Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Unleavened Bread Feast & Redemption


Overview

The Unleavened Bread Feast is a seven day feast that has not yet been fulfilled.  In order for it to be completely fulfilled all first born sons of Jacob Israel must be redeemed back to their rightful owner.  The rightful owner is our Father in Heaven where they will be called to HIS service as priests.  At this time Jacob Israel’s children are in bondage to the beast system spoken of in the Revelation of John.   The first Unleavened Bread feast was when the children of Jacob Israel were being held in bondage as slaves by the Pharaoh of Egypt and our Father in Heaven redeemed them from bondage.  When Christ was crucified his death paid the redemption fee.

Our   Father in Heaven established the Feast of Unleavened Bread so that we would remember to follow only HIS word and laws.  We are to remember not to follow the ‘traditions of men’ and to beware of government leaders like Herod and the political groups like the Pharisees and the Sadducees in the days of Christ’s life.   Following the political leaders instead of our Father’s law leads to bondage and the curses in Deuteronomy chapter 28.

And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” DR Luke 12:1

And he charged them, saying: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.” DR Mark 8:15

Why do you not understand that it was not concerning the bread I said to you: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? Then they understood that he said not that they should beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”  DR Mat 16:11-12

For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these. And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.”  DR Mark 7:8-9

Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy, and vain deceit; according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.”  DR Col 2:8


The feast dates  and more information for these feast days is on this page.
More information about the First Fruits of the spring harvest is on this page.



Timeline & Fulfillment

Below is a timeline showing the spring feasts, the Exodus events and how Christ fulfilled them.  There will be another fulfillment of these events.
Date
2018
Holy Feast Days
The Exodus from Egypt
Jesus’ Fulfillment & Crucifixion
Abib 10
Mar 30th
Pick the Lamb (Exo 12:3)
Israelites select Passover Lamb
Jesus whips the money changers (Mat 21:12)
Abib 13
Apr 2nd
Jesus’ Last Supper
Leavened bread & wine
n/a
Jesus eats his last supper before his death.  He eats bread & wine.
Abib 14
Apr 3rd
The Passover Feast
Unleavened Bread & bitter herbs (Exo 12:18, Num 9:3, Due 16:6)
Israelites held Passover as instructed & sacrificed the lamb. (Exo 12:6-11 & 12:50)
All first born Egyptians killed (Exo 12:29)
Jesus was crucified & was the sacrificed lamb. (Mat 27:45, Joh 19:14)
No Passover feast that year. Num 9:10-11
Jesus in tomb just before dawn of the 15th. (Luk 23:54)
Abib 15
Apr 4th
Unleavened Bread Feast begins.  Holy Feast Date. (Exo 12:15-16)
Dedication & redemption of the 1st born (Exo 13:2)
Egyptians bury their 1st born. (Exo 12, Nu 33:3-4)
First born of Israel redeemed from bondage, all Israel left Ramesses, Egypt & camped in Succoth. (Num 33:5, Exo 12:37)
Christ paid the redemption fee with his blood.  (Heb 9:14-15)

Abib 16
Apr 5th
Unleavened Bread Feast
(Deu 16:3)

Jesus in tomb 1 day, (Luk 24:46)

Abib 17
Apr 6th
Unleavened Bread Feast

Israelites camp at Buthan (Etham) in wilderness (Num 33:6, Exo 13:20)
Jesus in tomb 2 days

Abib 18
Apr 7th
Unleavened Bread Feast
Sabbath Rest Day
Israelites observed the Sabbath at Etham in the wilderness.
Jesus in tomb 3 days - Jesus Resurrected prior to the dawn of Abib 19. (Luk 24:1, Mat 28:1, John 20:1) 
Abib 19
Apr 8th
Unleavened Bread Feast
The celebration of Jesus’ resurrection day. 

Israel camped by the sea at the mouth of Iroth. (Num 33:7, Exo 14:2)
Mary went to the tomb & it was empty.  (Joh 20:1)
Many Saints rose from the dead, they were redeemed. (Mat 27:50)
Abib 20
Apr 9th
Unleavened Bread Feast

Pharaoh in pursuit of Israelites. (Exo14:9)
Jesus Nazirite Vow Day 2 (Num 6)
Abib 21
Apr 10th
Unleavened Bread Feast
Last Day - Holy Feast Day
(Exo 12:15-16)

