Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jubilee Year

Fulfilling the Jubilee Year

Q. I wonder what you might think about the Jubilee. Col.2:16,17 says that the sabbath is a shadow of things to come, that Jesus would fulfill or give substance to. Since the Jubilee year starts on a day of atonement and since the day of atonement is a sabbath, as per Lev.23:32, and is a fall feast that Jesus will fulfill, it seems logical that Jesus will fulfill the year of Jubilee, too.

A. In the Jubilee year three major things happened. All debts were forgiven, all slaves went free, and all land reverted to its original owner. Forgiveness of debt and freedom for slaves actually happened every Sabbath (7th) Year (Deut. 15) and this portion was partially fulfilled at the cross. Because of the Lord’s shed blood our debt of sin was forgiven and we were freed from our bondage to sin, although we still do it. (Our resurrection bodies will not have a sin nature, making us totally free.) The return of land was unique to the Jubilee, which happened in conjunction with every 7th Sabbath year. This will be fulfilled in the Millennium when Israel receives a new distribution of land by tribe. (Ezekiel 48).


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