SPECIAL DAYS OF UNLEAVENS PREPARATION
Greetings all you saints in Christ Jesus, Our Passover Lamb.
Truth On The Web Ministries is pleased to offer this special Unleavened Bread
for the edification of the Body. It is our hope that some portion of
edition will enhance your understanding of these days - why and how we
them. May you have a reverent, meaningful Passover and joyful, edifying
Days of Unleavened Bread. Keep The Feast. ~kmh
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ULB Scriptures
Exodus 12:15-16 Seven days shall ye eat
unleavened bread; even the
first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for
eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that
shall be cut off from Israel.
And in the first day there shall be
holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy
to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every
must eat, that only may be done of you.
Exodus 13:6-7 Seven
days thou shalt eat
unleavened bread, and
in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD. Unleavened bread shall
eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee,
shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
Leviticus 23:5-8 In
the fourteenth day of the first
month at even is the
LORD'S passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the
of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened
In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no
work therein. But ye shall
offer an offering made by fire unto the
seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no
Galatians 5:9 A
little leaven leaveneth the whole
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your glorying is not good.
Know ye not that a little
leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven,
ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our
is sacrificed for us: Therefore
let us keep the
feast, not with old leaven, neither with the
and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of
Days of Observance:
The Feast of Unleavened Bread in Scripture: [The
first and last
days of this feast are "annual Sabbaths"] Leviticus 23:6-9
on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread
the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye
have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye
offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh
is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. And the
spake unto Moses, saying, ...."
Feast of Unleavened Bread: Israel's
exodus from bondage of
Egypt; they had to sanctify the firstborn and all had to put out all
and eat unleavened bread [Ex 13:1-10]; came to a point later where they
to be 'baptized' under the waters of the Red Sea [Ex 14; I Cor 10:1,2],
continue in the leaving behind of the lifestyles they had in Egypt. We
and compare that Jesus is the "Bread of Life" [John 6:35, 48, 51]
sin [leaven]. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which in Hebrew, means house
bread. The believers in Christ that take the Passover should then be
unleavened [Matt 26:17, I Cor 5:7-8]. The Gospels and Epistles
admonish us numerous times to sin no more and to be perfect.
The WaveSheaf [Elevation Sheaf] in Scripture:
[This is not an
actual 'holyday' but it ties the Passover/Days of Unleavened bread with
Pentecost.] Leviticus 23:10-12
Speak unto the children of Israel, and
unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and
reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the
of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the
to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest
wave it. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb
blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
Wavesheaf: The First cut sheaf of the first
fruit harvest cycle is
elevated [Lev 23:10] on the morrow after the weekly Sabbath that occurs
the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Compare to the elevation into the
of the Father of the resurrected Messiah [John 20:17] , the First of
Firstfruits [I Cor 15:20,23], who was also risen to the Father on the
after the weekly Sabbath that occurs during the Days of Unleavened
Bread.[John 20:1,19; Mark 16:19]
What is Leaven?
Merrium Webster's Dictionary Main Entry:
leav·en -- Function:
-- Etymology: Middle English levain, from Middle French, from (assumed)
Latin levamen, from Latin levare to raise Date: 14th century
1 a : a substance (as yeast) used to produce
fermentation in dough or a liquid; especially : SOURDOUGH
b : a material (as baking powder) used to produce a
gas that lightens dough or batter
2 : something that modifies or lightens
Merrium Webster's Dictionary Main Entry: leaven
-- Function: transitive verb -- Inflected Form(s):
leav·en·ing /'lev-ni[ng], 'le-v&-/ -- Date: 15th
1 : to raise (as bread) with a leaven
2 : to mingle or permeate with some modifying,
alleviating, or vivifying element -synonym see INFUSE
Hebrew # 7603. s@'or or
seh-ore': from 7604; barm or
(as swelling by fermentation):--leaven. See Hebrew
shaw-ar': a primitive root;
to swell up, i.e. be (causatively, make) redundant:--leave, (be) left,
remain, remnant, reserve, the rest. [remain- as in sourdough~kh]
Hebrew #2557. chametz or
khaw-mates' from 2556; ferment,
(figuratively) extortion:--leaven, leavened (bread). See Hebrew
2556-chamets : a primitive root; to
pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or
harsh), in color (dazzling):--cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.
