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Unblemished in life, unbroken in death, God's true Passover Lamb was perfect , and
in Him alone can we find redemption and acceptance.
Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exod. 12:).
pp. 101 - 104
We imagine that some readers may say occasionally, "We do not come across the
word dispensational, or rightly divide, very much in this series; why then does it use the
title, "Fundamentals of Dispensational Truth"? We desire to correct a wrong impression.
All truth is dispensational. The whole circle of God's aionian purpose is subdivided into
a series of dispensations. The preaching of the gospel cannot be accomplished with
clearness apart from dispensational truth.
It was suggested to the Editor by those responsible for another magazine, that they
would accept a series of articles on Romans if the dispensational side were kept out!
How could one ignore the dispensational bearing of such passages as "To the Jew first",
and "My Gospel"? How could one deal with Rom. 5:, 9:-11:, or 15: without reference
to dispensations?
The Scripture record of Adam or Abraham, of Israel or the Church, is so written
because God's dealings with these men, nations, or assemblies show the varying
dispensations in which the purpose of the ages is unfolded and accomplished. The
Passover is a part of dispensational truth, and to see where and how it applies is to grasp
the very fundamentals.
We must now give attention to the associated feast of unleavened bread. Throughout
Scripture the truth set forth by the Passover and the unleavened bread is constantly
associated. Take for instance Eph. 2: 8-10. "For by grace are ye saved through
faith . . . . . not out of works", this is the N.T. doctrinal presentation of the truth set forth
in the sign of the sprinkled blood. "Created in Christ Jesus unto good works": this is the
equivalent to the unleavened bread. The blood, outside, of the unblemished lamb calls
for the unleavened bread within.
"And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and
with bitter herbs they shall eat it" (Exod. 12: 8).
In the law given subsequently in Exodus occurs this command:--
"Thou shalt not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread" (Exod. 23: 18).
In Lev. 2: 11 we read:--
"No meal offering . . . . . shall be made with leaven."