Saturday, April 26, 2008

Without Leaven


Sunset today designated the end of Pesach (Passover)... the last day of seven in which all leaven has been removed from the home, and anywhere else it is usually found, and unleavened bread has been eaten in place of the leavened (Exodus 13:6-10).
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Why such an emphasis on eating unleavened bread and removing leaven from the home? First, it reminds the Jewish people that their ancestors had to leave Egypt in hast in the act of being delivered, which allowed no time for bread to rise. Secondly, leaven depicts sinfulness and the pride that puffs us up.
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As the disciples of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah), we see a deeper and prophetic meaning in the Exodus of Israel from Egypt. The Exodus served to show us that the Messiah (HaMashiach), like Moshe (Moses), would one day deliver those who believe in Him from the bondage of sin forever (just as Moshe delivered Israel from Egypt forever (Exodus 14:31). The Exodus depicted the future spiritual deliverance through the Messiah from the Pharaoh's of our lives (whatever form that may take), and from sin and spiritual death.
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We are delivered from the bondage of sin and spiritual death when we believe only the LORD is able to provide the power to save us from our enemy (Satan, sin, and men) and defeat the enemy on our behalf. Our only salvation is by and through the LORD. Our salvation never has and never will come via our abilities, nor does it come through the hands of men. No, our salvation is of the LORD. Salvation is at the LORD's right hand... at His powerful and saving hand: Yeshua (Psalm 108:6, Mark 16:19, Hebrews 1:3, 10:12, 12:2).
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Without believing in the redemptive work of Yeshua, people remain slaves to sin... slaves to Pharaoh in their own personal Egypt.
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"Yeshua" = "God's Salvation" or "Salvation is of God" in Hebrew.
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Praise God! Praise God from whom our salvation, Yeshua, came to deliver from sin (leaven) the first time and who will come again to deliver us (Israel and the righteous Gentiles) from the hand of our enemies!

1 comment:

Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

aliens are jewish too!! pleasse read!!1