The Year of Jubilee

In the Old Testament there was a law that every fifty years all debts were cancelled, all slaves were set free.  It was supposed to be a time of great celebration.  But it was lost.

It was a pretty “normal” practice for those that would get themselves into debt to pay off the amount owed by becoming someone’s slave.  There were regulations written down for how it was supposed to work, amount owed years till Jubilee, stuff like that.  But, the wealthy of the land forgot about it.  Owed money meant slave for life.

Satan has taken this attitude toward people all over this world.  “You sold your body for that moment of pleasure.  You sold your heart for what was promised.  You gave away your birthright as children of the King to have your own way.  Now you’re mine.”  And we go through our days never expecting victory, never expecting freedom.

I’m just one small guy.  I don’t know how it all works.  I don’t know what year it is on the Jewish calendar.

But in Jesus name, I’m calling for a year of Jubilee.

God has set me free.  The debt I owed to satan and the weight of the condemnation he sets over me is cancelled.  Captives, slaves are no longer bound to him.  I am no longer bound to him.

And I know this, I speak with the authority of God Himself because He never created us for slavery to addiction, He never designed us to live for another.  He spoke us, each one of us, into existence for freedom, for joy.  He brought us from our mothers to live for Him and there is no greater freedom than this.

We just have to live it.


One thought on “The Year of Jubilee

  1. Bill Hawkins

    Well-spoken! There was a Sabbath year every 7 years. Then every 7th 7-year = 49. Thus the 50th year was also a Sabbatical year only with added benefits since it was the Year of Jubilee. God really knows how to CELEBRATE our freedom! He LOVES it! He LOVES DOING it! I can just picture Him giggling and dancing and whooping up a storm as He sets us free. We are FREE to be His to be truly FREE Forever, but starting TODAY! It all begins with Jesus coming into our lives and it never ends! What a God! What a concept! What a plan! What a Jubilee! What a life – hid with Christ in God! Who deserves it? Not me! But He overrode all objections to the contrary and paid off my account in full! Not by works of righteousness which I have done but according to His mercy He saved me, by the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit – something like that, acc. to Titus 3:5. It is ALL HIS GRACE! Keep waving the torch of FREEDOM in Christ! It is rapidly passing to your hands now!

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