Rabbi Schneider — Unleavened Bread
I've got a very special episode today, beloved ones. We're gonna be looking into the Tanakh, the Old Testament, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and looking for application for your life today.
We are in the midst now of the Passover season. When we study God's Word in the Tanakh, in the Torah, what we call the Old Testament, or the Hebrew Bible, we find there are seven special holy days on God's calendar, plus the Sabbath the happens every week.
Now these seven days, beloved ones, are divided into two groups. We have what's called the spring holy days, and we have the fall holy days. We are in the midst now of the spring holy days. The climax of the spring holy days or the, the pinnacle of the spring holy days is Passover.
But closely related to Passover are the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First Fruits, and the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost. Today I'm gonna be focusing on the Feast of Unleavened Bread during this season that I'm just terming the Passover season.
Now I'm going to the Book of Leviticus, chapter number 23, to set the context today, and I'm begin reading in verse number 5.
Hear the Word of God: In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD's Passover. Now we call this month in Hebrew the month of Nissan. Let's continue again: In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD's Passover.
Now get this: Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD. So what we have is Passover and then the very next day after Passover begins the feast that we're calling, what the Bible calls the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Now today in the traditional Jewish world and traditional Jewish culture, we just call Passover plus the seven days after it which are Unleavened Bread, we just lump them together and call it generally speaking Passover. But we're focusing particularly today on the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Now I want you to hear this as I set the context. All these feast days, beloved, these holy days on God's appointed calendar have application for you and I today as children of God. In other words, these seven holy days didn't just have application for ancient Israel or for Jewish people today, but they have application for your life and my life in Messiah Jesus, whether you're a Jew or whether you're a Gentile.
Now when it comes to approaching these holy days, get it now, we're not under the law. This is not about spiritual obligation, but this is about gaining revelation and having an opportunity to be blessed through the revelation as we see that all these holy days including the Feast of Unleavened Bread, beloved, are fulfilled in Messiah Jesus.
In fact the Bible tells us, we're gonna look in the Book of Corinthians in just a moment, that when we celebrate Passover, Paul says, do it in recognition of Messiah Jesus. In other words, Paul made an assumption that God's children would celebrate Passover, not because we're legally bound by it from the law, but because it's fulfilled in Messiah Jesus.
Paul said now when you celebrate Passover, do it in the context of Messiah Jesus. In fact we know that when Jesus celebrated the Lord's Supper with his disciples, it was a Passover meal. So I've already covered that in my two previous episodes where I focused specifically on Passover.
I want to go now to Unleavened Bread with the understanding that Unleavened Bread has application for us today, beloved ones, as Christians. Now I want you to consider with me a few Scriptures. First of all when we look at the prophetic meaning of Unleavened Bread, I want to consider first of all, get it now, Church, the context of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, listen, as it relates to instant and perfect obedience.