The Lord put Adam and Eve into the garden of Eden, and it was theirs to cultivate and rule over.
But sin entered into this God given beautiful place and Adam and Eve were banished from it. Genesis.3:23. Sin forced them into a wilderness of weeds and woe. Ever since then, God had been working out his plan to restore man to his Eden heritage.
In establishing the year of Jubilee, He was setting free those who were bound in slavery, and restoring the land to it’s rightful owners.
The key word for JUBILEE was LIBERTY!
Every 50th year, Israel was to take a whole year off from labour and cancel all debts, and return all the family property that have been sold off back to it’s original owners.
The benefits of Jubilee was, for God to set free people and land which we’re bound to other people.
THE OPERATIVE WORD WAS “REST.”
It wiped out, Covetousness .. Greed and Bondage. It was a year long Sabbath rest of no toil.
It also meant REST FROM WORRY, STRESS AND FEAR.
It proclaimed freedom throughout the land.
That was every person’s commandment for a whole year.
The year of Jubilee would have been a time of great joy for many of the people, especially for the depressed person who was unable to get out of debt, was set free.
All forfeited estates were returned.
The Oppressor could no longer oppress.
No servant would tremble at their lord’s stern voice.
Unfair and cruel boses had to set their slaves free.
Righteous bosses, gave a slave a choice to leave, or stay as a willing bond slave for life.
The Ancient landmarks were rebuilt and the wonderful sense of ownership was experienced.
In every house and in every heart there would have been a consciousness of relief. Sorrow and grief fled away .. and people grew closer together in family like relationships of jubilee.
GOD’S PLAN OF JUBILEE WAS A FORSHADOW FOR US TO DAY,
A foreshadow of our liberation in Christ.
The Gospel is the true Jubilee for us, in every sense. We are poor debtors and there is nothing we can do on our own to REPAY vast amount we owe.
Read 1 Corinthians 6:19,20.
Praises to our God, He has freed us from the unpayable debt of sin and shame…
AND WE ARE WELCOMED HOME!
“IF THE SON SHALL MAKE YOU FREE YOU SHALL BE FREE INDEED.”John 8:36.
“YOU ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE.” 1Corinthians 6:20.
JESUS IS OUR JUBILEE!!
He restores our inheritance and bring us back to the land of our Father. One day we will be restored to the Eternal Eden that God had planned, all along. We will live in lush perfection, never to be banished again.
Our debts are fully forgiven and our freedom fully granted. We will enjoy the Father’s fields forever!
We are now anchored in God himself.
All that He is and all that He has .. will be
our inheritance restored.
The JUBILEE looks towardto the new .. HEAVEN AND EARTH, YET TO BE.
See this written in Revelation 21-22 when following the 7th great thousand – year of history, during which all rule and authority shall be brought under the feet of Jesus.
Even death the last enemy, is destroyed. The voice of God will be heard saying,
“BEHOLD! I WILL MAKE ALL THINGS NEW!”
Then we shall know the meaning of .. these Scriptures found in 1 Peter 2:4 and Revelation 21:2-4.
That Inheritance of earth which was cancelled by SIN shall BE GIVEN BACK TO US.
THE NEW JERUSALEM WILL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN and the Redeemed (those who have been set free) and GLORIFIED, will assume possession of the PURCHASED POSSESSION WE HAVE IN CHRIST.
It is a remarkable thing that during that time of Jubilee, the curse was lifted and temporarily suspended, the curse that was put on the land by God, after Adam and Eve sinned.
The Sabbath year of Jubilee was announced by the blowing of the trumpet, then all things were set free.
THIS WAS .. LIBERTY INDEED.
For the earth!
For the inheritance!
For those in bondage!
Even death, the last enemy, shall be done away.
The Voice of God will be heard saying.
“BEHOLD I WILL MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.”
Then all Creation will be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the ..
“GLORIOUS LIBERTY OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD”
We shall experience the true meaning of Romans 8:21, 1Peter 1:4,5. and Revelation 21:2-4.
Take the time to read them, you will be BLESSED !
Precious reader, it won’t be long before we ourselves, will hear the trumpet sound ..
AND A PERMANENT REST AND FREEDOM WILL BE YOURS !!