Israel crosses thru the red sea into the wilderness of Sur. (Num 33:8, Exo 14:13-23 & 15:22) Israelites day 1 of three day journey.
(Num 33:8, Exo 15:22)
Jesus Nazirite Vow Day 3 (Num 6)
Abib 22
Apr 11th
Eat No Grains (Lev 23:14)
Israelites day 2 of three day journey.
(Num 33:8, Exo 15:22)
Jesus Nazirite Vow
Day 4 (Num 6)
Abib 23
Apr 12th
Eat No Grains (Lev 23:14)
Israelites day 3 of 3 day journey. Found no water to drink. Water at Merrha was bitter. Camped at Piciae (Num 33:8-9, Exo 15:22)
Jesus Nazirite Vow  Day 5 (Num 6)

Abib 24
Apr 13th
Eat No Grains (Lev 23:14)
Camped at Ælim [palm trees] there was 12 water fountains & 70 palm-trees. (Num 33:9)
Jesus Nazirite Vow Day 6 (Num 6)
Abib 26
Apr 14th
Eat No Grains (Lev 23:14)
Sabbath rest at Ælim

Jesus Nazirite Vow Day 7 (Num 6)
Abib 27
Apr 15th
Feast of Firstfruits (Wave Sheaf), (Lev 23:10)

Day 8 - Jesus now our high priest & the first fruits of the spring harvest. His offering was accepted. (Lk 9:28, Num 6)





Unleavened Bread Feast

The Unleavened bread feast is the day after Passover.  The first day of the feast is when Israelites left Ramesses, Egypt and were free from bondage.  They took ingredients to make bread with them when leaving Egypt; however they were not to take leaven or yeast with them since unleavened bread is made without fermentation or yeast and can be made in a rush since no time is required for waiting for the bread to rise.  The Israelites were in a rush to get as far away from Egypt as possible. 

The Israelites of today have the tradition of spring cleaning and they do not remember how this tradition started.  It started due to the fact that they were to remove all leaven foods from their home.  They were to ensure no leaven was found anywhere in their homes not even a crumb.  This page ‘What is Leaven’ provides a list of leavening agents to remove from our home.

Here are a couple of unleavened bread recipes that I have used and are very good:

Here is the definition of the word leaven from my 1913 Webster’s Dictionary:


The first day and the last day of the Unleavened bread feast are to be Holy assemblies of the congregation of Israel.  The only work that can be performed is the required to prepare the meal and sacrifices. All future generations of Jacob Israel are to celebrate this feast forever. 


Seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread, and from the first day ye shall utterly remove leaven from your houses: whoever shall eat leaven, that soul shall be utterly destroyed from Israel, from the first day until the seventh day. And the first day shall be called holy, and the seventh day shall be a holy convocation to you: ye shall do no servile work on them, only as many things as will necessarily be done by every soul, this only shall be done by you. And ye shall keep this commandment, for on this day will I bring out your force out of the land of Egypt; and ye shall make this day a perpetual ordinance for you throughout your generations. Beginning the fourteenth day of the first month, ye shall eat unleavened bread from evening, till the twenty-first day of the month, till evening. Seven days leaven shall not be found in your houses; whosoever shall eat anything leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, both among the occupiers of the land and the original inhabitants. Ye shall eat nothing leavened, but in every habitation of your ye shall eat unleavened bread.”  Sep Exo 12:15-20

When we eat unleavened bread and hold it in our hand this bread is to represent the laws of Moses and righteousness.  When we put this bread in our mouth we are to remember the laws and remember that we were slaves in Egypt.  We became slaves because we did not follow the laws of Moses. 

Sanctify [ ἅγιος (hágios): saint, devoted to our Father, holy & set-apart] to me every first-born, first produced, opening every womb among the children of Israel both of man and beast: it is mine. And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which ye came forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, for with a strong hand the Lord brought you forth thence; and leaven [ζύμη (zými) yeast; from the word  ζέω (zéō): bubble]  shall not be eaten. For on this day ye go forth in the month of new corn. And it shall come to pass when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land of the Chananites, and the Chettites, and Amorites, and Evites, and Jebusites, and Gergesites, and Pherezites, which he sware to thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt perform this service in this month. Six days ye shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day is a feast to the Lord. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; nothing leavened shall be seen with thee, neither shalt thou have leaven in all thy borders. And thou shalt tell thy son in that day, saying, Therefore the Lord dealt thus with me, as I was going out of Egypt. And it shall be to thee a sign[ σημεῖον (sēmeîon) : mark, sign, token] upon thy hand and a memorial before thine eyes, that the law of the Lord may be in thy mouth, for with a strong hand the Lord God brought thee out of Egypt. And preserve ye this law according to the times of the seasons, from year to year. And it shall come to pass when the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land of the Chananites, as he sware to thy fathers, and shall give it thee, that thou shalt set apart every offspring opening the womb, the males to the Lord, every one that opens the womb out of the herds or among thy cattle, as many as thou shalt have: thou shalt sanctify the males to the Lord. Every offspring opening the womb of the ass thou shalt change for a sheep; and if thou wilt not change it, thou shalt redeem it: every first-born of man of thy sons shalt thou redeem. And if thy son should ask thee hereafter, saying, What is this? Then thou shalt say to him, With a strong hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And when Pharao hardened his heart so as not to send us away, he slew every first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man and the first-born of beast; therefore do I sacrifice every offspring that opens the womb, the males to the Lord, and every first-born of my sons I will redeem. And it shall be for a sign upon thy hand, and immovable before thine eyes, for with a strong hand the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.” Sep Exo 13:2-16

