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A Hebrew Nation News Special Report by Laura Densmore

Special acknowledgements to Eddie Chumney for sharing his insights and understanding on Jubilee with me.

There is a lot of talk about an upcoming Jubilee year starting on Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown Sept 23 into September 24. How do we know if, in fact, it is a Year of Jubilee?

There are a number of different methods for calculating the Jubilee year. The table below outlines the three methods:

Jubilee count: begins at Day of Atonement Shemitah count: begins at Feast of Trumpets
Method 1. Jubilee starts at Yom Kippur on the 50th year, 49 + 1 = 50 There is no shemitah year in a Jubilee year. New Shemitah year count starts at Year 51.
Method 2: Jubilee starts at Yom Kippur on the 49th year, 7 X 7 = 49 49th year is Jubilee year and shemitah year happens concurrently in the same year. New Shemitah year count starts at Year 49.
Method 3: Jubilee starts at Yom Kippur on the 50th year. 50th year is Jubilee year and shemitah year happens concurrently in the same year. New shemitah year count starts at Year 50.

Here is the Youtube with Jonathan Cahn on the Jubilee year. It is very good.  He concludes that this coming Yom Kippur of 2015 starts a Jubilee year:

I did my own  Jubilee calculation BEFORE I saw this Youtube. I was amazed to see that my own research, study of the facts on the ground, and conclusions about Jubilee were the same as Jonathan Cahn’s.

Some will come up with a grand scheme of a calendar of Jubilees going all the way to Adam or the time of Yeshua and then try to make the facts fit their theory. I do the opposite; I start with the facts on the ground and let those facts inform me as to whether or not the year FUNCTIONED as a Shemitah year  or a Jubilee year.

I used method #2, outlined above. I based the calculation that you count seven sets of shemitah years, 7 X 7 = 49, and then Jubilee begins on year 49 on the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur and ends on Day of Atonement of Year 50.  Y ear 1 of the new Shemitah cycle runs concurrently with the Jubilee year.

Here is what scripture tells us about the Jubilee from Leviticus 25:8-11

Lev. 25: 8-11  And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all 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. That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine.

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Notice that Jubilee is about a PROCLAMATION of LIBERTY.   That ties directly back to Isaiah 61:1-4  where Yeshua PROCLAIMED LIBERTY for the captives.

Now, recall that Daniel gives us 62 weeks and 7 weeks:

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks
and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. Daniel 9:25

If the seven weeks that Daniel is talking about are the final seven weeks leading up to the return of Messiah Yeshua, and if  our 7 week count begins at June 7th, 1967, the date when East Jerusalem was recaptured and reunited,  then I am going to follow the seven weeks of Daniel in our Jubilee/Shemitah count below in the chart.

Sooooooo…..here is how I did the calculation, using method #2. I am NOT making any predictions about dates, I am simply trying to follow the facts on the ground and look for patterns, that is all…..

Jubilee Chart: The 7 weeks count and the facts on the ground

Year Math calculation FACTS on the ground
1917/1918
Jubilee year
1917 + 7 = 1924 Fall of Ottoman empire, winning of WW1, and the Balfour Declaration/proclamation that Jews should have a homeland.
Did it FUNCTION like a Jubilee year? YES! War in Mideast resulted in prophetic restoration.
Shemitah cluster 1924 + 7 = 1931
Shemitah cluster 1931 + 7 = 1938
Shemitah cluster 1938 + 7 = 1945
Shemitah cluster 1945 + 7 = 1952
Shemitah cluster 1952 + 7 = 1959
1966/1967
Jubilee year
1959 + 7 = 1966 6 day war, Jerusalem was reunited on June 7, 1967,…. Year of restoration. Did it FUNCTION like Jubilee year? YES! War in Mideast resulting in prophetic restoration.
Week 1 of Daniel’s 7 weeks 1966 + 7 = 1973
Week 2 of Daniel’s 7 weeks 1973 + 7 = 1980
Week 3 of Daniel’s 7 weeks 1980 + 7 = 1987
Week 4 of Daniel’s 7 weeks 1987 + 7 = 1994
Week 5 of Daniel’s 7 weeks 1994 + 7 = 2001 Dot com crash of 2001, twin tower attack on 9/11, stock market reopened on 9.17.01 and lost 684 pts in one day, Did it FUNCTION like Shemitah year? YES
Week 6 of Daniel’s 7 weeks 2001 + 7 = 2008 Sept 29, 2008 = Elul 29, last day of shemitah year, stock market lost 777 pts in one day. Did it FUNCTION like a Shemitah year? YES
Week 7 of Daniels 7 weeks AND 2015/Jubilee year 2008 + 7 = 2015 Facts on the ground, just look at the news: Is the 505 Trillion Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Bubble in Imminent Jeopardy? ANDStocks began falling right at this time of the year just prior to the Fall 2008 Shemitah Crash This tells me we are heading into a crash this Fall/maybe the big one.

