Unleavened Bread


   “And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.  

In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.”

Leviticus 23:6,7

     The week Jesus died on the cross, the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, which is a Sabbath, was on the same day as the Seventh day Sabbath.  This was the day Jesus was in the tomb, and so it had to be for Jesus to rest on the holy Sabbath day. The one was a memorial of the creation of the world and the other the memorial of redemption, or Jesus giving His life to save the righteous.  Both were on the same day.

      A high day, is when the Sabbath of a feast of the Lord takes place on the Seventh Day Sabbath.     

     “But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.” 

Leviticus 23:8       

     “Christ arose from the dead as the first fruits of those that slept. He was the antitype of the wave sheaf, and His resurrection took place on the very day when the wave sheaf was to be presented before the Lord.  For more than a thousand years this symbolic ceremony had been performed.     

     From the harvest fields the first heads of ripened grain were gathered, and when the people went up to Jerusalem to the Passover, the sheaf of first fruits was waved as a thank offering before the Lord.  Not until this was presented could the sickle be put to the grain, and it be gathered into sheaves. The sheaf dedicated to God represented the harvest.  So Christ the first fruits represented the great spiritual harvest to be gathered for the kingdom of God. His resurrection is the type and pledge of the resurrection of all the righteous dead. "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with Him. “ 1Thessalonians 4:14

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     Jesus rose from the dead, in harmony with the first fruits.  At the end of the world we will see the dead come out of the graves.  This shows the first fruits did not end at the cross.  We are still waiting and longing for that day.


    “ Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:        

     And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

     And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. 

      Leviticus 23:10-12