Updated: Oct 24, 2020
1 Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of YHWH is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but upon thee YHWH will arise, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
1 The spirit of YHWH GOD is upon me; because YHWH hath anointed me to bring good tidings unto the humble; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the eyes to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the year of YHWH'S good pleasure, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them riches for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called terebinths (trees) of righteousness, the planting of YHWH, wherein He might glory.
Isaiah 60, 61
The Glory of Yah Yahwah, as stated above, is seen when observing His people, i.e. how they live and relate to one another. The Jubilee year is just one example of how He expects them to treat one another; once every fifty years all debts of Hebrew Israelites in the land were to be canceled and each man returned to his inheritance! This was done automatically; no one had to petition for debt relief, it was a portion of the blessing of being a Hebrew Israelite. The reason for this was to ensure that the Israelites didn’t place material prosperity before the well-being of their Brethren. Both the Jubilee and the year of Release dealt with indebtedness financially and no other matters, i.e. you could not get a Release from marriage or have a sentence of correction cancelled.
For the Glory of Yah Yahwah to be seen on His people in their everyday lives, they must have a life style steeped in Righteousness, as Isaiah 61:3 states, ”that they might be called terebinths (trees) of righteousness, the planting of YHWH, wherein He might Glory”. A lifestyle based on righteousness is one wherein justice, mercy, truth and love are the pillars.
17 Learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
8 It hath been told thee, O man, what is good, and what YHWH doth require of thee: only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
As we come into this season of Yom Kippur and the closing of our first Jubilee back home again, let us take to heart the instructions of the Prophets of Israel and seek truth, justice, mercy and love for one another. Let us humble our hearts to remove the mote from our own eyes before attempting to do so for our Brethren…
29 And it shall be a statute forever unto you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth among you.
30 For on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall ye be clean before YHWH.
31 It is a sabbath of solemn rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; it is a statute forever.
32 And the priest, who shall be anointed and who shall be consecrated to be priest in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, even the holy garments.
May Yah Yahwah bless you and keep you; may He cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may He lift-up His countenance onto you and give you Peace!
15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and confidence forever!