“This is the year—the age—of jubilee, the age of grace! I was impressed again and again during NACT how God doesn’t desire any of our work and self-improvement; all He wants is for us to come to Him and receive Him as our real rest, enjoyment, and cause of shouting! He is the reality of the jubilee and He is available to us right now! All we need to do is receive Him and enjoy Him. Eat God! in His Word as the Spirit!
However enjoyable NACT was, it brought me to the realization that my enjoyment of Christ as the reality of the jubilee should not be limited to that one week alone, but as a Christian, I should be one who lives in and enjoys the jubilee day by day, moment by moment. Christians are persons in ecstasy before God. For us to be in ecstasy, to be carried away from ourselves and from our situations, we need to be in the constant enjoyment of the all-inclusive Christ as our jubilee; we need to have a private, intimate, and affectionate time with the Lord. Just as we need our eyes to be opened first before we can open the eyes of others, we need to be ones who are grounded and deeply rooted in Christ as our good land that we may bear fruit for God’s purpose and economy! The best time for us to take root downward is in the morning, but this isn’t the end of our contact with Him! We should be touching Him throughout our day, constantly in prayer and fellowship with Him. While we can enjoy our jubilee Jesus corporately in the Body of Christ, in the local churches, we also desperately need an individual enjoyment. ‘Draw ME; we will run after you’ (S.S. 1:4)! Lord, continue appearing to me again and again as this wonderful jubilee! Open my eyes!
2 Cor. 6:2 says, ‘For He says, ‘In an acceptable time I listened to you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.’ Behold, NOW is the well-acceptable time; behold NOW is the day of salvation.’” — Cindy L.