Here we are told we are to bring whole burnt offerings as a sacrifice to our Father in Heaven.  We are to eat all of these except the goat sin offering in the presents of our Father in Heaven and the congregation of Israel.

And on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. And the first day shall be to you a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work. And ye shall bring whole-burnt-offerings, a sacrifice to the Lord, two calves of the herd, one ram, seven lambs of a year old; they shall be to you without blemish. And their meat-offering shall be fine flour mingled with oil; three tenth deals for one calf, and two tenth deals for one ram. Thou shalt offer a tenth for each lamb, for the seven lambs.  And thou shalt offer one kid of the goats for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you. Beside the perpetual whole-burnt-offering in the morning, which is a whole-burnt-sacrifice for a continuance, these shall ye thus offer daily for seven days, a gift, a sacrifice for a sweet-smelling savour to the Lord; beside the continual whole-burnt-offering, thou shalt offer its drink-offering. And the seventh day shall be to you a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work in it.” Sep Num 28:17-25

Further instructions to the priesthood:

And on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread. And the first day shall be a holy convocation to you: ye shall do no servile work. And ye shall offer whole-burnt-offerings to the Lord seven days; and the seventh day shall be a holy convocation to you: ye shall do no servile work.” Sep Lev 23:6-8 

Further instructions were given to the children of Israel prior to receiving the Promised Land.  They again were told that the unleavened bread represented affliction since they needed to hurry and get out of Egypt.

Thou shalt not eat leaven with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread with it, bread of affliction, because ye came forth out of Egypt in haste; that ye may remember the day of your coming forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. Leaven shall not be seen with thee in all thy borders for seven days, and there shall not be left of the flesh which thou shalt sacrifice at even on the first day until the morning.” Sep Deu 16:3-4 
Six days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day is a holiday, a feast to the Lord thy God: thou shalt not do in it any work, save what must be done by any one.” Sep Deu 16:8 

Many years later they recorded their keeping of the Unleavened Bread feast:

And the children of Israel who were present in Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great joy; and they continued to sing hymns to the Lord daily, and the priests and the Levites played on instruments to the Lord. And Ezekias encouraged all the Levites, and those that had good understanding of the Lord: and they completely kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days, offering peace-offerings, and confessing to the Lord God of their fathers. And the congregation purposed together to keep other seven days: and they kept seven days with gladness.” 2Ch 30:21-23

Unleavened Bread the Redemption of the First Born

On the night of the First Passover in Egypt our Father in Heaven killed all the first born children in the land of Egypt because the Pharao would not release the children of Jacob Israel and allow them to leave so that they could worship their Father in Heaven.  The Pharao was holding them in bondage as slaves. The Israelites were to put the blood of the lamb, that would later represent Christ bloodshed on the cross, on their door lintels so that the death angel would passover their homes and save Israel’s first born children lives.  Therefore, our Father in Heaven redeemed all of Israel’s first born and took them for himself to be priests on the date of the first Unleavened bread feast. 

Sanctify to me every first-born, first produced, opening every womb among the children of Israel both of man and beast: it is mine.” Sep Exo 13:2 

And when Pharao hardened his heart so as not to send us away, he slew every first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man and the first-born of beast; therefore do I sacrifice every offspring that opens the womb, the males to the Lord, and every first-born of my sons I will redeem. And it shall be for a sign upon thy hand, and immovable before thine eyes, for with a strong hand the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.” Sep Exo 13:15-16




The law explains here that the first born son is to be dedicated to our Father in Heaven on the eight day after they are born.  On the eight day the sons are to be dedicated by circumcising them.  They are to be holy meaning set apart from the rest of the Israelites and be in service as priests for HIM.

