The word “Jubilee” comes from the Hebrew word for a ram’s horn. Rams’ horns were used in ancient Israel to signal the arrival of important moments in their public life, and so the word Jubilee became the name of the biggest and best day imaginable on the Hebrew calendar.
- Every seventh day on the Hebrew calendar was the Sabbath for our spiritual mothers and fathers – a day each week for them to stop and give God His due.
- Every seventh year was a Sabbath Year – a whole year when their fields were supposed to lie fallow so that they might be replenished. Spiritually the Sabbatical year was the reminder that God was the provider for all of His people’s needs and that He could be trusted completely to meet them, even when they weren’t working.
- And every seventh Sabbatical Year was supposed to be the Jubilee…
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