This is the year of the Lord. It is the year of His favor… a year of jubilee. It is a time for great rejoicing (Isaiah 61).
God says, “In the time of favor I will answer you. In the day of salvation I will help you. I will protect you. I will appoint you as my promise to the people…” (Isaiah 49:8 )
It is by the grace of God, who has appointed times and seasons to all things whereby the year of jubilee has come.
God says, “At the right time I heard you. On the day of salvation I helped you.” Listen, now is God’s acceptable time! Now is the day of salvation! (2 Corinthians 6:2).
This is your jubilee year. The year of Gods favor has come to you. It will be holy to you (Lev 25:12) for in the jubilee year, God will put an end to bondage and set you free.
It is His gift… the gift of grace, unmerited favor.
God says, I AM Grace and from Me, all grace abounds. Grace has come for you. Grace for the day and for the year of jubilee.
Grace is given and by definition is undeserved. It cannot be earned. It is the gift of God.
God says, In the fullness of time, I sent my Son into the world to pay for the freedom of those who were controlled and bound by sin (Galatians 4:4).
This is God’s gift of grace. Grace undeserved and given to you.
God says, All of you prisoners, ‘Come out’! ‘Come out all those in darkness”. “Show yourselves” (Isaiah 49:9). Come and receive from my hand the blessings that I offer to you.
Are you languishing in a debtor’s prison? Come out your debt has been paid. It is His gift. It is the gift of God.
God says, I see those from the north, from the west, from lands far beyond. Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For God has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted (Isaiah 49: 12-13).
But I am forgotten, you say. Weak, sorrowful, despondent, forsaken…
God says, forsaken? How can I forget you? “Can a woman forget her nursing child? Or that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands (Isaiah 49: 15-16).
“Everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence. But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free. God offered him, so that by his blood he should become the means by which people’s sins are forgiven through their faith in him. God did this in order to demonstrate that he is righteous. In the past he was patient and overlooked people’s sins; but in the present time he deals with their sins, in order to demonstrate his righteousness. In this way God shows that he himself is righteous and that he puts right everyone who believes in Jesus” ( Romans 3: 23-25).
GRACE has come for you.
Jesus Christ is the Redeemer, the gift of grace. He came that He might apply the balm of reconciliation to our hearts, and give joy and peace. “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up our wounds” ( Psalms 147:3 ).
Jesus says, there is enough love in Me to comfort all who mourn, whatever the sore, whatever the sorrow. My tears will mingle with your tears and for such tears I have a bottle ( Psalms 56:8 )
Jesus Christ Messiah has come and says to you:
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion– to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified” ( Isaiah 61: 1-3 ).
Jesus says, For those that morn and weep over sin, I AM the gift of grace and will give beauty for ashes and the oil of joy. “God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions ( Hebrews 11:9 ).
Jesus says, In the fullness of time, I have come. I AM GRACE.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth ( Ephesians 1:7-10 ).
“And from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” ( John 1: 16).