Thou shalt not keep back the first-fruits of thy threshing floor and press. The first-born of thy sons thou shalt give to me. So shalt thou do with thy calf and thy sheep and thine ass; seven days shall it be under the mother, and the eighth day thou shalt give it to me. And ye shall be holy men to me; and ye shall not eat flesh taken of beasts, ye shall cast it to the dog.” Sep Exo 22:29-31

All children are to be presented to our Father in Heaven.  This used to be called a Christening when the baby would be given its Christian name. 

Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, Whatsoever woman shall have conceived and born a male child shall be unclean seven days, she shall be unclean according to the days of separation for her monthly courses. And on the eighth day she shall circumcise the flesh of his foreskin. And for thirty-three days she shall continue in her unclean blood; she shall touch nothing holy, and shall not enter the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be fulfilled. But if she should have born a female child, then she shall be unclean twice seven days, according to the time of her monthly courses; and for sixty-six days shall she remain in her unclean blood. And when the days of her purification shall have been fulfilled for a son or a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of a year old without blemish for a whole-burnt-offering, and a young pigeon or turtle-dove for a sin-offering to the door of the tabernacle of witness, to the priest. And he shall present it before the Lord, and the priest shall make atonement for her, and shall purge her from the fountain of her blood; this is the law of her who bears a male or a female.” Lev 12:2-7 

It was required that all the sons of Jacob Israel bring their first born child to the Unleavened bread feast each year.  They were to attended the whole feast and be part of the holy assembly.

And thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I have charged thee, at the season in the month of new corn; for in the month of new corn thou camest out from Egypt. The males are mine, everything that opens the womb; every first-born of oxen, and every first-born of sheep. And the first-born of an ass thou shalt redeem with a sheep, and if thou wilt not redeem it thou shalt pay a price: every first-born of thy sons shalt thou redeem: thou shalt not appear before me empty.” Sep Exo 34:18-20 

It is at the Unleavened Bread Feast that our Father in Heaven regains possession of HIS rightful property.  If the Father does not bring his first born they are required to pay the price.  They were also to bring the first born of their livestock or pay the price.  Here is the 1913 Webster’s definition of ‘redeem’ and ‘ransom’.





The Levites become Priests Instead of the First Born

While camped in the wilderness the Israelites made themselves a golden calf to serve as their god and were dancing in circles around it.  Moses came down from the mountain and addressed the situation with the Israelites.  Then it was the Levites who stepped in and slew the rebellious stiff necked Israelites that would not repent of this sin. 

“And when he drew nigh to the camp, he sees the calf and the dances; and Moses being very angry cast the two tables out of his hands, and broke them to pieces under the mountain. And having taken the calf which they made, he consumed it with fire, and ground it very small, and scattered it on the water, and made the children of Israel to drink it. And Moses said to Aaron, What has this people done to thee, that thou hast brought upon them a great sin? And Aaron said to Moses, Be not angry, my lord, for thou knowest the impetuosity of this people. For they say to me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this man Moses, who brought us out of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him. And I said to them, If any one has golden ornaments, take them off; and they gave them me, and I cast them into the fire, and there came out this calf. And when Moses saw that the people was scattered, --for Aaron had scattered them so as to be a rejoicing to their enemies, -- then stood Moses at the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come to me. Then all the sons of Levi came to him. And he says to them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every one his sword on his thigh, and go through and return from gate to gate through the camp, and slay every one his brother, and every one his neighbour, and every one him that is nearest to him. And the sons of Levi did as Moses spoke to them, and there fell of the people in that day to the number of three thousand men. And Moses said to them, Ye have filled your hands this day to the Lord each one on his son or on his brother, so that blessing should be given to you.” Sep Exo 32:19-29  





