Observance of the Jubilee
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Month Theme: Reaping in the Jubilee
Topic: Observance of the Jubilee
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:16-21
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
The Sabbath Day is holy because it belongs to the LORD. We are not supposed to use it to gratify our desires. Sabbaths were so important that God gave the Hebrews several them. There was the weekly Sabbath of one day out of seven, another Sabbath of one year in seven years and the fiftieth-year Sabbath (the Jubilee). God commanded the children of Israel to observe the Jubilee, just as they observed the sabbath day. They were required to “hallow” the Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8-10). If the sabbath day is holy, the Jubilee being seven sabbaths of years must be holy.
Three things must happen in observing the Jubilee.
1. Secure the date. No compromise of your jubilee year – think Jubilee. You must be convinced about your jubilee, and not be double-minded.
2. Sound the trumpet. Declare the jubilee by saying it – say jubilee. It is your responsibility to sound your jubilee. When the enemy attacks, it's not what he does that destroys, rather it's what you say.
3. Sanctify the purpose. Obey God by executing the righteous purpose of the Jubilee – do Jubilee. Return to your family and possessions. Return to any good virtue you may have dropped. Return to a business, ministry, family, etc.
The people of Israel observed the Jubilee by forgiving people their debts, freeing slaves, returning properties to original owners and experiencing the mercies of God. The activities of the jubilee are signs of righteousness. Performing them amounts to the fear of God. A day or period that is associated with such acts of righteousness is a hallowed or sanctified day.
Prayer: Pray and declare that this is your Jubilee. You receive rest from all your labour.
"The Jubilee" by Eastwood Anaba
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