By Bill Somers

A prophetic look at Israel, Pentecost and the Last day outpouring; an outline.

Pentecost was the 50th day after the Father raised his firstborn from the dead, namely Jesus.

One key feature of this is that 50 days after the first born was raised, He poured out His Spirit on the Church.

The Jubilee is a celebration to take place on the 50th year after Israel came into the Land.

The Jubilee Year for the Nation of Israel is 1997. The state of Israel came into being in 1948, 1998 will be the 50th anniversary but 1997 is the 50th year, the Year of Jubilee!. Figuratively speaking, The Lord raised Israel, also His firstborn, from the dead in 1948.

If you observe the Jewish calendar, the Year of Jubilee will begin September 14 of 1996! This makes 1996/97 The Jubilee Year.

So that 50 years after the first born was raised, He will be pouring out His Spirit on the Church again! The prophetic element in this must include the fact that this leaves a 3 and one half ; year interval till the spring (Passover) of the year 2000. The year that many look for his return, and that many missions agencies target for completion of the Great Commission.

Other points of Interest on the 1996/97 Jubilee Year:

The 1996/97 jubilee year is when Israel is celebrating Jerusalem 3000, commemorating the 3000th year since David took the city. Consider David as a type of Messiah and Jerusalem as a type of the Church and this speaks of Christ coming to His Church. It is a foreshadowing of revival. And Jubilee is a type of revival!

The 1996/97 jubilee year is also the 2000th anniversary of the Birth of Jesus, given the most probable date of 5 B. C.; on the feast of tabernacles or there about.

The 1996/97 jubilee year must also mark the beginning of the new millenium. It is the start of the 7th thousand year period in God's creation. It is the 7th day of his week, spoken prophetically as the 7th day and also as the 3rd day. The 3rd day since Jesus birth.

The 1996/97 jubilee year had been hailed by the prophets. Several major prophetic voices have indicated that God is doing something special for 1997; Bob Jones, Bill Hamon, and Larry Randolph.

The passage quoted below from Leviticus 25 is often taken to mean that God instructed Israel to celebrate a Jubilee every 50 years. It could just as well be interpreted to mean that God instructed Israel to celebrate the Jubilee only once. Only on the 50th year after entering the Land, were they to celebrate. The bible does not record any occasion where Israel actually obeyed this statute in her history.

The 1996/97 jubilee year could well be the single fulfillment of the Jubilee statute.

Here are the relevant scriptural passages: Jubilee.

"And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying," (Leviticus 25:1)

"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD." (Leviticus 25:2)

"And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years." (Leviticus 25:8)

"Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land." (Leviticus 25:9)

"And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family." (Leviticus 25:10)

"But the field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest's." (Leviticus 27:21)

"In the year of the jubilee the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land did belong." (Leviticus 27:24)

"Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God. Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety." (Leviticus 25:17-19)

Pentecost. "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD." (Leviticus 23:15-17)

The firstborn.

"And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:" (Exodus 4:22) Messiah as the firstborn.

"I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:"

"With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him."

"The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him."

"And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him."

"But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted."

"I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers."

"He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation."

"Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth."

"My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him."

"His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven." (Psalms 89:20-29)

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