Hi friends! Do you realize we’re in the midst of a jubilee year for Jerusalem? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please see Israel’s Jubilee Years. Indeed, “liberty is proclaimed throughout the land” on a 50-year schedule, just as the Bible describes in Leviticus 25:8-11! Interestingly, on our Gregorian calendar, those years happen to end in “7,” the number of perfection (God’s perfection!).
2017 is the 50th anniversary of the 6-Day War in which Israel re-captured the Old City of Jerusalem, including Temple Mount, and reunited Israel for the very first time since 70 AD when the Romans wiped out the city and drove Jews from Israel. The victory also ensured freedom of access for all faiths to Jerusalem’s holy sites. It is an incredibly significant year in Israel’s history.
While the 6-Day War victory was officially celebrated in June (on the actual anniversary of the victory), Israel continues to celebrate the Jubilee Year. As Christians who stand with Israel, it is fitting for us to congratulate Jerusalem in commemoration of her Jubilee celebration.
Did you know you can actually send your own personal congratulations to the people of Israel? Christians from around the world are sending words of congratulations and encouragement, and all messages are being compiled in a special Jerusalem Jubilee Book that will be presented to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
Be one of millions of Christians who stand with Israel in this very simple and tangible way. Send your congratulations!