unleavened, unblemished, seven days


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unleavened, unblemished, seven days

Ezekiel 45:21-25 (JDV)

Ezekiel 45:21 “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you are to celebrate the Passover, a festival of seven days during which unleavened bread will be eaten.
Ezekiel 45:22 On that day the prince will provide a bull as a failure offering on behalf of himself and all the people of the land.
Ezekiel 45:23 During the seven days of the festival, he will provide seven bulls and seven rams without blemish as a burnt offering to Yahveh on each of the seven days, along with a male goat each day for a failure offering.
Ezekiel 45:24 He will also provide a grain offering of an ephah per bull and an ephah per ram, along with a hin of oil for every ephah.
Ezekiel 45:25 At the festival that begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, he will provide the same things for seven days – the same failure offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, and oil.

unleavened, unblemished, seven days

The whole Passover celebration was a reminder of God’s rescue of his people in Egypt. It also looked forward to — and prophecied a coming rescue. He would be sinless, thus the requirement of eating bread untainted by yeast, and sacrificing spotless animals. The feast required a number of sevens — seven days, seven bulls a day, seven rams a day, and repetition of the sacrifices in the seventh month. All of these sevens speak of the completeness of the final rescue. It will not have to be repeated. The Messiah’s atonement will be once for all.

LORD, thank you for your divine plan, fulfilled in Jesus.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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