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I Proclaim Liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants

8 “‘Count off seven sabbaths of years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. 9 Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan. 11 The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. 12 For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.  

Leviticus 25:8-12

In this the Sabbath year of Sabbath years of Sabbath days I proclaim to you the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Son of the Living God Jesus Christ.

34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

John 8:34

 

We live in the year of Jubilee.  The Son of God has come and declared freedom for all the inhabitants of the the land.

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:18-19

 

We have all been captives.  We have all been oppressed.  Some of us still are trapped in a false sense of freedom, trapped in the lie that sin is liberating.  This captivity, this oppression knows no ethnic, national, economic or social boundaries.  It chains the rich and poor alike.  It causes destruction and oppression in the halls of power and the boardrooms of the world.  It brings death and hopelessness to the streets of poverty. It spreads darkness and despair in the homes of the middle class. It mocks us, declaring hope and escape in money, power, pleasure and self-seeking lives.  In the end it brings death to ALL those in its grasp.

    I Proclaim Liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants

With Peter we must cry out our soberness and sanity before men as we proclaim the great work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

 

“Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.’[c]

22 “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[d] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Acts 2:14-24

Call on the name of the Lord and be saved.  Call on the name of the Lord and experience the pouring out of His Spirit!

I Proclaim Liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants

 

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