Friday, November 22, 2013

Year of Jubilee

What is Jubilee?

A name given to every 50th year. It got its name from the fact that the beginning of the year was announced by the blowing of a trumpet on the Day of Atonement.

Every 50 years, the Israelites were to celebrate a year long festival called the Jubilee. As part of those festivities, all land reverted back to its original owners and all Hebrew slaves were freed. Thus, Jubilee prevented economic hardships from being hereditary. Even if a family fell on hard times, it could start over in less than 50 years.

Below are some scriptures referring to this,

Leviticus 25:10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.

Leviticus 25:12 For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.

Leviticus 25:28 But if they do not acquire the means to repay, what was sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. It will be returned in the Jubilee, and they can then go back to their property.

Leviticus 25:54 "'Even if someone is not redeemed in any of these ways, they and their children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee,

Leviticus 27:24 In the Year of Jubilee the field will revert to the person from whom it was bought, the one whose land it was.

We see that,

(1) Every captive was liberated.

(2) The exiled wanderer returned.

(3) The oppressed debtor was released from his debts.

(4) The unfortunate poor were restored to their ancestral heritage.

(5) Families that had been separated were now reunited.

First shared by Arrowhead Messianic Congregation

At this time, we do not know when the year of Jubilee occurs.  But we can certainly see the prophetic implications for the believer.  Our debts released, our lost wanderings brought to the end, reunification with those we have lost.

May Jubilee be given to all who rest in the word of YHWH and our beautiful Messiah Yahshua.

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