Message 1 - By Jerry D. Green

The Message of Jubilee


“…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). These were the words of Jesus to His disciples, shortly before He ascended back to the Father.  He did not elaborate as to what the gospel was, they were to preach, but the word “gospel” simply means “good news” or a “good message.”  Nevertheless, many ignorant, and/or unscrupulous people have taken the liberty to make the “good message,” or “good news” be whatever carnal people (including themselves) want to hear and believe; but the true gospel must be that which can be scripturally substantiated by the “…rightly” divided word of “…truth…” (II Timothy 2:15). There is only one gospel that “…is the power of God unto salvation…” to all those who hear and believe it (Romans 1:16). It is the TRUE, unchanged, unadulterated, gospel of Christ, given by those first, chosen, apostles of Christ.  And to all who believe the TRUE gospel of Christ, it is “…the power of God…” to change a life (Galatians 2:20); “…the power of God…” to make “…free indeed” from sin; John 8:30-36); and in these, it is “…the power of God…” to save a soul from eternal damnation (Hebrews 7:25). These are but a few of the many reasons we must “judge the message;” and judge it “…rightly…. I pray this message will help you in doing just that.  So, always remember, if it’s not the “Jubilee Message” it’s not the TRUE gospel; and vice versa.  JDG


The Message of Jubilee

In the day and hour in which we are living, there are many messages going forth in the realm of that which calls itself Christendom, or, the Church of Jesus Christ. Just as the apostle Paul told the Galatians, there is “…THE gospel…,” which is the true; but, there is also “…another gospel…,which is “…NOT another…” gospel, but is a perverted (or changed) gospel (Galatians 1:6-7). The difference today: There is still only one true gospel, but there are untold thousands of perverted gospels; i.e., so called gospels. Some are so far fetched a person would think no one could possibly be deceived by them; but we see every day that people are. Others are much more subtle, missing the mark only slightly, and by this they deceive many; for no matter how slight the change, the truth, and therefore the power of the gospel is destroyed. The scriptures tell us in II Thessalonians 2:9-12 that all who receive “…NOT the love of the truth…” will be deceived; no matter how wise and/or knowledgeable they are, or, how simple and/or gullible they are. Nevertheless, I know that there are some who love the truth, yet are overwhelmed by the flood which spews daily from “…the mouth of the dragon…” (Revelation 12:15-16; i.e., by and through his, “…Satan’s… ministers…; II Corinthians 11:14-15).  As I pondered these things I asked the Lord if there was a simple way of judging the message; and I believe this writing is the answer He gave.

We had, for several years, where I attended church at the time, been singing one of my favorite old gospel songs; “Ring the Bells of Freedom.”  Some of the words in the chorus say, “Ring those bells of freedom from the power of sin;” which is the very heart of the gospel message. No wonder we don’t hear this song in most of our churches today. Most of us are wise and knowledgeable enough to know this cannot be true; after all, that’s not our experience.  And even though the song writer never specifies the connection in the song, there can be no doubt that he is referring to the spiritual message of the gospel of Jesus Christ; of which, under the law of Moses, the Jubile (Jubilee) message is a type (Leviticus 25:9-10). The apostle Paul tells us that the law, written by Moses was only “…a shadow…” (a type) of the real which was to come; and John says, “…the darkness (i.e., the shadow) is now past and the true light (the real; which is Jesus, the Christ) “…now shineth…” (has come). The type message was to sound the trumpet throughout all Israel with the good news that it was the year of Jubilee. All of those who had been in natural servitude to (i.e., slaves to) whether for a short time or for forty nine years, were freed; free to leave the one they had been serving (the master they had been servants (or slaves) to, for whatever the reason).  Inheritances were restored and there was great rejoicing because of the good news of freedom.  Those people, however, could never in their lifetime know freedom from our spiritual master; “our old man” of sin (John 8:30-36; Romans 6:6). The reason: Because Jesus, the Christ, the promised seed (Genesis 3:15; Galatians 3:16-19) had not yet come and shed His blood and suffered the death of the cross for us, to redeem us from sin; and consequentially death, which is the wages of sin.  But now: Romans 6:6, Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body (the whole; the entirety) of sin might be destroyed (rendered entirely idle [useless] G2673), that (from) henceforth (from this moment forward; if you and I believe the truth of the gospel) we (you and I) should (would) not serve sin.