 

Look at the pattern/trend from 2008 (a shemitah year). The stock market right now in May of 2015 is mimicking what happened in May 2008 (the spring before the stock market crash of 2008).

stock market decline in may 2015

 

Daniel’s FINAL seven weeks: Know therefore and understand,that from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. Daniel 9: 25

My interpretation of this: the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem happened in the 6 day war, so our time marker begins on June 7, 1967. That begins WEEK 1 of the seven weeks of Daniel. See the chart above.   Conclusion: Week 7 of the 7 weeks of Daniel ENDS on Day of Atonement 2015.

Isaac Newton’s Calculation of the Seven Weeks of Daniel. We can add another piece to the puzzle; that is, Isaac Newton’s calculation of the seven weeks of Daniel. Newton believed that the 62 weeks of Daniel were about Yeshua’s first coming and that the other 7 weeks of Daniel were the timing for his second coming.

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Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks
and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. Daniel 9:25

He figured that those final 7 weeks were 7 shemitah years (there are 7 years in a shemitah cluster, called Shemitah). Here is the calculation:

7 years/shemitah cluster X last 7 weeks  = 49 years  (see also Leviticus 25:8-10)

Jerusalem was reunited and restored to Israel during the 6 day war on June 7, 1967: (Interpretation: This was a fulfillment of the command to restore and build Jerusalem).

There are 360 days = a biblical/prophetic year

49 years X 360 days/biblical year = 17,640 days

From June 7, 1967, if you count out 17,640 days forward, that takes you to September 23rd, 2015; the Day of Atonement begins at sundown on this day. That is incredible precision.

Here is a biblical principle: Jubilee is a MIXED BAG: it is meant to be great blessing and outpouring for Yahweh’s people. A Jubilee year brings both great BLESSING and RESTORATION and LIBERTY and it also brings JUDGMENT, all rolled up in one, happening at the same time…..

A Jubilee year is  BLESSING to those who are humble, repentant, seeking to SHEMA, to hear and obey by the Holy Spirit. It is the year of RELEASE of the captives, return to your homeland, canceling of debts…freedom for the slaves….(See all of Leviticus 25)…….

But, for those who are unrepentant of sin, the Jubilee year is a JUDGMENT; we see this in Lev 26:14-17.

Here is the principle: On some future year of Jubilee, it will be a year of vengeance and a year of the redeemed all rolled up in one. The Year of the Redeemed is about The Greater Exodus; it is a jubilee/release and return to the land. The Year of Vengeance is about Yahweh’s judgment upon the nations for the “controversy of Zion”; Yahweh judges the nations for dividing His land.

A key foundation passage that defines what Jubilee is all about can be found in Isaiah 61:1-4. In fact, it is this passage that is the key to unlock other verses about Jubilee. It is in this passage that an important biblical principle is revealed: that Jubilee is about two things happening at the same time: blessing/liberty AND judgment. Let’s read the verse.

Yeshua proclaims jubilee

When Yeshua came into the Synagogue, he unrolled the scroll and he read this passage from Isaiah 61: 1-2:

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to
the poor;
He has sent Me
to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to
the blind,
To
set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD

This has been partially fulfilled when  Yeshua came the FIRST TIME and He proclaimed it in Luke 4:18-21 about Himself.

