Holy Days Of Our Lord  Unleavened Bread.  Zola explained how this festival annually reminds the Chosen People that they did not have time to let the bread rise when the Lord delivered them out of Egypt, and how the Messiah is represented in the unique matzo itself. We visited a factory outside Jerusalem to find out how matzo is made. Holy Days Of Our Lord Unleavened Bread On location in Israel, we created this presentation of the holidays our Lord celebrated. Given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, these celebrations comprise one of the most fascinating studies of Biblical types and shadows.

Few churches or seminaries teach what we take up in this series. Closed Captioned. Zola teaches from the Mount of Olives, giving us a summary of the festivals that the Lord established for the Chosen People in Leviticus 23.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, [Concerning] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, [even] these [are] my feasts.

Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day [is] the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work [therein]: it [is] the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.  Leviticus 23

Holy Days Of Our Lord Unleavened Bread 

List of Scriptures on Feast of Unleavened Bread

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Exodus 12:15-20
‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. ‘On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. ‘You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance.

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Exodus 12:39
They baked the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had not become leavened, since they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves.

Exodus 23:15
“You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.

Leviticus 23:6
‘Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.

Numbers 28:17
‘On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast, unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.

Deuteronomy 16:3
“You shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you may remember all the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 12:19
‘Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.

Exodus 13:7
“Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders.

Deuteronomy 16:4
“For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning.

Exodus 12:18-20
‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. ‘Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land. ‘You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.'”

Exodus 13:6-7
“For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD. “Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders.

Leviticus 23:8
‘But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.'”

Numbers 28:19-24
‘You shall present an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls and one ram and seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect. ‘For their grain offering, you shall offer fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for a bull and two-tenths for the ram. ‘A tenth of an ephah you shall offer for each of the seven lambs;

Mark 14:1
Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away, and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;

Acts 12:3
When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

About Zola Levitt Ministries

We hold to a strictly literal and inerrant Bible interpretation, salvation through Christ alone, a soon pre-tribulation Rapture of all believers and the establishment of a thousand-year kingdom on Earth.

The evangelism of the unbelievers and the exhortation of the believers take precedence over all other activities of this ministry.

Zola, What We Do

Founded in 1979, we are principally a teaching and evangelistic association.

  • Our national television programZola Levitt Presents, airs on nearly a hundred independent stations and teaches the Bible with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy, and the Jewish roots of Christianity.
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  • Our online store carries a large number of teaching materials.
  • We offer several tours each year to Israel, Greece and locations in the U.S.
  • We offer speakers for churches, civic groups, university conferences and the like to speak on the subject of the Holy Land, End-times Prophecy, and general bible discussions.

Zola Levitt Ministries has sent hundreds of books to the Holy Land and planted thousands of trees throughout Israel.

Zola Levitt was the most beloved and well-known Messianic Jewish Bible teacher and Middle East commentator of his day. He was a Jewish Christian thoroughly educated in the synagogues and brought to the Messiah in 1971. He held music degrees from Duquesne University and Indiana University (doctoral coursework completed), and an Honorary Th.D. from Faith Bible College. He played the oboe, English horn, recorder, and piano.

He is best known for hosting the weekly national television program Zola Levitt Presents. He formerly hosted two top-rated radio talk shows — The Heart of the Matter in Dallas, and the nationally syndicated Zola Levitt Live.

Zola was a widely published author with more than 50 books in several languages, and the composer of some 200 spiritual songs, personally performed on most of his albums.

Zola lectured and hosted on more than 100 tours to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, the areas of the seven churches, Mediterranean islands, European capitals, etc. He taught a course on “Christ in the Old Testament” at Dallas Baptist University and gave seminars at other education institutions.

Zola Levitt, founder and patriarch of Zola Levitt Ministries, died peacefully on April 19, 2006 at his home in Dallas, Texas, following a courageous two-month battle with lung cancer. He was 67 years old.

Those he left behind mourn his passing but celebrate his “promotion the Head Office.” They include his beloved wife Sandra; a son Mark, who takes the lead in administrating this ever-expanding worldwide ministry; a son Aaron, who participates behind the scenes, helping with writing, editing, and more; and a stepson Will. With Ken Berg—Zola’s faithful producer of 28 years—and a dedicated staff of professionals, the Levitt legacy continues, as it will until the Second Coming of our Lord.

