In our Focal Scripture, God instructed Joshua to invite seven priests to join the march around Jericho. The seven priests were meant to carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns. Apart from being blown as a sound of the coronation of a new king, rams’ horns were also blown to proclaim a year of Jubilee. Rams’ horns were blown to proclaim freedom and liberty. So when God instructed that priests should blow the rams’ horn, it was jubilee.
Friend, welcome to your season of jubilee. Welcome to your year of jubilee. Welcome to your season of jubilation. Welcome to that new season where the chains of the old season have been broken. Welcome to that new season when the things that held you back in time past will no longer hold you back. Welcome to that new season when the limitations of the past have been rolled away. Welcome to your new season of freedom.
In bible times, when jubilee was proclaimed, men were not allowed to labour or sow; they simply enjoyed what the fields produced on their own (see Leviticus 25 vs. 12). Fields produced without labour in the year of Jubilee. In the season of jubilee, favour prevailed over labour. Hear me as I hear the Lord: in this new season of your jubilee, favour will exceed your labour. Your fields will produce even before you have made any effort.
In the year of jubilee, properties were restored to the original owners (see Leviticus 25 vs. 13). What men had rightfully sold was restored to them. It was a year of restoration. Hear me as I hear the Lord: in this season, whatsoever you lost, rightly or wrongly, in time past, shall be restored to you. Your lost years shall be restored; your lost opportunities shall be restored; you shall have restoration with compensation.
Welcome to your season of jubilee. In the places where you were once tied, you have been untied. In the places where you once labored, favour shall prevail. In the places where you lost, there shall be restoration.