The Spring Feasts Fulfilled!
Scott Clarke | Page 2 of 5
"And you shall guard the Matsoth, for on this same day I brought your divisions out of the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt). And you shall guard this day throughout your generations, an everlasting law. In the first, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month in the evening. For seven days no leaven (yeast) is to be found in your houses ... Do not eat that which is leavened - in all your dwelllings you are to eat unleavened bread."
Exodous 12:17-20 (HS)
'"And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Matstsoth (Unleavened Bread) to YHWH - seven days you eat unleavened bread.'"
Leviticus 23:6 (HS)
Note: Matsoth refers to Matzah, a flat bread. Matzah is pierced and has stripes from being cooked unleavened.
This is a picture of matzah bread, which I just took out of the box and ate ... notice its stripes and piercings!
Compare to the prophecy of Isaiah 53:5 (HS)
"But He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our wickedness;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed."
Yahshua was taken off the cross on Nisan 14, the Day of Preparation (Luke 23:53-54, John 19:31) when His body was prepared for burial and laid in a fresh tomb where no body had yet laid.
John records at the beginning of Yahshua's ministry, just prior to the Pesah of that year:
And the Pesah was near, the Festival of the Yahudim (Jews). Then Yahshua, lifting up His eyes and seeing a large crowd coming toward Him, said to Phillippos, "Where shall we buy bread for them to eat?" And this He said, trying him, for He Himself knew what He would do ...
John 6:4-6 (HS)
"My Father gives you the bread out of the shamayim (heaven). For the bread of Elohim is He who comes down out of the shamayim and gives Hai (everlasting life) to the world."
John 6:32-33 (HS)
And Yahshua said to them, "I am the Bread of Hai. He who comes to me shall not get hungry at all, and he who believes in me shall not get thirsty at all."
John 6:35 (HS)
Yahshua refered to Himself as the Bread of Everlasting Life. We have seen He is also the unblemished Lamb of YHWH, slaughtered on Preparation Day. Leaven represents sin within bread. Leven puffs up the bread representing pride. Pride was the first sin.
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the entire lump? Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump as you are unleavened. For also Mashiah, our Pesach was offered to us. So then let us observe the Festival, not with old leaven nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 (HS)
Yahshua, being the Bread of Everlasting Life, is without sin. It is unleavened bread which represents Him - piercings, stripes and all!
The past prophetic fulfillments of the Passover Appointments are utterly astounding when researched carefully. At the time of the first Passover, when Israel was freed of their enslavement to Egypt, we have seen that YHWH commanded that a lamb be chosen on Nisan 10, slaughtered on Nisan 14, its blood be put around the door so as to have YHWH pass over the house and not kill the first born.
The very next day became the Appointment of Unleavend Bread. Exodous 12:34 states that the Israelites took thier dough before it was leavened. But this is the day of BURIAL as well! Numbers 33:3-4 states that on Nisan 15, the day after the Pesah, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Egyptians were BURYING their first-born.
As Yahshua was taken off the cross and prepared for burial, the Jews were putting unleavened Matzah dough into their ovens on Preparation Day - piercing it and striping it. The body of Yahshua, YHWH's first-born, then went into the tomb as the pierced and striped sinless Bread of Hai and laid there, buried, as the sun went down ... beginning the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Continued: The Feast of First Fruits ...