This album includes two new songs that we wrote for the 2019 North America College Training on the jubilee. Our prayer is that these songs would help lead many into the experience of the Lord Jesus as the real jubilee!
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Shortly after Jesus began His ministry on the earth, He returned to Nazareth, where He grew up, and went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day. He stood up and read from the book of Isaiah (Isa. 61:1-2):
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to announce the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away in release those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, *the year of jubilee” (Luke 4:18-19).
When Jesus finished reading, “the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him” (v. 20). Then He told them clearly: “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (v. 21). This was an epochal moment in human history—when the Lord read this passage from Isaiah, He was proclaiming the year of jubilee.
Today, because of our Savior’s redeeming death and life-releasing resurrection, all those who believe in Jesus Christ are not only forgiven of their sins (Eph. 1:7) but also released from the bondage of sin (Rom. 6:22) and receive Christ as their portion (Col. 2:6). Therefore, the entire New Testament age of grace, when God’s salvation is freely available to all mankind (Eph. 2:8), is the year of jubilee!
*The phrase “the year of jubilee” is added here in the Recovery Version of the New Testament and other translations because of Isaiah’s clear allusion to the command from the Lord to proclaim every fiftieth year as a year of jubilee: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family” (Leviticus 25:10).