Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):

Is The Feast Of Unleavened Bread
 A Festival Of Seven Days?

How should we keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread? Is the Feast of Unleavened Bread a festival of seven days or just two days? Why does modern church tradition teach us to keep the two holydays and observe a sort of "Lenten week" in which we all eschew leavening? Do the Scriptures actually teach that you may go ahead and work on the non-Sabbath days during the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

by HOIM Staff

We are required each year to examine ourselves before we can keep the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread.

Each of us must prepare to come before YEHOVAH God in a manner that He will accept us. In the past we have always placed a great emphasis on preparing to take the Passover.

And it is well that we should, because of the serious prohibition against taking the symbols of the Messiah's body and blood in an unworthy manner.

Today, we will cover scriptures that prove that you must keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as a festival for 7 days.

Its not my purpose to consider what the WCG did or did not do. If they had pleased YEHOVAH God, they would not now be keeping Sunday nor would they have embraced their complete apostasy from the truth. 

Rev. 18:1-5; 23-24:   You must come out of this world and be separate!

Babylon is all around us. YEHOVAH God will not accept anyone that does not serve Him as He commands. Anything short of complete obedience to YEHOVAH's way of life is Idolatry.

The last thing we want to do is come before YEHOVAH God and be rejected by Him.

What does it take for YEHOVAH to accept YOU? YOU PERSONALLY!

Can you determine how to worship YEHOVAH God and command Him to accept it?  NO! Can you or I follow YEHOVAH God as it pleases us?  NO!

As Yeshua the Messiah told Satan the Devil:

Mat 4:4It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Isaiah explains to us:

Isa 66:1:  Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

Isa 66:2:  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Deu 16:16:  Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in THE FEAST of unleavened bread, and in THE FEAST of weeks, and in THE FEAST of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

Deu 16:17:  Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

The word for feast is:

2282 hag; chag {khag} or gx; chag {khawg} Meaning:  1) festival, feast, festival-gathering, pilgrim-feast 1a) feast 1b) festival sacrifice Origin:  from 02287; TWOT - 602a; n m Usage:  AV - feast 56, sacrifice 3, feast days 2, solemnity 1; 62

FEAST: chag ^2282^, "feast; festal sacrifice." Cognates of this noun appear in  Aramaic, Syriac, and Arabic. Biblical Hebrew attests it about 62 times and in all periods, except in the wisdom literature.

This word refers especially to a "feast observed by a pilgrimage." That is it's meaning in its first biblical occurrence, when Moses said to Pharaoh:

"We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the Lord" (Exod. 10:9). Chag (or chag) usually represents Israel's three annual "pilgrimage feasts," which were celebrated with processions and dances.

Chagag hag, meaning, "to feast a feast," is often translated "you shall keep a feast," and is used in:  Exodus 12:14 (Passover), Exodus 23:14 (Three Pilgrimage Feasts), Leviticus 23:39, 41 (Tabernacles), Numbers 29:12 (Tabernacles), Nahum 1:15, Zechariah 14:16-19 (Tabernacles) (Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright (C) 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

The following is a quote from an article entitled THREE TIMES A YEAR! --

Many people are aware of the scripture mentioning "Three times a year", but few understand the significance of the wording. Why only "three times" instead of seven, and what does "times" mean anyway? The "times" used here means stroke, beat, time, and occurrence. Thus, there are precisely three 'occurrences' within each year when God requires the attendance of His people before Him…… 

Festivals AND Holy Days, There is a Difference!  

Thousands of Christians understand that the Feast of Tabernacles is an annual occurrence involving living in temporary dwellings for seven days. Yet most do not realize that Unleavened Bread, and Pentecost are in the same classification, being "pilgrimage feasts", as is the Feast of Tabernacles. It is important to understand the difference between Holy Days and days of the three Festival 'times', if we are to serve YEHOVAH God correctly.

