Monday, February 28, 2011

Stepping Up - Session 2

From previous Bible reading and Bible study I knew that Leaven or yeast in the bread represented sin in your life.  I also knew that God commanded the Israelites to make unleavened bread for the first Passover One reason was because they would have to leave suddenly and would not have time to let the bread rise properly.

But after this session, Beth Moore has blown the doors wide open on the symbolism of Old Testament feasts.  Here is what we learned in the session...

There are three important celebrations. 
1) The Passover celebrates when God saved the Hebrews from death by passing over the homes that were marked with blood.  

2) The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the feast that starts at the conclusion of Passover and lasts for seven days.  During this time they do not eat anything with yeast.

3) The Feast of First Fruits comes at the end of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and is to celebrate early spring crops and is a thanksgiving to God for His provision.

Jesus represents these feasts in this way...

1) Passover pictures the death of Christ.  He is crucified and as a result we are saved by His blood.

2) The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a picture of Christ buried in the tomb.  He is the unleavened bread.  He was not corrupted because he had no sin, there was no leaven in Him that spread and corrupted.  In the tomb He did not even experience decay. 

3) Christ was resurrected on the very day that the Feast of First Fruits would have been celebrated.  He is the first fruits offering!

Do you have goosebumps yet?  How about tears of thanksgiving?  This session was so powerful that I strongly encourage you to view it.  You can purchase the individual sessions from Lifeway and this is one that I hope everyone will watch because I know that this little post is not nearly as powerful as Beth Moore's presentation!

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