Week 8  Day 6


The Jubilee Year was a year of liberty--

            freedom from debts

            freedom from servitude


The Jubilee Year was holy--

            no planting

            nor reaping

You have to trust God to provide!


The Jubilee Year indicates that land belongs to God--

            God gave land for the good of all

             to be allotted equally

             with no hoarding


When the Israelites entered Canaan

            each of the twelve families, or tribes

            received an allotment of land


The land was a gift from God for their use

            therefore in future years that land

            could never be permanently bought or sold


            every 50 years was the Jubilee Year

            when all land reverted back to the original family.


                                       YOU GOTTA TRUST ME

        Don't sow crops on the Sabbath or in Jubilee years.

                                              Leviticus 25           

    2"When you come into the land which I give you, then the
land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord.  3Six years you shall sow
your field, prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit; 4but the
seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land.
Neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.  6What grows
of its own accord you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of
your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.
    8"You shall count seven sabbaths of years.  9Then on the
tenth day of the seventh month, on the Day of Atonement you
shall sound the trumpet throughout all the land.  10Consecrate
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.  11You shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its
own accord, nor gather the grapes.  12For it is the Jubilee,
it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.
    13"In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his
possession.  14 If you sell anything or buy from your neighbor,
you shall not oppress one another.  15According to the number
of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor;
according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you.
16 Increase its price, or diminish its price; according to the
number of the years of the crops.  17Therefore, you shall not
oppress one another, but fear your God; for I am the Lord
your God.
    18"Observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and
perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety.
19Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill.
20 If you say, 'What shall we eat in the seventh year, since
we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?'  21Then I will
command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will
bring forth produce enough for three years.
    23"The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is
Mine; and you are strangers and sojourners with Me.  24 In
the land you shall grant redemption of the land.  39 If one
your brethren becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you
not compel him to serve as a slave.  40As a hired servant
sojourner he shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee. 
he shall depart from you--he and his children with
s hall return to his own family, to the possession
of his fathers."

                             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV


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