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Chag HaMatzot

Chag HaMatzot

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1B.Scott3/30/12
ChagHaMatzot:TheFestivalofUnleavedBread
Thispastweekwe’vecelebratedandlookedintothedivineappointmentthatisPassover,learningofourredemptionviathelamb,Yahweh’sintenttoonceagaingatherHischosenoutofEgypt,andhowourhistoryforetellsourfutureaswell(theenddeclaredfromthebeginning)!ButthoughPassoverisprobablyoneofthemostwellknownoftheFestivals,itisonlyapartofthewholethatmakesupthe“SpringFeasts”.ItisthelaunchingpointthatleadsusintotheweekofChagHaMatzotorUnleavenedBreadaswellasaminorfestivaloftenoverlookedknownasYomHabikkurimorEarlyFirstFruits.EachofthesefeastsaredivineappointmentsonthecalendarofYahweh,eacharesignificantontheirownyetfittogetheraspuzzlepiecesrevealingthetotalityofYahweh’splanforcreation!WithmosthavingafirmfoundationconcerningthereasonandmeaningofPesach(theneedforthebloodofthelambandhowthatenablesustobe“passedover”),whatdowereallyunderstandabouttheseothertwofestivalsfallingsocloseinproximity?
Yeshua’sroleaswellasthesignificanceforustodayconcerningthesetwocanbeclearlyseenuponalittlecloserinspection!
 
Exodus12:15–20*Noticethattwiceasimilarstatementismade!“Thatsoulshallbecutoff”inconnectionwithonethatwouldeatleavenedbreadduringthistimeframeorfailtoremovetheleavenfromthehouse!Cutoff:Strong’s#3772karath
 
tocut,cutoff/down/out,tocutoffabodypart,tocutacovenant;
 
=lamb,amalelamb&
 
=theCovenant
NowrememberthisisdirectlyafterthecelebrationofPassover,atPassoverathresholdcovenantisenteredinto!DuringtheAncienttimes,thiswasawell‐knowncovenantthatwhenoncecrossedthethreshold,youwerenolongera“guest”butnowpartofthefamily.Exodus12:22–“Andyeshalltakeabunchofhyssop,anddip[it]inthebloodthat[is]inthebason,andstrikethelintelandthetwosidepostswiththebloodthat[is]inthebason”;Bason:#5592caph
 
1)aspreadingout,basin,goblet,bowl2)threshold,sill;bystudyingancientcustomswelearnthattherewasabowlshapedareainthethresholdwherethebloodwouldhavebeenpoured,allpointingtowardsPassoverbeingcuttingofthethresholdcovenant!Withthisfoundationlaid,nowthesignificancecanbeseenconcerningthisstatementofUnleavenedBread,“asoulcutoff”–itwaswarningthatthiswassosignificantintheeyesofYahwehthatwecouldbe“cutoff/karath”fromtheThresholdCovenantwherewehadenteredintothefamilyoftheMessiah–evenafterwehadbeenpassedover!
 
2*2letterrootkar
 
canalsobetranslatedasabatteringramsuchasthoseusedinwarfare–theoptionsaretoeitherenterintothiscovenantandhandleHimastheLamborwhenwefailtoremovetheleavenwefindthatinsteadofthelambthatweknewjustpreviouslyatPassover,nowtheencounterisquitedifferent,insteadHecomesasabatteringram,warliketothosethatwouldenterintothiscovenantyetrebelliouslykeeptheleaven!Matthew21:12‐13–“AndYeshuawentintothetempleofGod,andcastoutallthemthatsoldandboughtinthetemple,andoverthrewthetablesofthemoneychangers,andtheseatsofthemthatsolddoves,Andsaiduntothem,Itiswritten,Myhouseshallbecalledthehouseofprayer;butyehavemadeitadenofthieves.”Withthiscommandbeingthisimportant,let’sexamineitcloser!Eat:Strong’s#398‘akal
 
toeat,devour,burnup,orfeed;thistermcanalsoformaHebrewidiomthough,onemeansto“eatupspace”,thatistolayclaimtospaceUnleavenedBread:Strong’s#4682matstsah
 
unleavenedbread,orcake,withoutleaven;it’sacognateof#4683matstsah
 
strife,contention;anothercognateis#4680matsah
 
todrainout,towring;
 