The Levites received the blessing and became temporally in charge of the priesthood until Christ was crucified.  Their main responsibility was to oversee the temple and to repent for the children of Jacob Israel’s sin.  The English word atone is actually two words ‘at one’.  The word atone means to be reconciled or ‘at one’ with our Heavenly Father.  The act of atoning means to make reparations or to pay for a crime committed.  Our Father required goats as payment for sin. Once the goat was burnt as a sin-offering, the debt was considered paid in full and the sin commented was covered over or forgotten.  Today we are required to ask Jesus for forgiveness of our sin so that we are reconciled with him and by the gift of grace (instead of goats) our sins are covered over and forgotten.  Therefore the Levites are no longer necessary since we have no temple and no longer sacrifice goats for sin.   Sin is transgression of the laws documented by Moses.     
Since the first born males of Israel exceeded the number of the Levites, the first born Israelites had to pay the ransom fee for their excess since it was not an even swap.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Count every first-born male of the children of Israel from a month old and upwards, and take the number by name. And thou shalt take the Levites for me--I am the Lord--instead of all the first-born of the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the first-born among the cattle of the children of Israel. And Moses counted, as the Lord commanded him, every first-born among the children of Israel. And all the male first-born in number by name, from a month old and upwards, were according to their numbering twenty-two thousand and two hundred and seventy-three. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Take the Levites instead of all the first-born of the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle, and the Levites shall be mine; I am the Lord.  And for the ransoms of the two hundred and seventy-three which exceed the Levites in number of the first-born of the sons of Israel; thou shalt even take five shekels a head; thou shalt take them according to the holy didrachm, twenty oboli to the shekel. And thou shalt give the money to Aaron and to his sons, the ransom of those who exceed in number among them. And Moses took the silver, the ransom of those that exceeded in number the redemption of the Levites.” Sep Num 3:40-49

And thou shalt separate the Levites from the midst of the sons of Israel, and they shall be mine. And afterwards the Levites shall go in to perform the works of the tabernacle of witness; and thou shalt purify them, and present them before the Lord.  For these are given to me for a present out of the midst of the children of Israel: I have taken them to myself instead of all the first-born of the sons of Israel that open every womb. For every first-born among the children of Israel is mine, whether of man or beast: in the day in which I smote every first-born in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them to myself. And I took the Levites in the place of every first-born among the children of Israel. And I gave the Levites presented as a gift to Aaron and his sons out of the midst of the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of witness, and to make atonement for the children of Israel: thus there shall be none among the sons of Israel to draw nigh to the holy things.” Sep Num 8:14-19 

The First Born still must be Redeemed

Even though the Levites received the blessing of the priesthood at the tabernacle, the first born must still be redeemed at the cost of 5 shekels each and this is called the covenant of salt.  This ordinance was to last forever.

 All the first-fruits that are in their land, whatsoever they shall offer to the Lord, shall be thine: every clean person in thy house shall eat them. Every devoted thing among the children of Israel shall be thine. And every thing that opens the womb of all flesh, whatsoever they bring to the Lord, whether man or beast, shall be thine: only the first-born of men shall be surely redeemed, and thou shalt redeem the first-born of unclean cattle. And the redemption of them shall be from a month old; their valuation of five shekels--it is twenty oboli according to the holy shekel. But thou shalt not redeem the first-born of calves and the first-born of sheep and the first-born of goats; they are holy: and thou shalt pour their blood upon the altar, and thou shalt offer the fat as a burnt-offering for a smell of sweet savour to the Lord. And the flesh shall be thine, as also the breast of the wave-offering and as the right shoulder, it shall be thine. Every special offering of the holy things, whatsoever the children of Israel shall specially offer to the Lord, I have given to thee and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, a perpetual ordinance: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the Lord, for thee and thy seed after thee.” Sep Num 18:13-10

The redemption of the first born to their priesthood status has not been fulfilled and will probably be fulfilled during the feast of Unleavened Bread.

The Melchizedek Priest hood of the First Born

The priesthood of the first born was not new when the law of the first born was given in the book of Exodus.  It has always existed and became formally documented and taught to the Israelites.  In the letter to the Hebrews, Paul explains the Melchizedek priest hood.  The priesthood was to be held by the first born son.  The first child born to all women was to be a priest.  Therefore, the elders of the family were responsible for teaching the words of our Father in Heaven to their children. In 2 Peter, Noah was referred to as the eight preacher of justice and this was due to the order of Melchizedek he was the high priest and King:

And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.” DR 2 Pet 2:5
[The word ‘person’ is in italics, meaning they inserted that word. The ‘a’ was inserted also since they did not use ‘a’ in the Greek language.] http://biblehub.com/lexicon/2_peter/2-5.htm

The order of Melchizedek, that made Noah the eighth preacher of righteousness, was as follows:
1.       Adam the first preacher.
2.       When Adam died, Seth became the second preacher.  Cain was not qualified, even though he was the oldest.  Abel qualified; however, he died prior to Adam.
3.       When Seth died, Enos became the third preacher.
4.       When Enos died, Cainan became the fourth preacher.
5.       When Cainan died, Mahalaleel became the fifth preacher.
6.       When Mahalaleel died, Jared became of the sixth preacher.
7.       When Jared died, Methuselah became the seventh preacher.  Enoch was skipped since he ascended to heaven prior to Jared dying.
8.       When Methuselah died, Noah became the eighth preacher of righteousness. 

