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Feasts of the Lord- Pentecost: Yeast with bread.

In the earlier episode, we touched on Pentecost being the Feast of Weeks or Sevens.
It started as the representation of the first fruits of the wheat.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover fell around the time of the firstfruits of the barley. It was during one of these wave Sheaf Offering of the barley firstfruits, that Jesus resurrected as the first fruits of everyone who would be resurrected.

There’s something you should note about Pentecost, as compared to the Feast of Unleavened Bread:

When the firstfruits of wheat were being presented to God, they were made into leavened bread. Notice the ” leaven ” ? Because for the earlier feast, the bread is Unleavened. Hence the name, the “Feast of Unleavened Bread.”

So what is leavened bread?

Let’s jump to the lovely scriptures πŸ‘‡

β€œβ€†β€˜From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.

Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath (Pentecost), and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord . From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits to the Lord .

Leviticus 23:15-17

Leavened bread means bread that is baked with yeast .
The KJV version puts it like this πŸ‘‡:

Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.

Leviticus 23:17 KJV

So if a leavened bread is bread baked with yeast…then Unleavened Bread means….πŸ€”
You get it πŸ‘

Now why is this significant?

Let’s see what Paul had to say πŸ‘‡

Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batchβ€”as you really are.

For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 corinthians 5:7-8

Yeast or leaven is a type that represents sin in the bread (the people).
So for Passover, they had to eat Unleavened Bread.

This meant that with the Passover, as a type for the church, they were being set free from sin, being made new creatures with no sin in them. That’s what being born again in God also means. Like this πŸ‘‡

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 3:9 KJV

Let’s continue…

So why would God ask for Unleavened Bread in Passover era…and then ask for leavened bread during Pentecost?

Especially when we know leaven is a type that represented “sin.”
Why would God be comfortable with that?

Find out more in our next episode. Until then…chao πŸ₯Ί

Uche Okorie

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