1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
#reflection: God's ways are not the ways of people
As it says in John chapter 14 just 5 days before Passover Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey according to Zechariah 9:9 .. They hailed Him as the Messiah and King but then didn't understand why he did not raise an army to defeat the Romans .. To liberate them !
But Jesus was going to liberate Jew and Gentile by defeating evil and the devil by being the passover Lamb Himself and dying on the cross and rising on the third day from the dead. With the keys of liberation to all who believe !
Yeshua Alone is worthy to be praised ...
#Jesus is the Passover Lamb
Passover begins (good Friday ) and goes on for 8 days (following Friday) it's the meal He did with His disciples at the last supper ! Which is the Meal of Liberation ! The meal of Freedom
The Stripes, pierced, broken
Taking out the leaven from our lives, means removing sin, cleaning the heart and mind,
... all malice, bitterness envy, strife as well as all other sins we usually think of.
Because there's no leaven the bread does not rise, In Passover this means keeping yourself in a humble condition with your fellowmen, not being arrogant or puffed up.
Also its amazing how on matzah bread there are stripes, and piercings and then its broken during the feast as part of the meal.
I think we can clearly see the symbolism of the Cross of Jesus where He was broken, pierced and they laid stripes upon him so terribly that his back was like a ploughed field, and he face was unrecognisable.
We read in Isaiah 53: that by His stripes we are Healed the chastisement of our peace is upon Him.
Prayer: May every healing virtue of the cross flow across your life and family this season.
Prayer: May his perfect peace like a river overwhelm your life this season and may you enter a life of trust and rest in Him.
Truly we reflect and remember our Passover Lamb Jesus The Christ .. and thank Him and Worship Him.
May we all enter a new season of humility as we serve one another: as the example of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples ... let us
I Corinthians 5:7-8
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
May we also take up our Cross and follow Him daily ....