The Days of Unleavened Bread – Is It For Christians?

“The Israelites were commanded to eat the Passover with “unleavened bread,” called the “bread of haste,” bread which was flat, plain—not light and fluffy, puffed up. Immediately following the Passover were the Days of Unleavened Bread.

God commanded them, “In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s Passover.

“And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Eternal: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread” (Leviticus 23:5, 6).

Leaven, as an agent which spreads throughout moist dough, and which causes bread or cakes to rise when baked, lending a light, airy texture, was pointed out as a type of sin. Jesus said, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees” (Matthew 16:5-12).

Unleavened bread, on the other hand, pictured sinlessness; humility, an absence of vanity, pride, and sin. Christ said, “I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

“This [pointing to Himself] is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” (John 6:48-51).

Do not all Christian-professing churches believe in Christ as Savior? Then why do they never teach the rich meaning of God’s annual holy days—the plan of redemption and salvation centering around Christ and His sacrifice as pictured in each of God’s annual Sabbaths?

Can anything be more New Testament oriented than the meaning of the Days of Unleavened Bread?”

The first and last days of Unleavened Bread are annual Sabbaths or “high” Sabbaths and they are the first annual Sabbaths in the year, followed by Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day. As the annual Holy Day calendar progresses so God’s clear plan of salvation for man is laid out – year after year.

God’s Annual Seasonal Holy Day Plan of Salvation is fully laid out in a booklet by Garner Ted Armstrong – http://www.garnertedarmstrong.org/pubs/godsseas.htm

In 2012 the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread falls on the weekly Sabbath, April 7, commencing the evening before. The Last Day of Unleavened Bread falls on the following Friday, April 13. These are days that Jesus Christ observed when He walked the earth. There are ample scriptures that make plain we are to follow the example of, that is imitate, Jesus Christ – in all aspects of His life. Observance of God’s (as opposed to manmade pagan days) Annual Holy Days. Of course, when it is realised that the member of the God family (Elohim) who became Jesus Christ (John 1, Hebrews 1 among many such references) was in fact one and the same Who dealt with the Patriarchs, the Prophets and Who gave Moses the Law and instructed Israel in the keeping of His Annual Holy Days – then it would be surprising if He did not observe His own Law, including the Annual Holy Days.

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