Greek # 2219. zume or
dzoo'-may: ferment (as if boiling
up):--leaven. See Greek 2204-zeo: a
verb; to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), i.e.
be fervid (earnest):--be fervent. [effervescent, bubbled or puffed up ~ kh]
or Cakes): Strong's
Exhaustive Concordance Hebrew #4682.
mats-tsaw' from 4711 in the sense
greedily devouring for sweetness; properly, sweetness; concretely,
(i.e. not soured or embittered with yeast); specifically, an unfermented
or loaf, or (elliptically) the festival of Passover (because no leaven
then used):--unleavened (bread, cake), without leaven. See Hebrew
maw-tsats': a primitive
Concordance Greek # 106. azumos or
ad'-zoo-mos: from 1 (as a negative
and 2219; unleavened, i.e. (figuratively) uncorrupted; (in the neutral
specially (by implication) the Passover week:--unleavened (bread).
Unleavened flat bread, baked or fried on a hearthstone
or griddle, is the
oldest form of bread known. Most bread today is usually baked or fried,
almost always some kind of leavening agent is used to make it lighter
more puffy. It is believed that yeast-risen bread was first
in ancient Egypt who utilized beer yeast from their breweries to leaven
Leavening has often been thought of as the altering
the spirit of the
bread, the element which changes the bread's natural character and
from a small lump with weighty substance to a bread pretending
be 3-4 times its actual size ... but made up of pockets of
rapidly permeates the dough, contaminating it, souring it, fermenting
and swelling it to many times its original size without changing its
weight. To some, this souring process (the first stage of decay) is
of the curse of death decreed by God when Adam sinned. Leaven
Paul states clearly in 1 Corinthians 5:7, 8 that leaven
symbolizes sin or
"malice and wickedness." (There are two OT biblical words for leaven --
chametz: which means "sour" or
which cause bubbles to leaven. B. seor:
which also means "to swell up") Sourness of character
of pride are two primary characteristics wrought by sin. A little sin
"puff up" a person.
On the other hand, Unleavened Bread (Matsah: which
means "sweet") depicts
a pure life of "sincerity and truth." A "honest to goodness" way of
in the spirit.
During Unleavened Bread we are to have no leaven or
leavened products in
our home (Exodus 12:15; 13:7). This is specifically to be sure that
eats leaven -even accidentally. This includes any agent that produces
fermentation and causes dough to
It was much easier in the ancient times to remove
leaven as most bread was
baked fresh and a single starter culture of dough was the only other
to put out. Today, leaven is hidden in many products and products are
for longer periods. Food items in your house that contain leaven or
have been leavened; such as: cereals, crackers,
cakes, pies, breaded meats and vegetables (chicken nuggets, etc.),
and the like should be removed from your house and discarded. [even
may have leaven! READ THE LABEL!] It is best to use up your stock --
buying any new leavened products for a couple weeks prior to Passover.
If you have more leavened products than you will consume before the
Feast then please think of finding a food shelter that accepts
donations early on. Also
check the ingredients list on products that you do buy for hidden
Although not specifically found in scripture, but noted
in Jewish literature,
some observers do an annual house-cleaning: vigorously removing crumbs
couches, rigs, ovens, toasters, and vacuum bags. Although no one will
tempted to eat these items and they cannot leaven new dough, many
the event spiritually edifying and more precisely in obedience to the
Doing all this is symbolic of putting both the visible and hidden
out of our lives and it starts, prior to the Feast of ULB, at Passover.
1 Corinthians 11:26-32 For as
often as ye eat this
bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord,
shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man
himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For
that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to
not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly
you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should
be condemned with the world.
A believer must always be examining him/her self and
discarding sin from
every crevice of their heart and body. Discern what the Lord did and is
by His sacrifice. Discern why He did it and what your willing
should be. Submission and Obedience to Him and His holy laws -
are just and good. Also when we examine ourselves, we do not
with those around us. (2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make
of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves:
they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among
themselves, are not wise.)
Instead, the holy Scriptures and the law of God are
our "perfect mirror"
by which to measure ourselves. (James 1:18-27 Of
his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a
of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let
man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of
worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all
and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted
which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not
only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word,
not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth
manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of
and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of
work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem
be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart,
man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the
is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to
himself unspotted from the world.)
We are to discard all carnal habits and walk in the
spirit. Putting on
the mind of Christ (He is the Head of The Body) means
thoughts, values, and character to be like His. This is being
- without sin by the blood of Christ. Be ye submissive to His
and obedient to His law.
As opposed to just the fermented grain leavens of biblical
times, we are now faced with numerous ways our food is leavened or puffed up.
