In the Old Testament of the Bible, every fifty years was called the year of Jubilee. The year of Jubilee was a time of Liberation, and celebration, and rest. During the year of Jubilee, slaves were set free, debts were forgiven, and people would go back to the land that they owned 49 years before, and land holdings were let go. This was to demonstrate that God ultimately owned everything. The word Jubilee is derived from the Hebrew word jobel, which means “rams horn” which was used as a trumpet to announce to everyone that the year of Jubilee had begun. Most everyone could experience a year of Jubilee in their lifetime.  And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession. And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:” (Leviticus 25:8-14)

 When Jesus was baptized and anointed by God and the Holy Spirit to begin his public ministry and became the Messiah which means the “Anointed One” the time of Jubilee was fulfilled.  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” ( Luke 4:16-19). He came to set the captive and slaves free from sin and death.

Say this prayer to be saved and enter into God’s permanent Jubilee: Dear Jesus, Please come into my heart and forgive me of all my sins. I now accept you as my Saviour, the only begotten Son of God. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead.


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