Have you ever wondered what the 1st Command Yahweh gave the children of Israel? Well if you have, look no further. It was the PASSOVER COMMAND and at the end of the instructions we are told this:
Exodus 12:14-15 “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to Yahweh; throughout your generations, as a statute FOREVER, you shall keep it as a feast. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
The full command is also mentioned in Exodus 12:1-28, Leviticus 23:4-8, Numbers 9:1-14, Deuteronomy 16:1-8.
This is HUGE folks. We have proof that HE commanded us to keep Passover and the Feast of Unleavened.
According to the scriptures, this method of keeping the “Passover” in memory of his death once a year was ordained by HaMashiach Yeshua himself. Yahweh already condemned the keeping of the customs of the pagan holiday “Easter.” The leaders of the 1st Century Church put in place a theology and they have deceived their followers into worshipping at “Easter” instead of “Passover” and the “Feast of Unleavened Bread,” to commemorate the “death, burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” This is absolutely heartbreaking to HIM.
Many are taught that Yeshua nailed the Old Testament commands to the cross. If we are told by HIS Father, Yahweh, to do something FOREVER and HIS Son deleted it from the commands that would be a SIN. In fact, it would be a sin to not celebrate it as commanded. Let’s look one step deeper. Matthew walked with Yeshua. Here is a verse about Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Matthew 26:17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Yeshua, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
Keeping this verse in mind we can set a sort of timeline. We know they celebrated it before HIS crucifixion but did they celebrate after? That brings us to this next timeline of events. Paul, the most prolific writer in the Renewed Covenant, converted about 30+ years after Yeshua died. While Paul never walked with Yeshua, he was taught by Yeshua again, 30+ years after Yeshua died. Paul writes in several different occasions they were celebrating the Feast Days. Here is one occasion:
Acts 20:5-6 These [people] went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.
And yet more proof:
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Yeshua, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Remember, the Church in Corinth were new converts to belief in Yeshua. Before they converted they were pagans. To stay in context we need to move back earlier in this chapter to:
1 Corinthians 5:5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife.
So Paul is telling a predominately pagan people to throw away their customs, sexual sins, and follow in the way of Yahweh through belief in Yeshua. In fact Paul mentions that men are sleeping with their mothers and that isn’t even allowed in pagan customs. In this verse shown in bold (1 Corinthians 5:8) we are told to keep the Feast not with old leaven (sinning ways of the pagans) but with new leaven (Yahweh’s way through HIS son Yeshua). Leaven represents sin. It is saying that Yeshua makes us unleavened (blameless without sin) but we must follow in HIS Father’s commands Torah (in sincerity and TRUTH). Many believe Paul is writing to Christians. While they are becoming Christians they were once pagans and didn’t know Yahweh commands or better known as His “Torah”. So Paul has to make them realize they have to put down their traditions, learn the Torah (HIS divine instructions) and know they are only saved because of Yeshua.