The Jubile is the time of return
In the previous post, The Jubile Reveals God’s Intentions For Overflow And Blessings, I wrote that the words return, restored and redeemed were used repeatedly in scriptures in reference to the Jubile. One important element of the Jubile was the restoration of land to Jews who had sold out their inheritance in order to get money. This was very important to God since He wanted Jews to retain their lots or possessions in their tribes forever:
And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family – Leviticus 25: 10
In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession – Leviticus 25: 13
In the Year of Jubilee the field will revert to the person from whom it was bought, the one whose land it was – Leviticus 27: 24
But if they do not acquire the means to repay, what was sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. It will be returned in the Jubilee, and they can then go back to their property – Leviticus 25: 28
But houses in villages without walls around them are to be considered as belonging to the open country. They can be redeemed, and they are to be returned in the Jubilee – Leviticus 25: 31
So the property of the Levites is redeemable—that is, a house sold in any town they hold—and is to be returned in the Jubilee, because the houses in the towns of the Levites are their property among the Israelites – Leviticus 25: 33
God is so serious about the Jubile that He judged Israel and King Zedekiah for failing to observe it
The Jubile was a covenant between God and Israel, a memorial of their captivity and freedom from slavery in Egypt. We see that God judged the nation for refusing to release their own brothers and sisters in the time of the Release.
Many years ago, as I read through the scriptures, I was struck by the refusal of King Zedekiah to obey the command and by the judgment that God passed on him.
God did to Israel what they did to their brothers and sisters. They refused to set the captives free and God in anger sent them into captivity:
8 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to make a proclamation of liberty to them,
9 that everyone should set free his Hebrew slaves, male and female, so that no one should enslave a Jew, his brother.
10 And they obeyed, all the officials and all the people who had entered into the covenant that everyone would set free his slave, male or female, so that they would not be enslaved again. They obeyed and set them free.
11 But afterward they turned around and took back the male and female slaves they had set free, and brought them into subjection as slaves.
12 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
13 “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I myself made a covenant with your fathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, saying,
14 ‘At the end of seven years each of you must set free the fellow Hebrew who has been sold to you and has served you six years; you must set him free from your service.’ But your fathers did not listen to me or incline their ears to me.
15 You recently repented and did what was right in my eyes by proclaiming liberty, each to his neighbor, and you made a covenant before me in the house that is called by my name,
16 but then you turned around and profaned my name when each of you took back his male and female slaves, whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your slaves.
17 “Therefore, thus says the Lord: You have not obeyed me by proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother and to his neighbor; behold, I proclaim to you liberty to the sword, to pestilence, and to famine, declares the Lord. I will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth (Ezekiel 34).
The significance of the Jubile in 2015
The first is a message to the Jews living in the land of Israel. The nation must observe the Jubile correctly in order to receive God’s blessings. There are many modern-day applications to which the covenant applies. No one is to make a return then reclaim it. This is abhorrent to your Heavenly Father.
In order to keep the Jubile and to incur God’s favor, Israel must do right to the Jews who returned from the diaspora.They have been dispossessed for over two millenia and seek refuge in their ancestral home, as the Prophets foretold.
God gave King Zedekiah tit for tat. I encourage the Jews to reconsider the policies and provisions made for these individuals in order to hasten peace with your enemies, who surround you on every side.
Secondly, the restoration of land to owners is particularly important in light of the struggle that the Jews have had with the Palestinians over the past decades. The struggle has escalated to the point where the United Nations has aligned itself with the Palestinians Arabs in the most despicable manner.
As I understand it from heaven’s perspective, any foreigner can live on the land of Israel as long as they do so in peace. In fact, this provision was made in the law of Moses. God commanded the Jews to avoid oppressing strangers since they were strangers in the Land of Egypt.
God is not willing for the Palestinians to perish. He wants Israel to be a blessing to all nations. Yet, how could there be peace when they continually speak about war.
After seeing three visions (over a one week period), in which Lord Jesus took action on the issue, I believe that the Middle East is going to see a shocking series of events in which God will avenge the Jews for the sake of faithful Abraham. Heaven has confirmed this release with the Blowing of Trumpets and the visitation of Lord Jesus to tread down on His enemies in the territory.
Please read these visions by clicking on the links below:
Angelic blessings and peace to you and your households.