Ezekiel 46:11 And in the feasts (#2282, chag) and in the solemnities (#4150, mo'ed) the meat offering shall be an ephah.(AV)

There are two places in the scriptures where the "Pilgrimage Feasts" are covered and they do not refer to the seven Annual Holy Days (which are mo'ed) but to YEHOVAH's Feast (Festival Events) times! Deut. 16:16 is one and Ex. 23:14 is the other (see below). There are only three feasts [chags] each year and it was mandatory in ancient Israel that "all your males shall appear", and these three feasts are specified by name. YEHOVAH's designating a period of time to be a 'feast' (chag) is completely different from His designating a day to be a "Holy Day" (mo'ed). A mo'ed identifies a 24 hour period, one full day, as a day for an appointed time with YEHOVAH God. YEHOVAH conveniently listed all of them in one chapter (23) in Leviticus. They are listed as YEHOVAH's appointed times, not man's. These mo'ed are: the weekly Sabbath, which occurs every seventh day without fail; the seven annual Holy Days, which are typically known as: The First Day of Unleavened Bread, The Last Day of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Day of Shoutings (Trumpets), Day of Atonement, the First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and the 8th Day (or the Last Great Day).

But a 'feast' (chag) designation carries an altogether different meaning and purpose from mo'ed.

Ex.23:14 "Three times you shall keep a feast to Me in the year: 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty); 16 and the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors which you have sown in the field;  and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field. 17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD."… 20 "Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 "Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. 22 "But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries…25 So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. 26 No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days." (NKJV)

A 'feast' is an 'event', which is to be enacted as a 'festival'. A "feast" is a period of time measured by days. The Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Tabernacles are each 7-day long "feasts". A "chag" is not a "day", but whatever length of time has been designated to "feast". Thus, during the Feast of Tabernacles, which is exactly one week long (seven days), the entire week is only "one" chag. Often, people think of a chag as being a day, and then think that there are seven chag days in the Tabernacles feast. There is only one chag in the "chag" of Tabernacles, and it is seven days long. Please keep this in mind throughout the remainder of this article and forever after as it will help to eliminate the confusion encountered in many churches today concerning "feasts" and Holy Days. 

Feasts (Festivals)

There is another term that needs to be clarified in reference to the three Feasts of YEHOVAH God, for unless we understand this, we will not fully celebrate YEHOVAH's feasts. The word is Strong's reference #02287, "chagag" "khaw-gag". It is defined as "to hold a feast, hold a festival, make pilgrimage, keep a pilgrim feast, celebrate, dance, and stagger." "Chagag" is the root word that chag, #2282, comes from in the first place. Notice the occurrences where this word, "chagag", and chag are both used in the same verse.

Lev.23:39 "Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep ('chagag') <02287> the 'feast' (chag) <02282> of the LORD for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a Sabbath-rest."

Ex.12:14 "So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep <02287> it as a feast (chag) <02282> to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast <02287> by an everlasting ordinance."

Lev.23:41 "You shall keep <02287> it as a feast (chag) <02282>to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall 'celebrate' <02287> it in the seventh month."

Num.29:12 "On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work, and you shall keep <02287> a feast (chag) <02282> to the LORD seven day:"

The use of 'chagag' (#2287) in combination with chag stresses the necessity to attend andparticipate in the chag (Feasts). While chag is a "noun", the word "chagag" is a verb. The verb expresses the action in a sentence. The verb is telling us what to do to the "noun", chag. According to Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, the literal Arabic meaning is, "betake oneself to or towards an object of reverence; make a pilgrimage"…. The Hebrew is, "keep a pilgrim-feast". Thus we find that three distinct "times" a year Israelites would become "pilgrims", traveling to wherever God had placed His name for these chag: The Feast of Unleavened Bread, The Feast of Weeks, and The Feast of Tabernacles. Is there a difference between the "middle days" of the Feast of Tabernacles and the "middle days" of the Days of Unleavened Bread?

There is no commandment to hold meetings during these non-holy days of either Feast, as they are not holy mo'ed days ('appointed times', which are Holy Days) requiring a convocation, yet they are a part of the chag or feast. YEHOVAH God, by definition (of "feast"), instructs us to feast all the days of a feast. What should be strikingly evident is the fact that there is never any indication whatsoever that it was ever acceptable to attend only the mo'ed days within any of the feasts [chag], without "keeping" the intervening days of the chag!

