AGE OF CLEANSING
When we look at the meaning of unleavened bread in the scriptures, we discover that "unleavened" means without yeast and that yeast often pictures sin. "Therefore, let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" (1 Corinthians 5:8). Like yeast, sin puffs up and makes one proud. The apostle Paul tells us of this principle in Galatians 5:9, "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough." So, unleavened bread is bread made without yeast. It is the removal of yeast. So, unleavened bread pictures, the removal of sin. How does this correlate to the 2nd day of Man's Work Week? In the 2nd millennium of mankind, we discover that "The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time" (Genesis 6:5). And so God chose to remove them from the face of the earth by flooding it. The Lord essentially washed the entire earth clean of the sin that corrupted it. He cleansed it. We are beginning to see a pattern that God's Holidays are also connected with the major events that take place in Man's Work Week. Let's see if the pattern continues.
The next item is called the Brazen Laver. Here we find the High Priest washing his hands and cleansing himself before entering the outer room called the Holy Place. God's 2nd Holiday is Unleavened Bread, which also represents cleansing. We once again discover that there is a pattern that God has established between his holidays and the items he prescribed for his house. Let's move forward and see if the pattern continues.