That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. (Leviticus 25:11)
Fifty is the number of jubilee or deliverance.
Fifty is used approximately three hundred times in the Bible.
Fifty points to deliverance and restoration following seven cycles of seven years.
According to Leviticus 25:8-55, special instruction was given concerning the fiftieth year. It was the year for the Israelites to rejoice and be jubilant. Therefore, the fiftieth year is known as the Year of Jubilee when the Israelites were told to "proclaim liberty throughout all the land."
Debts were considered paid in full, slaves were released and land was returned to the proper owners. The Year of Jubilee was a year for neither sowing nor reaping. God established the Year of Jubilee for people to be liberated and to start over.
Fifty is also the number of salvation. In Genesis 18, Abraham's prayer was for God to spare wicked Sodom if fifty righteous people were found there.
Fifty is significant because it is the numbers of days from Jesus' resurrection to the coming of the Holy Spirit; hence, the name Pentecost. On the Day of Pentecost, there was great rejoicing for the freedom that the Holy Spirit brought. He still brings us freedom today.
God wants people to be free. Jesus spoke these words: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim RELEASE to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind to set FREE those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord" (Luke 4:8-9).
Therefore, "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there IS liberty!" (2 Corinthians 3:17)