A Message Of Jubilee

This is the 500th edition of 4th Day Letters. It is a message of jubilee. Jubilant describes a feeling of happiness. One who is jubilant rejoices and jumps for joy. The fact that God has allowed me to write 500 4th Day letters makes me jubilant. I sincerely hope that today’s message will leave you jubilant as well. Please set aside a few minutes to read this extremely important message. Click to read more.

In the fall of 2011, God put it on my heart to write one inspirational message to fifteen men that I attended church with. I assumed then, that God was calling me to a one-time task. Little did I know that I would write every week for the next 500 weeks. Although this started as a message for the fifteen, it has become an ecumenical message read by Christians of countless denominations on nearly every continent. None of this could have been possible without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

With this 500th letter, I have written approximately 425,000 words. To put this in perspective, that’s about the same number of words as Gone with the Wind, almost as many as War and Peace and twice as many as Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Finally, for context, the New Testament has about 184,000 words and the full Bible has nearly 700,000. Prior to God’s prompting in 2011, I had written very little. Trust me when I say that I am jubilant in knowing the Holy Spirit has guided my efforts.

After all of these words you might ask, “Is there a central theme?” The answer is yes! It just so happens that the theme allegorically ties into the concept of Jubilee. A Year of Jubilee came every 50 years. It was a year dedicated to God. During a jubilee year, people were released from their debts, slaves were set free, and property was returned to those who owned it (Leviticus 25:1-13).

This 500th 4th Day Letter is really a super jubilee edition (10X50). How fitting that this 500th letter, and the purpose for which Broken Door Ministries was formed, symbolically tie to the meaning of a Jubilee year. As stated above, God set aside a Jubilee year as a year where debtors and slaves were released from their bondage. This ministry has always been dedicated to spreading the good news that everyone broken by sin and wounded by the world has been set free by Jesus Christ.

Leviticus 25:10 states, “You shall proclaim liberty in the land for all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to your own property, each of you to your own family.” In other words, A year of jubilee was a year of restoration.

Over these past eight weeks, I tried to carefully lay out the essence of what Broken Door Ministries is all about.  I did my best to articulate my understanding of God’s desire for each of us as it pertains to our role in His Kingdom.

We began this series with this question, “Why did God make me?” He created us to know, love, and serve Him. One of the ways we serve Him, is by helping to grow His Kingdom by loving others and bringing them to Christ. I wrote about God’s mercy, which I perceive to be our greatest blessing. I also put forth the importance of acknowledging our need to be saved.

We continued by taking an in-depth look at the cause of our wounds and brokenness, and we acknowledged that most of us hide behind false masks.  We discovered that in almost every group interaction there are three possible personality types. At different times and in different setting we are all inhibitors, encouragers, or ignorers. Finally, last week we learned that God is calling us to go forth in a “sea of purple” to encourage others to open up about the sins and wounds hidden on their “purple paper”.

Looking forward to what’s lies ahead, I have three books in the works and hopefully many more 4th Day Letters to write. Perhaps one day I’ll have the opportunity to come to your church to share in person. Please consider inviting me to put on a retreat.

This ministry was birthed when God gave me these words to share, “If you want to be healed, you have to tell someone you are broken.”  I have remained faithful to writing and speaking about this message ever since. I will continue to do so as long as the Lord allows me. Please join me in sharing this vitally important message.

Thousands of readers have written to me and hundreds of people have come up to me at retreats to share the “secrets” written on their purple papers. For the first time in their life, they found the strength to break the chains of pride and shame. By doing this, their journey to liberty and restoration through Jesus began. Together, you and I can go out to share the healing message of Jesus Christ with many more people. What could possibly be more jubilant than that!  

Thank you for your continued readership. May God’s blessing be with you.

Heavenly Father I am humbled that you have called me, a broken door, to spread the news of your Son’s mercy and love. The world is filled with hurting people. Grant me the strength to never grow weary and the perseverance to never give up. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

As always, I love to read your comments below as well as hear from you personally by clicking here.