Today, technically, a leaven is anything that produces bubbles in dough or
batter, causing baked goods to rise. Most breads rise because of
yeast, which works by fermenting sugar, which in turn produces carbon dioxide.
There are three common methods by which bread can be
made to rise. These
are by the presence of steam during cooking, aeration, and the
of carbon dioxide in the dough [Steam, Air (mechanical), CO2 Agents or Chemicals].
of these methods involve incorporating and trapping gas in the
of the bread.
Many things can leaven breads but these can
be grouped in three
standard categories. Air trapped in egg foams or while creaming butter
sugar creates small pores which can expand. The air pockets that
a dough or batter also provide space for the accumulation of carbon
gas and steam. Watch the viscosity of batter. Thick batters help trap
during beating while thin batters let air escape during beating. The
the product sits before going in the oven, the more air is lost. Steam
also cause things to get puffed up. Water expands 1600 times when it
steam. Water in products becomes steam when heated. Low temperatures
C) reduce steam's ability to to get leavening power. (Puff pastry, cream
popovers use steam as their major leavening agent.) Chemical leavening occurs
when an acid and an alkali interact in the presence of liquid or heat.
resulting carbon dioxide gas expands and causes the bread to rise.
may be subcategorized into ingredient lists that you can look out for
the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
While most leavening is obvious, some forms and processes lead
to doubtful disputations among the brethren as to "what" is "leaven" that
needs to be 'put out' during Days Of Unleavened Bread (DOUB or ULB). Some
argue that only leavening caused by fermented grain is to be avoided, others
that steam and beaten eggs are out, some that all are forbidden. Let
everyone be true to the dictates of their own conscience as led by the holy
spirit of God. A simple rule of faith to apply: When in Doubt - Cast it Out!
Its better to keep your conscience clear and, besides, any 'giving up' or
sacrifice of what we eat for YHWH is good and pleasing in His sight and an
Chemical Leavening Agents
Chemical leavening agents can be used to leaven the dough
prior to packaging in much the same manner as active yeast is used. Chemical
leavening agents are generally composed of an acidifier and a
carbonate salt normally sodium bicarbonate. Other carbonate salts such as
sodium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium carbonate and ammonium
carbonate are sometimes used.
Standard Leavening Agents
alkalai, ususally a carbonate salt, and an acidifier combined)
Baking powder is generally just baking soda mixed with an acid.
Traditional baking powder was composed of a mixture of tartaric acid and
bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), a quantity of flour usually being added
to reduce the strength. When dissolved in water the acid and bicarbonate
react and emit carbon dioxide gas which expands, producing bubbles to leaven
the mixture. Most modern baking powders are double acting, that is,
they contain two acid salts, one which reacts at room temperature, producing
a rise as soon as the dough or batter is prepared, and another which reacts
at a higher temperature, causing a further rise during baking. Baking
powders that contain only the low-temperature acid salts are called
single acting. Many recipes call for a process called creaming,
where butter and sugar are beaten together to introduce tiny seed bubbles
which the leavening gas will further expand. Common low-temperature acid
salts include cream of tartar, calcium phosphate, and citrate.
High-temperature acid salts are usually aluminium salts, such as calcium
aluminium phosphate. They can be found not only in many baking powders, but
also in many non-dairy coffee creamers.
Salt of Harts-horn
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
Sodium Aluminium Phosphate
Aluminum Sulfate or
(NH4)2CO3 known as
Potassium Carbonate (Baking Ammonia
or KHCO3 (alkalai)
Potassium Acid Tartrate
Bicarbonate of Soda Saleratus
Bicarbonate of Ammonia Sodium Aluminum Phosphate;
Carbonate of Ammonia Sodium Acid Phosphate;
Bread Soda Sodium Aluminum Sulfate (alkalai
(only if mixed with an acid such as buttermilk or cream of tartar)
(cream of tartar)
Calcium Acid Phosphate;
lievito di vaniglia
(leaven of vanilla in Italian language which is basically baking soda, baking
powder and vanilla extract)
other commonly used acidifiers include acetic acid, citric
acid, fumaric acid, adipic acid and glucona-delta lactone - these are not
leaven by themselves but must be combined with a carbonate salt. If they are
in a products ingredient list - then look for the carbonate as well.
