Thursday, April 6, 2017

Blogging Through the Alphabet-Letter L

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 Letter L is for leaven. 


Leaven in Hebrew is actually called se’or שְׂאֹר but, the leavened product is called chametz חָמֵץ. In other words you wouldn’t eat the leaven as it’s the ingredient used to make your breads rise. Thus the main difference is that chametz חָמֵץ is food and is edible.


This week as my family is getting ready for Pesach (Passover). We are cleaning the house up and removing all leaven products from our house. I love all the symbolism in Passover and how it points to my Savior Yeshua (Jesus). 

Passover is known as an Agricultural Feast and as a Remembrance of God’s Deliverance of His people from the Bondage of Slavery to the Egyptians. We are commanded each year to “remember” the telling of this story in Exodus and to impress it on our children for generations to come. This ceremony not only looks back to the story of God delivering His people, but it also represents the promise of Messiah’s death and resurrection.  

In Leviticus 23:1- 2 it “The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD’S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations. My appointed times are these”. 

Passover follows Chag HaMatzah, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when no chametz may be eaten or in your home for a full seven days (Ex. 12:14-20; Num. 28:16-25; Lev. 23:6-8). During the week of Chag HaMatzah we are not to have any leavened products in our homes, or eat any leavened products outside our home.  

The original celebration centered around the Passover lamb, which was sacrificed and then the lambs blood was put over the doorpost as a sign of faith, so that the Lord passed over the houses of the Hebrews when the last plague was poured out on the Egyptians-the killing of all the firstborn. (Exodus 12:13)The New Testament says that Yeshua (Jesus) is our sacrificial Lamb. The Passover lamb was to be a male without any defect, "which is the same description given to Yeshua" The lamb was roasted and eaten, and none of the lambs legs were to be broken. We know from scripture that none of Yeshua's bones were not broken. It was customary during crucifixion to break the leg bones of the person after a few hours to speed up the death. The only way a person could breathe when on the tree (cross) was to push up with his legs, which is said to be very tiring. Breaking of the legs would cause asphyxiation and a quicker death. The soldier's broke the two thieves on the cross but, not Yeshua's.  Isn't the scriptures so amazing.

Passover sacrifice- the lamb that was being killed in the temple as the Passover sacrifice for the sins of the people of Israel.

Psalms 118 " Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord" Yeshua entered the city. We know that Yeshua on a donkey entered the city, his entry fulfilled prophecy. Isn't that exciting that Yeshua enter Jerusalem on the same day that the lamb was lead to the temple! The lamb would be tied up for public viewing so that it would be inspected for any blemishes. Yeshua was questioned and tested for 4 days in the temple by the Sadducee's, the Pharisees. They wanted to entrap Him with His own words. They couldn't because He was without blemishes. (1 Cor. 5:7)

Burial---As part of the festival, the sacrifice the Jews would take some of the grain-the first fruits- of their harvest. It was at this point that Yeshua was buried. Paul talks about Yeshua as the first fruits of those raised from the dead. (1 Cor.)

Resurrection---Christian symbolism in the Passover occurs early in the Seder. Three pieces of matzahs are put together. The middle matzah is broken, wrapped in a white cloth and hidden, representing the death and burial of Yeshua. The matzah itself is represents Yeshua, since it is striped and pierced. Following the Seder meal, the "buried" matzah is then "resurrected"


During the Passover Seder Yeshua took the unleavened bread(matzah) broke it, and said that it represents His body. Then He took the cup of wine, which would be the 3rd cup in the Seder. the cup of redemption. He said that it was the new covenant in His blood, "poured out for you. (Luke 22:20)

All of this is just touching some aspects of the Passover celebration. I don't know about you but, I see Yeshua in all the Passover symbolism. Its a beautiful story of the Messiah.

Other bloggers have joined in Blogging through the Alphabet.  Annette and Amanda are hosting this on their blogs. Stop by and see what they are blogging about with the letter L. 

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You can see my other post of this series below:











 



3 comments:

  1. Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I saw that braided bread and thought "I want to learn how to do that". We don't celebrate Passover here, but we do Good Friday and Easter.

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  3. Interesting post. Thank you for taking the time to write and share. - Lori

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