He then said, in Luke 4: 21:

And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Why didn’t Yeshua finish the verse? The rest of the verse says:

To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD
AND the day of vengeance of our Elohim;

To comfort all who mourn
…..Isaiah 61:1-2

I believe the reason He did not finish the verse was because it was not yet time for the vengeance/judgment of Yahweh. During his first coming, this has been the season of Yahweh’s grace and mercy inviting us to come into the ark of safety and salvation, so to speak.
At the approach of Yeshua’s second coming, the door to the ark closes, and His judgment comes upon the earth. Are we getting close to His second coming? This verse will be FULFILLED in its FULLNESS on the day of the Lord, on a future Day of Atonement in a future JUBILEE year.

Now it is very likely that when Yeshua unrolled this scroll, and read this scripture from Isaiah 61:1-2 that it was a JUBILEE year then.
Jubilee is about proclamation. Yeshua is PROCLAIMING liberty for the captives, he is saying that this scripture is being fulfilled on that day concerning Himself.

Let’s recap: The year of Jubilee is all about:

Blessing, outpouring, restoration, return to the land, canceling of debts, slaves set free, BLESSING BLESSING BLESSING…..AND

Judgment, unrepentant ones are slain by their enemies, Yahweh sets His face against us, there is drought, plague, pestilence  ALL HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME, ALL ROLLED INTO ONE….

The JUDGMENT and the JOY/ FREEDOM and RELEASE  is  all happening at the SAME TIME.

Remember for those who are pursuing a repentant lifestyle, for those who are humble, broken, repentant and seeking to obey Yahweh and His commands by the power of His Holy Spirit, the Year of JUBILEE is GREAT BLESSING and outpouring, redemption, deliverance, freedom This is GOOD NEWS!

I want to focus on the second part of the verse that Yeshua did not call out when he read from the torah scroll, because I believe that it gives us an important clue, a remez hint about the end of days:

AND the day of vengeance of our Elohim;
Isaiah 61:1-2

I want to key in on the word “vengeance.”  What is this vengeance about? Let’s go to Isaiah 34:8:

For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompence for the controversy of Zion. Isaiah 34:8

That word controversy, in Hebrew is “Riyb” and it means: dispute, covenant lawsuit

What would this covenant lawsuit be about? It is about the dividing of the land of Israel. That is the case being heard in heaven’s court, that is the controversy, the legal matter being heard. The nations are amassing to divide the land of Israel. And, when they do it, it will bring forth Yahweh’s judgment, His vengeance. (Joel 3: 1-2)

Where do we see some other places where this word, vengeance, occurs?

The word vengeance occurs 8 times in 5 different verses in Jeremiah 50 and 51. This is a strong pattern of this word occuring in these two chapters that are all about the judgment and destruction of the end time daughter of Babylon nation.

Here is a biblical principle: when we see the word “vengeance” being used in these two chapters, it is code for “Jubilee”.

It is giving us a remez hint as to WHEN the destruction of Babylon will occur: in a future year of Jubilee.

Shout against her all around; She has given her hand,
Her foundations have fallen, Her walls are thrown down;
For it
is the vengeance of the LORD. Take vengeance on her.
As she has done, so do to her.

Cut off the sower from Babylon,
And him who handles the sickle at harvest time.
For fear of the oppressing sword
Everyone shall turn to his own people,
And everyone shall flee to his own land.

Jeremiah 50:15-16

Notice that the last part of the verse is showing us the “measure for measure” principle; what she has sewn, she will now reap.

This next verse gives us a clue as to what will be a “trigger” for bringing about the judgment of Yahweh; it has to do with His temple:

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The voice of those who flee and escape from the land of Babylon
Declares in Zion the vengeance of Yahweh our Elohim,
The vengeance of His temple.
Isaiah 50:28

In this next verse, we are told to FLEE when the vengeance of Yahweh begins to be poured out on the end time Babylon nation:

Flee from the midst of Babylon,
And every one save his life!
Do not be cut off in her iniquity,
For this
is the time of Yahweh’s vengeance;
He shall recompense her.
Isaiah 51:6

Notice two things here:
1. We are told to FLEE from Babylon
2. We are given a hint as to WHEN this vengeance/judgment will be poured out; during a Jubilee year.

I want to recommend that you listen to the recently released teaching by Kimberly Rogers, “The Time to Flee”, found at TheMessianicMessage.com, for more details on this. In part 1, she does a masterful job laying out her case in scriptures and in the historical record that the end time daughter of Babylon nation is the United States of America.

