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The Feast of Unleavened Bread


The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the first Feast of Seven after the Passover. It begins at sundown between the Fourteenth and Fifteenth day of the First Month on YaHWeH‘s calendar. The feast is seven days long with the first and last days being Annual Sabbaths. These Annual Sabbaths are referred to as High Days because they are special Sabbaths beside the weekly Sabbath.

Each Feast represents an aspect in the process of Salvation and this Feast represents a sin-free life. The leavening in bread is usually yeast and as a small amount of yeast permeates the whole lump of dough, so sin has the same effect in the human mind. It “puffs up” the bread dough and so sin puffs up a person’s thinking that eventually rejects YaHWeH’s way of life. YaHWeH designed the Ten commandments to teach humanity how to love. The first Four teach how to love YaHWeH and the last Six teach how to love our neighbour. If kept, these Ten Commandments would alleviate all pain and suffering brought about by sin. Sin is explained as breaking the Commandments [I John 3:4]. All sin acquire a death penalty. The yeast in bread is used as a metaphor representing sin.

YaHWeH declared the Feast of Unleavened bread was to start at sundown, the Fifteenth Day of the First Month...

Exodus 12:15-20

15. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

16. And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

17. And 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.

18. In 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.

19. Seven 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.

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

Again in [Lev. 23]...

Leviticus 23:5-8

5. In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is YaHWeH's passover.

6. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto YaHWeH: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

7. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

8. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YaHWeH seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

The Passover on the Fourteenth of the First Month and the beginning of the seven day Feast of Unleavened Bread on the Fifteenth of the First Month.

The 12 Tribes of Israel kept the Passover at the twilight (ereb) of the Fourteenth and the death messenger killed the firstborn of all who didn’t have the Blood of the Lamb on the door posts at midnight of the Fourteenth. After midnight of the Fourteenth, Pharaoh summoned Moshe (Greek Moses) to tell him to get out of the city of Rameses (Cairo today) and they left heading for the border of Egypt at Succoth, a flat plain just over the border of Egypt. They arrived, at the going down of the Sun (bow), where they were to keep the first Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

In the New Testament YHWSHA the Son of YaHWeH kept the Passover meal at exactly the same time with His disciples, which is a Tuesday evening after sundown at (ereb) twilight, by our reckoning of time today.

The afternoon of the daylight portion of Wednesday, is the time the Pharisees and High Priest killed YHWSHA the Son of YaHWeH, which is the preparation day of the High Day or High Sabbath, of the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The First Day is the Fifteenth as YaHWeH declared in Exodus 12:15-20 and Leviticus 23:5-8.

The firstborn of the Israelites were saved by the shed Blood of the Lamb and so in the New Testament the “first fruits” are also saved by the shed Blood of the Lamb. For this reason all “called out ones” are Baptized in His Name, for the removal of sins, which also removes the death penalty. This death penalty is what they are saved from.

They are then given a gift by YaHWeH, the Ruach ha Kodesh (the Holy Spirit), which is YaHWeH’s Power. This Power is given to accomplish the next step in the process of Salvation. Without this gift, a person cannot accomplish the prerequisites to get a position in the Government of YaHWeH, nor get “immortality”.

Egypt is used as a symbol of sin, and when the Israelites crossed the border of Egypt proper, they left sin behind. This is why they had to be in Succoth “at the going down of the sun” (bow), to start the observance of the First High Day of Unleavened Bread.

The leavening in bread is also used as a symbol of sin. The Israelites had to remove all leavening from their homes and when they left for the border at Succoth, had only Unleavened Bread to eat.

In the New Testament, YHWSHA the Son of YaHWeH and His disciples sat down at the specific hour of twilight (ereb) to eat the Passover Lamb as required by YaHWeH.

Matthew 26:17-20

King James Version (KJV)

17. Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

18. And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

19. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

20. Now when the even was come (ereb), he sat down with the twelve.

During the Passover meal, the Son of YaHWeH did a number of things that is required for the New Testament Passover.

John 13:4-15

King James Version (KJV)

4. He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

5. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

6. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

7. Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

8. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

9. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

10. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

11. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

12. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

This is not a “if you want to” but a command to do as He did as an example. Of the authors of the New Testament, only John record’s this example and John quotes Him that the Assembly should do as He did afterwards in the following years. Though John is the only one who records this event, we as an assembly do this to each other as He did for an example and commanded this should be done.

