We are celebrating our 50th Church Anniversary of Ministry this year. This is a significant milestone for us, and all are invited to join us during our special week of celebration:
|† Thursday, Sept. 6||7:30 p.m. – Apostle Matthew Tillery, Tri-Faith Ministries, Rocky Mount|
|† Friday, Sept. 7||8:00 p.m. – Bishop Verna Peterkin, Bright Hope Divine Holy Church|
|† Saturday, Sept. 8||6:00 p.m. – Jubilee Celebration Banquet, Crabtree Valley Marriott|
|† Sunday, Sept. 9||11:00 a.m. – Special Service of Celebration led by Apostle Phillip Walker|
In the Bible, every 50 years marked a celebration called the “Year of Jubilee.” During this 50th year, all debts were canceled, slaves were released, and all land was restored. It was a year marked by increase, restoration, and RELEASE! It is a year of God’s favor wherein special grace, mercy, and blessings flow from the Lord. This celebration is found in Leviticus chapter 25. Our Year of Jubilee will be celebrated in the similar spirit. We are seeing God shift this ministry in unprecedented ways. The key phrase for us this year is “EXPLOSIVE RELEASE.”
Leviticus 25:10-16 states: “Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan. The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.
“In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property.
“If you sell land to one of your countrymen or buy any from him, do not take advantage of each other. You are to buy from your countryman on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. And he is to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops. When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price, because what he is really selling you is the number of crops. Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God.”
Isaiah 61:1-4 gives more insight as to what happens in the spiritual realm during the Year of Jubilee: “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor (i.e. Year of Jubilee) and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”
At Mt. Pleasant, we are expecting God to set the captives free, open blinded eyes, cancel spiritual debt, give us increase, mend broken hearts, and give beauty for ashes, and praise for heaviness! We are expecting God to save more souls this year than we have ever seen! We are expecting INCREASE, RESTORATION, AND EXPLOSIVE RELEASE! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!