The Egyptians were the first known peoples to discover and use leaven, which they credited to their gods. Later, the Israelites in this culture were living a bitter life as slaves to the Egyptians. Then the unexpected happened to the Israelites, the people trapped in the lowest levels of this society - they were rescued and brought into a new society with a new structure and a new Leader. They symbol of this new culture was a very different bread - unleavened bread. This message was given on the First Day of Unleavened Bread.
John Elliott pastors United Church of God congregations in southern British Columbia, Canada and in Burlington, Washington. He serves on the Council of Elders and assists with the Church’s operations in East Africa.