The reason for mentioning the Passover ceremony as described in the four Gospels is to show the time factor as to when the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is. YHWSHA the Messiah (Hebrew Mashiach) kept the Passover after sundown on the Fourteenth and during the Passover meal arose and started washing the disciples feet. This is still on the Fourteenth. During the night portion of the Fourteenth, Judas Iscariot went to the High Priest to betray YHWSHA the Messiah. During the night and the daylight portion of the Fourteenth, he was beaten, whipped with the scourging of criminals and sentence to death by crucifixion. Never did the Romans give a scourging and crucifixion to a criminal, it is one or the other, never both. The Messiah received both, more than any other man.

The leadership of Judaism were concerned about a body being on the stake of crucifixion for the High Day. This High Day is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread...

John 19:30-32

King James Version (KJV)

30. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

31. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

32. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

As pointed out, the preparation day for this High Day is the daylight portion of the Fourteenth and the Leadership of Judaism wanted their legs broken so they would suffocate to death quickly and then their bodies taken off the pole of crucifixion before the High Day started. This determines the timeline of the events during that year.

As pointed out by the Scriptures, YHWSHA the Messiah and the Apostles kept the Passover at the beginning of the Fourteenth at (ereb), which means at “twilight” of the Fourteenth, died at 3 PM in the afternoon portion of the day and the sundown fast approaching was the beginning of the High Day, which is the High Sabbath known as the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

YHWSHA the Messiah kept the Passover at exactly the same time as the Israelites did at the Exodus on the Fourteenth at (ereb) twilight.

Interestingly, the leadership of Judaism teach the Passover should occur at the end of the Fourteenth and eat the meal on the Fifteenth but as seen in the Scripture below, they hadn’t kept the Passover when the Messiah died...

John 18:28

King James Version (KJV)

28. Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

To this day, the Leadership of Judaism keep the Passover at a different time then the Israelites, as well when the Messiah and His Apostles kept it. YHWSHA the Son of YaHWeH kept Passover at exactly the same time as the Israelites did, when the “firstborn” were killed by YaHWeH’s Messenger.

Joseph of Arimathea, a relative of the Son of YaHWeH being an Uncle to Miriam, the mother of YHWSHA the Son of YaHWeH, claimed the body before sundown on the Fourteenth, and quickly placed the body in his own tomb before the High Day began.

That is Wednesday just before sundown on our calendar today.

He lay dead in the tomb of His Uncle Joseph of Arimathea, from sundown on Wednesday to sundown on the weekly Sabbath, which is the 17th on YaHWeH’s calendar, or as we reckon time today, just before sundown on Saturday.

The Son of YaHWeH said He himself would remain in the grave for three days and thee nights exactly the same amount of time Jonah was inside the great fish...

Matthew 12:38-40

King James Version (KJV)

38. Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

39. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.

40. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

This is the 15th, 16th, and 17th, during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

At precisely three days and three nights later, YaHWeH, the Father of YHWSHA the Messiah, Resurrected HIS only begotten Son from death.

The Pharisees recalling what the Son of YaHWeH said regarding “three days and three nights“, wanted a guard on the grave site to prevent anyone from taking the body

Matthew 27:62-64

King James Version (KJV)

62. Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63. Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

64. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

The day following the preparation is the High Sabbath, namely the First Day of Unleavened bread and they wanted the tomb guarded so His followers wouldn’t take the body and make it look like He had risen.

Matthew 27:62-64

King James Version (KJV)

62. Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63. Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

64. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

The first day of the week begins at sundown and the two Mary’s went to the grave sight to work on the body of YHWSHA their Master to prepare it for a proper burial, only to find the body was gone and the tomb stone rolled back.

This is the 18th day of the First Month which starts at sundown. The two Mary’s having the prepared ointments for the body in burial, went to the grave while it was still dark...

John 20 KJV

1. The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

2. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

3. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

The first two to be summoned were Peter and John and it was dark or night time of the First Day of the week, which is after sundown on what we call Saturday. But as indicated the stone that sealed the grave was moved and the body had already been resurrected. As the different apostles arrived at the grave site, they in turn record what they saw, when they got there. The account vary in the Gospels, as each author arrived under different circumstances at different times of the night, till daybreak.

Peter and John arrived first in the dark hours of the First Day, after the two ladies had summoned them. The ladies had to go and fetch the other Apostles during the rest of the night.