=womb,
 
=righteousbranch&
 
=theabilitytoconceiveandbearfruit
Thedeepersignificanceofthiswasthatasweeatthematsah,itwouldwringout/drainoutofusthestrifeandcontentionthathad“laidclaimtothespacewithin”,andonlythencouldthereberoomwithinusfortherighteousbranchtobearfruitinourlives!Goingbacktothepreviousstatement,“cutoffthatsoul”‐Soul:Strong’s#5315nephesh
 
soul,life,person;gematria=430,thenumberofyearsIsraelwasinbondageinEgypt/
 
 
=samerootasmatzah!&
 
=moisture&the
 
=closedmem,representingawombthat’sclosedoff,onehavingnotreceivedseed;thepartakingofthematzahwasaboutwringingout/drainingthemoistureofEgyptthathadcausedthewombtobeclosedofftotheseedofYahweh!*Karath/cutoff=620,the10commandmentsasgiveninExodusconsistofexactly620Hebrewletters,thewordsspokenforthfromMt.SinaibyYahweh!Couldthisbehintingatthatevenifwe’veappliedthebloodonthedoorpost,enteredintothis“Covenant”,thatifwefailtodealwiththeleaventhatwe’veeffectivelychosentoremaininbondage(Egypt)insteadofcomingtohearthe620lettersspokenforthfromtheMountain,thatwouldtheninturnbearfruitinourlives?*SoundssosimilartotheparableofthesowerofMatthew13–theseedisreceivedatPassoverwhenthelambisbroughtintothehouse,butifthegroundisnotpreparedandcultivatedthroughouttheweekofunleavenedbreadthenthatseedhasthepotentialtobechokedoutbythethorns,itsunabletotakerootduetothestones,orthere’snoroomforitbecausethespaceisalreadylaidclaimtosoitfallsbythewayside!Putaway:Strong’s#7673shabath
 
tocease,desist,torest,tokeeporobservetheSabbath;itisinterestingtonotetheremovalofleavenandtheconnectiontoSabbath!Sabbathistiedtothenumber7,thisfestivalis7days(bothteachingusofcovenant),and
 
3theSabbathaswellasthisfestivalweekbothbecomeshadowpicturesofthe7dayplanofYahweh,or7,000yearsendingwiththemillennialkingdom–thisfeastisactuallypointingtowardsaneventinthefuture,somethingthat’sbeinganticipated!Leaven:Strong’s#7603
 
leaven,fermentation;from#7604sha’ar
 
toremain,beleftover,beleftbehind*Leaven(yeast)producesfermentation,especiallyinbreaddough,andistheresultofnaturalprocessesofdecay.Soleavenactuallybecomesasymbolnotonlyofonewhoisprideful/puffedup,butalsoofdeathanddecay!RemovingtheleavenactuallyteachesusandpointstowardsthedaywhenweenterintotheSabbathmillenniumandthereceasestobedeathanddecayforthosethathaveremovedtheleaven!
YeshuaembodiedthisideaofremovingtheleavenastheHumbleServant,theonewithoutsin.Andeventhoughhedied,becausetherewasnoleaveninhimHewasabletoberesurrectedbecausetherewasnothingtocausedecayorallowthestateofdeathtoremaininHim!John14:30–“HereafterIwillnottalkmuchwithyou:fortheprinceofthisworldcometh,andhathnothinginme.”Butcouldtherebemorehereaswell?Isthisaspiritualprincipalbeingrevealedinthephysical–couldthisbewhytherewasneitherweaknorfrailamongtheIsraeliteswhentheyleftEgypt(nostateofdecay)?Psalm105:37–“Hebroughtthemforthalsowithsilverandgold:and[therewas]notonefeeble[person]amongtheirtribes.”*TheyleaveEgyptduringtheFestivalofUnleavenedBread,havingremovedallthatwhichwouldallowdecayanddeathintheirmidstandtheresultwasthattherewasnofeebleamongthem!Itwouldseemthenthatifweaswellwouldfollowthisexampleandremovetheleaven,thenwecouldwalkinthissamehealing!Feeble:Strong’s#3782kashal
 
tostumble,tostagger,tototter;2letterroot=
 
=agrievoussinworthyofdeath,orofbeingcutoff!*Tokeeptheleavenisalsosomethingthatwillcauseonetobecutoff,tostayinthisfeebledecayingstate!LeavenedBread:Strong’s#2557chametz
 
thethingleavened,leaven;from#2556chamets
 
1)tobeleavened,besour2)tobecruel,oppress,beruthless3)tobered,tobeofabrightsplendidcolor,suchasdazzlestheeyes*Noticehowonceagaintheleavenisconnectedtomorethanjustthebreadthat’shadyeastinit,butitimpliesaconnectionbetween“leaven”andonewhoactscruelly,oppressesothers,onewhoisruthless!
 
 
=fence,wall
 
=womb
 
=righteousBranch;inotherwordsbynotremovingtheleavenwecauseourselvesasthewomb/vesselthatshouldhouseHisseedtobefencedofffromtheRighteousBranch!Webecomeonewhoceasestobearfruit!Matthew7:16–“Yeshallknowthembytheirfruits.Domengathergrapesofthorns,orfigsofthistles?”
NoticethatYeshuaspecificallyreferstothornsandthistles!Gen.3:18aswellreferencesthesetwo,theground(asymboloftheAdam)would

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