Shortly after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus; after he had been seen of His chosen disciples for about forty days, just before His ascension, He stood with a large gathering of His followers (over 500 altogether, including 11 of His chosen 12; I Corinthians 15:6).  He gave them the commandment which is today called, the great commission. “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel (the good news of freedom from sin) to every creature” (every person, every soul, “…all the world…; Mark 16:15). Begin at Jerusalem, then Judaea, all Israel, Samaria, Europe, Asia, Africa, and across the oceans to every island, every continent, and every nation; “…all the world….” But, here was something I had not seen before. This gospel they were to preach was (and yet is) “The New Testament, or New Covenant Jubilee.” Proclaim freedom to all nations; not just to Israel.  And now, for us, the message is not freedom from a natural master, but freedom from sin (Matthew 1:21); not a covering for sin, not freedom to continue in sin because sin doesn’t matter anymore, not freedom for an occasion to the flesh; but MADE FREE indeed, FROM sin (John 8:34-36). Being born again, we are new creatures (new creations) IN Christ (John 3:5-7; John 20:29-31; I John 5:1; II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15). We are made “…free indeed…” from sin, the spirit and nature of Satan, which we all inherited from our forefather, Adam; that pollutes and damns our human nature. Through faith in Jesus, the Christ, and the true gospel of Him, all those who are born again of God, are inherently, and intrinsically MADE free from sin, because the Son MADE us free at Calvary (John 8:34-36). Praise God! This is the New Testament Jubilee message.  By this we can judge all messages. If a message can pass this test, it is a true gospel message. If it is not the New Testament Jubilee message, if it is NOT the truth that MAKES a person “…free indeed…” FROM sin, it is NOT the TRUE gospel message which Jesus commissioned us to preach (Romans 6:6-7; Romans 6:18-22).  By this, I mean that freedom FROM sin is through faith (i.e., believing) in the shed blood and broken body of Jesus Christ.  Life, righteousness, and freedom FROM sin IS the new Jubilee message; the gospel (the good news) of freedom from sin.  Therefore, “…Go ye into all the world (with whom you have contact) and… (proclaim the good news of freedom from sin) …to every creature.

As I pondered this message, I was reminded of two men in the Old Testament named Ahimaaz and Cushi (II Samuel 18). They were both runners (messengers; message carriers). The event takes place at a time when King David’s son Absalom has rebelled, sought to overthrow him, and take the kingdom for himself. The armies have met, but King David, at the insistence of his Captains is not with the army in the battle. The army however, has been instructed by the King not to harm Absalom. In the battle Absalom is caught in the limbs of an oak tree; and Joab slays him.

With Absalom dead, Joab ends the pursuit of his forces and prepares to send the news to the king. “Then said Ahimaaz (the bearer of good news) …. Let me now run, and bear the king tidings…. And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day… because the king’s son is dead. Then Joab said to Cushi (the bearer of bad news), Go tell the king what thou hast seen, And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab and ran. Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, But howsoever, let me, I pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Joab said, Wherefore wilt thou run, my son, seeing…thou hast no tidings (no good news or message) ready? But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi. … And Ahimaaz called, and said unto the king, ALL IS WELL. And he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, Blessed be the LORD thy God, which hath delivered up the men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.” Then “…the King said, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answered, When Joab sent the King’s servant (Cushi) and me thy servant, I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what it was” (II Samuel 18:19-29). Then Cushi (the bearer of bad news) arrived with the news that Absalom had in fact, been slain.

These runners remind me of the church today. All have received the commandment to run, but many are so zealous to please the hearer, they either run without the message (Romans 10:2), or choose to deliver a message that is more palatable to the hearer.  Some build mighty kingdoms; others seek to raise armies to take the kingdom which is the “…Father’s good pleasure to GIVE…” them (Luke 12:32).  They “…compass sea and land…, and bombard the airways with a message, not the message. They assure that “…ALL IS WELL….” They know the son is dead, but do not have the faintest idea of the importance of His death.  Some, even though they know the truth, use delicate words and only tell the King what he wants to hear.  The Jubilee message is not forthcoming. They will say and do most anything “…to make… (a) proselyte, and when he is made, … (they) make him twofold more the child of hell than…” they themselves (Matthew 23:13-15). There is no love, and no freedom from sin; only death and destruction. They are either ashamed of the (true) gospel of Christ or choose to be willingly ignorant of the (true) gospel of Christ; although they claim to be His.  Sadly, most do not know what the TRUE gospel of Christ is. Thankfully, however, some have seen and are seeing the true gospel which the devil seeks to keep hidden, and will resist with all his means. Preaching our death on the cross, WITH Christ, as the answer for the “…old man…” of sin still brings persecution (Romans 6:6); but it is the only message that will make a person “…free indeed…” FROM sin. You can always judge the message by answering this question. Is it the New Covenant Jubilee message? Anything less is “…another gospel….

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If you would like to know more about the Jubilee Message, which is the New Covenant of “Grace;” please read “The New Covenant,” Message 56 by Leroy Surface on this web site. It explains the New Covenant (the Message of Jubilee) in much greater detail. To go directly to this message, click > HERE.


What’s Not Being Said?

When a person sees, hears, or reads that which is presented as the gospel of Jesus Christ, it can sometimes be hard to discern anything wrong with what’s being said. Next time try asking the question, what’s not being said? If, after a few messages, you don’t hear freedom FROM sin by Jesus Christ and the finished work of Calvary, it’s a good indication that the New Covenant Jubilee message (the true gospel of Jesus Christ) is not being preached by that particular ministry. JDG


Something Interesting

According to a quote from THE REESE CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLE it was indeed the year of Jubilee when “…Christ our Passover (was) sacrificed for us (I Corinthians 5:7).  I don’t know if it’s possible to positively prove this or not, but my personal belief is: It had to have been the old Levitical year of Jubilee which was still in effect during the life span of Jesus on this earth. JDG



All italicized words in the King James Version of the Bible were added by the first revision translators (editors). Words added by the original translators however, were NOT italicized. While most added words, whether by the original translators or by later editors, are beneficial for clarity, some miss the actual meaning of the word or words and therefore detract from, and/or (in some cases) completely conceal what the writer was actually saying. JDG


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