Posted on May 21, 2021Comments Off on Holy

(Leviticus 25:10, Berean Study Bible). Okay, this is a brief capture of my thoughts on this profound book of the Bible. It’s a small but complex bite, perfect for a short pocket of time in the morning with coffee or on the porch as you wait for the kids to get off the bus. I pray for you to enjoy this small but mighty micro-essay, my record of finding Jesus in an old book of sacred Scripture.

10So you are to consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty in the land for all its inhabitants. It shall be your Jubilee, when each of you is to return to his property and to his clan.
1The fiftieth year will be a Jubilee for you; you are not to sow the land or reap its aftergrowth or harvest the untended vines. 12For it is a Jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You may eat only the crops taken directly from the field.
13In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his own property.

(Leviticus 25:10-13). After reading Leviticus Chapter Twenty-five, I decided to look up the meanings of “holy” and “jubilee” in Strong’s Concordance. I found:

  • a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract. sanctity:—consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (x most) holy (x day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary;” and
  • cause for celebration

(Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Abingdon Press, 1890. Print). I see the year of jubilee as a place that makes the room to recognize the sanctity of the moment of release. What I see in Leviticus Chapter Twenty-five, verse eleven, is Jesus.

39You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me, 

17the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. Unrolling it, He found the place where it was written:
18“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,
because He has anointed Me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to release the oppressed,
19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20Then He rolled up the scroll, returned it to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him, 21and He began by saying, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

7Then I said, ‘Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll:
I have come to do Your will, O God.’ ”

(SEE, John 5:39; Luke 4:17-21; Hebrews 10:7). Freedom is commanded by God. He declares that the good gift is a time of celebration. LORD Jesus has laid down His life and taken it back up again by the power of the Holy Spirit and according to the command He had from His Father:

17The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again. 18No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father.”

(John 10:17-18, Berean Literal Bible). We can know—now that Jesus has come in the flesh—The Son of God coming to dwell among us, dying to take upon Himself our sin debt, and raising to life by the Power of The Holy Spirit, is a cause for celebration