Peter inquired about forgiving others involving the number seven, which is the number of years to forgive debt in the year of release – the shemittah.
Jesus replied and also involved the number seven.
Matt 18:22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Then Jesus tells a story about a certain king
…who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. Matt 18:23
Why would someone want to settle the accounts?
It could be because a shemittah year was at hand and he was looking to recover the loan before he was required by law to release the debt.
In the story it says the king
…was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. Matt 18:27
Released him, loosed him, forgave him the debt certainly sounds like shemittah.
You are in debt to sin. It has demanded a high price for you – death!
Jesus is the Shemittah! He is the One that can release you, loose you, and forgive you of that debt.
I do not know what will happen at the end of the next shemittah, which is September 13, 2015.
But I do know that putting your trust in Jesus will give you the peace and hope through any problems.
Abba, I am blessed that I have been released from sin’s debt. I will trust You to care for me no matter what happens. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN