June 17, 2024

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The Year of Jubilee

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Lev. 25:10 “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.”

We read in this passage that every 50th year, Israel should have a special year called the “Year of Jubilee.” It is a year of freedom and liberty. All slaves should be freed in Israel to go back to their home and family, all debts must be wiped away and all land that had been lost should be returned to its original owner.

Just an FYI: Many Jews believe that the year 1917 was a year of Jubilee. If this is true, then the next Jubilee following this would be 1967. Are these dates important at all? Remember that the year of Jubilee is all about the land going to its rightful owner. Now, let me lay down to you the significant events that happened on these years:

In Nov 1917 the Balfour declaration was signed that granted the Jews a homeland in Israel. In Dec 1917 General Allenby marched into Jerusalem and retook Jerusalem without a shot being fired after 400 years of rule by the Ottoman Empire (under Turkey). So that is an important year in Jewish history. But so was the next date… In June 6, 1967 was the date when Jerusalem was captured by the Israeli Defense Force during the 6-day war and came again under Jewish control. Thus, if that was a year of jubilee, we see the land going back to its rightful owner once again. And if this is so then the next year to look for is the year 2017. What significant event had happen last 2017? It was on this year (December 6, 2017), that President Donald Trump of USA formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stated that the American embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem! Once again, Jerusalem was declared as the capital of Israel.


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