“Leavened & Unleavened Bread“
1 Thess 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you Wholly; (Completely) and I pray God your whole Spirit and Soul and Body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Three Kinds Of Food= Food For Spirit Soul & Body.)
Spirit = Desires Jesus, Bread Of Life, Unleavened Bread, Truth.
Soul = Desires The Law= Leavened Bread, Rebellion To Grace.
Body = Desires Natural Food.
First the natural then the spiritual. The spiritual is a Paradox (Contradiction) to the natural. In the natural what goes into the mouth nourishes or poisons the body. In the spiritual what comes out of the mouth, (Words) nourishes or poisons us. = Leavened or Unleavened Bread, Law or Grace. What you speak is what you eat spiritually.
Matt 15:18-19 But those things which proceed out of The Mouth (Words) come forth from the Heart; (Soul, Mind Will Emotions) and they defile the man. 19 For out of the Heart (Soul, Mind Will Emotions) Proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (Things Of The Law)
Matt 12:37 For by Thy Words (Agreement With Grace, Unleavened Bread) thou shalt be justified, and by Thy Words (Agreement With Law, Leavened Bread) thou shalt be condemned.
Gal 6:8 For he that Soweth (With His Words) To His Flesh (Go Back Under Law) shall Of The Flesh (The Law) reap Corruption; (The Curse) but he that Soweth (With His Words) To The Spirit (Under Grace) shall of The Spirit (The Spirit Of Grace = Heb10:29) Reap (The Benefits Of What Jesus Sowed) Life Everlasting. (Blessings, Past Present & Future)
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, Except They Be Agreed? (Law Or Grace, Leavened Or Unleavened) (Lies Or Truth)
BREAD = (JESUS/WORD) = (John 6:33 For the Bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I Am The Bread Of Life: (Unleavened Bread)(Spiritual Food, Truth)
John 6:47-48 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I Am That Bread Of Life. (Unleavened Bread)(Spiritual Food, Truth)
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; The Flesh (The Natural) Profiteth Nothing: The Words that I speak unto you, They Are Spirit, And They Are Life. (Spiritual Food, Unleavened Bread, Truth)
“The Passover Lamb”
Ex 12:7-11 And They (Israel/Church) shall take of The Blood, (Protection From The Law Of Sin & Death) and strike it on the Two Side Posts (Support Beams, Spirit Of God Joined To Our Spirit) and on The Upper Door Post (Soul, Mind Will Emotions) of The Houses, (Body, We Are The House Of God) wherein they shall eat it. 8 And they shall Eat The Flesh (Jesus, The Word=John 1:14) in that night, Roast With Fire, (The Word Illuminated By The Holy Spirit, Tongues Of Fire) and Unleavened Bread; (Without Rebellion) and With Bitter Herbs (In The Midst Of Tribulations) they shall eat it. 9 Eat Not Of It Raw, (Without The Fire= Holy Spirit Revelation) Nor Sodden At All With Water, (Not The Water Of life= Holy Spirit, This Represents The Blood Jesus Shed For The Remission Of Sins As A Offering To The Law Of Sin & Death) But Roast With Fire; (Illuminated By The Holy Spirit, Tongues Of Fire) his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. 11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall Eat It In Haste: (Do Not Delay, Causing Leaven= Rebellion) it is the Lord’S Passover. (Jesus The Word Made Flesh)
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold The Lamb Of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Passover Lamb= “The Word”
Fire = “Holy Spirit Revelation”
“The Lamb cooked with fire Illustrating the Word cannot be made eatable or understood without the Illumination & Revelation of the Holy Spirit.”
“Food For The Flesh”
Hosea 10:13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; Ye Have Eaten (Spoken) The Fruit Of Lies: (The Mosaic Law/ Curse) because thou didst Trust In Thy Way, (Rejecting Gods Provision = Grace) in the multitude of Thy Mighty Men.(Your Own Strength)
Gal 5:9 A little Leaven (Rebellion Against Grace, Choosing The Law) leaveneth the whole lump.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, (The Mosaic Law) and Yet Offend In One Point, He Is Guilty Of All. (Every Evil Work= James 3:16)
Prov 18:21 Death (Law) and Life (Grace) are in the power of the tongue: and they that Love It (Speak In Agreement With) Shall Eat The Fruit Thereof. (Law = Food For The Flesh) = (Grace= Food For The Spirit) = (What You Speak Is What You Eat Spiritually)
Matt 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take Heed And Beware Of The Leaven (Doctrine) Of The Pharisees And Of The Sadducees.
Matt 16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of The Leaven Of Bread,(Natural Food) But Of The Doctrine (The Mosaic Law, Leaven, Spiritual Food, Poison) of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
John 9:28-29 Then They (Pharisees) reviled Him, (The Blind Man Jesus Healed) and said, Thou art His (Jesus’) disciple; but We Are Moses’ Disciples. (Anyone who views God through the paradigm of Moses is a Pharisee Rebelling Against Grace) 29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for This Fellow, (Jesus) we know not from whence he is.