See my Adam Descendant flow chart for more information.

Melchizedek is spelt Melchisedec in the Septuagint.  It is two words combined meaning King of Righteousness.  The King in the verse below was king of Salem meaning salt in the plural form. So he was the King of Righteousness and the Covenant of Salt.

“And Melchisedec king of Salem brought forth loaves and wine, and he was the priest of the most high God.” Sep Gen 14:18 

The Israelites were to use salt in all of their offerings since salt purifies and cleanses naturally. 

Whatsoever sacrifice thou offerest, thou shalt season it with salt, neither shalt thou take away the salt of the covenant of thy God from thy sacrifice. In all thy oblations thou shalt offer salt.” Lev 2:13

All the firstfruits of the sanctuary which the children of Israel offer to the Lord, I have given to thee and to thy sons and daughters, by a perpetual ordinance. It is a covenant of salt for ever before the Lord, to thee and to thy sons.” Num 18:19

Do you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave to David the kingdom over Israel for ever, to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?” 2 Chr 13:5

And he said: Bring me a new vessel, and put salt into it. And when they had brought it, He went out to the spring of the waters, and cast the salt into it, and said: Thus saith the Lord: I have healed these waters, and there shall be no more in them death or barrenness.” 2 Kings 2:20-21

The title of Melchizedek was the High Priest and King of the covenant of salt.  Salt represents the laws and covenants made with our Father in Heaven.  If we keep these laws and covenants we will pure; just as salt purifies food. 

In Psalm 110, King David acknowledges that he is the priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.  He was both king and the high priest that sat at the right hand of our Father in Heaven.  The right hand represents the our Father’s law and rightousness. 

The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send out a rod of power for thee out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. With thee is dominion in the day of thy power, in the splendours of thy saints: I have begotten thee from the womb before the morning. The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec. The Lord at thy right hand has dashed in pieces kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the nations, he shall fill up the number of corpses, he shall crush the heads of many on the earth. He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall he lift up the head.” Sep Psa 110:1-7

He shall call upon me, saying, Thou art my Father, my God, and the helper of my salvation. And I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. I will keep my mercy for him for ever, and my covenant shall be firm with him. And I will establish his seed for ever and ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.” Sep Psa 89:26-29

Jesus Christ became the King and High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.  He was our Father in Heaven’s first son, Mary’s first son, and in the line of King David to inherit the throne.  Therefore we now ask for forgiven of our sins through him our High Priest.

So Christ also did not glorify himself, that he might be made a high priest: but he that said unto him: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech. Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence. And whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered: And being consummated, he became, to all that obey him, the cause of eternal salvation. Called by God a high priest according to the order of Melchisedech.”  DR Hebrews 5:5-10

Which we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, and which entereth in even within the veil; Where the forerunner Jesus is entered for us, made a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.”​ DR Hebrews 6:19

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly vocation, consider the apostle and high priest of our confession, Jesus.  DR Hebrews 3:1

For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of his Son; that he might be the firstborn amongst many brethren.” DR Romans 8:29

Melchizedek First Born Priesthood

In the Letter to the Hebrews, Paul explains the New Covenant was established.   It states we must still follow the Laws of Moses and the law will be on our minds and hearts.  The first born sons were to have the responsibility of the priesthood over the assemblies to teach the bible and to build the kingdom.    Paul explains the Melchizedek priesthood is to remain in place and the Levitical priesthood has ended.

Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung out of Judah; as to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priests. And what we say is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest, who hath been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life: for it is witnessed of him, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.”  ASV Hebrews 7:11-17

For every high priest taken from among men, is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins.”  DR Hebrews 5:1

For this is the testament which I will make to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my laws into their mind, and in their heart will I write them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me from the least to the greatest of them:” DR Hebrews 8:10-11

“But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.” DR Hebrews 12:22-24

First Born Redemption Fee

In Exodus the first born children of the Egyptian paid the redemption fee for Israel’s sins that got them into bondage of slavery. When Jesus was crucified on Passover he paid the redemption fee for Israel’s sin.

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them: Commanding we commanded you, that you should not teach in this name; and behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and you have a mind to bring the blood of this man upon us. But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God, rather than men. The God of our fathers hath raised up Jesus, whom you put to death, hanging him upon a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be Prince and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. And we are witnesses of these things and the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to all that obey him.”  DR Acts 5:27-32

The redemption fee was paid when Jesus died and the graves were open.  Many saints arose and came out of their tombs.

