We are to walk as Yahushua walked and not even enter into a home that has leavening in it for a whole week the 11th through the 18th of April 2017. By His grace and power I desire to stay away from literal leavening for one week. After all, the sabbath more fully message is a separating issue as Yahuwah planned and desires that it should be. HelleluYah!!
For one week I'm going to do my best to follow not only the letter of the law in abstaining from physical leavening but in the spirit as well desiring that Yahushua would give me His Spirit and renew my heart and mind.
There are object lessons to be realized through this discipline. I have discovered that the sabbath and feast days are a separating doctrine and it is intended that way by our loving Heavenly Father.
Well intentioned but unconverted people will invariably give you cookies or pastry or some forbidden leavened food without evil intentions but it's still wrong even if they don't know it.
Sabbath more fully message is a separating wall. People that reject Leviticus 23 as a whole are separating themselves from Yahuwah.
I'm sad about the unwillingness of people to follow Yahushua and His commanded holy calendar but just like the Children of Israel we must separate from the Egyptian's that do not know the Holy God of Israel or desire to keep His statutes.
Every year I am gaining a deeper understanding to the meaning and far reaching claims of the Torah. I'm also more comfortable with the change in my circle of friends and expect that I will be estranged from the majority of not only completely worldly people but Adventist that view God's Torah as a hard, rigorous burden; while they say, “We will lay off this yoke, we will be free, we will no longer remain in covenant relation with God, we will do as we please."
It is expected that I would have to separate from my worldly friends when I had a born again experience in 1992 and got baptized but it has taken many years to come to grips with the fact that there is another separation that takes place within the framework of the church.
Our strict adherence to Yahuwah's rules is a witness to everyone that knows us that we love Him more than we love anything or anyone else.
During certain times we are commanded to disassociate from certain people like Yahushua did on Passover with his disciples. It is good and healthy to enjoy periods of time in isolation from people that do not love and fear Yahuwah. I do realize that Judas was still with Yahushua at the last supper but he was not in open rebellion against the command to abstain from leavening like so many of our acquaintances are.
"I saw that the holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers, and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God's dear, waiting saints. I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully." Early Writings, p. 27