Hi Doves,I believe the Unleavened Feast of Passover is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.This is why the Lord said,"With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;"For I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it [that is, the Unleavened Feast] is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." (Luke 22:15)The Feast of Unleaven Bread is the Marriage Supper of Lamb.It will take place in Heaven in April 2012, at the same time the Antichrist begins his 42 Month reign on earth.If the Rapture occurs on the 20th of December 2011, that gives us about 4 Months, in our glorified bodies, to get ready in heaven for the Wedding Feast!"...The marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.""And to her it was granted to be arrayed in linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints." (Rev.19:7,8)Many in the Church today are blissfully living their lives according to false doctrines [teachings], which the Lord refers to as leaven."Then Jesus said to them,"Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducee's...Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducee's." (Matt.16:6,12)Leaven is going to prevent so many in the Church from being Raptured, as a result they will be unable to attend the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!It's absolutely crucial we understand what "leaven" is!Leaven is all the teachings that ultimately lead to fornication and adultery, being excused or overlooked in the Church."For true and righteous are His judgements, because He has judged the great harlot [Church] who corrupted the earth with her fornication..." (Rev.19:2)Paul had the same problem in his day, when a young man, thought nothing of sleeping with his father's wife, and then went on to attend the feast of unleavened bread!Those who were at the feast knew of it.
What did they do?
After all, "works have nothing to do with salvation"
Really?This is not what Paul thought.
He really let them have it!
"It is actually reported that there is fornication among you...that a man has his father's wife!
And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you...Your glorying [during the Unleaven Feast] is not good.Do you not know that a little leaven [false doctrine] leavens the whole lump?
Therefore purge out the old leaven [that is,those who live according to false teachings that ultimately leads to fornication or adultery] that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened [that is, live according to true doctrine that ultimately leads to marriage or abstinence]. For indeed Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven [that is, doctrine that leads to fornication or adultery], nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread [doctrine that leads to a life of marriage or abstinence] sincerity and truth... Therefore put away from yourselves the evil person.(1Cor.5:1,2,6-8,13)This man was a brother in Christ.What he did to his own father was malicious [ill will] and wicked.He did not lose his soul, he did however lose his body.This is chastisement from the Lord.And yet similar to what this man did, is happening in the Church today!
The Church today is almost completely leavened!
For we read,
"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
"And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."(Mark 10:11,12)
60 Years ago everyone in the Church understood this verse perfectly.
Marriage was for life.
Married couples worked hard to keep their marriages together.
Until the believe-and-do-nothing-else-to-be-saved doctrine took root in the Church [leaven 1]
Ministers stopped working at their marriages, which led to them being divorced from their wives.
They then wrongfully interpreted just one verse, Matt.5:32, and used it to justify remarriage in the Church.[leaven 2]
This leaven, that started with a few, 60 Years later, as infected the entire Church!What many fail to realise is that believing in Jesus Christ is only the first step on the road to being saved!For without taking this step, the subsequent steps cannot be taken.For believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, is the seed that produces worship.
For we read,
"...When He [Jesus] had found him [that is, the blind man He healed]. He said to him,
"Do you believe in the Son of God?"
"He answered and said,
"Who is He Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
"And Jesus said to him,
"You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you."
"Then he said,
"Lord, I believe!"
And he worshiped Him." (John 9:35-38)
When we worship the Lord we receive from Him the love to keep His commandments.
"He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me..." (John 14:21)
It's only when we are keeping the Lord's commandments each day, that we are doing the works of faith."...I will show you my faith by my works." (James 2:18)
And this is the glorious wonder of it.
Resurrection/translation power is what moves us to do the work of faith each and every day of lives!
For we read that we are,
"... kept by the power of God through [the works of] faith for salvation [resurrection/translation] ready to be revealed in the last time [day]" (1Pet.1:5)This is the very same power that raised the Lord up from the dead, into a glorified body!"...and what is the exceeding greatness of His power [flowing] toward us who believe, according to the the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead..." (Eph.1:19,20)It's the power of God that moves us to believe that Jesus is Lord!This same power then moves us to worship Him!This same power then moves us to love the Word enough to live our lives each day, according to it!It's only when we are living according to the Word, are we doing the works of faith.The power of God that moves us to do the works of faith, is also going to translate us at the rapture!The only thing that can short-circuit the power of God in our lives is if we use our own free will to live according to false doctrine [leaven] that prevents us from doing good to those the Lord has placed in our lives.For doing good to others is how we express living faith.If we stop expressing our faith this way, the power of God gradually withdraws from our lives.The flesh then takes over!If a Christian brother is single he justifies fornication and looks for a Church were they will not condemn him for having a girlfriend.If a Christian brother is married he starts to argue and fight with his wife.Before long they can't stand to be in the same room together.the marriage breaks down and they file for divorce.They then seek marriage with other people.They then look for Churches were the Pastors will be sympathetic to their situation.This is the adultery endorsed by many Churches today!When a Christian married couple set their hearts to love one another, each day, they do things for one another that express that love.The love they express towards one another, is the work of faith.This is the tangible evidence that the power of God is working in their lives, and that they are ready for the rapture!If a Christian sister is married, with children, to a man who is decides to leave her for another woman.She expresses her love for the Lord by raising those children by herself.She prays for her husband to repent and return to her and be a father to those children.This is her work of faith.This shows, in a tangible way that the power of God is at work in her life and that she is ready for the rapture.As long has her husband is alive she will continue to pray for him.She won't remarry, for she knows, according to the Word, that would be adultery.This is a sister that has reverence for the Word of God.Now a true story:A married couple had two young children. They were not believers at the time. The wife began to use drugs. The husband didn't.He tried to get her to stop but she refused.It wasn't long before her drug habit got out of control and she began to secretly sleep with men to get money for drugs.When her husband found out he took the children away from her and they were looked after by his mother.He got saved and started praying for his wife.She moved in with a pimp and became a prostitute. She even had a child for him.Her husband continued to pray for her.He refused to give up on her.He new what many fail to understand today, that as long as she is alive she is his wife and the mother of his children.He wasn't going to divorce her and marry some one else!He understood that he had the power to save her!"How do you know, O husband whether you will save your wife?" (1Cor.7:16)The love this man has for his wife is his work of faith.It's the tangible evidence that the power of God is working in him!What happened?The Holy Spirit touched her and she gave up drugs and a life of prostitution.She returned to her husband with the child and gave her life to Christ.They are still happily married today as they both await the rapture!If this man had eaten the leaven bread fed to many in Churches today, he would have been told to remarry and his wife would have been lost!The Lord is coming only for those who do not have leaven in their lives [houses]For they have made themselves ready for the Marriage Supper.My prayer is that when the Lord Comes He finds our "houses" completely free from leaven.Do remain blessed,Ola.