Egypt. So all of you must remember this day as a law forever.

18 “In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day, you must eat bread made without yeast. 19 There must be no yeast found in your houses for seven days. For whoever eats anything with yeast, that person, stranger or born in the land, will be cut off from the people of Israel. 20 Do not eat anything with yeast. You must eat bread made without yeast in all your homes.”

In Egypt, the Israelites were slaves, but once they were free, God told them they were slaves no more, but warriors of the Lord. Through the feast of unleavened bread, God was teaching the Israelite that they were part of God’s army.

Exodus 12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever.

The thoughts of warriors are different from civilians, the actions and behaviors of the army are not individual, but they move as one by command.

First – Why did God command the Israelite to eat bread without yeast?

Yeast represents our individual desires. Things that we personally want.

One of the main desires of many people is to have a lot of money. Are the desires to be rich a sin? Are rich men sinners? Just because one is rich, does not make him or her a sinner. But having money and becoming rich as your main focus, goal, reason, and purpose in life, and in things that you do, that is a sin.

As it states in Proverbs 23:4 “Do not toil to acquire wealth;

    be discerning enough to desist.”

 
Pastor John Westley stated, “First work hard and earn money, second don’t waste and spend your money; save it instead, third use the money to help others without the thought that it is a waste. 
 
Don’t just think about gaining and saving money, but think about where you will use the money, how you will use the money.
 
We should focus on not just wanting to gain more money constantly, but also only use the amount given to us from God. 
 
Just because you’re rich, or have a lot of money does not mean you are happy, or that it is a good thing. – There once was a 21-year-old boy who’s father passed away. The father was a CEO of a company and the income now directly went to the son. Becuase the son received any amount of money he desired, the son was able to purchase and do things he wanted to do. He soon got bored with life and committed suicide.
 
Second – The Israelite used to eat bread with yeast while they were slaves in Egypt, so why were they suddenly not allowed to eat bread with yeast? Bread without yeast was not delicious. 
 
The reason is that the yeast represents that Pharaoh was the one who provided for them and helped them survive. Eating unleavened bread – bread without yeast – represents and symbolizes that they were God’s people and that God is the one who provides for them. Just like how the Israelite were commanded not to eat bread with yeast, there are times when we have to follow God and His will and plan even though it is hard. 
 
Third – We need to know what type of yeast we have in our life.
The things that are yeasts in our life are things like arrogance, selfishness, envy things that do not make God happy. In this world today, there are many things that are like yeasts that try to influence us, but as followers of Christ, we must be distinct from these things and be the unleaved bread of this earth. 
 
To live a life in which you follow Christ, read the Bible, pray, and walk with the holy spirit. 
 
The Last – God said to get rid of the yeast in your household. Throw away the thought that you are the only one who is ok and who needs to believe. Believing that you are the only special one is selfish and arrogant. These feelings are the yeast. 
 
All of us are all in the same boat.  Our opinions can differ, and we may unintentionally hurt one another, but in the end, we are one family in Jesus Christ.
 
Ephesians 5:8 8 “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light”
God wants us to shine to the world with  His love and Good Works.
Through the fest of the unleaved bread. God taught us that we are part of His army.

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Matthew 5:13 – 16 “13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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