or microorganisms that release carbon dioxide as part of their lifecycle can be
used to leaven products. Leavening with yeast is a process based on
fermentation, physically changing the chemistry of the dough or batter as
the yeast works. (yeast extracts are
okay - they are not the whole yeast organism and cannot leaven. They
are the proteins derived from inactivated (killed) yeast. They are used
as a flavor enhancer and will be listed on labels as "yeast extract",
"yeast autolysate" or "torula yeast." Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Yeast
hulls, Yeast Nutrients are also non-leavening items. There are two
kinds of Brewer's Yeast. One is used to make beer and its bubbles and
consequently can leaven. The other is a deactivated yeast used as a
nutritional supplement. The latter is okay as it has no leavening
resulting cast-off yeast from the beer making process which can be used as a leavener.
or Starter Dough (or, more
formally, natural leaven or levain) refers to the process of
leavening bread by capturing wild yeasts in a dough or batter, as opposed to
using a domestic, purpose-cultured yeast such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Sourdough more specifically refers to a symbiotic culture of
lactobacilli and yeasts, giving a distinctively tangy or sour taste (hence
its name), due mainly to the lactic acid and acetic acid produced by the
Salt rising (or salt risen) bread
is bread in which the bacterium
Clostridium perfringens is used to leaven the bread rather than
baking soda. The salt used in the starter is used to suppress yeast
growth and provide an environment more conducive to the C. perfringens
bacterium. Salt Rising Bread is an
artisan bread made from wheat flour with a starter consisting of a
liquid (water or milk), either corn, potatoes, or wheat, and some other
minor ingredients. The starter distinguishes itself from a
sourdough starter by working best with an incubation period of 6-16
hours at temperatures ranging from 38-45° C (98-113° F); a sourdough
starter will usually work best at or below room temperature.
baking powder ( three types of BP: phosphate, anhydrous
phosphate, and sodium aluminum sulfate phosphate [household])
baking soda (only a
leaven if used with an acid like : sour milk or buttermilk, molasses, brown
sugar, honey, corn syrup, maple syrup, lemon juice, and vinegar, other
acidic fruit juice or cream of tartar or tartic acid) may also be called "saleratus"
potash or pearlash (potassium carbonate, pottasche,
pottasch, saleratus, pearl ash) a by-product of burned wood ash.
beaten egg whites or beaten whole eggs (beating them traps
air to facilitate leavening - un-beaten or carefully blended eggs will not
sourdough (left over
leavened dough from previous batch)
harts-horn powder (ammonium carbonate, carbonate of
ammonia, baking ammonia, bicarbonate of ammonia, ammonium bicarbonate,
powdered baking ammonia, triebsalz, hartshorn, salt of hartshorn,
soda-pop or beer will leaven a baked product. A 7-Up in a cake used rather
than baking powder will result in a light, soft texture, due to carbon
dioxide - it is a leavening agent unless all the air/gas is depleted (flat).
Although these are not leaven themselves they will leaven baked goods if
used in the cooking process. [The command is to put out leaven AND also not
to eat anything that is leavened. This can be a contention for some - let each
be ruled by the spirit and conscience.] Beer
is made with yeast. It is
commonly used in the batter for deep-fat fried foods, and sometimes used in
is a fermented milk drink originating in the
Caucasus - it is similar to drinkable yogurt in taste and consistency except a
bit more sour and a little yeasty. It is
traditionally fermented using kefir grains, a symbiotic culture of yeasts
and bacteria passed down from generation to generation.
Kefir can be used as a
leavening agent when baking
bread, because it contains active yeasts and bacteria. It can be
used directly in a recipe, by replacing the yeast and half the water
with kefir. Recipes that specify
yogurt can be made just as well (or better!) with kefir.
or cultured skim milk, is indispensable to the
baker. It is a fermented acidic product used to give added tang to baked
goods and as a leavening agent to make products rise more.
Buttermilk is acidic and it reacts with baking soda, an alkaline, to create
carbon dioxide bubbles in the batter and hence makes the batter lighter. It
is not leaven stand alone to our understanding.
How to Observe ULB for Unequally Yoked Couples
Being unequally yoked can pose its own unique set of
problematic issues. Familiar dilemma: Scenario A: God has placed the
husband as the
head of the household
and yet the unbelieving husband persecutes the wife for observing the
feasts. What do you do?
... Scenario B: A wife creates havoc over her husband throwing
away the leavened
in the house "forcing" her to partake in his "weird" religion ... but
says to keep the Feasts. What do you do?
It is truly a divisive matter in a home. Jesus said He
came to bring a sword
to a family but that does not give us reign to treat others poorly or
our beliefs over another. God has called you both to PEACE.
