Sunday, May 17, 2015

Is 2015 the year of Jubilee? Is it the 70th Jubilee? Will the planet be returned to its original Creator?

Fact one: Nation of Israel practices Shmita law. Beginning in 1951, agricultural land in Israel is required to remain untilled. Last year of Shmita was 2007. Next year of Shmita begins in Sept. 2014.

Fact two: Year of Jubilee happens in 50 year cycles, following the 7th year of Shmita. In Jubilee, all debts are supposed to be cancelled, all land is supposed to be returned to its original owner. Liberty is proclaimed throughout the land. (Interestingly, the Jubilee verse on liberty appears inscribed on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia) Unfortunately, the state of Israel has yet to recognize a year of Jubilee. Apparently, the wealthy Jews don't want to let go of their financial grip on the poor Jews.

Fact three: 1916 was a year of Shmita. The FOLLOWING year, Jerusalem was liberated from the Turks.

Fact four: 1965 was a year of Shmita, 49 years after the 1916 Shmita. The FOLLOWING year, Jerusalem was re-liberated from the Arabs.

This would suggest that both 1916 and 1965 were 7th Shmitas, preceding a year of Jubilee. Liberation is the central theme of Jubilee. This would suggest that 2015 will be the next Jubilee.

Fact five: We are currently in the 70th Jubilee cycle since the very first Jubilee, which occurred when Joshua led the children of Israel into the promised land and liberated it from the Canaanites. The beginning of that liberation was heralded with the blowing of the Yobel rams horns. The word "Jubilee" comes from Yobel. At the blowing of the seventh trumpet, the walls of Jericho collapsed.

Fact six: The book of Revelation speaks of seven trumpets blown by angels, heralding the transfer of ownership of the whole planet Earth. "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of Christ" announces the angel.

I would suggest the book of Revelation describes a scenario in which the whole planet is liberated from the clutches of Satan and his antichrist. It is global liberation.

Fact seven: 70 is a prophetic number. Daniel the prophet spoke of 70 sevens that must be fulfilled in order for redemption to come. Jeremiah the prophet spoke of 70 years of judgment in which Israel would be enslaved to Babylon. The enslavement, by the way, occurred because Israel did not keep the statutes of the Jubilee. The noble class would not let the serfs go free. Therefore the nobles were enslaved to their worst enemy, Babylon. 

I would suggest that the 70th Jubilee is extra significant in that the real estate of the whole planet will be returned to its original owner, the Creator. 2015 could be the year!

So what happens before then? Jesus said there would be a time of great tribulation worse than any other time in history. Don't think Satan is going to be nice about giving back the planet to the Creator. This will be WW III.

Jesus referred to Daniel's prophecies about this time. Daniel said this time would be for 1260 days, or 3 1/2 years. The book of Revelation concurs with this, referring to 42 months as the time of the great struggle.

IF (big if)....2015 is the year of Jubilee (beginning in September of that year), then the beginning of the great tribulation would be 1260 prior to that, which is the Passover season in April 2012.

What event kicks off the great tribulation. Jesus said it would be the "abomination that causes desolation." Jerusalem is once again captured by the Arabs. Jesus says that those who live in Judea should run for the hills, get out as fast as possible.

Could the events in Egypt be the beginnings of a huge Arab uprising regionally, that results in the abomination?

Time will tell.

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