***What are You HOPING from 2012???
***If You could "Dream BIG" - what would 2012 look like for you???
***LET'S PRAY ...
II SCRIPTURE TEXT: Leviticus 25:8-17
“(8)Count off 7 sabbaths of years – 7 times 7 years – so that the 7 sabbaths of years amount to a period of 49 years. (9)Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the 10th day of the 7th month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. (10)Consecrate the 50th year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan. (11)The 50th year shall be a Jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. (12)For it is a Jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields. (13)In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property. (14)If you sell land to one of your countrymen or buy any from him, do not take advantage of each other. (15)You are to buy from your countrymen on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. And he is to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops. (16)When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price, because what he is really selling you is the number of crops. (17)Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord you God.”
III MESSAGE: WHY WAS JUBILEE ESTABLISHED???
A Celebrated EVERY 50th year
B CANCELLING of all Debts
C FREEING of all Slaves
D RETURNING of Land to Original Owners
E Following this practice would have LED to a Society w/out PERMANENT Poverty
F HOWEVER, no indication in Bible that Israel ever CELEBRATED Jubilee
G Christ was SACRIFICED & RESURRECTED in the Jubilee
IV MODERN DAY JUBILEE: WHAT WOULD SOCIETY LOOK LIKE IF WE HAD CELEBRATED JUBILEE???
A HEART ATTITUDE for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ
B EQUALITY of Income (NO Poverty)
C COMPASSION for fellow Man (Honesty & Integrity)
D An "Attitude" of SELFLESSNESS (Generosity & Giving)
E RESTORATION of "Self-Worth" for the Poor and Sick
V CONCLUSION: JUBILEE vs. NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS!!!
A INSTEAD OF a "New Year’s Resolution" this year, why don’t we ADOPT a HEART-ATTITUDE of "Jubilee" & Watch Our World CHANGE!!!