Jubilee or Captivity? You decide.
“Consecrate the fiftieth 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 ….”
In 1965 Progressive President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted a series of entitlement programs (Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title funding; Medicare, Medicaid, Financial Aid, etc. etc.) that have led to the captivity and destruction of American minds, families, morals and souls; and the American economy.
These enslaving policies created an entire bureaucracy of administrators, educrats, technocrats, and societal planners, also dependent on the redistribution of other people’s moneys.
As a result, these slave plantation edicts have not only captured the dependent recipients; but have also shackled, tortured, muzzled, and mutated the middlemen slave bosses, as well.
History reveals that the slave mentality does very little to set itself free;
Thus the need for a Moses, a Joshua, a Daniel…those that have been through the wilderness, and have come out with the conviction and clarity of purpose to stand, to intercede and to lead.
As we recognize the perilous realities of corrupted Corporatism in bureaucratic bed with government officials who are intent on accelerating their social engineering of a nation of utilitarian workers via:
National healthcare (Affordable Healthcare Act, HIP, etc),
National healthcare records (EHR),
Nationalized education (ESEA, CCSS, College and Career Ready 21st Century Global Competencies);
Unifying databases (SLDS, INK, WDQI etc.) and
Infrastructure mated with state and federal departments of labor, workforce development, chambers of commerce, private and globalist businesses,
Higher education, and hundreds of non-governmental foundations intent on the smarter planet, dumber people– the evidence is nearly overwhelming.
It is at such times of dire overwhelm that history affords insights as to solutions.
Recall that after the Hebrews had cried out to God for deliverance from Egyptian slavery, He removed them from the bondage of Egyptian central planners and established an unheard of relationship with them; The Theocracy. God Himself would be their King.
God revealed His plan and specific tools, traditions to reinforce and to transmit to subsequent generations of Jews that their Dependence was to be on Him and not merely on their own ingenuity.
These were a bunch of slaves, with a slave mentality, very little initiative, and very little competence or confidence. In fact, the former slaves from Egypt had so little trust in God that they had to die out in the Wilderness until the next generation would know only God’s provision those forty years.
God spelled out specific commands as to how the Jews were to live out and transmit this very real Dependence on Him, and NOT fall into the traps of Materialism and Greed so common then and now.
Leviticus chapter 25 details how when the Jews entered into the land of Canaan and took possession of it (not ownership mind you, because God is the Owner) they were to let the land rest every Seventh year. They were not to plant or harvest that seventh year, but were to depend solely on hand to mouth provision, picking just what was needed that day, just like when in the 40 year wanderings.
Every fiftieth year, was to be an entire Year of Rest: The year of Jubilee.
Land was to be leased based upon how many planting years were remaining until the Year of Jubilee; “Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God, I am the LORD your God.”
Any land that had been sold to a different family was to redeemed and returned back to that family.
If any Jew had sold himself or his family out for labor, they were to be set free from the labor contract, or redeemed by a relative and set free in the Year of Jubilee. “…they must not be sold as slaves. Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.”
That was the Plan. Liberty under God, direct rule of God, Dependence on God’s infinite blessings and provision~ thereby manifesting God’s character to the nations in their midst.
In 1095 BC., the Jews rejected their Theocracy relationship with God, opting to have a monarch like the nations around them. (I Samuel 8)
They also failed to practice and transmit the meaning of the Sabbath rest of the land and the Year of Jubilee: that of dependence on God.
Consequently, in 605 B.C. the first group of Jews were taken into captivity as slaves in Babylon. Daniel and his friends were in this first group of captives, 490 years from the date of rejecting God as King.
This was 490 years of not depending on God, but on man and forming many other Globalist alliances and placing fellow Israelites into slavery in a multitude of workforce schemes.
There was no “plausible deniability” in this tragic grab and capture by the Babylonians.
God had warned the Southern Kingdom of Judah through Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Joel and Jeremiah. The Northern Kingdom, had not heeded decades of warning and had been captured by the Assyrians just a hundred years before.
These prophets had admonished against the sin; warned of impending judgment; demonstrated and reminded of God’s unfailing love; taught and earnestly pleaded for the Jewish people to return to Dependence on God and God alone.
Our captive prophet Daniel, whose name means, “God is my Judge”, after nearly seventy years in Babylon continued faithfully and without compromise to study God’s Word—And he “understood.”
Daniel understood, and he understood What needed to be done.
“I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the Word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.
So I turned to the LORD and pleaded with Him
In prayer and petition,
And in sackcloth and ashes.
I prayed to the LORD and I confessed:
WE have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; We have turned away form your commands and laws.
We have not listened…we are covered with shame ..because of our unfaithfulness…We have not obeyed…We have transgressed….We have not sought your favor by turning from our sin and giving attention to Your Truth…”
Daniel 9: 2-14
It had been nearly 70 years of captivity, one year for every year the Jews failed to fulfill the Sabbath rest of demonstrating Dependence on God and not on man’s materialistic greed; and failing to model this dependence to the next generation.
It was nearly 70 years of captivity and after Daniel’s prayer of intercession and Repentance, in 536 B.C. Cyrus of Persia, conquered the Babylonians, and permitted the Jewish captives to return to Jerusalem.
Back to the present.
We have had nearly 50 years of Federal led Captivity of Education, Healthcare and a host of other Fed Led manacles holding minds, senses, motivations, properties, futures and souls as slaves.
It is time for a few “Daniels”, a few platoons of “Daniels”, or grassroots multitudes of Godly citizens to Repent and call upon God in dependence to bring His Deliverance for the captives.
If we do not, our heirs may very well be attempting to calculate the captivity due our disobedience, which will be paid by the bondage of our children and our children’s children.
Jubilee or Captivity?
It’s up to you, to me, the WE.
It’s in The Book.