We should point out that of all of the Scriptural uses of chag, not one use of the term chag is in reference to an individual Holy Day or even the weekly Sabbath, Day of Trumpets, or Day of Atonement. In fact, chag, or festival time, has a different meaning than holy mo'ed (specifically the seven annual Holy Days and the weekly Sabbath). There are few people who have vigilantly considered the distinction. Simply put, a chag is the entire feast, not just the Sabbaths.

Ezek. 45:21 "In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall observe the Passover, a feast (chag) of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten."

Abib the 16th-20th (the five non-Holy days between the first and last Holy Days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread), as well as the last six days of the Feast of Tabernacles (the 16th -21st day of the Seventh month) are still days within the chag, days of the Feast, but not Holy Days! Abib 15 and 21, Pentecost, and the 1st, 10th, 15th and 22nd days of the seventh month are Holy Days [mo'ed]. Of these seven mo'ed only Abib 15 and 21, Pentecost, and the 15th day of the seventh month also occur during "Feast" (chag) times. The non-mo'ed "in between" days of Unleavened Bread and Tabernacles are not Sabbaths, nor are they Holy Days (upon which no work or play is permitted). Neither are they days that we should pursue our own ordinary interests. These non-mo'ed days are all still days of the chag in which we can and should truly celebrate, but without the requirement to "assemble" formally. We can exercise our own discretion during these days, doing things that celebrate life itself, making memories as we make meaningful friendships.

Here is more instruction on the when, the where, and the means of keeping the three pilgrimage feasts. Anciently these particular feasts could not be kept at home "within your gates" unless you lived at a "feast site." Today, every effort should be made to gather in larger groups than is possible during the rest of the year, even if you must have "living room" Feasts.

Deut.12:11 "then there will be the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide… 17 …You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain or your new wine or your oil, of the firstborn of your herd or your flock, of any of your offerings which you vow, of your freewill offerings, or of the heave offering of your hand…18 But you must eat them before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD your God chooses, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all to which you put your hands…."

These three Feasts were to be celebrated for the entire time given in scripture.

Num 28:16:  And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD.

Num 28:17:  And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

Num 28:18:  In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:

Num 28:19:  But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:

Num 28:20:  And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram;

Num 28:21:  A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

Num 28:22:  And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.

Num 28:23:  Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.

Num 28:24:  After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

Num 28:25:  And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

REFER to Num 28:26-31 -- YEHOVAH God commands the same for Pentecost.

The offerer of the sacrifice had to be there all seven days because he took part in the sacrificial offering. Lev. 1:1-4 show personal involvement in the sacrificial burnt offering.

Lev 1:1:  And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

Lev 1:2:  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

Lev 1:3:  If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.

Lev 1:4:  And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

The purpose of this sweet savor offering was so that the offerer WOULD BE ACCEPTED by YEHOVAH God during the Feast -- whichever one was being observed.

The offering was given along with the sin offering.

Does YEHOVAH God accept your worship of Him? Is your worship acceptable to YEHOVAH in all areas? The only way we will be accepted before YEHOVAH God is if our worship of YEHOVAH is according to His commands.

There is no way we can reason that because we do not sacrifice animals, that there is no need to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, anymore than we can do away with the Feast of Tabernacles because there are no animal sacrifices.

Both are still commanded to be kept as seven day (chag) feasts.

How do we give offerings today? The law says our offering has to be perfect.

Lev 22:17:  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Lev 22:18:  Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer unto the LORD for a burnt offering;

Lev 22:19:  Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.

Lev 22:20  But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Lev 22:21:  And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.

Why did YEHOVAH God reject Israel and their offerings at times?

Mal 1:8:  And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

Mal 1:9:  And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.

Mal 1:10:  Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

Mal 1:11  For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

Mal 1:12:  But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.

Mal 1:13:  Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.

Jer 14:10:  Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.

Jer 14:11:  Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Jer 14:12:  When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

Eze 20:34:  And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.

Eze 20:35:  And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

Eze 20:36:  Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.

Eze 20:37:  And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

Eze 20:38:  And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Eze 20:39:
  As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.

Eze 20:40:  For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.

Eze 20:41:  I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen. (From their Babylon)

Eze 20:42:  And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.

Eze 20:43:  And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

Eze 20:44:  And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

In verse 34 it says: "And I will bring you out from the people."