Additional Study on Leaven

Why Unleavened Bread? Leaven is a Symbol of Sin

Leaven, or yeast, is a fungus that ferments sugars and is used to cause the dough to rise. Easton’s Bible commentary states ‘The use of leaven was strictly forbidden in all offerings made to the Lord by fire (Lev 2:11; Lev 7:12; Lev 8:2; Num 6:15). It’s secretly penetrating and diffusive power is referred to in 1Cor 5:6… It is a figure also of corruptness and of perverseness of heart and life (Mat 16:6, Mat 16:11; Mar 8:15; 1Cor 5:7, 1Cor 5:8).’

It is worth looking again at how the Bible uses the imagery of leaven. Let’s start with a general scripture that defines its overall usage and then we’ll get more specific.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?  Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.  Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

It is clear that leaven is used in the general sense as a type of sin. It is used of this because of its properties of spreading and influencing everything around it. And even a little bit can have a big impact! As the Apostle Paul states, in speaking of the sin that the Corinthians allowed, ‘do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?’ If we were going to be more specific, I would draw your attention to five specific sins that are mentioned in connection with leaven. Three of these are spoken by Christ and two by the Apostle Paul. Let’s have a look:

Types of Leaven as Sin

Hypocrisy:  The leaven of the Pharisees: Matthew 16:6 And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees…” While Jesus doesn’t define the sin of the Pharisees in the Matthew passage we don’t have to be in the dark as to what it was for it is the overwhelming characteristic of the Pharisees and it is clearly stated for us in Luke 12:1 which states ‘Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.’ This is the first leaven to beware of. Hypocrisy – saying one thing and doing another – putting on a religious show outwardly when your heart is far from God.

Liberalism:  The leaven of the Sadducees: Matthew 16:6 And Jesus said to them, “Watch out and beware of the leaven of the… Sadducees.” The Pharisees were known for their religiosity and hypocrisy but the Sadducees had a different problem. They were known for their reluctance to believe in the supernatural. They didn’t believe in angels or in the resurrection (Luke 20:27-38). They were the spiritual skeptics (Liberals) of their age while maintaining a show of religion.  Really just a denial of the revealed word of God.

Seeking after a Sign:  The leaven of Herod: Mark 8:15 And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of… Herod.” Herod is an interesting case. He was in a position of worldly power but also desired to see Jesus so that he could see a sign. Temporal Power and supplanting Israel is here, but not obvious at first. But the other warning is in combining this through seeking signs and wonders in attempting to gain greater power and Herod looked to be entertained. Does that one ring any bells today?

Works based Gospel:  The leaven of legalism: Galatians 5:7-9 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? (8) This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. (9) A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. The problem in the Galatian church was that they started with faith and Jesus plus nothing but were soon persuaded that they needed to add aspects of the law (like observing certain days, circumcision, righteousness by works etc). So their faith became Jesus plus… Paul instructed them (in no uncertain terms!) that this was not from God and was, in fact, a leaven that quickly leavens the whole lump.

The Carnal Christian:  The leaven of immorality: 1 Corinthians 5:1,7 It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife… Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ, our Passover also has been sacrificed. The context of this well-known passage in Corinthians concerning leaven is sexual immorality. 1st century Corinth, which is in southern Greece west of Athens, was known unfortunately for an ‘anything goes’ attitude. It had a reputation for gross immorality. And as we see here it had infiltrated into the Church. Paul correctly identified this as a leaven. The church was following the ways of the culture in which they lived. It was a slippery slope that only headed in one direction. And rapidly. Does this sound familiar? What has happened with sexual immorality in our day? What is the attitude of the church? Does it stay true to what God says in His word or has the leaven started to spread its influence through the church? Unfortunately, to ask the question is to answer it. It is not the job of the church to judge the world. But it is the role of the church to maintain and obey God’s word within it. (see Paul’s discussion of this straight after the passage quoted above in 1 Cor 5:9-13.) – Jesus in The Feast

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