Special Note

Congratulations to the ten winners who won a free copy of my upcoming book. Each person has been notified by email that they won. My thanks to everyone who offered their suggestions.


A Bonus Song

The song Jubilee by Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Lyrics for Jubilee by Mary Chapin Carpenter

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19 Comments

  1. Avatar G.Barrie Heinzenknecht on June 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Dear Prayer and Share Brother in Christ,

    Congratulations Brian on 500 letters. Donna and I look forward each week to your inspirational Christ centered messages as we sit together in our prayer chairs looking out over God’s sunrises and beauty. Thank you Brian for your tireless devotion to sharing your incredible gifts to all who love you. May God continue to bless and heal you.

    With love and prayers for you,

  2. Avatar Jim Nolan on June 1, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations Brian and thank God for inspiring you to be such a blessing for so many people including me. May God grant you many more years of ministry, Jim

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Jim

      Thanks! I hope my travels bring me back up to see all of my friends in Pennsylvania in the not to far off future. I hope all is well for you and yours.

      Brian

  3. Avatar Deacon John DeWolfe on June 1, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Congrats!! Great job, well done.

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 4:07 pm

      Deacon John

      Thank you! All glory to our Lord and Savior! Blessing to you.

      Brian

  4. Avatar Douglas Blocksom on June 1, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Congratulations Brian! What a tremendous milestone this is for you and a beautiful testimony to our great Father, Savior and the Holy Spirit who indwells you. This is the work of the Lord accomplished through His spirit, His strength and power in times of weakness and His knowledge, wisdom and discernment spoken to you for the last 10 years. You and Mary Beth have been a blessing to our family and we thank you and say well done Brother! We love you and we pray for you and Mary Beth. Doug and Susan

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Doug

      Thank you for your kind words. It is the support and encouragement of good friends like you that, together with the Holy Spirit, motivate me to keep writing. Your friendship is a true blessing. May God shower His blessing on you and Susan.

      Brian

  5. Avatar Bob Avery on June 1, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Enjoy reading your messages and thankful the Lord is using your talent to spread the gospel of Jesus.

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Bob

      Thank you for writing and for your kind words. All praise to God from whom all blessings flow.

      Brian

  6. Avatar Walt Edwards on June 1, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Congratulations on your 500th 4th Day Letter. Looking forward to seeing you in person at a future retreat.

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Walt

      Thank you! Hopefully we can get this retreat back on the schedule in the near future. Thanks for all of your effort!

      Brian

  7. Avatar Pat Kuech on June 1, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Brian,

    What a wonderful inspiration you are to others! Attending one of your retreats was a true blessing and I hope others will get the same feeling.

    Blessings that you can continue on your faithful journey.

    Pat

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 8:02 am

      Pat

      Thank you! All praise to God from whom all blessings flow. please say hello to everyone at Good Shepherd Parish for me. It was a uplifting opportunity to come and share with your parish.

      Brian

  8. Avatar Doug Miller on June 1, 2021 at 7:26 am

    God bless you Brian! Your letters have been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to countless people, including yours truly.

    Yours in Christ,

    Doug

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 7:27 am

      Doug

      Thank you! All praise to God from whom all blessings flow.

      Brian

  9. Avatar Dave Fechtman on June 1, 2021 at 6:47 am

    500 letter? What a blessed gift you’ve given us for such a long time. I admire your writing talents and commitment to the ministry. Thank you, Brian. I’m grateful for you, my friend!

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 7:23 am

      Dave

      Thank you! All praise to God from whom all blessings flow.

      Brian

  10. Avatar Joe on June 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Thank you for blessing my life by following God’s prompting to write these letters. Congratulations on your 500th letter!

    • Brian Pusateri Brian Pusateri on June 1, 2021 at 7:22 am

      Joe

      Thank you! All praise to God from whom all blessings flow.

      Brian

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