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So, when we are told to flee from Babylon, it means to flee the United States of America. When the vengeance of Yahweh is poured out in some future Jubilee year, there will be NO SAFE PLACE within the US. I recommend that you listen to “The Time to Flee” to get understanding on where to flee and when to flee.

In this next verse, we get a clue about what the vengeance of Yahweh will look like.

Make the arrows bright! Gather the shields!
Yahweh has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes.
(modern day Iran)
For His plan
is against Babylon to destroy it,
Because it
is the vengeance of Yahweh,
The vengeance for His temple
. Isaiah 51:11

What are these arrows? Very likely, they will be inbound missiles from Russia, the ancient Medes, modern day Iran, and/or China.

Therefore thus says Yahweh:
“Behold, I will plead your case and take vengeance for you.
I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.
Jer 51: 36

We are given words of encouragement and strengthening in all of this. There is judgment for the unrepentant, those who have unconfessed sin.

But for those who are humble, who are walking in repentance, this is Yahweh’s year of redemption, release, and liberty:

Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your Elohim will come
with vengeance,
With the recompense of Yahweh;
He will come and save you.”
Isaiah 35:4

Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
I have trodden the winepress alone,
And from the peoples no one
was with Me.
For I have trodden them in My anger,
And trampled them in My fury;
Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments,
And I have stained all My robes.
For the day of vengeance
is in My heart,
And the year of My redeemed has come.
Isaiah 63: 2-4

Let’s close and conclude. All of these verses I have shared are linking the vengeance of Yahweh to the judgment of the end time daughter of Babylon nation. And, we have seen that the “vengeance of Yahweh” is “code” for JUBILEE. This seems to be a “hint” to us  that this judgment of Babylon will happen in a future Jubilee year.

Recall that in a Jubilee year it is a great  BLESSING to those who are humble, repentant, who are seeking to SHEMA, to hear and obey by the Holy Spirit. It is the year of RELEASE of the captives, return to your homeland, canceling of debts…freedom for the slaves…

But, for those who are unrepentant of sin, the Jubilee year is a JUDGMENT. The Jubilee year brings both great BLESSING and RESTORATION and LIBERTY and it also brings JUDGMENT, all rolled up in one, happening at the same time…..

I have laid out some facts on the ground for you and tried to connect them back to some biblical principles.

These are some patterns that I see and discern. Am I saying that Yom Kippur, Sept 23, 2015 is Day 1 of the 1,000 year reign of the “day of the Lord”?

No, I am not. I am saying we are seeing some interesting patterns and trends and we need to keep watching and praying. The patterns and trends are certainly moving in that direction.

When might it become a “thus saith the Lord”? What event are we still watching for? When we see the UN Security Council vote on and pass the resolution to declare and decree a Palestinian state. Then we are there. This event will usher us into the time known as “Jacob’s trouble” or the “Great Tribulation”.

We are not there yet. But, we are getting close. The UN vote on the Palestinian resolution has been pushed to September of 2015.

The principles are true. On some future year of Jubilee we will start to see redemption and blessing and return to the land for Yahweh’s people, and vengeance and judgment upon the nations and peoples who are unrepentant.

Whether that happens this coming Fall or some future Jubilee year, time will tell. It is possible that my method of calculation is off; however,  the principles are timeless. We might see these prophesies be fulfilled this Fall or some future year; nevertheless, the principles are timeless.

What does this mean for us? What do we do? The important thing for us to do is this:

First, be pursuing a repentance lifestyle. Be humble, be quick to repent. I like this saying: “He who repents first wins!”. Ask the Holy spirit to reveal your sin, and He will. Take these summer months to be cleansing yourself of all sin and unrighteousness. It is the humble, the meek, and the repentant ones who will come under Yahweh’s grace and mercy, and blessing and outpouring when a Jubilee year begins.

Second, each person must inquire of the Lord and ask Him what He has for them. Knowing your PURPOSE is paramount.  Where does Abba want you to be? When does He want you there? What would He have you be doing? What are His orders for you? Understanding your role during these days is what we must seek and inquire of the Lord on.
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