I have spent a long while this morning looking through posts on the Internet — a rabbit hole of opinions and “prophetic words” that crisscross and contradict each other — and I’m reminded of the journey I’ve traveled over the past 20+ years. Those who regularly read my posts may remember that I’ve said many times that I did not ask for this ministry. I was “assigned” it by the Holy Spirit in January of 1995 in a little Christian book store as I was trying to navigate an episode of disabling depression.
Since that day I have learned more about myself than I ever wanted to know. I’ve met individuals I would never have thought I would connect with. I have shared information with people all over the world, as God has led me to reach out. And I have suffered scorn from loved ones that burned deep into my spirit, but it has not ultimately defined me or my mission.
Today, is one event that I’ve waited for two decades to see. I have no idea what will happen today. I will not speculate on what will happen tomorrow, or this month, or next year. I am simply feeling thankful to my Lord Jesus for standing with me, encouraging me to TRUST when I was (so many times) ready to QUIT, and whispering into my thoughts, “I’m here, Paula.”
So I write this “one more” post for your consideration …
EVENTS OF THE JUBILEE YEAR (http://www.shemitah-blood-moons.net/jubilee.html):
“Jubilee Cycles: Jubilee cycles are based in the Shemitah Years which occur every 7th year. Seven Shemitahs makes a Shemitah of Shemitahs. (7×7 years is the Shemitah of Shemitah cycle period. The year following the 7th Shemitah cycle is the Jubilee year. The Jubilee Year follows the 7th Shemitah Year thus becoming the 50th year. However, if we keep the Shemitah cycle going every 7 years, then the next Jubilee year is also the first year of the next Shemitah cycle, in which case the next Jubilee year follows 49 years after the first. However, if you start the next Shemitah cycle after the Jubilee Year then you have Jubilee years occurring every 50 years, however this breaks the 7-year cycle. Bible scholars are in disagreement to which version is correct. The following is based on the 49-year cycle, which keeps the 7-year cycle intact.”
“The 40th Jubilee since Jesus’ Crucifixion: The number 40 has special meaning in the Bible and is repeated a number of times in the Bible.
— It rained for 40 days and 40 nights as Noah and his family rode out the flood in the ark. The Great Flood was punishment for min’s sinful ways.
— The Israelites wandered 40 years in the desert in repentance for disobeying God.
— Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and was tempted by Satan.
— After Jesus’ resurrection he remained for 40 days until he ascended to Heaven.
“The period of time of 40 in the Bible is understood as a period of redemption for past sins. So it is of special interest to Christians around the world that this Jubilee Year is the 40th since Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem in 31 A.D. [debated]. Will this 40th Jubilee finalize the end period of repentance and redemption for mankind? Many believers feel something important is about to happen from God.
“The 70th Jubilee, 2015-2016: The numbers 7 and 70 both have special meanings in the Bible.
— God created the earth in six days and rested on the 7th day.
— God had completed his task by the 7th day.
— The Israelites spent 70 years in captivity away from God’s holy city, Jerusalem.
— In Daniel 9:24 we have the following: ‘Seventy weeks [70 x 7 days (one biblical “week”) = 490 years] are determined for your people and your holy city [Jerusalem], to finish transgression, to make an end to sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.’
— In Matthew 18:22 Jesus tells Peter to forgive not just seven times, but seventy times seven.”
From these biblical facts we can see that — despite debate and speculation — this Jubilee event has been and IS a big deal.
I encourage you to handle this day — Elul 29, 5776 — with prayer …