The Year of Jubilee


"You are to count seven weeks of years -- seven times seven years, that is to say a period of seven weeks of years, forty-nine years. And on the tenth day of the seventh month you shall sound the trumpet; on the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout the land.

You will declare this fiftieth year sacred and proclaim the liberation of all the inhabitants of the land. This is to be a jubilee for you; each of you will return to his ancestral home, each to his own clan.

This fiftieth year is to be a jubilee year for you: you will not sow, you will not harvest the ungathered corn, you will not gather from the untrimmed vine. The jubilee is to be a holy thing to you; you well eat what comes from the field.

In this year of jubilee each of you is to return to his ancestral home."
(Lev.25:8-19)

Daniel uses the term "seventy weeks of years" (Dn.9:24) to describe this End, proving that it is not just an ordinary seventh-seven (in the terms of Leviticus), but the seventieth-seven -- and therefore the ultimate Jubilee of God. That climactic 'seventh day' is now only a short time away. According to the Jewish calendar, the epochal seventh millenium (the seventh day) will dawn sometime in October in the year 2239 A.D., 246 years from now at this writing.

Jesus said that God has cut the time short for the sake of the elect, so the End will come sooner than that.

As every Christian knows, the seventh day marks the final completion of God's work in this world. It is the day of rest. And as far as the end of the world is concerned, it marks in millenial terms the perfect Jubilee -- the time, according to Moses, when everything that belongs to God must return to God. (Lv.25:8-10).


See Also:

'Clock of God', Chapter 4, 'Six Thousand Years'

 

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