Unleavened Bread, Passover – What is Passover About?

The passover also known as Pasach in the Hebrew is an appointed day (feast day) that many Christians over look, it has even been substituted for easter by many Christians, you can see more information about this at the link below:

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Let’s get into Passover and what it represents. We can find information concerning Passover by reading Exodus Chapter 12. When we read this chapter we see that the Passover was to take place during the first month (Click here for the months), which the Most High appointed for Israel (The first month begins in spring which is in March).

So if we read Exodus we see that the Passover preparation was to begin on the 10th day of the first month. The Israelite’s were to get a year old male lamb, which could either be of a sheep or Goat.

Exodus 12:5-6

5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

*NOTE* Evening here means sunset, and is the ending of the sabbath, the day Passover is after – not night time or dark. The word used is

Concordsance number 6150 `arab aw-rab’

to grow dusky at sundown:–be darkened, (toward) evening.

The lamb was then to be killed in the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month and its blood was to be wiped on the two side posts of a households home and on the top post as well. The lamb was then to be roasted and eaten with bitter herbs and unleavened bread that night on the 14th day of the first month.

The Israelite household was also to stay in there home until the morning after they had wiped the entrance door with the blood as directed by Moses.

Moses speaking to Israel:

Exodus 12:21-24

21Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

22And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

23For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

24And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

The Most High speaking to Moses:

Exodus 12:7-11

7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

8And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

9Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

10And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

11And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’s passover.

The sign of the blood on the door posts was to let the Most High know that the household was of Israel and not Egypt.

You see on the fourteenth day of the first month when Israel were told to observe the Passover the Most high passed through Egypt killing the first born sons and beasts in the land of Egypt, because of Pharaohs stubbornness, of not letting the Israelite’s leave Egypt.

Exodus 12:12-14

12For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in

the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

13And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

14And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

So to remember this time Israel are to observe the Passover, which then begins the feast of unleavened bread.

The Passover lamb was to be eaten just before the 15th day came in with the unleavened bread. When the 15th day arrived this was to be a day of rest also called a high holy (set apart) day to begin the feast of unleavened bread.

(The Messiah is the sacrifice now, so his blood symbolically substitutes the lambs blood, but this does not mean that we should not observe the Passover.)

To begin the 15th day of unleavened bread appointed day we are to eat unleavened bread, this is done for a total of 7 days and the last day the 21st day is to end these appointed days with Sabbath rest.

During the eating of unleavened bread, for the 7 days nothing with leaven should be eaten, the biblical interpretation is anything containing yeast – today these are things that contain raising agents. Also everything in your home containing leaven (raising agents) is to be taken out.

If an Israelite or stranger (gentile, other nation) ate any thing contain these ingredients during these appointed days they would be “cut off” from Israel.

Exodus 12:17-20

17And 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 for ever.

18In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

19Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.

20Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.

The Most high expects us to teach our children about these appointed days today also – as we see in Exodus, where the Most high addresses this issue:

Exodus 12:26-28

26And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?

27That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

28And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

So to summarize the Passover and Unleavened bread appointed days and how we should observe them today.

(1) The Passover is in remembrance of the YHWH liberating Israel by killing the first born of the Egyptians sons and livestock/Beasts.

(2) The Appointed days of Unleavened bread remind us of when Israel were delivered out of Egypt.

How do we observed the Appointed days of Passover and Unleavened bread today? I’m sure you

are asking yourself this, so if you are a christian that has now been enlightened, you should take a look at the link below:

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Today it will seem rather impractical to sacrifice a lamb and wipe its blood on the post of our doors, and this is true. Now the Messiah has come and fulfilled the laws of sacrifice and offering, we are no longer required to use blood to observe appointed days as the Messiah was the final and last Sacrifice and offering.

What we can do today, though is eat the unleavened bread and drink wine for all the appointed days. This is 8 days in total, including the Passover.

Let’s take a look at what the Messiah said himself:

Matthew 26:26-29

26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

As you can see the new covenant is in the Messiahs blood and not the sacrificing of animals anymore, this has been fulfilled.

So see an explanation on the new covenant (testament) click the link below

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So today we can eat some lamb to remember the occasion, but we should definitely observe the eating of unleavened bread for the 8 days as the unleaven represents the staying away from sin (the things the Most High dislikes).

The Messiah likens leaven to the bad doctrines of the Pharisees and Sadducees

Matthew 16:11-12

11How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

12Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

I hope someone has learned something, and that you now see the importance in the celebrating of the Passover (Unleavened bread).

Shalom

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