The process of preparing for Passover goes beyond ridding your physical house of leavened products. In Scripture, the physical often points to a spiritual representation that is of greater importance. This article explores those points and more.
The state of the world has deteriorated to perhaps its lowest rung within the last decade, with depravity of all kinds being showcased as mainstream entertainment; lawlessness being applauded and rewarded, and even enforced as civil law; among many other abominations that would require the space of an encyclopedia set to list. Yet, despite this current state of affairs, many believers are still complacent in their walk, lax in their faith, and lukewarm when it comes to living the will and ways of Yah, which is rooted in his law. This complacency—this lukewarm nature—is the result of a slow, simmering, cultural, psychological, emotional, educational, and environmental cooking of the mind.
From the time we are born, we are thrust headlong into this pot, moving from institution to institution while our minds are slowly cultivated to accept the world’s norms, and we eventually conform to secular standards set by the world, whether we are believers or not. Like a frog, we slowly boil to a spiritual death in this cultural stew, and our half-hearted attempts at achieving righteousness in our lives are tempered, even stifled by worldliness. We claim to be obedient believers, yet we continue to think, act, speak, and react exactly like those who are fully in the world.
There is a way to reverse the brainwashing, however. It involves completely giving yourself over to the Most High and being immersed in his Word, on your own, without the influence of another human being. You have to immerse yourself daily, in a solitary fashion, with no distractions whatsoever. It is the only way you can begin to have your mind sterilized of all contaminants introduced by this world. This is the mindset we are to have going into the feast days, like Passover, which is upon us. . . .