The Priestly Blessings

Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: Numbers 6:23‭-‬25 KJV

This blessing came from the very mouth of God to the people of Israel. It was taught by Moses to Aaron the Priest on how to bless the people of God. These words have been in use in both the old and the new testament. Someone describes the word ”bless” in this way, ..” The Hebrew word in this verse, which is translated in English to “bless,” is bârakh. This word has a deeper meaning in the Hebrew language – a meaning that alludes to God’s respectful provision. This word imparts to readers that God will provide his children what they need”. It carries a hedge of protection, not just provision. The second part expresses God’s desire to take any turmoil away from you, by removing any uncertainty. It is that removal that brings peace. Gods face shining upon someone puts you in the clear. It is a full recognition of the reprieve needed in our daily spiritual warfare. God says you are in the clear. The speaking placed a mark of approval on Gods people. Today that approval is yours. Gods providing, sustaining, protecting and hiving you peace.

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