The Apostle Paul exhorts the Body Of Christ by asking them to be careful about leaven or yeast. Now we know active dry yeast is added to flour along with sugar to make bread and other food items. Yeast makes the dough to be puffed up once its quickened by sugar.
The Corinthian church was puffed up inspite of blatant sin of immorality in their midst. The leaven of wickedness and sin can puff up our flesh so that we forget our identity.
7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.[c] 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Matthew 16:6 6And Jesus said to them, "Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Mark 8:15 15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
Now the leaven of Pharisees was HYPOCRISY, the leaven of Herod was IMMORALITY. So we see that yeast or leaven can transform the life of an innocent pure Christian to that of a sinful vessel.
The Bible says we are the UNLEAVENED BREAD of God because Christ our PASSOVER was sacrificed for us. The passover was celebrated to commemorate the exodus of children of Israel from Egypt and they were commanded not to add leaven to their bread as it required time. Hence Matza bread or unleavened bread was their main staple as they quickly left Egypt.
As children of God let us not allow that yeast of Sin to permeate and activate in our pure lives that God made holy. Let us maintain and guard our "unleavened status" at all times so that when the Trumpet of the Lord blows, we can leave immediately at the Rapture lest we allow the gravitational pull of Sin to weigh us down.
We have been made a brand new Lump or dough without yeast in Christ. JP