Let Us Keep the Feast

We continue looking eating through the Bible from the garden of Eden to New Jerusalem. Exodus 12:14-15 say, “And this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall keep it as a feast to Jehovah; throughout your generations as a perpetual statute you shall keep it as a feast. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread…”

Christ is our feastFirst Corinthians 5:8, referring to the Passover feast says, “let us keep the feast…with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” To keep the feast for seven days is not only an Old Testament practice; it is also something for us in the New Testament.

In the Bible seven indicates completion. In regard to the feast of Passover, seven days indicates our entire life. For our whole Christian life we should feast on Jesus Christ, who is the unleavened bread for us to live a sinless life. He is the one without sin (Hebrews 4:15) and who committed no sin (1 Peter 2:22). He is the one who supplies us to overcome sin.

In Romans 7 we are trapped under sin but in Romans 8:2, “the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.” This freeing law of the Spirit is not outside us but rather is a innate property of the Spirit who is in us (v. 9-11).

Romans 8:9 and 8:11 both say, “if the Spirit dwells in us.” The Spirit in us is a fact; this same Spirit dwelling, living, being at home in us is conditional. When we feast on the Lord Jesus as our heavenly manna every day, we cooperate with the Spirit’s desire to live in us and are empowered to overcome sin.

Let us keep the feast! In New Jerusalem we will not have the problem of sin but we will keep the feast there for eternity.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

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  1. Wow. What we do today in keeping the feast is what we will do in eternity future!

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