Unleavened Bread/Matzah

unleavened bread

Unleavened Bread/Matzah is a festival unto YAHUAH.  It is observed the day after Passover, for 7 days.

We rest from work on the first and last day of the week long festival.

We gather together on the first and last day of the festival.

We eat unleavened bread for 7 days

We do not consume anything that has leaven in it throughout the week long festival.

We clean our houses and get rid of anything that has leaven in it (this is where spring cleaning came from).

We can cook food that is to be consumed only by us.

‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Indeed on the first day you cause leaven to cease from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that being shall be cut off from Yisra’El. ‘And on the first day is a set-apart gathering, and on the seventh day you have a set-apart gathering. No work at all is done on them, only that which is eaten by every being, that alone is prepared by you. ‘And you shall guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I brought your divisions out of the land of Mitsrayim. And you shall guard this day throughout your generations, an everlasting law.  (Exodus 12:15-17) Also found in Leviticus 23:6-8, et al.

This memorial depicts cleaning out the leaven/sin from our hearts and preparing us to receive the “good seed” of Torah.

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the entire lump? Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Passover was offered for us. So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8)

 

List of some leaven in the home (Add missing items to this list in the comments section please)

Bread (General)
Crackers
Bagels
Muffins
Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns
Garlic Bread
Corn Dogs
Biscuits
Pretzels
Cereals
Pastries
Wine
Salad Dressing
Ketchup
Mustard
Vinegar (and anything with vinegar in it)
Distilled Vinegar
Meatballs
Baking Soda (and anything with baking soda in it)
Liquor
A1 Sauce
Worcestershire Sauce
Some Dog Food
Pancakes
Some toothpaste with baking soda
Soy Sauce
Tabasco Sauce
Cookies
Ice Cream Cones
Waffles
Self-Rising Flour
Graham Crackers
Bread Crumbs
Deep-Fried Chicken
Anything battered (i.e. Onion Rings or Fish)
Croutons
Flour Tortillas
Burritos
Soft Tacos
Kit Kat
Wafer Biscuits

 

Unleavened Bread Recipe (List more recipes in the comment section please)

3/4 cup scalded milk (or Almond milk)
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
2-1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. Salt

Beat egg, milk, honey, and butter together. Add the flour gradually. Knead until smooth. Roll the mixture to 1/4″ thick, then cut in shapes (rounds or squares). Prick with a fork. Bake on baking sheet for at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.

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Passover Me Most High Yahuah

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Passover, what does it all really mean anyway? 

Passover, also known as Pesach (H6453) in Hebrew, is a day that we should celebrate as part of the 7 Feast Days of Yahuah.  It all started with Moses and Pharaoh in Egypt.  I’ll quickly paraphrase the story – see Exodus Chapters 3-12 for full story: Yahuah sent Moses to Pharaoh requesting that he let his people (Yashra’al) go.  Pharaoh refused and Yah sent plagues upon Egypt.  One of the plagues was that the first born child will die in all of Egypt.  Yashra’al would only be saved if they put lamb’s blood above their door, on the posts. Once that is done, Yahuah will pass over their house and the plagues will not come upon them.  We are to observe that event as a Festival unto Yahuah throughout our generations. It is an everlasting law (Exodus 12:14)! It is a symbol of redemption from bondage in Egypt.  It is also a symbol of redemption from bondage to sin.  Mashiach/Messiah Yahusha became our Passover Lamb (Leviticus 17:11 ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your lives, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the life.’ )  When we stand at the Judgment seat of Yah, it is the blood covering us that would allow Him to see us because our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).  We need Yahusha’s blood for atonement.  If we try to get to Yahuah through another way, it is theft and robbery in the site of Yahuah (John 10:1-2).

When is Passover?

Passover is the 14th day of the first month (Abib) of the year (Leviticus 23:15).  Passover usually falls in the Gregorian month of April.

Who cannot observe Passover?

Any male who is not circumcised of the flesh cannot partake in the Passover (Exodus 12:48).

Yahuah gives a second date to partake in the Passover for those who were unclean or away (Numbers 9:6-13).

So, what are we to do for Passover? 

We are to eat lamb (Exodus 12:3-6).

Passover must be taken with unleavened bread (Deuteronomy 16:1-4) – Passover and Unleavened Bread go hand in hand.

We are to eat bitter herbs (Exodus 12:8). My family usually partake of horseradish.

Scripture gives an example of Yahusha washing feet but it is not a command in Turah (just something awesome to do to show servitude in my opinion) (John 13:1-17)

Is Passover and Easter the same?

Absolutely NOT! In the KJV, you see the word Easter once (Acts 12:4).  When you look at it in the Hebrew or the Strong’s Concordance, it is still the Hebrew word Pesach, which is Passover.  You have to question why the KJV would add the word Easter when all the other words say the correct meaning of Passover. Easter is only found in English translations. Greeks used the term pascha (G3957) which is also the word for Passover. The answer is for deception purposes only.

Easter is a pagan celebration of Ishtar, also known as the Queen of Heaven and Ashtoreth.  She was the fertility goddess.  That’s why you see Easter eggs and bunnies which symbolize sex and children.  Christians observe Easter as the celebration of the resurrection of the Messiah, but there is no record of the disciples observing His resurrection, nor is it a command to do so.  It is a command to keep the Passover, but many people pass over that commandment to observe a pagan day not found in scripture.