Introduction to the Jubile
The Jubile is an important Jewish observance that was given by God. Today we will discuss:
- The definition of the Jubile
- Timing of the celebration
- The meaning of the Blowing of the Trumpets at the commencement of the Jublie
The meaning of Jubile
The Hebrew word is yowbel (H3104) and its usage is clear. Jubile is associated with noise or the blowing of the trumpets or blowing of rams’ horns every 50th Year after the entry into Canaan. That blowing of the rams’ horns was first used in Exodus 19: 13 when Moses went up into Sinai to receive the Law.
The Jubile or blowing of the Trumpets is an announcement of Divine visitation with humans
God instituted the Blowing of Trumpets on the 15th day of June, 2668. This was the first documentation on the sound of heaven in the earth. This trumpet sounded to announce the visitation and fellowship of the King of Earth, Heaven’s Royalty with mere mortal man.
Two events took place after God blew the trumpet. First, Moses took the people forward to meet God. In other words, the Apostle led the nation into the Presence of God. Secondly, as the sound of the trumpet escalated, Moses and God began to talk audibly with each other in the hearing of the nation. The Lord then came down on the mountain and invited Moses to come up higher.
The meaning is that the Year of Jubile is a time of meeting with God and revelation of God’s mind to His People and to nations.
In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai (Exodus 19: 1)
And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai
And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death
There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet H3104 soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount – Exodus 19: 10 – 13
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice
And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up (Exodus 19: 16 – 20).
The cloud in which God visits
We need to pay attention to the thick cloud (`anan) in which God visited Israel. The appearance of the cloud meant that God was present with His people. What a blessing for any nation to see the visible manifestation of the Presence of God!
The Presence of God in the cloud meant that the Father was there to protect His people, to block their enemies, to reveal His splendor, to fellowship with His Apostle Moses and to give rest to His people. I pray that the Father would return His cloud to the earth:
“in the pillar of the cloud H6051 by day, nor the pillar of fire by night” to protect His people – Exodus 13: 22.
“the pillar of the cloud H6051 went from before their face, and stood behind them” as a barrier between the nation and their enemies – Exodus 14: 19.
“And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud H6051 and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night” – Exodus 14: 20.
as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy H6051 pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses – Exodus 33: 9.
And all the people saw the cloudy H6051 pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door – Exodus 33: 10.
And when the cloud H6051 was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys
But if the cloud H6051 were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up
For the cloud H6051 of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys – Exodus 40: 36 – 38.
The Jubile or blowing of the Trumpets is an advanced warning to the enemy that God and His Armies are about to conquer their territory
God revealed His spiritual warfare strategy for taking impenetrable territory like Jericho. First Joshua and the army were instructed to march around Jericho once for six days. Six prophetically spoke of God’s work in the Creation. God was doing a new thing in the invisible realm and the nation of faith obeyed the word of God, for they would rest or achieve victory on Day 7.
In the invisible realm, or realm of the spirit, the Lord amplified the sound of their feet so that the demonic armies heard “a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host” (2 Kings 7: 6).
Archangel Michael told me that this was a scare tactic, which struck fear into the hearts of the people locked into the city. Day by day they watched the terrible Jews march around their city, a place where they formerly felt secure, wondering what Israel would do and when the attack would be launched.
The army was to be preceded by the ark of God, which represented the Tabernacle of Heaven in the earth. Ahead of the ark, there were seven other priests blowing seven trumpets of rams’ horns. Drawing on the parallel at Mount Sinai, I see that the Priests escalated the volume day by day and lengthened the duration of each blast, so that the people of Jericho became exceedingly fearful and trembled.
The sound of the trumpet began to cause the foundations of Jericho and the impenetrable walls to quake. Archangel Michael told me that the shofar was given to the Jews for occasions such as these.
Israel, blow the Trumpet of God in Zion and let the enemy armies flee, for God has come to deliver.
On the seventh day, the army, ark and Priests marched around Jericho seven times. It was now time to rest from the six day creation work y strategy at Jericho reveals that we need to blow the trumpets and shout His praises in anticipation of victory when we are faced with impenetrable or difficult situations.
And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: H3104 and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets
And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s H3104 horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.- Joshua 6: 3 – 6
Spiritual preparation for the Jubile
God reveals that there must be a spiritual preparation for the Jubile. We see this in the parallel between the sanctification that the Jews were told to undergo in the first Jubile and the Blowing of the Trumpets that follows the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur.
We must have clean hands and pure hearts if we are to win any kind of warfare against the enemy. The Jubile is our victory over our enemies. Israel, trust in the Lord for the victory.