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What is the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

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What is the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a commanded Feast of YeHoVaH.

When is the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is held on the 15th Day of First Biblical Month of Aviv or Abib.  This corresponds to March/April on the Gregorian Calendar.
  • The first day of the first Biblical Month is determined when the barley is Abib and by the sighting of the Re-Newed Moon in Israel.
  • Abib or Aviv refers to a stage, before the full maturation of the barley, where the grain is in the head and can be eaten when parched.

​What am I required to do for the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • 1st and 7th Days of the Feast are Holy Convocations
  • No ordinary work on 1st and 7th days; however, you are allowed to cook on the 1st day
  • Unleavened bread required to be eaten for 7 days
  • No Leaven allowed in food or homes during this week
  • Firstfruits are given (The amount is determined by the giver; also recite Deuteronomy 26:5-10)

​How do I celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a Sabbath, so you should attend a Holy Convocation or Sacred Assembly.
  • Celebrate with Fellowship and Feasting.

​Are we required to make animal sacrifices?

There are the responsibilities of the people and separate responsibilities for the Priests. The people were never allowed to make the sacrifices. That was always the responsibility of the Priests. The people could not perform the Priests’ responsibilities; otherwise, they would be violating the Commands.

Because there is no Tabernacle or Temple, the Priests’ responsibilities for sacrificing cannot be carried out. However, the responsibilities of the people continue.

​What is a Pilgrimage Feast?

A Pilgrimage Feast is a Feast where all Israelites (including all grafted in by faith in Yeshua Messiah) must appear before YeHoVaH, our Elohim, at the place He will choose. The three Pilgrimage Feasts are the:

  1. Feast of Unleavened Bread
  2. Feast of Weeks or Pentecost
  3. Feast of Tabernacles

Scripture References:

  • Exodus 12:14-20    
  • Exodus 12:43-48
  • Leviticus 23:6-8    
  • Leviticus 23:9-17    
  • Deuteronomy 16:3-4, 8
  • Deuteronomy 16:10
  • Deuteronomy 16:16-17
  • Deuteronomy 26:5-10

Mediate on these Quotes:

This is the time to listen to His voice, to follow His directives, and to allow Him to lead you.  He will order your steps day by day, at times moment by moment, in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

YeHoVaH includes a blessing with all of His Commandments.

When we walk by sight, although we have eyes, we cannot see the provisions of the Spirit.

There is no way in the world that you can withhold from the Almighty that which belongs to the Almighty and expect the Almighty to ignore your withholding and then to bless you anyway.

We have to take on the wisdom of the Kingdom lest we come into the Kingdom and continue to operate in the wisdom of the world.

We should not have an issue prostrating ourselves in the presence of the Almighty.

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