Celebrating the Feast of Unleavened Bread Today
Not only did Jesus Christ fulfill the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but He also set the example of keeping the feast in the New Testament.
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you?”
Mark 14:12 (NLT)
The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are grouped together and celebrated one after the other. So in the New Testament, both feasts together are referred to as the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Jesus’ disciples prepared and celebrated the feast in accordance to how Christ commanded.
Today, the Church of God keeps the Feast of Unleavened Bread on the day after the Passover – the way Christ taught His disciples how to keep it
“But the time will come when the bridegroom [Jesus] will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.”
Jesus kept the Passover with His disciples on the 14th day of the first month by the sacred calendar. The next day – the 15th day of the first month – Jesus suffered and died on the cross for our sins.
According to the teaching that Christ gave us, once the bridegroom – who represents Jesus Christ – is taken from His people, they will fast. In other words, after the death of Christ on the cross, the disciples should fast. Today, when we celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion and death on the cross. And therefore, we celebrate the feast with fasting.