Year of Jubilee: God’s Time Table (Including 2012)
And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of 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 the 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 25:8-10).
God instructed ancient Israel to celebrate the year of Jubilee each fiftieth year where all debt were canceled and all possessions returned to its original owner and all Hebrew slaves in Israel were set free. The Year of Jubilee (from Hebrew yobel, “ram’s horn”) is an extension of the Sabbath principle that begins with the day of rest every seventh day, extended in the Sabbatical Year fallow every seventh year, to the Jubilee. The Jubilee year following each cycle of seven 7-year periods, counting from Israel’s entry into the Promised Land. Seven of these seven-year periods (7 x 7 = 49) were to be counted, and the following year, the 50th, was to be a Jubilee year. The length of each cycle toward the year of Jubilee is fifty years. The trumpet of the Jubilee is to be sounded throughout all the land to consecrate the 50th year and to proclaim liberty to all inhabitants of the land.
The Jubilee Year, like the Sabbatical Year, was also to be a year of rest for the land, in which sowing, reaping, and harvesting were forbidden. The land had complete rest. This meant that the produce of the 48th year of each 50-year cycle would be the primary food source for that year and for a little over two years following, until the harvest of the 51st, or the year after the Jubilee.
The Jubilee was the entire year a festival of restoration, a year of liberty. The observance of it would demonstrate Israel’s faith in God and it would be a time of thanksgiving and joy in His provision. There is no indication in Scripture that the Year of Jubilee was observed. If Israel would have observed this commandment of the Lord, every Israelite would have been freed from permanent poverty.
It was on the tenth day of the seventh month (in the month of Tishri), on the Day of Atonement, that the curved animal horn, was sounded, proclaiming liberty throughout the land. This meant freedom for Hebrew slaves, many of whom had sold themselves because of poverty. Such release normally came in the seventh year of servitude (Exodus 21:2), but the Jubilee provided liberty for those who had served less than six years. All hereditary land possessions (houses in villages and fields of the country) that had been sold were returned. Each man returned to his family and his ancestral possession. No family was to sink into depths of perpetual poverty. God meant for every family to prosper. Even a person who squandered his substance could not forever lose his inheritance for his posterity. Though the people would occupy the land in Canaan, the ownership of the land is the Lord’s. The Israelites themselves were strangers and sojourners with the Lord (Leviticus 25:23-24). If Israel kept the law of the Lord, every one of them would have come into his possession. God would have blessed and prospered them; they would have lend too many nations, but would not have borrowed; they would have reigned over many nations, but they would not have reigned over them (Leviticus 25:8-10; Deuteronomy 15:4-5).
The Jubilee was for the people’s sake. 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 25:10b, emphasis added). Each family shall have their heritage restored according to that which their ancestors received when they entered the Promised Land. Furthermore, each family shall be free as their ancestors were on the day they entered the Promised Land.
The Jubilee is a type and shadow of a better Jubilee to come, the true Jubilee that God envisaged for His people. It is the restoration of perfection, fulfillment and liberty that Adam, through sin, lost in the Garden of Eden. The restoration will be as higher as Christ’s glory is above Adam’s glory. It will be like when the Lord has blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. Jubilee is Christ’s redemption plan (provision) but the fulfillment thereof is His restoration plan.
When God created man He gave him dominion over the earth. Adam and Eve were overflowing with heavenly peace and liberty as they ruled the Garden of Eden, their Promised Land, in the cool of the day.
God never changed but when sin entered into man he signed all of his possessions he had in God over to Satan and lost his freedom in the Holy Spirit. When he fell from light into darkness, he became a slave of sin and death. He, on his own merits, was unable to please God and incapable of bringing fulfillment to the earth. He tore the universe, which was one realm in God, into two realms. Two symbolizes separation. Sin separated Adam from God. God who is holy will not live in one domain with sinful flesh. He will not bestow His glory on those outside of Him. Man was dumped into the natural or lower realm of creation which is covered in an atmosphereof doubt and fearbecause of the presence of the evil one. Sinful man found himself isolated from God, and his abode is in the the natural realm, the kingdom of the ruler of this world. The living God remains in His abode in heaven, the realm of His Spirit.
God in His foreknowledge provided a Jubilee for those in Christ to return to a possession far greater than they had lost in Adam, even the glory of Christ. Jesus is the fulfillment of the believer’s Jubilee. “To proclaim liberty to the captives… To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God” (Isaiah 61:1,2a).
Jesus is the Anointed One, the Lamb of God without blemish. He alone was counted worthy because the Spirit of the Lord is upon Him. He is the Anointed One, the Christ or Messiah, the prophet that was likening unto Moses to preach the gospel to the poor as all of us come short of the glory of God. He came to heal the brokenhearted for how shall the Lord’s people sing the songs of Zion in a strange land. He came blowing the ram’s horn, proclaiming liberty to the captives and the acceptable year of the Lord. He came to recover the sight of the blind which they lost in Adam; failing to see the kingdom of God. He came to take away the depression due to the loss of our possessions and freedom Adam lost through sin. The day Jesus read Isaiah’s prophecy, he declared its fulfillment. Then he made the provision valid by sealing it in His blood on the cross. Now, He will bring it literally into bodily fulfillment when the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will quicken our mortal bodies.
