“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that this day should overtake you like a thief.” 1 Thessalonians 5:4
September 18, 2017 - Elul 27
In a few days, the Feast of Trumpets will be upon us, and the planet will never be the same--and by faith that is how it looks to be. There are just moments left to believe in Christ to be taken to heaven by him to avoid the coming judgement on earth. For those that soon remain, who did not believe, the landscape will be different as the world will face its most difficult time. The next time of deliverance will be seven years later at the time of Jubilee.
And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. –Leviticus 25:8-12
So when does this year of Jubilee occur? The trouble is that the year of Jubilee has not been observed so there is no recent starting place to begin. Many people have tried to determine when the year of Jubilee last occurred or have looked for patterns of 50 years to show when the next one might be fulfilled. However, there is no real record of when the last Jubilee was ever observed, if at all. The truth is the Great Jubilee is coming and it will be fulfilled at the Day of Atonement when Jesus is back on the Mount of Olives to make his way west to Mount Moriah. It will come at the precise end of Daniel’s 70 weeks. These weeks given to Daniel cover ten of the periods as required by Leviticus 25 before a Jubilee can be declared. It is believed here that the key to Jubilee is the 70 weeks of Daniel as it is the time table that remains for Israel. After the Sign of Revelation 12 on September 23, 2017, Daniel’s 70th Week will begin shortly and then it will end precisely on the Day of Atonement 2024. The resumption of Daniel’s 70 Weeks then begins the countdown that was halted on Palm Sunday before Christ was Crucified.
Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus spoke at the synagogue in Nazareth after he spent forty days fasting in the wilderness during the Season of Repentance or Teshuvah. Jesus got up to do the reading and the scroll of Isaiah was handed to him. What followed was no accident and it nearly had him killed at the onset of his ministry. In quick fashion, Jesus laid out who he was and what he would accomplish. The day he did this was none other than the Day of Atonement–Yom Kippur.
So 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 to read. And he was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. 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 has anointed me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:16-21
Jesus had just said that he was the one fulfilling the great promise of Jubilee. His miracles would prove that point. He was there proclaiming that the beginning of his ministry was this fulfillment. However, when he read Isaiah, he stopped and read no further from the proclamation found in Isaiah. Why did he stop? He stopped because the remaining portion would not be fulfilled until his Second Coming on the Day of Atonement. If he continued reading Isaiah 61, he would have read:
“And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
And the sons of the foreigner
Shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
But you shall be named the priests of the Lord,
They shall call you the servants of our God.
You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory you shall boast.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.”
These words are the promise that when Jesus returns all will be healed after all has been judged. In 2024 the Day of Atonement is slated for the Sabbath. This seems to follow Jesus’ example of healing on a day that drove the Pharisees crazy. Make no mistake, the promise of the Jubilee will come seven years after the start of the 70th Week of Daniel and it will be like no other time.
During the time of Tribulation, this will be the good news. Salvation will still be by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. However, those who are saved have the promise of the coming Jubilee. We actually all look forward to that day when Christ heals the people and the land of the entire world. Do not sell yourself short. Do not be deceived. The plan of God for those who have faith in Jesus Christ will be an unimaginable life. The whole earth waits for that day and I hope to see you there!
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” –Romans 10:9-13