JUBILEE FOR CHRISTIANS
This provided for 6 years of cultivation.
The land was allowed to rest upon the 7th year.
The 7th year brought relief from all debts.
God promised to bless the kind hearted.
This would take care of the suffering poor.
The Jubilee Year was the 50th year, the year when liberty was proclaimed throughout the entire land. The sounding of the trumpet (jubile) on the day of atomement was to usher in this year.
All land that had been bought was returned to its original owner in the Jubilee year.
God promised that they should have plenty for the three years – the Sabbatical year, the Jubilee year, and until the harvest of the next year. (Leviticus 25:18-22)
The right of redemption of lands and houses.
At the Jubilee the lands should be returned to the rightful owner.
The houses of walled cities could be redeemed at any time within a year.
Bondmen would be set free by redemption until the Jubilee year or he would be automatically free after Jubilee year.
Isaiah 61:2 – The acceptable year of the Lord.
Ezekiel 46:17 – The year of liberty
The New Testament teaching about redemption must be understood in connection with Jubilee.
Jesus is our Redeemer.
Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14
Law of Moses = Bondage, Death; Christianity = Liberty, Freedom
1 Peter 2:16
All things belong to God.
You do not OWN anything.
You use it and it is returned to God.
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
1 Corinthians 6:9
1 Peter 3:9
Jubilee in the OT?
A. Year of Liberty
B. Property was returnted.
C. Inheritances were returned.
D. No work – sowing, reaping, picking was to be done.
E. Slaves, servants were set free.
Mt Henry Cmty - Levi 25:8
"jubilee" signifies a peculiarly animated sound of the silver trumpets. This
sound was to be made on the evening of the great Day of Atonement; for the
proclamation of gospel liberty and salvation results from the sacrifice of the
Redeemer. It was provided that the lands should not be sold away from their
families. They could only be disposed of, as it were, by leases till the year of
jubilee, and then returned to the owner or his heir. This tended to preserve
their tribes and families distinct, till the coming of the Messiah. The liberty
every man was born to, if sold or forfeited, should return at the year of
jubilee. This was typical of redemption by Christ from the slavery of sin and
Satan, and of being brought again to the liberty of the children of God. All
bargains ought to be made by this rule, "Ye shall not oppress one another," not
take advantage of one another's ignorance or necessity, "but thou shalt fear thy
God." The fear of God reigning in the heart, would restrain from doing wrong to
our neighbor in word or deed. Assurance was given that they should be great
gainers, by observing these years of rest. If we are careful to do our duty, we
may trust God with our comfort. They should not want food in that year in which
they neither sowed nor reaped. This was a miracle for an encouragement to all
God's people, in all ages, to trust him in the way of duty. There is nothing
lost by faith and self-denial in obedience. Some asked, What shall we eat the
seventh year? Thus many Christians anticipate evils, questioning what they shall
do, and fearing to proceed in the way of duty. But we have no right to
anticipate evils, so as to distress ourselves about them. To carnal minds we may
appear to act absurdly, but the path of duty is ever the path of safety.
-Called THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD
-Called THE YEAR OF LIBERTY
#Le 25:8-55 27:17-24 Nu 36:4