“Leaven & Unleavened Bread”
Ex 12:15-17 Seven Days (Church Ages) shall ye eat Unleavened Bread; (Truth, Bread Of Life, What Jesus Taught, Grace) even the First Day (Jesus, Calvary) ye shall put away Leaven (Rebellion, Mosaic Law/ Curse) out of Your Houses: (Renewed Mind) for whosoever Eateth Leavened Bread (Speaking In Agreement With The Mosaic Law/ Curse) from the First Day Until The Seventh Day, (Church Ages) that Soul (Mind, Will Emotions) shall be cut off from Israel. (Spiritual Understanding, Blessing) 16 And In The First Day (Time Of Jesus, Calvary) there shall be an Holy Convocation, (Called Out, Assembly, Invite)= (Former Rain) and in the Seventh Day (7th Church Age) there shall be an Holy Convocation (Called Out, Assembly, Invite)= (Former & Latter Rain) to you; No Manner Of Work (Works Of The Mosaic Law/ Curse) shall be done in them, save That Which Every Man Must Eat, (Truth, Grace, Bread Of Life, Teachings Of Jesus) that only may be done of you. 17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: (Free From Sins Bondage Through Calvary’s Redemption) therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance Forever. (Beginning At The Cross)
Col 2:20-23 Wherefore if ye be Dead With Christ (Under Grace) From The Rudiments Of The World, (The Mosaic Law) why, As Though Living In The World, (Under The Law) are ye subject to Ordinances, (Rules & Regulations Of The Law) 21 Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22 Which all are to perish with the using; after the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 Which things have indeed a Shew Of Wisdom (To The Natural Mind It Looks Good) in will worship, and humility, and Neglecting Of The Body; (Fasting Natural Food) not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Deny the Soul (Mind Will Emotions) Its desire to go back under the Law. Don’t allow the Soul (Mind Will Emotions) to receive its nourishment of leavened bread (The Law) This is the fast of Isa 58 that God has chosen. What you speak is what you eat.
Isaiah 58:1-14 Cry aloud, Spare Not, (Quench Not The Spirit = 1 Thess 5:19) Lift Up (Prayer To God) Thy Voice (By The Spirit, Unknown Tongue, Prophecy) like A Trumpet, (Language Of Instruction, Voice Of The Spirit Louder Than The Soul) and shew My People (Saved, The Church) Their Transgression, (The Law) And The House Of Jacob (Flesh Man=(Unsaved & Those Born Again Gone Back Under The Law) Their Sins. (Have Been Forgiven) 2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation That Did Righteousness, and Forsook Not The Ordinance Of Their God: (First 3½ Church Ages) they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. 3 Wherefore Have We Fasted, Say They, (Last 3½ Church Ages) and thou seest not? Wherefore Have We Afflicted Our Soul, And Thou Takest No Knowledge? (Thinking They Are Justified By Works Of The Law) Behold, in the day of Your Fast (Natural Food Fast) ye find pleasure, and Exact All Your Labours. (See What I Have Done) 4 Behold, Ye Fast (Natural Food Fast) For Strife And Debate, (The Pride Of life, Look What I Have done) and to Smite With The Fist Of Wickedness: (Desire That People Reap What They Sow, Lust Of The Flesh) Ye shall not fast As Ye Do This Day, (Natural Food Fast, Under The Law) To Make Your Voice To Be Heard On High. (Thinking They Are Justified By Works Of The Law) 5 Is it Such A Fast (Natural Food Fast, Under The Law) that I have chosen? A day for A Man To Afflict His Soul? (Sacrifice Of Suffering Under The Law) is it to Bow Down His Head As A Bulrush, (False Reverence Under The Law) and to spread Sackcloth And Ashes Under Him? (False Humility Under The Law) wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord? 6 Is Not This The Fast That I Have Chosen? (Under Grace) To Loose The Bands Of Wickedness, (Free The Spirit) To Undo The Heavy Burdens, (Free The Soul) and to Let The Oppressed Go Free, (Healing For The Body) and that ye Break Every Yoke? (The Effects Of The Works Of The Law) 7 Is it not to deal thy Bread (The Word, Unleavened Bread, The Gospel Of Grace) to the Hungry, (Spiritual Hunger For Truth, Unleavened Bread, The Gospel Of Grace) and that thou bring the Poor =(Matt 5:3 Blessed are The Poor In Spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.) That are cast out to thy house? When thou seest The Naked, (No Spiritual Discernment, Unrenewed Mind) That Thou Cover Him; (Teach Him About Grace) And that Thou Hide Not Thyself From Thine Own Flesh? =(1 Thess 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole Spirit and Soul and Body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.) = (2 Cor 13:5 Examine Yourselves, Whether Ye Be In The Faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?)