Though the Lord forever sealed Jubilee in the New Covenant in His blood (redemption plan) you have not yet attain bodily to the resurrection from the dead and made perfect in your soul or see all things under Christ. In the creation and restoration plans of God is a time-frame of fulfillment.
The Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles of God, which the ancient Israelites had to keep as laws, are types and shadows of the time frames of His creation and restoration plans which He hid in plain sight in Scripture. If you do not understand the time schedule of God’s plans, you see half a picture or a vision with little interpretation.
How long did it take God to create the heavens and the earth? For in six days the Lord made the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day (Exodus 20:11a). Was it six 24-hour days?
Some say that each of the six creation days were of a different time period. Some say it was 6 year-days and others are adamant that God created the heavens and earth in six 24-hour days. What do the Scriptures say about it?
Firstly, God used His Sabbatical model in His creation plan as a type of His creation (first six days) and restoration (seventh day) plans. He created the heavens and earth in six days and on the seventh day he rested. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed (Exodus 32:17, emphasis added).
If God created the heavens and earth in six 24-hour days God would have fulfilled His rest (redemption and restoration plans) 24 hours later. We are still on earth, waiting for Christ’s return, testifying that this view is not true. The carnal mind does not have revelation concerning the things of the Spirit.
If God created the heavens and earth in six years God would have completed His rest, redemption and restoration plans one year later. Even if God’s creation days were 1 000-year periods His rest and restoration of all things would have been fulfilled thousands of years ago. We are still walking the earth.
If creation days were different time periods then the use of the word day in the creation account was used incorrectly – in such a case, a different word would have been used. The word day in Genesis 1 signifies a certain fixed time period. Since nature teaches us that days are more or less equal time periods it means every creation day was of equal time period. The six days in Genesis 1 refers to six equal fixed time periods. All Scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit and therefore the use of the word day is perfect even as His inspiration is perfect. So we can discard the idea that each creation day was of a different time period.
So, God’s creation and redemption plan was based on a Sabbatical model with each day all equal time periods. What was the time period of one creation day? The Bible does not tell us directly how long a creation day was but gives us clues how to determine it. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter (Proverbs 25:2).
What do the Scriptures teach us how to go about it? The Bible indicates that an object may obtain a specific meaning by its inherent characteristics and/or uses. So, the length of a creation day of God, which is omitted in Scripture, can be interpreted by the inherited time characteristics of a day as we know it.
Scriptures to support above statement are as follows: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard (Psalm 19:1-3, emphasis added). And also, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20, emphasis added). And again, “But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you” (Job 12:7-8).
Nature testifies, day by day that the time period of a single day is more or less equal in length in comparison with all other days, namely 24 hours. Thus, nature testifies that not only 24-hour days as we know it but also God’s creation days were more or less equal in length of time. If we can determine the length of the seventh day, the day of God’s rest we will know the time length of each of God’s creation days. From Adam to Christ is 4 000 years; from Christ to date is 2 000 years and from the present to the end of His millennial reign is 1 000 years, totaling a period of 7 000 years.
So, we have established that one creation day is 7 000 years. The creation period lasted for 42 000 years (6 days x 7 000 years). Every seventh millennium during creation was a Sabbath for creation. But in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land (Leviticus 25:4).
Peter laid down the principal that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day (2 Peter 3:8). If we apply this principal to the Sabbath and Jubilee cycles we come to see that each creation day of God was 7 000 years and that God’s creation and restoration plan is 50 000 years (1000 x 50 years). And you shall count seven Sabbaths [7 x 7000 years] of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine [49 x 1000 years] 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 the land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth [50 x 1 000 years] 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 25:8-10).
God’s Creation and Restoration Plans
Light. God separated light from darkness.
0 – 7000
Firmament. Separate waters under and above firmament. Let the land appear.
7001 – 14000
14001 – 21000
Sun, moon and stars to rule day and night; for signs, seasons, days and years.
21001 – 28000
Birds, fish and sea creatures.
28001 – 35000
Land animals and man
35001 – 42000
God’s Sabbath. Redemption and Restoration plans.
42001 – 49000
49001 – 50000
How do you know what I am saying is true? By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established (2 Corinthians 13:1b). To give you a witness for everything will warrant me to write a book on the subject. However, I can give you some Scriptural and other witnesses from nature, which I hope will satisfy some of your questions.
