So who started the idea of spring cleaning?

So who started the idea of spring cleaning?


You may be surprised to know that spring cleaning is actually part of the preparations for Passover which always comes in the spring.

There is a custom in the Jewish home that before the Passover the father will look carefully with the children to see that there is no leaven in the home. They go all over the home together. The Father has a feather and a candle to make sure there are no crumbs hiding anywhere in the home. The candle is to light the dark corners. Funny Happy Jewish Passover greeting card. Vector illustrationThe feather is used to sweep up any possible crumbs into a wooden spoon then the Father put the crumbs in a bag, takes them outside and burns them.

They do that to respond to the following scripture (one of the instructions God gave the Israelites for the first Passover):

Exodus 12: [15] “Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.”

Paul makes reference to this in 1Cor. 5:7-8:

“Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. [8] Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Notice he does not say, “Don’t keep the feast of Passover because Christ has already gone to the cross.” He clarifies that because we now know Christ has died for us, let’s celebrate Passover with that new understanding and have clean hands and a pure heart.

Isn’t it interesting that the Father puts the crumbs or sin in a wooden spoon as Jesus took our sins on a wooden cross. Then the Father takes them outside the homes and burns them so they are no more – just like Jesus takes our sins to the cross and removes them and they are no more.

Passover is the foretelling of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It shows how we are delivered from bondage and sin by the blood of the Lamb. If you are interested in knowing more about the fullness of the Passover story I invite you to

the following web page on a web site I also oversee:

http://www.oimm.org/index.php/feasts/pesach-passover

The great story of Passover, the deliverance of the children of Israel, had many strange events. A few years ago in my studies I found out that all the plaques God sent reflected a weakness of each of the major so-called gods of the Egyptians. For instance the overabundance of frogs was to show that their idol that looked like a frog was absolutely at the mercy of the One True God.

Some of the Egyptians must have caught on since the Bible tells us that a mixed multitude left Egypt with the children of Israel.

Today the body of Christ is a mixed multitude. There are those from every tongue and every tribe around the world that know that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True God. Jesus His Son is the Lamb of God that has taken away the sins of the world for those who will open their hearts to Him.

Blessings

Melody

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