Above all, you must always reflect the Father's light
of Love. Be a good
and loving spouse. Tell your spouse that you are sorry for the way you
handled this disagreement in the past. Tell him/her these indeed are
convictions and that you want to obey God, love your husband/wife and
(or establish) harmony in the home ... and maybe even ask him/her for
help in obtaining this.
Husbands with unbelieving wives: Remember that you
cannot force submission
of your wife - true submission is a willing
act not a coerced one. Be kind, loving and gentle but lead your family
with courage in the ways of the Lord. If you provide sound leadership
of your family every day and all year then your holydays will have less
distractions due to disunity.
Wives with unbelieving husbands -Maybe the answer could
be for you to designate
a room or 'set up a tabernacle' (tent) which you make YOUR dwelling for
Feast of ULB. In this place YOU would have the 'headship' as far as
it de-leavened but outside you are not responsible for but the 'Head'
... of that which is your husband. That way your dwelling is clear of
and you do not force the truth down your family's throats. You honor
You honor your husband. And teach your children a valuable lesson in
to truly be a Christian.
1 Corinthians 7:12-16 But
to the rest speak I,
not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be
to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath
husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let
not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the
wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the [believing]
else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the
depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in
cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O
whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man,
thou shalt save thy wife?
Bread From Heaven
Jesus/Yeshua is the ultimate fulfillment of sweet unleavened bread (matzoh)
because He is sinless, is received freely to him who gathers and He provides
and sustains life. The "Bread of Life" is the Word of God.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14), and whosoever believes
in Him will have eternal life (John 3:15-16; John 5:24; Acts 10:43; Romans
3:26; 1John 5:10; ). We spiritually partake of the Word (both scripture and
Christ as The Word) as our daily bread. Here are some scriptures about that
Bread from Heaven:
John 6:31-35 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is
written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but
my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he
which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they
unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am
the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:47-58 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath
everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the
wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven,
that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down
from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the
bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the
world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man
give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye
have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath
eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat
indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my
blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I
live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is
that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and
are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto
them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance
1 Corinthians 10:16-17 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the
communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the
communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one
body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Holy -- as He is Holy
1 John 3:4-7 Whosoever
committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression
of the law. And ye know that
he was manifested to take away our sins;
and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever
sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is
righteous, even as he is righteous.
From the time the flower is ground until the bread is made and in the oven
should be 18 minutes or less so as to not cause the dough to adopt yeast
spores from the air and cause any rising.
•1 cup whole wheat flour
•1/2 cup olive oil
•1 cup water
1•/8 cup honey (for Passover meal omit honey)
Directions: Mix oil and flour first-stir. Put water and honey
in and whisk into runny mixture. Spread thin on baking sheet. Bake in
a 500-600 degree oven for 6 to 7 minutes.
Unleavened Wheat Bread
•4 cups whole wheat flour
•1 cup white flour
•2 cups water
•1/4 cup honey
•1 1/2 teaspoons salt
•1/4 cup oil
Directions: Roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Place on greased
cookie sheet. Score into about 1 inch squares. Cut into 4 x 5 rectangles. Bake
at 400 degrees about 15 minutes. In the first minutes of baking, prick bubbles
that may form.
ALMOND BREAD (not for Passover/Lords Supper)
•1 cup sugar
•3/4 cup oil or butter
•1 tablespoon almond extract
•3 cups flour
•1 small bag slivered almonds
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Directions: Mix sugar, eggs and 1 cup flour. Add oil or
butter. Add remaining ingredients, pour into two greased bread pans. Bake at
350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from pans.
These are just a few to get you started. The Internet has numerous
and foods to enjoy and to help rejoice before the Lord during this
1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand
in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and
every mouth which hath not kissed him.
No, not the 700 Club but the 7000 (Seven Thousand) Club. Are you a
member? Often we think we are alone in following the Lord but remember that
their are many brethren which go through the same trials and tribulations as
you. Part of being "unleavened" for God means accepting the blood of Christ to
pay your debt for sin (transgression of the law) but also it means to "walk as
He walked". To be holy as he is Holy.
Below are 22 questions the members of John Wesley's Holy Club asked
THEMSELVES EACH DAY in their private devotions over 200 years ago. We could
ask the same of ourselves during these days.
1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better
than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
2 Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
3 Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
4 Can I be trusted?
5 Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
6 Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self justifying?
