15-21 Aviv- 1th Month
Lev. 23:6-14, On the fifteenth day of that month the Jehovah`s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. The first and the seventh day of this feast are the Sabbaths- days free from work. Gen. 12:15-19, 37-42,(…) Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. (…) On the 15th of Aviv, on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at night Israel was driven out of Egypt. They began a new life and the twelve tribes became the nation.
During this feast eating bread without leaven, a symbol of sin, is a duty. In Jewish houses even a crumble of leavened bread is searched for and removed- what symbolizes a fight against sin.
If the Passover tells us about the new birth through the sacrifice of Jesus, then the Feast of Unleavened Bread teaches us how to live after the new birth. This is the life of sanctification through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor. 5:6-8, Your boasting is not good. Don`t you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast- as you really are. For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth. Paul admonishes the Corinthians, the New Testament assembly of Israel, mainly composed of the converted Gentiles to celebrate this Feast. It should take place in sincerity and the truth. But the man among them who sins should be dismissed from the assembly.
It is said that Israel left Egypt in one night, whereas Egypt was going out from it through 40 years. In the life of new born believers it is sometimes similar. We should let the Holy Spirit work in us and remove the sin, and change our mentality. God wants our mind be renewed regarding who God is, who we are in Him, what we are called to on this earth. God changes us by His revealed Word. Rom. 12:1-2, (…) Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God`s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.