2018 ST Message Ten

Week 10

The Jubilee (1)

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

…You shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family—Lev. 25:10

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon Me, because Jehovah has anointed Me to bring good news…; He has sent Me…to proclaim liberty to the captives,…to proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah…—Isa. 61:1-2

Word of Appetizer

In the year of jubilee, what are the two main blessings?

In the year of jubilee there were two main blessings: the returning of every man to his lost possession and the liberation from slavery; In the year of jubilee everyone who had sold his possession, his llotted

portion of the good land, was returned to it without paying anything to redeem it, and everyone who had sold himself into slavery regained his freedom and returned to his family; Returning to one’s possession and being freed and returning to one’s family

signify that in the New Testament jubilee the believers have returned to God as their lost divine possession, have been released from all bondage, and have returned to the church as their divine family.

Spiritual Burden

We must receive the Lord Jesus as the real jubilee in us; if we have Him, we have God as our possession and can be delivered from the bondage of sin and Satan to have real freedom and rest.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

The year of jubilee in Leviticus 25:8-17 is recorded as a prophecy in Isaiah 61:1-3 and is fulfilled in reality in Luke.

The year of jubilee is the age of Christ as grace dispensed into us for our enjoyment by His words of grace; the New Testament jubilee is an age of ecstasy for our salvation.

The proclamation of the jubilee in Luke 4 governs the central thought of the whole Gospel of Luke, and the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15 is an excellent illustration of the jubilee.

The Experience of Life

once we repent and return to God by receiving the Lord Jesus, we obtain God within, and this is the beginning of our jubilee.

When we receive Christ as our Savior and life, He comes into us to be our Jubilee; if we have Him,

we have God as our possession and can be delivered from the bondage of sin and Satan to have real freedom and rest.

Practice and Application

We must receive the Lord Jesus as the real jubilee in us; if we have Him; If we allow Christ to live in us and we live by Him, everything is to our satisfaction; otherwise, everything is a problem, and nothing is a jubilee.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

…You shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family—Lev. 25:10

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon Me, because Jehovah has anointed Me to bring good news…; He has sent Me…to proclaim liberty to the captives,…to proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah…—Isa. 61:1-2

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to announce the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,…those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, the year of jubilee”—Luke 4:18-19

I The year of jubilee in Leviticus 25:8-17 is recorded as aprophecy in Isaiah 61:1-3 and is fulfilled in reality in Luke 4:16-22

  • In the year of jubilee there were two main blessings: the returning of every man to his lost possession and the liberation from slavery.
  • In the Old Testament type the jubilee lasted for one year, but in the fulfillment it refers to the entire New Testament age, the age of grace, as the time when God accepts the returned captives of sin and when those oppressed under the bondage of sin enjoy the release of God’s salvation.
  • The believers’ enjoyment of the jubilee in the age of grace (their enjoyment of Christ as God’s grace to them) will issue in the full enjoyment of the jubilee in the millennium and in the fullest enjoyment in the New Jerusalem in the new heaven and new earth.

Key Verses (2)

Make a joyful noise to Jehovah, all the earth. Serve Jehovah with rejoicing; come before His presence with joyful singing—Psa. 100:1-2

To open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me—Acts 26:18

For He says, “In an acceptable time I listened to you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is the well-acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation—2 Cor. 6:2

II The year of jubilee is the age of Christ as grace dispensed intous for our enjoyment by His words of grace; the New Testament jubilee is an age of ecstasy for our salvation

  • The New Testament age is an age of ecstasy, and a Christian is a person in ecstasy; if we have never been in ecstasy before God, this shows that we do not have a sufficient enjoyment of God.
  • Jubilee means having no worry or anxiety, no concern or care, no lack or shortage, no sickness or calamity, and no problems whatsoever but, rather, having all benefits; hence, all things are pleasant and satisfying to our heart, and we are free from anxiety, at ease, excited, and exultant.
  • We must receive the Lord Jesus as the real jubilee in us; if we have Him, we have God as our possession and can be delivered from the bondage of sin and Satan to have real freedom and rest.
  • Everything can be satisfying to us only after we have gained the allinclusive Christ as our enjoyment; it is not outward persons, matters, or things but Christ within us who enables us to be calm and free of worries as we face all kinds of situations.

Key Verses (3)

And when he had spent all, a severe famine occurred throughout that country, and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed hogs. And he longed to be satisfied with the carob pods which the hogs were eating, and no one gave him anything—Luke 15:14 – 16

And he rose up and came to his own father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and he ran and fell on his neck and kissed him affectionately—Luke 15:20

And bring the fattened calf; slaughter it, and let us eat and be merry, Because this son of mine was  dead and  lives again; he was lost and has been found. And they began to be merry—Luke 15:23-24

III. The proclamation of the jubilee in Luke 4 governs the central thought of the whole Gospel of Luke, and the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15 is an excellent illustration of the jubilee

  • The prodigal son left his father’s house, selling his possession and himself; Fallen people have no real dwelling place; they are drifting about and wandering without a home, because God is man’s real dwelling place.
  • One day the prodigal son returned to his possession and his father’s house; that was a jubilee, a liberation, and everything became pleasant and satisfying.
  • The father’s acceptance of the son and the son’s returning to his father and his father’s house were the year of jubilee to the son, the year of grace;God in Christ has become the fattened calf for the enjoyment of the repentant and returned prodigal sons; We are not the Father’s hired servants but His enjoying sons, and we can continually enjoy God as our possession from now unto eternity.

 Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1

T1 The year of jubilee, which is the fiftieth year, signifies the conclusion of our fallen human life.(Lev25:8~17)

Illustrate what are two main blessings In the year of jubilee and what are the significances of them.

T2 the year of jubilee is a type and also a prophecy in the Old Testament(Lev25:8~17,Isa61:1~3,Luke4:16~22)

(illustration The year of jubilee is fulfilled in reality in Luke 4:16-22:) 

D2

T1 In the year of jubilee there were two main blessings: the returning of every man to his lost possession and the liberation from slavery (Lev. 25: 10,39~41)

(illustration If we want to be truly free and able to enjoy God as our possession, we must receive the Lord Jesus as the real jubilee in us)

T2In the Old Testament type the jubilee lasted for one year, but in the fulfillment it refers to the entire New Testament age, the age of grace,(Isa. 49:8)

(illustration The believers’ enjoyment of the jubilee in the age of grace their enjoyment of Christ as God’s grace to them)

D3

T1 In English the word jubilee denotes a rejoicing, a joyful shouting.(Psa. 100:1-2)

(There are many verses in the Exo15: 1、20~21,Psa1OO:1,Ezra3:11~13tell us we are not only to rejoice but also to exult and leap for joy.)

T2The New Testament age is an age of ecstasy, and a Christian is a person in ecstasy.(2Cor5:13,Act11:5,22:17)

(illustration If we have a sufficient enjoyment of God, we will leap for joy.)

D4

T1 the jubilee means “everything being to one’s satisfaction.”(Phil.3:8~9,4:5~8、11~13)

(Illustrate how is it possible today for a person to have everything to his satisfaction with the experiences of Paul in book of Philippians?)

T2 If we live by Christ in a certain matter and allow Him to live in us, we enjoy jubilee in that matter(Act26:18,2Cor6:2)

(illustration If we allow Christ to live in us everything is to our satisfaction; otherwise, everything is a problem)

D5

T1 God is our possession(Rom9:23,Psa16:5)

 (Why is man’s real possession not land or a house, and neither is it a wife or children but God himself?)

T2 The prodigal son left his father’s house, selling his possession and himself(Luke15:11~32)

(Portrait Today all men have lost God as their possession, have sold their members to sin to become slaves of sin.)

D6

T1 When we preach the gospel, we proclaim God’s jubilee to others.(Col1:12)

(Illustration to be saved is to come back to God and enjoy Him anew as our possession.)

T2 The prodigal son Returned to his possession and his father’s house. That was a jubilee, a liberation(Luke15:20、24)

(Illustration the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15 is an excellent illustration of the jubilee.)