7 Did the Bible live in me today?
8 Do I give it time to speak to me everyday? 9 Am I enjoying prayer?
10 When did I last speak to someone else about my faith? 11 Do I pray about the money I spend?
12 Do I get to bed on time and get up on time? 13 Do I disobey God in anything?
14 Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy? 15 Am I defeated in any part of my life?
16 Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
17 How do I spend my spare time? 18 Am I proud? 19 Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the
Pharisees who despised the publican?
20 Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a
resentment toward or disregard? If so, what I am doing about it?
21 Do I grumble or complain constantly?
22 Is Christ real to me?
During the Days of Unleavened Bread, a man took his lunch to eat outside in
the park. He sat down on a bench and began eating. He was eating some Matzoh,
a flat crunchy unleavened bread that has dozens of perforations. A
little while later a blind man came by and sat down next to him. Feeling
neighborly, the man passed a sheet of matzoh to the blind man. The blind man
handled the matzoh for a few minutes, looked puzzled, and finally exclaimed,
"Who wrote this stuff?"
Take Us Out of this
to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game")
Take us out of this bondage
Take us from slavery
Bake us some matzoh in such a haste
Don't worry about flavor--
Give no thought to taste.
Oh it's rush, rush, rush, to the Red Sea
If we don't cross it's a shame
For it's one, five, ten plagues you're out
When the first Passover came. (Save All!)
Green Eggs & Ham? Passover With Dr. Seuss [by Ken Hoeck]
God hath said I AM THAT I AM
Do not eat green eggs and ham!
Then Satan said
'Don't you listen'
'See that pig just how he glistens?'
The disciple said "You'll never see!
They are not kosher, So let me be!
I will not eat green eggs and ham.
I should not eat them said the I-AM.
But green eggs are clean with a biscuit.
Or I will try them with some brisket.
I'll eat green eggs you crazy fox.
If you serve them with some lox.
And those green eggs are worth a try
Scrambled inside some matzoh pie!
So leave me, Satan, do not whine
You can keep your filthy swine,
I'll eat the things the Lord said I can!
I'll listen not to you but to the great I AM
God's own Son He died
Yeshua gave Himself upon the tree
He did not say all meats were clean
He meant clean hands not pork & beans
The whole law of God He did
The Lamb's blood bought me - I am sold
He'll save me - but
you'll face His ire!
He'll cook you and your ham in the lake of
(to the tune of "Gilligan's Island")
Just lean right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip
That started back in ancient times while under Pharoah's whip.
Well Moses was a pious man, G-d made him brave and sure
Though Pharoah was a mighty man, his heart was not pure,
his heart was not pure.
Old Pharoah started getting tough, the Jews were harshly bossed
If not for the courage of the fearless few our people would be lost,
our people would be lost.
They cried to G-d please rescue us, conditions here are vile.
Send Moses, and Aaron, too, to save our children and wives.
We'll leave this land at G-d's behest
Here on Pharoah's Nile.
So G-d said Moses take your staff and with your brother go
To Pharoah you will plead your case to let my people go.
Well Moses, he sure did his best, but Pharoah was not moved
Til G-d sent down ten dreadful plagues and His power was proved,
His power was proved.
The frogs, the lice, and even boils, could not make Pharoah bend
'Til slaying of the first born males threatened Pharoah's life to end,
threatened Pharoah's life to end.
The Jews escaped miraculously, when G-d helped them to flee,
Egyptian armies followed them, but drowned in the deep Red Sea.
So this is a tale of our ancestors, they wandered a long, long time.
They had to make the best of things, it was an uphill climb.
So join us here each year my friends, it's sure to be worthwhile
Retelling how the Jews escaped, far from Pharoah's Nile.
Words copyright © 1994 by Randi and
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Story of Moses And The Red Sea
A little boy once returned
home from Sabbath school and his father asked, "what did you learn today?"
He answered, "The Sabbath School teacher told us how Moses led the children
of Israel out of Egypt."
The father asked,
"Oh he did? So, son, how did it happen?"
The boy said "Moses was a big strong man and he beat Pharaoh up. Then while
Pharoah was down, he got all the people together and ran towards the sea. When he
got there, he had the Corps of Engineers build a huge pontoon bridge. Once
they got on the other side, they blew up the bridge while the Egyptians were
trying to cross."
The father was shocked. "Is that what the Sabbath School teacher
The boy replied, "No. But you'd never believe the story he DID tell us!"