Thanks for the lovely clip by Michael Card. He is one of the few modern gospel singers I like! My favourite is this one called Jubilee which you’ve probably heard before. What I like about the song are the special words. “Jesus is our Jubilee.” I thought I would add a bit about what Michael Card here is singing about as you are a SDA:
If Seventh Day Adventists fully understood this they would leave the SDA Church immediately, as Jesus became our “Jubilee” at his resurrection, not on the Seventh Day, but on the EIGHT or first day of the week which we now call Sunday.
If you read Leviticus chapter 25, you will read that the year of Jubilee was AFTER 49 years (7 times 7 year sabbaths) (Lev. 25:8) and observed on the EIGHTH YEAR following the 7th and last sabbath being the 50th year (Lev. 25:10) when the captives were set free. This is why when Jesus entered the synagogue at Nazareth he first opened the book of Isaiah and quoted the prophecy of himself, “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, TO PREACH DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTIVES, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to PREACH THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD (i.e. the YEAR OF JUBILEE). When we, by grace through faith, accept Christ as our saviour, it is spiritually on the year of Jubilee. That is the “HOLY YEAR” when we who once were slaves to sin, were all set free!
The whole emphasis in the New Testament is on not the seventh day sabbath at all as SDA’s falsely teach, but on the EIGHTH DAY or first day of the week. In the New Testament there is a New doctrine, a New commandment, a New lump, a new creature, a New man, a New covenant, a New and living way, a New name written, A NEW SONG, a New heaven, and a New earth, and a New Jerusalem – “Behold, I make all things NEW.” There is a NEW set of ordinances, commandments (I Corinthians 11:2; 14:37). A NEW feast, the Lord’s supper. A NEW day, THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, the LORD’S DAY (Revelation 1:10). All the rubbish about the Pope changing the sabbath to “Sun-Day” is deception. The true Church of Jewish and Christian believers, while free to worship the Lord on any day of the week, chose to voluntarily come together on the FIRST DAY of the week because this was the day celebrating the Lord’s resurrection FROM THE BEGINNING.
Interestingly, now there are only 3 more “holy days” on Israel’s sacred, prophetic, biblical calendar yet to be fulfilled: starting with the Feast of Trumpets (the second coming of Jesus Christ), DAY OF ATONEMENT (God’s judgment on Israel and the world), and lastly, the Feast of Tabernacles (which will be the most important feast in Israel for a thousand years in Ezekiel 41), and the Eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles is to be called THE GREAT DAY) when the sons of Zadok, the priests in Ezekiel’s new temple in Jerusalem, will rule the world. All nations of the world will be required to share this GREAT EIGHTH DAY with Israel in praise and worship of the King of kings (Lev. 23:34-36; Zechariah 14:16-21). Again, during this time, one of the first things these priests will do is to reform all the financial, employment laws, and agricultural practices of the world to conform to the requirements in the YEAR OF JUBILEE in Leviticus chapter 25.
This is part of what Michael Card is singing about.