I’ve started spring cleaning early this year. I typically wait until after Purim but the weather has had us indoors more than usual. Did you know that this special cleansing time is Biblical? I always look forward to this time as we prepare our hearts, body, and home for the Biblical Spring Feasts during Passover season. Such a great time to declutter all that has built up over the year both physically and spiritually. Time to let go and get rid of not only the things we’ve accumulated in our homes that just take up space but also time to seek the Father on what He would have us remove that has crept in and keep us from walking in spirit and truth and reflecting His nature.
In Exodus we are commanded to remove the leaven from our homes in preparation for the Feast of Unleavened Bread in which we are only to eat bread without yeast. This is to be an everlasting ordinance that is to be kept throughout all our generations. How wonderful that our Jewish brothers have kept this tradition.
Leaven or yeast represents sin in the Scriptures. Our Father is so good to lead us in cycles of righteousness for His namesake. It’s through these continual cycles as we walk together that the light of Holy Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh, our helper can shine light in our darkest places to help purge us from sin.
Since Yeshua has been sacrificed as our Passover Lamb, we are indeed a new creation and are made “unleavened” by the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 5:17). Therefore we are commanded to put away the “old nature” and purge from our lives the old influences that inwardly hurt us and make us sick. May we walk without hypocrisy in the truth of His love.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Test me and know my thoughts.
And see if there be any idolatrous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!