FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS
The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins.
“On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins…”Leviticus 23:6 (NLT)
Eat it with bread made without yeast. For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast, as when you escaped from Egypt in such a hurry. Eat this bread – the bread of suffering – so that as long as you live you will remember the day you departed from Egypt.
Deuteronomy 16:3 (NLT)
Meaning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread
I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them were baptized as followers of Moses.
1 Corinthians 10:1-2 (NLT)
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also – not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:21 (NIV)
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)
“But the time will come when the bridegroom [Jesus] will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.”