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Exodus 10:1–13:16: Make me unleavened

When we observe the commandments of God, we are like  unleavened bread, flatbread, called matzot in Hebrew. There’s nothing added, nothing taken out. So we are not to add to God’s commandments, and we are not to treat any traditions we keep on the same level as God’s commandments.

In the Torah reading Bo (“come,” Exodus 10:1–13:16), we learn that matzot gives you life, but it also gives you some affliction and difficulty. God’s mitzvot are the same, they give us life but they also bring some difficulty to life.

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What did Apostle Paul mean by ‘you are unleavened’?

Studies in TorahBeing “unleavened” during God’s Festival of Unleavened Bread (חג מצות Khag Matzot) is not about being a “holier than thou.” It’s not about overpowering or dominating others. We need to have humility, mercy, kindness and gentleness that comes from God. We need to keep ourselves low, not higher than one another. It’s foolish to measure yourself against someone else. 

Remember that those who have put an end to their “old self” by trust in the death and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua are “unleavened.” You are with God; you are clean and holy. We have His strength to overcome anything, in that strength, we can become humble, lowly and peaceable. We stand strong because Messiah is our Passover.  We have the whole armor of God, all we have to do is put it on.

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Exodus 13-15: God delivers Israel from Mitzraim (Egypt) through the Red Sea

Richard AgeeOn the 15th day of the first month, the first day of what God established as Khag Matzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), Israel left Mitzraim (Egypt). We’ll explore why the Bible talks more about the Matzot than Pesakh (Passover).

Pesakh commemorates God’s breaking the chains of Mitzraim that held Yisra’el there, and Matzot, God’s breaking the power of Mitzraim via the sea.

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Journey to the 10 — First day of Feast of Unleavened Bread and the meaning of ‘leaven’

Today is the 15th day of the first month of God’s year (Exodus 12). We are continuing our “Journey To the 10” which is the retelling of the journey from Egypt to Sinai. This discussion explores the meaning of leaven that God wants believers to remove from their lives.

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Acts 12 — the leavened leaders of the ‘lump’ of Israel try to bump off Petros

It’s no coincidence God frees Petros (Peter) from jail during Passover/Unleavened Bread, which even at that time was understood to be a removing of "sourness" from one’s life. In Acts 12, the "leaven" of Herod and of the leaders was shown to be "spoiling" Israel.

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The seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread — death to a ‘sour’ spirit; life in ‘sincerity and truth’

God commands His people to observe the seventh and last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread with a “holy convocation.” The day has connections to Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea after the Exodus and baptism in the name of Messiah Yeshua.

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