"For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us"
(1 Cor. 5:7).
How then is the Feast to be observed? "Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." That is, by living a holy life, and by separation from all evil. For not keeping the Feast as ordained, we shall be held answerable to God. The observance of the Feast is not in order to obtain our salvation, but because we are saved, and if we do not keep the Feast our security is not affected but our fellowship is. Salvation is by our being under the Blood; communion is by our being unleavened. Here, then, is a message of the most urgent importance to the people of God. On every hand we see laxity, alike of doctrine and of practice, which is most alarming, an indifference to the claims of Christ and a widespread ignorance of the implicates of our Christian profession, and it is this that sufficiently explains our ineffectiveness in the service of Christ. We must be clean, for we are the vessels of the Lord. We must faithfully and fearlessly deal with all known evil, alike in our hearts, and homes, and churches, and businesses, and all our prayer f or revival will be worse than useless unless we come to grips with that which hinders God's pouring out His blessing upon us. But this once done, there is no good which He will withhold.