The most important witness is the birth and sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. From the beginning of creation to Christ was 46 000 years. From the beginning of creation to Adam is 42 000 (6 days x 7 000 years) years. From Adam to Christ is a further 4 000 years, totaling 46 000 years since the beginning of creation. The temple of the human body has 46 genes or units of inheritance that is carried on chromosomes, controls transmission of hereditary characters, and consists of DNA. It took the Jews 46 years to build the temple. Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years [46 000 years] to build this temple [old creation], and will you raise it up in three [3 000 years = 2 000 years of church age plus 1 000 years of Christ’s millennial reign] days? (John 2:20). From the above witnesses it is evident that 46 is the number of the old creation. It is 46 000 years since the beginning of creation to Christ, 46 years it took the fathers to build the temple and the human temple has 46 genes. Jesus came after 46 millenniums since creation to take away the old creation that He could establish the new creation. He said it will take Him 3 days (3 000 years) to complete His temple. After 49 000 years (46 000 years plus 3 000 years) since God started His creation, His temple will be completed. After two days [2 000 year church age] He will revive us; on the third day [Millennial reign of the Lord] He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight (Hosea 6:2). And also:
And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day [3 000 years; 49th millennium] I shall be perfected [in His body of believers]'” (Luke 13:32).
Since the day of Christ to date is 2 000 years totaling a period of 48 000 years (46 000 years until Christ plus 2 000 years of the Church age) since God started to fashion His creation. So, according to Scripture creation (not the age of the heaven and the earth; the earth was destroyed before the current creation) is more or less 48 000 years old.
The first 42 000 years (the period before the transgression) was a period of innocence and perfection.
There was no sin and death. Death came by Adam. The foolishness of Adam’s disobedience cause us a detour of 7 000 years. It is now 6 000 years since his transgression. If sin and death reigned only for 6 000 years, how is it that scientists say that death reigns for millions of years. They say dinosaurs ruled the earth before man’s existence and were extinct before man exists. There is evidence in a museum where dinosaurs and men co-exist (dinosaur foot print on top of human footprint). Scientist’s carbon dating procedures are based on the assumption that pressure and moisture that formed fossils all over the crust of the earth in all time frames are more or less the same. Because of this insane assumption their carbon dating results on fossils are frightening erroneous. The flood in which the Lord destroyed the earth produced massive uneven pressures and moisture levels at different places, altitudes, types of soil and rock formations in the crust of the earth which formed fossils. It produced different results of the same thing at the same time at different geographical locations. At some places the pressure was so severe that it caused simulations of the results of millions of years (today the same principals are applied in the manufacturing of artificial diamonds).
So what about the Mayan 2012-prophecy? Lucifer was present when God created the heavens and the earth. He is an intelligent creature that understands the laws of the universe. He revealed these secrets to various groups of pagans (especially when they were captured in demonic trances) but he attached his own diabolic prophetic agenda to it. The cosmic alignment that occurs every 26 000 years is a scientific truth and not a mystical secret. So if the earth is 48 000 years old the previous alignment occurred 22 000 years after the beginning of creation (48 000 – 26 000). The fourth creation day lasted from the 22nd to the 28th millennium. The 22nd millennium was the beginning of the fourth creation day. Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning was the fourth day (Genesis 1:14-19, emphasis added). God created the heavenly bodies also for signs in the heavens. Compare Revelation 12:1, 3; 15:1. When God created the celestial bodies in the heavens He aligned the sun with the center of the galaxy according to His pleasure and He commanded some cosmic bodies to move out of alignment, 1 degree every 72 years, to complete its first cycle on December, 21, 2012.They will return to their original places which they had when God formed and aligned them. The celestial alignment is one of the apocalyptic signs in the heavens that will herald in the day of God’s kingdom on earth; it will signify the alignment of the sons of Light with the purposes of God. It does not mean Jesus will return on December, 21, 2012 because nobody knows that day and hour.
Disasters will not be the result of a cosmic alignment but God through His prophets warned the world of coming judgment, as punishment on the unrighteous, in the last days. The prophets spoke these coming divine judgments into being. I believe December, 21, 2012 is the closing of one day (48th millennium) and the dawning of another day (49th millennium).
We are at the dawning of the millennial reign of our Lord Jesus Christ on earth. It is the time of the seventh Sabbath of years, the dawning of the forty-ninth millennium, the Sabbath of Sabbaths, the rest that the Lord has prepared for His people to enter in. An Angel will come down from heaven and will bind Satan for a thousand years and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, so that he should not deceive the nations no more till the thousand years will be finished (Revelation 20:1-3). And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years (Revelation 20:4-6).
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After the thousand years the rest of the dead in Christ will live again. This is the 50th millennium, the Jubilee that the Lord has planned for us since the foundation of the earth. Satan will be released again from his prison for a short time to deceive the nations. When Satan’s army will surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them. The devil will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever. The righteous will be free as when Adam walked with God in the cool of the day and they will be co-heirs with Christ. The Lord will bestow much more glory on the saints than he had bestowed on Adam in the Garden. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them (John 17:22a). It will also be a time when the dead will be judged each one according to his works. Anyone not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire. The war against Satan’s army, the reward of the just, the setting free of creation and the judgment of the wicked will all take place during Jubilee.
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