By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of November 5, 2023
Jubilee is a new beginning celebration when liberty is proclaimed, debts are canceled, land is restored to rightful ownership, and those existing in bondage can lawfully return home (Leviticus 25:10).
It’s a holy, consecrated, dedicated, and appointed time and cycle of vindication that’s acknowledge by many Christians worldwide.
The Word “Jubilee” literally means a ram’s horn. In Holy Scripture, a horn can symbolize Christ, salvation, and strength. This horn is used as a trumpet (a wind instrument) and is typically blown on the Day of Atonement to announce a year of Jubilee throughout the land, according to Leviticus 25:9.
On the Hebrew calendar, Jubilee occurs every 50 years. This command of restoration was set forth in Leviticus 25 by God to Moses on the high place of Mt. Sinai. It was purposed to establish a pattern of conduct for God’s people that would help them live in the fullness of His promises.
Depending on which calendar one subscribes to, if you search out the next upcoming Jubilee, you’ll find that some believe it to be six months after the Day of Atonement 2023, which is March 2024. Others, such as the Roman Catholic Church, have scheduled their Jubilee for 2025.
Holy Spirit is highlighting this right now because many are entering into His promises during a calendar year of Jubilee that’s right before us.
With all this said, as believers, we can see that Jubilee is an expression of the blessings of Abraham received through salvation in Messiah Jesus, who is our living, Perpetual Jubilee, and that the trumpet blow is a call to access and action.
Nearly 20 years ago, Holy Spirit revealed to me that there would be major, life-changing shifts in 2024 and 2025. I believe He has been preparing us for these shifts and that, as we seek Him, He’ll reveal them to us as necessary. In an effort to set Godly expectations in our hearts that align with His will for these times.
In this light, a couple of weeks ago, Holy Spirit alerted me about an important element of promises fulfilled for His people:
While studying the Books of Daniel and Hosea, He highlighted God’s judgment on those who became wise in their own eyes and lived idolatrous lifestyles. In particular, He highlighted Nebuchadnezzar, who erected a golden image and lost his mind, and the people of the northern kingdom, in the Book of Hosea, who declined rapidly for refusing to repent during their golden era.
Holy Spirit then highlighted the defining scripture of Romans 1:22 TPT, which says, "Although claiming to be wise, they were in fact shallow fools." The TPT study note for this verse says that, in the Aramaic language, the Word "fools" means insane.
In other words, those who are full of themselves, those who are wise in their own eyes, those who go their own way and dishonor God by not submitting their minds to Him can end up confused and even insane.
Holy Spirit reminded me that forgetting or rejecting our first Love is spiritual adultery that can reap consequences of defilement, dethronement, and death. He reminded me that it’s not about any golden image or golden era. It’s about the gold inside of us, which is Him. And that we would be truly wise to remember this.
This warning involves a spiritual principle of reciprocity, where we end up with what we choose. In these Biblical cases, this would be a dishonor for living a less-than-holy life. God’s truth is that anything we put above Him, including our own ways, is idolatry. And believers, especially, don't get a pass on this.
Therefore, we must remember His warning as we progress further into His promises, especially the big, golden ones right before us. This is a time to make God’s thoughts our thoughts and His precepts our lifestyle, as He is always inviting us to a higher place.
So, right now, it’s important to turn to Jesus and make Him our Perpetual Jubilee deep in our souls, so that we can honor and glorify Him in the earth and experience the blessings of Abraham that are bigger in front of us than anything behind.
This is a wake-up call to not miss His best in this season. It’s a call to prayer and to speak truth to others so they, too, may enter into the blessings of our Lord. And it’s a reminder to continue to abide in Him as we enjoy much more fruit of His promises.
So, Lord, search my heart and "See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalms 139:24). Help me to walk in Your pure gold that is You in me.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name,
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.
Originally published Sunday, 05 November 2023.