Isaiah 58:8 Then shall Thy Light (Knowledge, Understanding) break forth as the morning, and Thine Health Shall Spring Forth Speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. 9 Then Shalt Thou Call, (By The Spirit, Unknown Tongue) and the Lord shall answer; Thou Shalt Cry, (By The Spirit, Unknown Tongue) and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee The Yoke, (Mosaic Law/Curse, Leavened Bread) the Putting Forth Of The Finger, (Judging, Condemning Others) and Speaking Vanity; (Attributing The Works Of The Devil To God) = (Gal 5:1-2 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with The Yoke Of Bondage. (Mosaic Law/Curse, Leaven Bread) 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that If Ye Be Circumcised, (Go Back Under The Law) Christ shall profit you nothing.= (Matt 7:1 Judge Not, (Don’t Condemn People For There Actions) That Ye Be Not Judged.(Condemned By The Law) =(1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God Is Light, And In Him Is No Darkness At All.) = (God Works From Grace Not Law)
Isaiah 58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the Hungry, (Spiritual Hunger For Truth, Unleavened Bread, The Gospel Of Grace) and satisfy The Afflicted Soul; (Poor In Spirit) then shall Thy Light (Knowledge, Understanding) rise in obscurity, and Thy Darkness (Lack Of Knowledge, Understanding) be as the Noonday: (Illuminated) 11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a Spring Of Water, (Refreshing, Life Giving Force) whose Waters Fail Not. (Anointing Will Not Stop) 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from Doing Thy Pleasure (Works Of The Law, Rejecting Grace) on my holy day; and Call The Sabbath A Delight, (Resting In Grace) the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, Not Doing Thine Own Ways, (Works Of The Law, Lust Of The Flesh) nor Finding Thine Own Pleasure, (Lust Of The Eye) nor Speaking Thine Own Words: (Pride Of Life) = (1 John 2:16 For All That Is In The World, (Under The Law) The Lust Of The Flesh, (The Desire To Hit Back, Eye For An Eye) And The Lust Of The Eyes, (Desire For The Natural More Than The Spiritual) And The Pride Of Life, (It’s All About Me) Is not of the Father, But Is Of The World. (Is Of The Law)
Isaiah 58:14 Then shalt thou Delight Thyself In The Lord; (Pray In The Spirit) and I Will Cause Thee (Your Spirit) to Ride Upon The High Places (Control The Soul. Mind Will Emotions) Of The Earth, (Control Over The Law) and Feed Thee With The Heritage Of Jacob Thy Father: (Blessings) for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
We grow by the sincere milk of the word, which are the natural illustrations in the scripture. The meat of the word is the deeper spiritual concepts that are illustrated by the milk. God looks at the heart not the outward appearance. Fasting is an outward expression of our hearts desire. Our desire to do something that shows God our hearts cry. There is a spiritual fast that is more pleasing to God.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the Sincere Milk (Natural Illustrations) of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1 Cor 3:2 I have fed you with Milk, (Natural Illustrations) and not with Meat: (Spiritual Truth) for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
There is a natural leaven and a spiritual leaven. Therefore there is a natural fast and a spiritual fast. = (The Spiritual is more important than The Natural)
1 Cor 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; The Flesh (Natural) profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The Spiritual Fast is to deny the soul, (mind will emotions) it’s hunger and desire to agree with the Law. (Leavened Bread)
Matt 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why Do We And The Pharisees Fast Oft, (Under The Law) but Thy Disciples Fast Not? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be Taken From Them, (Calvary) and Then Shall They Fast. (Under The New Covenant, A Spiritual Fast, Not Partaking Of Leavened Bread, The Law)
“3 Types Of Fast”
#1) Fast = (Natural Jewish Fast) = (Acts 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; For I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.)
#2) Fast = (Natural Passover Leavened Fast) (Natural Illustration Of The Spiritual Fast For The Church.) =(Ex 12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance Forever. (Starting At The Cross) =(Ex 12:15 Seven Days (Church ages) shall ye eat Unleavened Bread; (Without Rebellion, No Mosaic Law/ Curse) even the First Day (Jesus, Calvary) ye shall put away Leaven (Mosaic Law/ Curse, Rebellion) out of Your Houses: (Renewed Mind) for whosoever Eateth Leavened Bread (The Mosaic Law/ Curse, Rejecting The New Covenant) from the First Day Until The Seventh Day, (Church Ages) that Soul (mind ,will emotions) shall be cut off from Israel. (No Spiritual Understanding, Cut Off From Blessing)
#3) Fast = (Spiritual Fast) = (Matt 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.) = (Matt 16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of The Leaven Of Bread, (In The Natural) But Of The Doctrine (The Mosaic Law, Spiritual Food, Leaven, Poison) Of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.(Rejecting The New Covenant Of Grace)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lW0KRV5Hkw = “Leaven & Unleavened“