Written by Mark Brazee
"Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family" (Lev. 25:9-10).
In the fiftieth year, the Israelites celebrated the Day of Atonement. On this day, animal sacrifices were made to atone for the people's sins.
Every one of those animal sacrifices was simply a picture of Jesus' dying on the Cross for us. Jesus atoned us once and for all when He went to the Cross. He paid for our sins when He laid down His life, shed His blood and rose from the dead on the third day.
After atonement was made for the people's sins, the trumpet of Jubilee was sounded. As part of the body of Christ, we are sounding the trumpets today by preaching and teaching the Word of God and telling others the good news of Jesus' Atonement for them.
After the Jubilee trumpet had sounded, every man went back to his own possessions. If he had debts, his debts were forgiven. If in the past he'd been forced to sell property to pay debts, the property was returned to him. If he had been sold as a servant or a slave, he was set free.
The Year of Jubilee, then, was the year of forgiveness, freedom and restoration to one's original position - a beautiful portrait of our new covenant redemption in Christ!
I am a trumpet in the hands of my Father. I proclaim
liberty to the captives, speaking of God's goodness, mercy and
power to heal and deliver them from every bondage of the enemy.
Source: 365 Days of Healing by Mark Brazee
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers