Power to Observe the Jubilee – Courage
THE WORD SIROCCO
Friday, January 17, 2020
Month Theme: The Jubilee
Topic: Power to Observe the Jubilee – Courage
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:1-7; Leviticus 25:8-13
9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile 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.
It takes courage to sound the Jubilee. Slave owners as well as those in possession of others’ properties are likely to be offended because of the seeming losses they would incur. To release someone who has served us for many years or to release someone’s properties we have enjoyed for decades is not an easy thing. Oppressive forces, witchcraft and false doctrines constantly try to recapture believers who have been set free by Jesus Christ to enjoy their Jubilee.
The apostle Paul admonished the Galatians to stand fast in their liberty. He was courageous enough to fight against those who tried to bewitch his followers (Galatians 3:1-5). Spiritual leaders sometimes have the obsessive drive to make believers perform the works of the flesh in a fruitless effort to please God. They mislead their followers into believing that they must do many fruitless works in the flesh to win God’s approval. Such ministers burden believers in Christ with fleshly laws and fight against ministers who teach believers faith, grace and love.
I can also imagine those who are rich and affluent panic as the Jubilee approaches. They are likely to resort to various schemes to sabotage the process. The rich and affluent may try to intimidate the prophets and ministers who preach the Jubilee. But the law of the Jubilee cannot be broken. Men and women of God are sounding the Jubilee trumpet without fear.
Prayer: Pray for the courage to declare your Jubilee and also to liberate others.
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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