When Israel was living in challenging times during their 70 year stay in Babylon, God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah and said to them, “For thus says the LORD, ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’”
Our 70 years of exile, just like Israel’s then, is coming to and end. Many of us were born into this so we don’t realize the freedom we are about to experience as we come out of it. But Jeremiah reminded them, you are coming out into a visitation from God; fulfillment of God’s word; prosperity, a future and hope; a close relationship with God; restoration; and gathering. My friends we are coming out for this is God’s appointed time of our jubilee.