Burning away Impurity
Preparation for Passover

Passover isn’t just a time of celebration and joy, it is also a time of deep introspection, reflection and preparation. 

If we look at Passover from the standpoint of the New Testament, we tend to think of Yeshua’s last supper (Passover Seder Meal) when he broke bread, took the wine and established the Lord’s Supper. 

The truth is, God gave the people of Israel a commandment since the first Passover night, which was the last night of Israelites in Egypt before their exodus the next day; it was to celebrate Passover every year. 

Passover consists of two feasts: Pesach and Feast of Unleavened Bread. The second one is equally important, because even the New Testament speaks about it. 

The idea behind Passover is that when death and destruction visited every household in Egypt, it passed over those who had the blood of the sacrificial lamb on their doorposts, marking that house as one that has a covenant with God. 

That is the same message of salvation of our Messiah. 

Now, 3200 years later, we still celebrate Passover every single year, with a lot of beautiful traditions and culture created around this feast. 

However, there are traditions dating back to the New Testament. Even in Jesus’ life, we can find different elements of Passover. 

And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.

Luke 22:15-16

When we’re approaching Passover, God instructed us to clean our houses of all leaven (yeast), meaning to take out all the food items that contain leaven or yeast and burn it. 

This very week, just a few days before Passover, families all across Israel are cleaning their houses for Passover. It’s not just spring cleaning, it is cleansing the house from any leaven, burning it and purging their home from what is unclean in God’s sight. 

Passover is about cleansing and preparing for God’s deliverance having taken away and burned impurities in our homes and lives.