With 2015 behind us and now we have the year 2016 ahead of us. Holy Spirit revealed to us that the year 2015 was the year of the “open door” based in Revelation 3: 8 “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”
Holy Spirit revealed to us that the Year of 2016 is the Year of “Jubilee.” In November of 2015, the Father God shook me in my Spirit when He shared with me that this is the year of “Jubilee.” The anchor scripture for this year is Luke 4: 19 “To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” The acceptable year of the Lord is referring to the jubilee and we know that Jesus is our Jubilee.
During years that were jubilee year’s in the naturally is a time when everyone is released from all of their debts. It was a jubilee year during the Exodus of Egypt when the Lord released the children of Israel from Egypt and in the process healed and made multi-millionaire by today’s standard 2-3 million people in all one night. It was during the Passion when Jesus went to the cross that happened during a jubilee year. It was sensed that prophetically this year was the year of “jubilee” but what is interesting after some research and study was to find out this year is also naturally the jubilee year Not being a follower of the Hebrew calendar, it was very surprising but made so much sense with all of the miracles happening.
Jubilee had many functions but three were:
- It assured that the commercial cycle could not overpower people (as it does today); all major transactions of lives and lands reverted every fifty years, and no one could build up a debt he could never get out of.
- Secondly, and probably similarly, fields left fallow would regain their fertility.
- But thirdly, and, judging from the meaning of the name Jubilee, most importantly, people who were to refrain from working the field for a whole year were given the opportunity to enjoy life. Since quite a large part of humans are creative in some form or other, Sabbath years and years of Jubilee were most likely times of increased production of literature and other arts, and quite possibly also of technological and scientific innovations. Doubtlessly, extended periods of relaxation also strengthened family bonds and would logically also facilitate baby booms.
The other side of the jubilee year is the “shaking” which really depends on what seeds people have sown. The whole nation of Egypt had sowed condemning and oppressive seeds toward Israel and as a result the people of Egypt lost all of their resources to the children of Israel. Egypt’s economy has not recovered to this day. There will be many “shaking’s” this year from individually to corporately to nationally. For example, in the United States the S & P 500 will have prices to fall very hard this year because during the jubilee year the economic systems must be purged and cleansed, which results in the foolish losing much; however, the wise will gain much as they position themselves accordingly. We exhort you to judge yourself according to 1 Corinthians 11: 31 so that you don’t have to be judged. Another way to say it is to “TAKE A SHAKE” and shake off anything that one is not suppose to have otherwise the “SHAKE MAY TAKE” you.