Psalms: The Book of Jubilees – Part Two
In my study of Jubilees and the possibility of a Jubilee in 2017, I have found what might be called a “Jubilee Pattern” in the Psalms. In the last lesson we noted that there are three groups of fifty Psalms and they appear to demonstrate the following themes:
If my understanding is correct, the fiftieth Psalm of each group would follow the theme established at the beginning of that grouping. Psalm 50, therefore, would be the Jubilee Psalm for the first group which follows the theme of Rebellious Man,. This Psalm delivers this theme in abundance!
- 1 – 50 Rebellious Man
- 51 – 100 Deliverance
- 101 – 150 The Righteous and Israel
The language here is apocalyptic! This Psalm may be described as the “Final Jubilee Psalm,” when the Land of Israel is returned to its original owners. The Lord concludes Psalm 50 with this statement (paraphrased). “I have kept silent while you, the wicked, did all these things. You thought that I was like you, but I will reprove you and set things in order. Now consider this, you that forget God, else I tear you to pieces.” Wow!
- “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him,” “he may judge his people,” “Gather my saints together unto me;” “call upon me in the day of trouble (tribulation),” “But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes … Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.” (50:3, 4, 5, 15, 16-17)
The Jubilee Psalm for the second group, which is about Deliverance, is entirely different. Psalm 100, a favorite Psalm, begins, “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.” “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” (100:1, 4) Enter His gates and courts! This is a Jubilee Psalm of thanksgiving for those who have been delivered by the Lord.
The last Jubilee Psalm, Psalm 150, is all about praise. This is the Jubilee Psalm for the Righteous and Israel. It begins and ends with Hallelujah! Every verse begins with “praise.” And the last verse is a wonderful culmination, “Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” (150:6)
Psalm 150 mirrors the praise found in the Revelation 19:1-6. This Revelation passage contains the only “Hallelujahs” found in the New Testament. Revelation 19 speaks of the culminating action of the Lord on the earth and is followed by the Return of the Lord Jesus in great power and glory:
Each of these Jubilee Psalms from the three groupings could be a Final Jubilee Psalm. I do believe that the Lord has re-established the Jubilee Years from what we have seen. If the Jubilee Pattern is correct and 2017 is a Jubilee Year, that does not mean that it is the Final Jubilee Year. That, we do not know. All I can say is, “Even so, come Lord Jesus.” (Revelation 22:20)
- “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
Praise the name of the Lord!
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