Power to Observe the Jubilee – Faith
THE WORD SIROCCO
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Month Theme: The Jubilee
Topic: Power to Observe the Jubilee – Faith
Scripture Reading: Romans 10:8-11; Leviticus 25:8-13
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Faith through the revelation of God’s Word inspires us to proclaim the Jubilee. The times of sin, fear and bondage are so devastating that we must have faith in the Word of God that proclaims freedom. People who are under bondage need faith to believe that they can be set free during the Jubilee. We need faith to believe that our prolonged years of bondage can give way to liberty and fulfilment. Prolonged bondage may render our faith impotent. Slave owners need faith to believe that after releasing their slaves and others’ properties to them, they can still be fulfilled.
Faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ imputes righteousness to us, which leads to justification and peace. We need faith to believe that our debts are forgiven and we should walk out of bondage as free people – we are justified by faith (Romans 5:1-5). The spirit of religion and the traditions of men, keep us in bondage by making us depend on our own works. Fear of the devil and death subject us to defeat. The period of Jubilee is saturated with faith in the Word of God (Romans 10:8-11).
The people of Israel struggled to receive the faith to believe that God had released them from bondage in Egypt. They kept looking back even when they were en route to the Promised Land until God destroyed many of them. They refused to mix the Word of God with faith, and they were subsequently destroyed (Hebrews 4:1-2). It is impossible to imagine the Jubilee without faith. Every aspect of it calls for faith on the part of those who forgave debts and those who were forgiven. To release what one has requires faith and to receive what one does not deserve requires faith too.
Prayer Pray that your faith will not fail when it is tried. Pray also that you will grow in faith.
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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