When will this happen?

These people are now awaiting the 2nd resurrection. Verse 40-42 says that YEHOVAH God will accept their sweet savor offerings after he brings them back into Israel. At that time it will bring YEHOVAH God great glory.

This time discussed in Ezekiel 20 is yet ahead of us. Yet YEHOVAH God is STILL going to require their offerings during all His holydays.

Offerings have not been done away with today, they have merely been changed (for us) to spiritual offerings as the next scriptures show.

Eph 5:1:  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Eph 5:2:  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

Psa 19:14:  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psa 119:108:  Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

Phi 4:18:  But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.
1Pe 2:1:  Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

1Pe 2:2:  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1Pe 2:3:  If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

1Pe 2:4:  To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

1Pe 2:5:  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Our offerings today must come from a pure heart and from good works.

Let's understand about the book of Ezekiel. The chapters in the book of Ezekiel are divided into four parts as follows:

1) 1-3 Ezekiel's calling and commission.
2) 4-24 Judgment on the nation of Judah
3) 25-32 Judgment on the surrounding nations
4) 33-48 The future blessings of God's covenant people.

Chapter 37 is about the "Valley of Dry Bones," which occurs during the White Throne Judgment  (2nd resurrection) after the Messiah's reign during the 1000-year Millennium on Earth.

If we compare, Rev. 20:7-9 with Ezekiel 38-39 we find that Gog and Magog attack the people of YEHOVAH God after the 1000 years are finished.

Ezekiel 45:18-25 is a prophecy for Israel after the Millennium.

V.21: The Feast of Unleavened Bread is still kept as a "Feast of seven days."

V.25: The commanded sacrificial offerings given during the seven-day celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles are sacrificed exactly the same way as they were during the seven-day celebration of The Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Those people that regularly keep the holydays today understand that the Feast of Tabernacles celebration is for seven-days.  Old Testament Israel had to be there the entire seven-days to offer the required sacrifices each day during the Fall Feast.

The fact that many overlook today is that the Feast of Unleavened Bread has always been commanded to be kept for seven-days also. There have always been sacrificial offerings required each day of the Spring Feast as well.

Many times we use Zechariah 14:16-19 as a proof text that YEHOVAH God still requires the keeping of the Feast of Tabernacles today because it will be kept during the Millennium.

Using that same logic, wouldn't Ezekiel 45:18-25 also prove that we should keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread as a Feast for seven-days today?

Let's not be hypocritical in our thinking!!

Let us not reason that we are acceptable to YEHOVAH God if we do not do as He says!

2Ch 30:1:  And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel.

2Ch 30:2:  For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.

2Ch 30:3:  For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.

Compare Numbers 9:1-14 to see that they followed the commands of YEHOVAH God in keeping the 2nd Passover. Nothing was done here against the word of YEHOVAH God.

2Ch 30:4:  And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

2Ch 30:5:  So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.

2Ch 30:6:  So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

2Ch 30:7:  And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.

2Ch 30:8:  Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

2Ch 30:9:  For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.

2Ch 30:10:  So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.

2Ch 30:11:  Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.

2Ch 30:12:  Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

2Ch 30:13:  And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.

2Ch 30:14:  And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.

2Ch 30:15:  Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.

2Ch 30:16:  And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites.

2Ch 30:17:  For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the LORD.

2Ch 30:18:  For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one

2Ch 30:19:  That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

2Ch 30:20:  And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.

2Ch 30:21:  And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the LORD.

2Ch 30:22:  And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the LORD God of their fathers.

2Ch 30:23:  And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

2Ch 30:24:  For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.

2Ch 30:25:  And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.

2Ch 30:26:  So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.

2Ch 30:27:  Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.

Brethren let's be sure to prepare for the coming Feast of Unleavened Bread.

We have this record in scripture that YEHOVAH God was with those that kept the Feast for SEVEN DAYS. Do you want your prayer to be heard in heaven?

I know of one way! And now so do you!


Hope of Israel Ministries -- Preparing the Way for the Return of YEHOVAH God and His Messiah!

Hope of Israel Ministries
P.O. Box 853
Azusa, CA 91702, U.S.A.

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