And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent. And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.” DR Mat 27:50

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins; Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature  DR Col 1:14-15

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death, for the redemption of those trangressions, which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” DR Heb 9:14-15

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. In these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ; and shall reign with him a thousand years.” DR Rev 20:6

It would appear now that the first born children of Israel’s redemption fees have been paid by Jesus Christ.  However, not all Israel has been yet redeemed.  Paul states the Holy Spirit seals you until the day of redemption.  Therefore the Unleavened Bread feast is only partially fulfilled and those of us now living in bondage will need redemption.

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.”  DR Eph 4:30

For all the promises of God are in him, It is; therefore also by him, amen to God, unto our glory. Now he that confirmeth us with you in Christ, and that hath anointed us, is God: Who also hath sealed us, and given the pledge of the Spirit in our hearts.” DR 2 Cor 1:20-22
To the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,--in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of God's own possession, unto the praise of his glory
.” ASV Eph 1:13-14

It is the first born who are the priests in the kingdom:

 “And they sung a new canticle, saying: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; because thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God, in thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation. And hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.” DR Rev 5:9-10

It is the first born who will be sealed and are our Father in Heaven’s servants:

And I saw another angel ascend from the sunrising, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a great voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we shall have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. And I heard the number of them that were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel: Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand: Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.” DR Rev 7:2-8

The 144,000 sealed selected from the first born that lived through the “great tribulation”.  They washed their ropes; meaning they repented of their sins and changed their behavior to follow the laws of Moses the best that they could. They are white and pure.  They believe in Jesus Christ and HIS word; they stand on the right side of Jesus Christ and know who HIS enemies were.  They have the same enemies as Christ did.

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, These that are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and whence came they? And I say unto him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they that come of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God; and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall spread his tabernacle over them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun strike upon them, nor any heat: for the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them unto fountains of waters of life: and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.” DR Rev 7:13-17

The first born are called to sing the biblical text, as if it were a ‘new song’ since many living during the ‘great tribulation’ will never hear or understand the true gospel of Jesus Christ, the laws of Moses and the words of the prophets.

And I beheld, and lo a lamb stood upon mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder; and the voice which I heard, was as the voice of harpers, harping on their harps. And they sung as it were a new canticle [song with biblical text], before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the ancients; and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four thousand, who were purchased from the earth. These are they who were not defiled [impure, containing undesired intermixtures] with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb: And in their mouth there was found no lie; for they are without spot before the throne of God.” DR Rev 14:1-5

Many will be called to seek the truth; however few will be chosen to attend the ‘marriage of the Lamb’:

And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”  Mat 22:11-14

The ‘marriage of the Lamb’ is to HIS wife who is the children of Jacob Israel. They will be saints who are clothed in white.  The marriage feast will probably be a new covenant made with the children of Jacob Israel at the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) since that is when all past covenants were made.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath prepared herself. And it is granted to her that she should clothe herself with fine linen, glittering and white. For the fine linen are the justifications of saints. And he said to me: Write: Blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith to me: These words of God are true.”  DR Rev 19:7-9

The children of Jacob Israel must prepare themselves by getting on the right side of Jesus Christ and also should understand the Feast of First Fruits documented here.

The new covenant was made with the house of Israel and Juda (not the church):

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Juda: not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took hold of their hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; for they abode not in my covenant, and I disregarded them, saith the Lord. For this is my covenant which I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will surely put my laws into their mind, and write them on their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.” Sep Jer 38:31-33

The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, who were Latin speaking people, that he was also a Israelite from the tribe of Benjamin.  He told the Romans that our Father has not cast out HIS people and then confirms that the covenant was made with Israel.

I say then: Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people, which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture saith of Elias; how he calleth on God against Israel? Lord, they have slain thy prophets, they have dug down thy altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.”  DR Romans 11:1-3

And so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. And this is to them my covenant: when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers.”  DR Romans 11:26-28

A new marriage feast will take place since our Father in Heaven divorced the house of Israel and Juda:

And I saw that (for all the sins of which she was convicted, wherein the house of Israel committed adultery, and I put her away, and gave into her hands a bill of divorcement,) yet faithless Juda feared not, but went and herself also committed fornication.” Sep Jer 3:8  

Double Portion of Inheritance

The first born son is entitled to a double portion of inheritance since it is his birth right.

 And if a man have two wives, the one loved and the other hated, and both the loved and the hated should have born him children, and the son of the hated should be first-born;  then it shall be that whensoever he shall divide by inheritance his goods to his sons, he shall not be able to give the right of the first-born to the son of the loved one, having overlooked the son of the hated, which is the first-born. But he shall acknowledge the first-born of the hated one to give to him double of all things which shall be found by him, because he is the first of his children, and to him belongs the birthright.” Sep Deu 21:15-17

Double Destruction

Unfaithful Israelites, especially priests will receive double punishment when they sin against our Father in Heaven.

