Post #73 THE 7 FEASTS OF ISRAEL [FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD] PART 3
[OLD TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT]
The Feast of unleavened bread [Lev 23:6-8] begins on the 15th of Nisan (1 day after Passover) and continues for the next 7 days. God told the people of Israel to avoid eating any leavened foods. Leavened food are food that contains any fermenting product such as baking powder or yeast. Remember after the passover, when all the first born of Egypt was killed, the Pharaoh release Israel from captivity the very next day. This feast is a reminder to the fact that Israel had no time to put leaven in their bread before their hasty departure from Egypt. [Exo 12:33-34]
[NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT]
Jesus is the “bread of life” [John 6:33-35]. He is born in Bethlehem, which in Hebrew means “house of bread” [Matt 2:1]. Leaven signifies decay, sin and evilness in the bible [1 Cor 5:6-8]. When yeast is put into bread, it permeates throughout the whole bread and becomes part of the bread. This effect of the yeasts describes the same effects for sins have upon our lives. Israel were always sacrificing unblemished animals to atone for sin. This is only a temporary solution. Only Jesus Christ, the true Messiah can offer a permanent solution. For He is the perfect and sinless sacrifice.
Thus Jesus Christ literally fulfilled the second feast, where He is the bread of life. And through His death of the Cross, He remove the yeast [sin] from our lives.
Refer to post #70 #71