This is the time of year we celebrate Passover. In the Exodus 12 account the congregation was commanded to get out of town quickly. They were commanded to have their sandals on and leave before the dough had time to rise. They were to take the dough with them without leavening. The rest of the week they were to eat unleavened bread daily.
1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was already with God in the beginning.
3 Everything came into existence through him. Not one thing that exists was made without him.
4 He was the source of life, and that life was the light for humanity.
He later goes on to explain that He was the mana in the desert, He is The Word made flesh, He is the Living Water. If we eat and drink of him we will have eternal life. This is not cannibalism but it’s figurative speech. In Matthew 4:4 He also says:
Yeshua answered, “Scripture says, ‘A person cannot live on bread alone but on every word that God speaks.
So this bread thing. What’s the big deal about no Levan?
The Levan represents the teachings of man. In fact stop reading this until after Feast of Unleavened Bread.
We are to purge ourselves from the teachings of man. Get rid of all doctrine and dogmas. Quit eating the food from man’s teachings. Man’s teachings are corrupted, suspect, and highly questionable.
This is more than just getting rid of all yeast products in your house. This is meant to be a physical act to remind you and to show what is happening in your Temple. Many of us have made our Temple a den of thieves.
13 The Jewish Passover was near, so Yeshua went to Jerusalem. 14 He found those who were selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons in the temple courtyard. He also found moneychangers sitting there. 15 He made a whip from small ropes and threw everyone with their sheep and cattle out of the temple courtyard. He dumped the moneychangers’ coins and knocked over their tables.
16 He told those who sold pigeons, “Pick up this stuff, and get it out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!”
Once again not your “PC, Hipster” Jesus here. He was kicking butt and they were running away afraid for their lives!
The feast of the Unleavened bread should be like this in our own Temples this week.
I challenge you to have the same veracity and approach as Yeshua did in removing the levan from our Temple. For we too have made it a den of thieves. Please join me in getting the Lev out this week.