Clean this House

“No yeast for the feast”

Did you know?
We get our spring cleaning rituals from our Jewish brothers and sisters? Yes, it is true! This tradition has roots all the way back to Egypt.

We are the church of the firstborn. Hebrews 12

As the children of God prepared to celebrate Passover and the feast of unleavened bread, their houses would be thoroughly cleansed. The commandment and statute of “no yeast for the feast” of unleavened bread, is taken very seriously. As they cleaned their houses, ridding all chametz, so we too thought to cleanse our houses.

It’s time! Passover begins Wednesday night at sundown.

Time to clean this house!

Time to clean this house
Out with the yeast
Levin is the sin of man
That determines to the least

We show ourselves prepared
examine every inch
Every corner and the cracks
Light of a candle, reveals a pinch

We will not be negligent
Nor overlook a crumb
Satan hopes we’re lackadaisical
Presuming we are dumb

We will take a feather
Dust this entire place
Whisk even crumbs into a bag
Outside to burn, leaving no trace

We are not surprised
by Pharaohs ploys and tactics
God said no time for yeast
leaving in haste, departure climactic

Having witnessed every plague
Now we know without a doubt
God is not slow nor is He slack
Making known His power bringing us out

No longer slaves veiled or separated
Led out by the power of God
Delivering us out of Egypt
Eye witness to His power, we’ve been awed

No moaning or complaining
Can come across our lips
We do not want to be the ones
Left to die because we quipped

Give no provision to grumbling
Only believe and obey
He is going to takes us out
But why the longest way

Cleansing us from Egypt’s ways
Teaching us how to live as free
We are citizens of a different land
By faith created to have liberty

He will safely bring us out
With His righteous right arm
Into the land He promised
Safe from all of life’s harm

Poem written by laurette laster @ 2018 March

God is not looking for a perfect people, He is looking for a faithful people who know we need a Savior, Helper, and Shepherd!

Deuteronomy 16:3 ISV
You must not eat any yeast with it. Instead, for seven days eat bread without yeast—the bread of affliction—because you left the land of Egypt in haste. Remember the day you went out of the land of Egypt for the rest of your lives.

Proverbs 20:27 KJV
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Blessings, laurette

L’Shana Haba’ah B’Yerushalayim
A picture of final redemption

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. laurette