In the Old Testament, the number seven was considered a very special number. Every seventh day was to be sacred to God–a Sabbath Day. Every seventh year was to be a “Sabbath Year” —a sabbatical year—in which the land was to rest. It was an expression of God’s concern for His creation and a means of teaching God’s people to trust Him for their needs (as opposed to them trusting only their work). Then, after seven times seven years came a really big deal—a particular year called Jubilee.
In Leviticus, God says: “Count off seven sabbaths of years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. 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 property and each to his own clan” (Leviticus 25:8-10).
Come and see during our Journey in the Word, what this has to do with our understanding and experience of how God changes our lives. You will be surprised!