The Sound of Jubilee is not Chaotic

Monday, January 13, 2020

Month Theme: The Jubilee

Topic: The Sound of Jubilee is not Chaotic

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:8-11; Leviticus 25:8-13

Main Text:
1 Corinthians 14:8
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

The sound of Jubilee is a specific sound of forgiveness, righteousness, liberation, empowerment, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17). The sound of preachers and believers in our time should not produce different effects from that revealed in the Word of God. We must not produce guilt, bondage, fear, depression and defeat. The apostle Paul said if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, no one will prepare himself or herself for war. He added that there are so many kinds of voices (languages) in the world and none of them is without signification. The sound of war must be clear. The sound of war is different from a party call or funeral dirge. Conversely, we cannot liberate people from sin, bondage and destruction with the negative sound of guilt and fear.

The uncertain sound of a trumpet does not tell the soldiers whether to advance or retreat. Sometimes it produces the opposite effect of what one really wants the soldiers to do. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached but in some cases, the so-called Gospel, which we preach brings people under bondage instead of liberating them. Some preachers are like the Pharisees Jesus Christ described who made proselytes worse than themselves (Matthew 23:15). They burdened their converts with laws which were impossible to obey. The religious people who followed the Pharisees thought they could please God through good deeds but they failed woefully.

The negative messages people hear, their terrible experiences and the power of the devil are so loud and strong that believers must make a concerted effort to make the sound of the Jubilee louder. Jesus Christ said that we must declare what we hear in private on the rooftop. The truth about grace, forgiveness and the empowerment of believers has been concealed for a long time by the spirits of tradition and religion. Those who have a revelation of the truth from Jesus Christ must declare it “upon the housetops” (Matthew 10:26).

Prayer: Pray that by your words you will lift the weak up, and not condemn them to bondage.

Recommended Reading:
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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