“And I will recompense their mischiefs doubly, and their sins, whereby they have profaned my land with the carcases of their abominations, and with their iniquities, whereby they have trespassed against mine inheritance.” Sep Jer 16:18 

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and the Lord hath remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she also hath rendered to you; and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her.” Rev 18:5-6

Female Inheritance

The Melchizedek priesthood can be inherited by a first born female.  It is her birth right especially if she has no brothers.  I am the first born and I have no brother and I do feel lead by the Holy Spirit to write and share this information. I feel it is a calling.

And Moses brought their case before the Lord. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,   The daughters of Salpaad have spoken rightly: thou shalt surely give them a possession of inheritance in the midst of their father's brethren, and thou shalt assign their father's inheritance to them. And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, ye shall assign his inheritance to his daughter. And if he have no daughter, ye shall give his inheritance to his brother. And if he have no brethren, ye shall give his inheritance to his father's brother. And if there be no brethren of his father, ye shall give the inheritance to his nearest relation of his tribe, to inherit his possessions; and this shall be to the children of Israel an ordinance of judgment, as the Lord commanded Moses.” Sep Num 27:4-11

Male and females will be considered equal in the kingdom.

For you are all the children of God by faith, in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have put on Christ. There is neither Judean nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you be Christ's, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.”  DR Gal 3:26

But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world, and of the resurrection from the dead, shall neither be married, nor take wives. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” DR Luke 20:35-36

Conclusion

In prophecy the Unleavened Bread Feast will probably be when the second resurrection occurs since that is when the graves opened and the dead spirits were redeemed and released.   Then after this there will be a resurrection of Judgment.

“Wonder not at this; for the hour cometh, wherein all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God. And they that have done good things, shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment. I cannot of myself do any thing. As I hear, so I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of him that sent me.”  DR John 5:28-309


Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ, are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep : For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead. And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming. Afterwards the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and the Father, when he shall have brought to nought all principality, and power, and virtue. For he must reign, until he hath put all his enemies under his feet. And the enemy death shall be destroyed last: For he hath put all things under his feet. And whereas he saith, All things are put under him; undoubtedly, he is excepted, who put all things under him.”  DR 1 Cor 15:18-27

During the Unleavened Bread feast is when our Father in Heaven may give HIS ransomed people a path back to Zion.

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Jehovah; awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Is it not thou that didst cut Rahab in pieces, that didst pierce the monster? Is it not thou that driedst up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that madest the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over? And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”  DR Isa 51

During the Unleavened Bread Feast we are to remember to be humble and not puffed up with pride.  We are to remember the covenant of salt and keep our life pure and away from evil. 

Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven corrupteth the whole lump ? Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as you are unleavened. For Christ our pasch is sacrificed. Therefore let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I wrote to you in an epistle, not to keep company with fornicators. I mean not with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or the extortioners, or the servers of idols; otherwise you must needs go out of this world.”  1 Cor 5:6-10

The first born of the children of Israel must remember that they are the real priesthood with the responsibility to teach their children and family to live by the 10 commandments.  The schools and the churches of today will never bring up your children to fear our Father in Heaven.

Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  ASV Proverbs 22:6

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.” ASV Eph 6:4

When all Israel come together to appear before the Lord your God, in the place which the Lord shall choose, ye shall read this law before all Israel in their ears, having assembled the people, the men, and the women, and the children, and the stranger that is in your cities, that they may hear, and that they may learn to fear the Lord your God; and they shall hearken to do all the words of this law. And their sons who have not known shall hear, and shall learn to fear the Lord thy God all the days that they live upon the land, into which ye go over Jordan to inherit it.” Sep Deu 31:11-13

Jude warned two thousand years ago that there were men who crept into our congregations who were ungodly that will be condemned.   They are ‘wolfs in sheep’s clothing’ who actually deny Jesus Christ our Master privately.

Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in privily, even they who were of old written of beforehand unto this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” ASV Jude 1:3-4

The priests of the first born must overcome the ‘great tribulation’ and not be fearful.  We are only to fear our Father in Heaven.

He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I will be his God; and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”  DR Rev 21:7-8

They are currently making war with the seed who keep the commandments. 

And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”  DR Rev 12:17



Beautiful song that reminds me of Jesus' redemption price that he paid for me and others.  

Praise our Father who is in Heaven!