Good Friday is a concoction of the Catholic church and because they don’t keep the High Days of YaHWeH, and because they don’t know the “sabbath” that is being spoken of, is the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. They then have to disregard the only sign that proves He is actually Messiah, which is a total “three days and thee nights” in the grave, which you can’t fit within the Good Friday tradition of the Catholic church and the dark hours of the first day of the week.

When the Son of YaHWeH encounters the two ladies, they wanted to hug Him, but he discouraged them from doing so because He still hadn’t gone to his Father and this brings up another point to consider.

In the list of Feasts in [Lev. 23] YaHWeH, instructs a “wave sheaf’ must be waved “on the morrow after the Sabbath” during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This Sabbath is the weekly Sabbath in contrast to the two High Sabbaths of Unleavened Bread.

Leviticus 23:10-13

10. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

11. And he shall wave the sheaf before YaHWeH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

12. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto YaHWeH.

13. And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto YaHWeH for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

The way to determine which Sabbaths are specifically being spoken of is, there has to be Seven Weeks to transpire to arrive at the Feast of Pentecost. The Feast of Pentecost occurs “on the morrow after the weekly Sabbath” and the next day is Pentecost. Pentecost means “count fifty” and when you do, it always falls on the First Day of the week, and by our standards of reckoning time, is a Sunday. So counting from the “morrow after the Sabbath”, which is a Sunday count fifty and you always arrive on the morrow after the Sabbath which is a Sunday or as it says in Scripture the First Day of the week.

The Sabbath that is spoken of, is the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Counting from the High Sabbaths would bring the fifty days to the middle of the week and no matter how you stretch it, it will never end “on the morrow after the Sabbath”. The counting starts from the day the Wave Sheaf is offered and the Wave Sheaf is offered “on the morrow” after the weekly Sabbath. The Wave sheaf is the first cut of the “first fruits”.

When the two Mary’s wanted to hug their Master, He discouraged it because He being the Wave Sheaf had not yet gone to His Father to be accepted as the Wave Sheaf of the “first fruits” and this was daylight of the first day of the week.

When looking in the Old Testament the first fruits of the spring crop could not be harvested until the First cut of the firstfruit was offered...

Leviticus 23:9-14

9. And YaHWeH spoke unto Moses, saying,

10. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

11. And he shall wave the sheaf before YaHWeH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

12. And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto YaHWeH.

13. And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto YaHWeH for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

14. And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your Elohim: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Before the firstfruits could be harvested, the Wave Sheaf [verse 10] must first be offered, and so in the New Testament, the Messiah Son of YaHWeH, must first be cut and offered before the “first fruits” could be harvested. The Son of YaHWeH is the First of the first fruits to be given “immortality”. No other human being has been given “immortality”, not until the Messiah returns and the firstfruits are then given immortality in the First and better Resurrection.

When YHWSHA the Messiah went to His Father to be accepted as the Wave Sheaf, He then returned and the ladies could then hug Him. YHWSHA the Son of YaHWeH remained for another Forty days and then went to His Father...

John 20:16-18

King James Version (KJV)

16. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

18. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Master, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

He then came back to be with them for forty days...

Acts 1

1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost (Ruach haKodesh) had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

3. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom (government) of God (Elohim):

4. And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

The forty days is from the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This is the day the Wave Sheaf is offered and the Wave Sheaf is our Master YHWSHA the only begotten Son of YaHWeH. The two Mary’s had gone to the grave after sundown on the first Day of the week only to find it empty, and later that day He went up to be received as the Wave Sheaf.

Up to that time, none of the Apostles nor the “called out ones” had received the “Holy Spirit” (Ruach haKodesh). They still had not received it at the forty day mark from the day the Wave Sheaf is offered...

6. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Master, will you at this time restore again the kingdom (government) to Israel?

7. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8. But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit (Ruach haKodesh is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

As instructed, the very small group remained in Jerusalem for another ten days and gathered on the Feast of Pentecost...

12. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

13. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

14. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

15. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

Only 120 people were gathered together at the inception of the Assembly and these “called out ones” were the firstfruits to be fertilized by the Holy Spirit (Ruach haKodesh). As a plant must be fertilized by pollen to grow and be mature for harvest, so the “called out ones” must be fertilized by YaHWeH’s Power, HIS Ruach haKodesh, in order to mature and be harvested. They are the “first fruits” represented by the Spring Harvest the first crops to be harvested in contrast to the later Fall Harvest which is much bigger, represented by the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day.

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